History NightmareFuel / IronMaiden

1st Jun '16 6:13:31 PM SantosLHalper
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* "When the Wild Wind Blows" is about an elderly couple who hear the news that a nuclear fallout is about to shake their village. So they load their shelter up and get ready for the attack. When the attack happens, they swallow cyanide and kill themselves. At the very end, it's revealed [[ShootTheShaggyDog there was no fallout, it was just an earthquake]]. Given that the song came out just barely a year after the 2012 panic and the [=H1N1=] hysteria, it's largely unsettling.

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* "When the Wild Wind Blows" Blows", based off the [[ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows equally depressing graphic novel/film of the same name]] is about an elderly couple who hear the news that a nuclear fallout war is about to shake destroy their village.lives. So they load their shelter up and get ready for the attack. When However, the attack happens, they swallow original ending is replaced by the couple swallowing cyanide and kill themselves.killing themselves when the attack happens. At the very end, it's revealed [[ShootTheShaggyDog there was no fallout, it was just an earthquake]]. Given that the song came out just barely a year after the 2012 panic and the [=H1N1=] hysteria, it's largely unsettling.
30th Apr '16 1:04:44 AM bt8257
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* Eddie has been known to look like the fantasy equivalent of CrazyAwesome. However, the original 1980 album cover of [[Music/IronMaidenAlbum Iron Maiden]] shows a more detailed drawing of Eddie- this is because Derek Riggs based the texture of Eddie's skin on a disturbing image he saw of a decapitated American head hanging from a Vietnamese tank. [[http://www.rastko.rs/kosovo/istorija/ccsavich-propaganda/009.jpg Image can be viewed here, if you dare.]]
* [[http://youtu.be/nDBpdkKTndk Their cover of]] "Kill Me Ce Soir" by legendary Dutch band Golden Earring. The original is bad enough with its ultra-trippy atmosphere and reversed guitar backing and lyrics about a fan who misinterprets a song by his favourite artist and takes it too far, but Maiden's version tops it. It starts off typical Maiden-sounding and Bruce sounds normal, but over the course of the song he gets raspier and more utterly deranged sound as if ''he is that fan in question''.

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* Eddie has been known to look like the fantasy equivalent of CrazyAwesome. However, the original 1980 album cover of [[Music/IronMaidenAlbum ''[[Music/IronMaidenAlbum Iron Maiden]] Maiden]]'' shows a more detailed drawing of Eddie- Eddie - this is because Derek Riggs based the texture of Eddie's skin on a disturbing image he saw of a decapitated American head hanging from a Vietnamese tank. [[http://www.rastko.rs/kosovo/istorija/ccsavich-propaganda/009.jpg Image can be viewed here, if you dare.Here it is.]]
* [[http://youtu.be/nDBpdkKTndk Their cover of]] "Kill Me Ce Soir" by legendary Dutch band Golden Earring. The original is bad enough with its ultra-trippy atmosphere and reversed guitar backing and lyrics about a fan who misinterprets a song by his favourite artist and takes it too far, but Maiden's version tops it. It starts off typical Maiden-sounding and Bruce sounds normal, but over the course of the song he gets raspier and more utterly deranged sound as if ''he ''he'' is that the fan in question''.question.



* "When the Wild Wind Blows" is about an elderly couple who hear the news that a nuclear fallout is about to shake their village. So they load their shelter up and get ready for the attack. When the attack happens, they swallow cyanide and kill themselves. At the very end of the song, it's revealed [[ShootTheShaggyDog there was no fallout, it was jut an eartuquake]]. Given that the song came out just barely a year after the 2012 panic and the H1N1 hysteria, it's largely unsettling.

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* "When the Wild Wind Blows" is about an elderly couple who hear the news that a nuclear fallout is about to shake their village. So they load their shelter up and get ready for the attack. When the attack happens, they swallow cyanide and kill themselves. At the very end of the song, end, it's revealed [[ShootTheShaggyDog there was no fallout, it was jut just an eartuquake]]. earthquake]]. Given that the song came out just barely a year after the 2012 panic and the H1N1 [=H1N1=] hysteria, it's largely unsettling.



* The [[http://www.ironmaiden.com/fefiles/images/TBOS-Packshot_995.jpg cover]] of ''The Book of Souls''. Usually there's a lot going on on the album covers, but here we just have Eddie... staring at you. [[NothingIsScarier Nothing else.]] No crazy faces, no badass battles. Just him staring into soul. It's the first time in ages that Eddie has been truly scary.
* Usually when they perform "Iron Maiden", they have Eddie show up from behind the stage, and the result it usally a mix of NightmareFuel and CrazyAwesome. However, the 1995 X Factour had Eddie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JZ_SQ4Bw5E being electrocuted to death]] with realistic smoke.

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* The [[http://www.ironmaiden.com/fefiles/images/TBOS-Packshot_995.jpg cover]] of ''The Book of Souls''. Usually there's a lot going on happening on the album covers, but here we here... its just have Eddie... Eddie staring at you. you and [[NothingIsScarier Nothing nothing else.]] No crazy faces, no badass battles. Just him staring ''staring into soul. your soul.'' It's the first time in ages that Eddie has been truly scary.
* Usually when they perform "Iron Maiden", they have Eddie show up from behind the stage, and the result it usally a mix of NightmareFuel and CrazyAwesome. However, the 1995 X Factour Factor Tour had Eddie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JZ_SQ4Bw5E being electrocuted to death]] with realistic smoke.



* "Empire of the Clouds" is a retelling of the R101 airship disaster, and for the first 7 or so minutes, things aren't bad. Then, suddenly, the band morse codes "SOS" with their instruments. Things get typical Maiden until 11 minutes in, when Bruce begins frantically singing as if he's caught in the whole disaster, along with some very nightmarish imagery. Then at 14 minutes in, the crash and fiery explosion of the R101 on Beauvais Ridge is resembled by swelling strings, pianos, doomy chords and haunting choirs. It's extremely unsettling.

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* "Empire of the Clouds" is a retelling of the R101 airship disaster, and for the first 7 or so minutes, things aren't bad. Then, suddenly, the band morse Morse codes "SOS" with their instruments. Things get typical Maiden until 11 minutes in, when Bruce begins frantically singing as if he's caught in the whole disaster, along with some very nightmarish imagery. Then at 14 minutes in, the crash and fiery explosion of the R101 on Beauvais Ridge is resembled by swelling strings, pianos, doomy chords and haunting choirs. It's extremely unsettling.



A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack''

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A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack''attack''
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23rd Apr '16 2:26:40 PM Nick7689
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* The cover to the single version of "Running Free". This is the first time Eddie was ever seen but we don't see his face. All we see is a huge, slender figure looming over a man running away in fear. Looking closely at Eddie, you can see his left arm is missing. Where is it? It's in the foreground waiting to grab the man running from Eddie (Though it's actually drawn as a right arm if the hand is anything to go by...whoops). [[http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/3/7/9/2379.jpg See for yourself]].

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* The cover to the single version of "Running Free". This is the first time Eddie was ever seen but we don't see his face. All we see is a huge, slender figure looming over a man running away in fear. Looking closely at Eddie, you can see his left arm is missing. Where is it? It's in the foreground waiting to grab the man running from Eddie (Though it's actually drawn as a right arm if the hand is anything to go by...whoops). [[http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/3/7/9/2379.jpg See for yourself]].yourself]].
* The lyrics from the title track of ''Killers'' are full of ParanoiaFuel.
--> ''You walk through the subway, his eyes burn a hole in your back\\
A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack''
15th Apr '16 9:12:11 PM SwimToTheMoon
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* As pictured above, the hooded figure from the "Flight of Icarus" video.

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* As pictured above, the The hooded figure from the "Flight of Icarus" video.



** As shown above, the cover art for the Record Store Day exclusive shows Eddie wrecking the airship mid-air, with the reaper right next to him (in undoubtedly the scariest appearance of the reaper in the artwork yet). And a look at the [[http://s693.photobucket.com/user/mindtakis/media/DSC00745_zpsrsstjefx.jpg.html full artwork), there's faces hidden in the clouds, and the action is happening right above the Beauvais cathedral.

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** As shown above, the cover art for the Record Store Day exclusive shows Eddie wrecking the airship mid-air, with the reaper right next to him (in undoubtedly the scariest appearance of the reaper in the artwork yet). And a look at the [[http://s693.photobucket.com/user/mindtakis/media/DSC00745_zpsrsstjefx.jpg.html full artwork), artwork]], there's faces hidden in the clouds, and the action is happening right above the Beauvais cathedral.
12th Apr '16 4:17:51 PM SwimToTheMoon
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1f486fd14afc62bd1a197e527531b2dd.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:His eyes are ablaaaaze, [[KubrickStare see the madman in his gaaaaze!!!]]]]

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1f486fd14afc62bd1a197e527531b2dd.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:His eyes are ablaaaaze, [[KubrickStare see
org/pmwiki/pub/images/empireoftheclouds_9.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:"''Reaper standing beside her/with his scythe, cuts to
the madman in his gaaaaze!!!]]]]
bone...''"]]



* "Good day. My name is Necropolis. I am formed of the dead. I am the harvester of the souls. And I suck the lives from their blind heads. I have two servants, I gave them breath, and I filled their living corpses with my bile. What humanity I knew, I have long forgotten. For me, eternity is NOTHING, but a short while..."

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* "Good day. My name is Necropolis. I am formed of the dead. I am the harvester of the souls. soul meat. And I suck the lives from their blind heads. I have around my bed. My only two servants, sons, I gave them breath, and I filled their living corpses with my bile. What humanity I knew, I have long forgotten. For me, eternity is NOTHING, but a short while..."


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** As shown above, the cover art for the Record Store Day exclusive shows Eddie wrecking the airship mid-air, with the reaper right next to him (in undoubtedly the scariest appearance of the reaper in the artwork yet). And a look at the [[http://s693.photobucket.com/user/mindtakis/media/DSC00745_zpsrsstjefx.jpg.html full artwork), there's faces hidden in the clouds, and the action is happening right above the Beauvais cathedral.
10th Jan '16 7:25:52 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* "Empire of the Clouds" is a retelling of the R101 airship disaster, and for the first 7 or so minutes, things aren't bad. Then, suddenly, the band morse codes "SOS" with their instruments. Things get typical Maiden until 11 minutes in, when Bruce begins frantically singing as if he's caught in the whole disaster. Then at 14 minutes in, the crash of the R101 is resembled by swelling strings, pianos, doomy chords and haunting choirs. It's extremely unsettling.

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* "Empire of the Clouds" is a retelling of the R101 airship disaster, and for the first 7 or so minutes, things aren't bad. Then, suddenly, the band morse codes "SOS" with their instruments. Things get typical Maiden until 11 minutes in, when Bruce begins frantically singing as if he's caught in the whole disaster. disaster, along with some very nightmarish imagery. Then at 14 minutes in, the crash and fiery explosion of the R101 on Beauvais Ridge is resembled by swelling strings, pianos, doomy chords and haunting choirs. It's extremely unsettling.
31st Oct '15 6:01:21 AM Inspeps
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* "Empire of the Clouds" is a retelling of the R101 airship disaster, and for the first 7 or so minutes, things aren't bad. Then, suddenly, the band morse codes "SOS" with their instruments. Things get typical Maiden until 11 minutes in, when Bruce begins frantically singing as if he's caught in the whole disaster. Then at 14 minutes in, the crash of the R101 is resembled by swelling strings, pianos, doomy chords and haunting choirs. It's extremely unsettling.

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* "Empire of the Clouds" is a retelling of the R101 airship disaster, and for the first 7 or so minutes, things aren't bad. Then, suddenly, the band morse codes "SOS" with their instruments. Things get typical Maiden until 11 minutes in, when Bruce begins frantically singing as if he's caught in the whole disaster. Then at 14 minutes in, the crash of the R101 is resembled by swelling strings, pianos, doomy chords and haunting choirs. It's extremely unsettling.unsettling.
* The cover to the single version of "Running Free". This is the first time Eddie was ever seen but we don't see his face. All we see is a huge, slender figure looming over a man running away in fear. Looking closely at Eddie, you can see his left arm is missing. Where is it? It's in the foreground waiting to grab the man running from Eddie (Though it's actually drawn as a right arm if the hand is anything to go by...whoops). [[http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/3/7/9/2379.jpg See for yourself]].
1st Sep '15 11:00:48 PM SwimToTheMoon
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* Usually when they perform "Iron Maiden", they have Eddie show up from behind the stage, and the result it usally a mix of NightmareFuel and CrazyAwesome. However, the 1995 X Factour had Eddie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JZ_SQ4Bw5E being electrocuted to death]] with realistic smoke.

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* Usually when they perform "Iron Maiden", they have Eddie show up from behind the stage, and the result it usally a mix of NightmareFuel and CrazyAwesome. However, the 1995 X Factour had Eddie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JZ_SQ4Bw5E being electrocuted to death]] with realistic smoke.smoke.
* "Good day. My name is Necropolis. I am formed of the dead. I am the harvester of the souls. And I suck the lives from their blind heads. I have two servants, I gave them breath, and I filled their living corpses with my bile. What humanity I knew, I have long forgotten. For me, eternity is NOTHING, but a short while..."
* "Empire of the Clouds" is a retelling of the R101 airship disaster, and for the first 7 or so minutes, things aren't bad. Then, suddenly, the band morse codes "SOS" with their instruments. Things get typical Maiden until 11 minutes in, when Bruce begins frantically singing as if he's caught in the whole disaster. Then at 14 minutes in, the crash of the R101 is resembled by swelling strings, pianos, doomy chords and haunting choirs. It's extremely unsettling.
6th Jul '15 10:54:49 PM SwimToTheMoon
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* The [[http://www.ironmaiden.com/fefiles/images/TBOS-Packshot_995.jpg cover]] of ''The Book of Souls''. Usually there's a lot going on on the album covers, but here we just have Eddie... staring at you. [[NothingIsScarier Nothing else.]] No crazy faces, no badass battles. Just him staring into soul. It's the first time in ages that Eddie has been truly scary.

to:

* The [[http://www.ironmaiden.com/fefiles/images/TBOS-Packshot_995.jpg cover]] of ''The Book of Souls''. Usually there's a lot going on on the album covers, but here we just have Eddie... staring at you. [[NothingIsScarier Nothing else.]] No crazy faces, no badass battles. Just him staring into soul. It's the first time in ages that Eddie has been truly scary.scary.
* Usually when they perform "Iron Maiden", they have Eddie show up from behind the stage, and the result it usally a mix of NightmareFuel and CrazyAwesome. However, the 1995 X Factour had Eddie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JZ_SQ4Bw5E being electrocuted to death]] with realistic smoke.
18th Jun '15 8:41:43 PM SwimToTheMoon
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** When the band performed the song live, instead of the usual Eddie image, the [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/gqj0wR77BjM/hqdefault.jpg backdrop]] showed a town devastated from a natural disaster.

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** When the band performed the song live, instead of the usual Eddie image, the [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/gqj0wR77BjM/hqdefault.jpg backdrop]] showed a town devastated from a natural disaster.disaster.
* The [[http://www.ironmaiden.com/fefiles/images/TBOS-Packshot_995.jpg cover]] of ''The Book of Souls''. Usually there's a lot going on on the album covers, but here we just have Eddie... staring at you. [[NothingIsScarier Nothing else.]] No crazy faces, no badass battles. Just him staring into soul. It's the first time in ages that Eddie has been truly scary.
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