Description:  Killers is the second album by IRON MAIDEN. It was the first of their albums to feature guitarist Adrian Smith, and the last to feature vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who left the band mid-tour due to problems with alcohol and cocaine. This was also the first album produced by veteran producer Martin Birch who went on to produce their next eight albums before retiring after Fear of the Dark in 1992  


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Album Description & Collectors information:


  This album should include the black original custom inner sleeve

Music Genre:

New Wave of British Heavy Metal, NWOBHM 
Production information:

The album: "IRON MAIDEN - Killers Netherlands" was produced by: Martin Birch

  Martin Birch Martin Birch was an English music producer and engineer who was active from the late 1960s to the early 2000s. He was born on 26th June 1948 in East Molesey, England, and began his career as a producer and engineer in the late 1960s, working with several notable British bands of the time, including Fleetwood Mac and Deep Purple.

 Birch's biggest contributions to music came in the 1970s and 1980s, when he worked as a producer and engineer for several of the most influential and popular heavy metal bands of the era, including Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and most notably, Iron Maiden. He was an important figure in the development of the heavy metal genre, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important producers of heavy metal music.
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Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Martin Birch, Nigel Hewitt

Nigel Hewitt a British Sound Engineer who has (during the 1980s) engineered vinyl albums for heavy metal bands like: Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Dio, Mammoth and others.

This album was recorded at: Battery Studios, London

  Battery Studios London a recording studio located in London, England. Established in the late 1970s, it has been a popular destination for musicians, producers and engineers seeking a top-notch recording facility. The studio is equipped with state-of-the-art recording gear and technology, and is known for its spacious, acoustically treated rooms, which provide ideal conditions for capturing great-sounding recordings.

 Battery Studios has played host to a wide range of musicians and artists over the years, and has been the site of many iconic recordings. From rock and pop to Bhip-hop and electronic music, the studio has seen its share of diverse and talented musicians come through its doors.

 The studio is also known for its commitment to quality and its friendly and professional staff, who are dedicated to ensuring that each recording session is a success. Whether you are an up-and-coming artist or an established performer, Battery Studios provides a world-class recording experience, and the chance to capture your music in the best possible light.

Album cover design: Derek Riggs

  Derek Riggs an English artist best known for creating the iconic artwork "Eddy" for the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Born in 1958 in Portsmouth, England, Riggs showed an early talent for drawing and went on to study illustration and design.

 In the late 1970s, Riggs was approached by Iron Maiden to create artwork for the band's first album, "Iron Maiden." The album's cover, which featured a zombie-like figure known as "Eddie the Head," became a defining image for the band and helped to establish their visual style. Riggs continued to create artwork for Iron Maiden throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and his distinctive and often macabre illustrations have become synonymous with the band.
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Album cover photography: Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis a British photographer , active since the 1970s and working for several leading Music related magazines like NME (New Musical Express), Melody Maker, Kerrang, Sounds.

Record Label & Catalog number:  EMI 2C 070-07.450  

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1981 Made in France  

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: IRON MAIDEN KILLERS FRANCE

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Clive Burr - Drums

      Clive Burr (Full-name: Clive Ronald Burr ) was an English drummer best known for his work with the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from 1979 to 1982. Burr began playing drums at an early age and joined his first band, Samson, in 1977. He went on to play on the first three Iron Maiden albums, "Iron Maiden," "Killers," and "The Number of the Beast," before leaving the band in 1982 due to health problems. Burr continued to play music and perform with various bands throughout his life, and was regarded as a talented and influential drummer in the heavy metal genre. He passed away on 12 March 2013 at the age of 56.

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  • Dave Murray - Guitars

      Dave Murray (Full-name: David Michael Murray ) is an English guitarist best known as a member of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. He was born on December 23, 1956 in London, England and is one of the founding members of Iron Maiden, along with bassist Steve Harris. Murray is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists in heavy metal music and has been a member of Iron Maiden since their inception in

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  • Paul Di'Anno - Lead Vocals

    Paul Di'Anno Lead vocals with Iron Maiden from 1978 until 1981. In his post-Maiden career, Di'Anno has issued numerous albums over the years, as both a solo artist and as a member of such bands as Gogmagog, Di'Anno's Battlezone, Praying Mantis, Killers, and Rockfellas.

  • Steve Harris

      Steve Harris (Full-name: Stephen Percy Harris ) an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the bassist and primary songwriter for the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. He was born on March 12, 1956 in Leytonstone, East London, England.

     Harris formed Iron Maiden in 1975 and has been a member of the band ever since. He has been the driving force behind the band's success, and has played a key role in the development of their sound and style. As the band's bassist and primary songwriter, he has written many of their most famous and enduring songs, including "The Trooper," "Hallowed Be Thy Name," and "Fear of the Dark."
    Read on Steve's involvement in NWOBHM and his bass guitar playing style

  • Adrian Smith

      Adrian Smith (Full-name: Adrian Frederick Smith) an English musician and songwriter, best known as the guitarist for the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. He was born on February 27, 1957 in Hackney, East London, England.

     Smith joined Iron Maiden in 1981 and has been a member of the band ever since. He has played a key role in the development of the band's sound and style, and has contributed numerous iconic and enduring guitar riffs and solos to their songs. Some of his most famous contributions include the guitar work on classics such as "Hallowed Be Thy Name," "Two Minutes to Midnight," and "The Trooper."
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Complete Track-listing of the album "IRON MAIDEN KILLERS FRANCE "

The detailed tracklist of this record "IRON MAIDEN KILLERS FRANCE " is:

    Track-listing :
  1. The Ides of March
  2. Wrathchild
  3. Murders in the Rue Morgue
  4. Another Life
  5. Genghis Khan
  6. Innocent Exile
  7. Killers
  8. Prodigal Son
  9. Purgatory
  10. Drifter


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Record Label Details: EMI 2C 070-07.450

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