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Best Iron Maiden Album Covers: 20 Of Eddie’s Finest Moments
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Best Iron Maiden Album Covers: 20 Of Eddie’s Finest Moments

Gory but glorious, the best Iron Maiden Album covers, starring the band’s undead mascot, Eddie, are among heavy metal’s most iconic images.

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Iron Maiden’s zombie-like mascot, Eddie, is as synonymous with the band as their titanic music. The group’s original illustrator, Derek Riggs, deserves most of the credit for this, as his iconic artworks depicting Eddie’s exploits are now as instantly recognisable as anything by graphic-design giants such as Hipgnosis’ Storm Thorgerson, Factory Records Peter Saville or Yes’ Roger Dean. More recently, though, Riggs has passed the baton to other talented artists, such as Melvyn Grant, Tim Bradstreet and Mark Wilkinson, to reinvent Eddie for the 21st century. The best Iron Maiden album covers, then, not only show record sleeves at their most creative, but capture the heavy metal pioneers as their imagery evolves down through the ages.

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