Formed in East London in 1976 as a pub band,they are now one of the most immatated bands in Heavy Metal. The man who has held the band together through the rough times is Bass God Steve Harris. Steve had always dreamed of playing football for his team, West Ham United, but took up the Bass when they turned him down (to americans reading- West ham utd are a soccer team from England whose badge is the castle and hammers badge on Steve's bass). He was formerly a member of pub rockers Smiler. The heavy metal scene of the late 70s was widely regarded as stagnant, with only a few bands proving their ability to survive and produce music of quality. It was at this time that a new breed of young british bands began to emerge. This movement which began to break cover in 79 and 80 was called the new wave of british heavy metal and maiden were the definitive example. Since then, they've recorded 13 studio albums with dozens of classic metal anthems including hallowed be thy name, the trooper, aces high and the evil that men do.
Bruce Dickinson- vocals
Steve Harris- Bass, backing vocals
Adrian Smith- Guitar, backing vocals
Dave Murray- Guitar
Janick Gers- Guitar
Nicko McBrain- Drums