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7th February 2018

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'Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast' is the name of Maiden's first ever comic book and this is based on the hugely successful mobile game.

Comprising five fantastic issues, with an overarching narrative and incredible illustrations, 'Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast' is written by Llexi Leon and Ian Edginton, with art from Kevin J West, Jason Gorder and Santi Casas. All five issues are now on sale right here.

There are at least three different covers for each of the issues and signed copies and limited editions are available right here. Here's a selection of the covers.

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Jeff Krelitz, CEO of Heavy Metal says:

"As a lifelong fan of Iron Maiden, it is a privilege to publish the first official comic giving a narrative to their iconic mascot, Eddie. Heavy Metal's near half-century-long history of either working with or launching the careers of only the most accomplished artists continues here with the amazing team Iron Maiden has working on this series."

Llexi Leon, Interactive Creative Director at Phantom Music Management says:

"After forty years of unbridled creativity, innovation, and attitude, Heavy Metal has always been a home to the greatest talent in sequential storytelling and fantasy art. With a natural affiliation to the heavy music genre, it's a nexus point for counter culture and alternative arts. I can think of no better partner to explore Iron Maiden's mythology and expand the 'Legacy Of The Beast'!"

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Rovio Entertainment, the creators of Angry Birds - a game series that has been downloaded a whopping four billion times - and Mobile games publisher Nodding Frog have completed the migration of Eddie The Bird from 'Angry Birds Evolution' to Maiden's 'Legacy Of The Beast' mobile game. This unprecedented move by Rovio marks a global first for the company, with Eddie The Bird originally appearing in Angry Birds Evolution as a special Halloween tribute to the British Metal legends.

Whilst in Angry Birds Evolution, Eddie The Bird - the feathery version of Maiden's iconic mascot - evolved through four classic guises from the band's storied history - Cyborg ('Somewhere In Time'), Pharaoh ('Powerslave'), Killers ('Killers') and Shaman ('The Book Of Souls').

During this time almost twenty million Maiden tracks were heard by hundreds of thousands of players, with a mind blowing thirty-three million minutes worth of Maiden music played in total.

Eddie The Bird will now appear in 'Legacy Of The Beast' as all four characters simultaneously, giving players the chance to team multiple birds, as well as deploy them alongside their own greatest allies, with a series of suitably epic events scheduled from the Birds first appearance on February 6th until February 20th, at which point they will fly away and no longer be available in the game.

Check out the trailer right here:

Llexi Leon, Interactive Creative Director at Phantom Music Management tells us:

"Rovio outdid themselves with an incredible tribute to Maiden last Halloween and now it's time for players of our own mobile game to enjoy these fantastic characters within the worlds of Legacy Of The Beast."

Miika Tams, VP Games and Product Lead for Angry Birds Evolution said:

"As huge Metal fans we're delighted to see our tribute to Iron Maiden continue through into Legacy Of The Beast. Eddie The Bird has been a massive hit in our game and we're sure that players of Legacy will have just as much fun with him!"

'Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast' is available now for free on Apple's App Store and Google Play.

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Maiden are to hit the road again in Summer 2018 with a series of arena and festival shows in Europe on the 'Legacy Of The Beast' World Tour opening in Tallinn, Estonia on May 26th and finishing at the O2 Arena, London on August 10th. Tickets are on sale right here.

This tour is expected to run into 2019 and the dates are:

26th May: Saku Arena, Tallinn, Estonia
28th May: Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
1st June: Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
3rd June: Dahls Arena, Trondheim Rocks, Norway
5th June: Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
7th June: Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, Sweden
9th June: Rockavaria, Königsplatz, Munich, Germany
10th June: Expo Plaza, Hannover, Germany
13th June: Waldbuhne, Berlin, Germany
16th June: Firenze Rocks, Italy
17th June: Novarock Festival, Nickelsdorf, Austria
20th June: Letnany Airport, Prague, Czech Republic
22th June: Graspop, Dessel, Belgium
24th June: Hellfest, Clisson, France
26th June: Geneva Arena, Geneva, Switzerland
28th June: Volt Festival, Sopron, Hungary
30th June: Messegelaende, Freiburg, Germany
1st July: Gelredome, Arnhem, Holland
5th July: AccorsHotel Arena, Paris, France
9th July: San Siro Ippodromo, Milan, Italy
10th July: Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
13th July: Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugul
14th July: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, Spain
17th July: Piazza Dellà Unita D'Italia, Trieste, Italy
20th July: Rockwave Festival, Athens, Greece
22nd July: Hills Of Rock, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
24th July: Zagreb arena, Zagreb, Croatia
27th July: Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland
31st July: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England
2nd August: SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
4th August: Exhibition & Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland
6th August: Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
7th August: Genting arena, Birmingham, England
10th August: O2 Arena, London, England

No further countries will be added to this touring schedule and tickets for UK shows and some European dates are available right here.


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