42 years ago today in the UK, Iron Maiden released KILLERS, there studio 2nd album. This was the last recording with Paul Di’Anno and the first with guitarist Adrianne Smith. All Maiden albums are instant classics but this hold a special place for us here at KnuckleBonz for a couple of reasons. The first being, it has one of our all time Iron Maiden tracks WRATHCHILD ! The 2nd and most enduring reason, is the cover art by Derek Riggs sees Eddie take on the form that we know him today. The original cover for the debut album was created by the very same Derek Riggs before Maiden had come onto the scene, so it was only natural that he would reimagine him for KILLERS. There’s a cool art book out for all the Iron Maiden cover art called Run for Cover: The Art of Derek Riggs, do check that out.
KnuckleBonz® has created (2) Ltd. Edition Statues for our 3D Vinyl® for Iron Maiden Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind. Number of the Beast is shipping now. Piece of Mind just wrapped production and is on the way to our US warehouse to ship to pre-order Iron Maiden Superfans. Next up for us in our officially licensed work with Iron Maiden will be our take on KILLERS for a 3D statue design. Sculpting start next month for Fall 2023 release. Stay Tuned here for updates.
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Excited to share first images of the new KnuckleBonz Iron Maiden Piece of Mind Ltd. Edition Statue. This is the 2nd Iron Maiden statue for the 3D Vinyl® Collector Series. Iron Maiden Number of the Beast 3D Vinyl launched earlier this year.
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The Iron Maiden Piece of Mind Ltd. Edition Statue design in very unique in that it is almost a diorama type of set up. Have not created anything like in the almost 20 years of KnuckleBonz. The amazing original Piece of Mind album art by Derek Riggs dictated this approach. We are all very excited about the result here at the KnuckleBonz Studio.
The statue is also one of the largest we have ever created with dimension coming at 10 Inches wide X 10 Inches tall X 7 inches deep. The shipping weight is approximately 8Lbs.
Not more of 1983 of this statue will be hand cast and numbered for Iron Maiden Superfans worldwide.
Estimated ship date is early 2023.
Up the Irons !
Rock Hard this Friday !
Production on the KnuckleBonz® Iron Maiden 3D Vinyl® Number of the Beast Limited Edition Statue is complete and is now on the way to our USA warehouse. Here’s a live shot of Eddie getting ready for packing. Shipping is still on track for late Spring 2022…
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Officially licensed with Iron Maiden and released in a limited edition of only 1982, this unique 3D Vinyl statue is hand-painted, numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity printed on the base of the collectible statue.
8″ (h) x 8.25″ (w) x 9.5″ (d) – Approximate Weight 7.5 Lbs
He that hath understanding, let him count the number….#staytuned
Iron Maiden Senjutsu new album has Maiden fans and critics agreeing; this is a truly amazing recording delivering on the promise Maiden has been keeping since the bands founding while adding some new flair. And of course a new amazing Eddie theme…the Smaurai Eddie is “Killers” if you will excuse the pun.
The word Senjutsu loosely translated from Japanese means, “tactics & strategy”. The Iron Maiden grand plan must have included releasing their first studio record since Book of Souls in 2015. This is the longest span of time between Maiden studio albums since the first recording with frontman Paul Di’Anno in 1977.
Senjutsu is one of Iron Maiden’s most successful studio recordings to date. It topped #1 on the charts in Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Sweden and Switzerland. This also includes the highest Billboard charting in the USA. Iron Maiden Senjutsu peaked at #3 on the US charts 2 weeks ago.
Iron Maiden fans will be happy to know, that at long last, KnuckleBonz® has signed a new agreement with the band and is hard at work on new designs to be launched later this year and thought out 2022…#statuned…UP THE IRONS!
Iron Maiden’s Piece of Mind Album Anniversary fell this past Sunday. It was release on May 16th, 1983. This was a great record with many tracks that are still included in nay Iron Maiden live set today. It’s also the first record to feature new drummer Nicko McBrain. Also notable is the title which does not come directly from a song title on the record. In fact, Iron Maiden’s perhaps most notable version of Eddie spawns from this album. The single cover for “The Trooper” is one of the most celebrated images in music.
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind is certified Platinum in both the UK and North America.
Piece of Mind is sandwiched between another (2) heavy metal classic albums, as The Number of the Beast released in 1982, and Powerslave dropped to us in 1984…not a bad 3-year run for Iron Maiden, ehh?
- “Where Eagles Dare” 6:08
- “Revelations” 6:51
- “Flight of Icarus” 3:49
- “Die with Your Boots On” 5:22 (This is a Knucklebonz Fav track!!)
- “The Trooper” 4:10
- ”Still Life” 4:37
- “Quest for Fire” 3:40
- “Sun and Steel” 3:25
- “To Tame a Land 7:26
Total length: 45:28….of Pure Metal Classics!
Lots for work for KnuckleBonz to do at some point for the 3D Vinyl® and Rock Iconz On Tour™ Collectors Series.
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What if KnuckleBonz were to create something for the Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® or On Tour™ Series with Iron Maiden? What would Maiden Superfans want to see and collect?
So much stuff has been created for Iron Maiden’s “Eddie” over the years, a lot of it really nice. The assumptions are that the band would not OK the use of their image and likenesses for what we do, so that’s off the table. They leave all that work to “Edward the Great.”
Sound off metal Superfans…As always, KnuckleBonz is listening!
Up the Irons!!!
Rock Hard this Monday! Kbonz
In 1982, after the moderate success of their debut album “Killers,” Iron Maiden took a big chance, hiring a new singer and frontman, Bruce Dickinson. Uhh, things worked out pretty well for Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Clive Burr and Dickinson as Iron Maiden “Number of the Beast” cracked the Top 10 UK charts and got global radio play with the single “Run to the Hills.”
This was the 2nd time Eddie, Iron Maiden’s mascot, was summoned to grace an album cover, and it remains one of the most enduring images for the band. The exaggerated perspective of Eddie and muted colors of the sky are set off by the fantastic flames that dance around Eddie and the scarlet devil at his feat.
It’s just a matter of time before KnuckleBonz and the Iron Maiden camp get together…hang in there Superfans.
Rock Hard! Kbonz