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* CallingTheOldManOut: "Wrathchild".

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* CallingTheOldManOut: "Wrathchild"."Wrathchild", which is about a estranged son of the Rothschild family who wants his part of the fortune (the title was originally "Rothschild" but the group changed it to avoid possibly getting sued).


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* HiddenDepths: Paul's falsetto vocals on several tracks, notably "Killers" and "Twilight Zone" are a forerunner of those used by Bruce Dickinson later on and a indication on how the band's sound was changing.


!! Tracklist (The US version adds "Twilight Zone" as the eighth track, and reissues from 1998 onwards have since moved it down to being the tenth track. The Australian version of the album also adds "Woman In Uniform".):

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!! Tracklist (The US version adds "Twilight Zone" as the eighth track, and reissues from 1998 onwards have since moved it down to being the tenth track. The first Australian version of the album also adds "Woman In Uniform".Uniform" as track 8 but doesn't include "Twilight Zone". It was removed from later Australian pressings due to the band not authorising it being included.):


''Killers'' is the second studio album by Music/IronMaiden, released in 1981. It is their first studio album without guitarist Dennis Stratton, who was replaced by Adrian Smith shortly before recording sessions for this album commenced. Smith joining the band effectively led to the forming of what is generally considered to be the most formidable twin guitar team in metal next to Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing of Music/JudasPriest. It is also their first studio album with producer Martin Birch and the final one with lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who would be sacked during the world tour supporting this album, due to him not providing enough vocal range for the rest of the band's ambitions. He would be replaced by the far more operatic Music/BruceDickinson, formerly of Samson (Which was also Clive Burr's former band). He does not receive royalties, not even for his own songs.

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''Killers'' is the second studio album by Music/IronMaiden, released in 1981. It is their first studio album without guitarist Dennis Stratton, who was replaced by Adrian Smith shortly before recording sessions for this album commenced. Smith joining the band effectively led to the forming of what is generally considered to be the most formidable twin guitar team in metal next to Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing of Music/JudasPriest. It is also their first studio album with producer Martin Birch and the final one with lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who would be sacked during the world tour supporting this album, due to him not providing enough vocal range for his drug abuse and lack of faith in the rest of the band's ambitions.group's material. He would be replaced by the far more operatic Music/BruceDickinson, formerly of Samson (Which was also Clive Burr's former band). He does not receive royalties, not even for his own songs.


** "The Ides Of March" is a reference to Creator/JuliusCaesar, who was warned by a soothsayer that he would be murdered on that date, but Caesar ignored this, resulting in his assassination.

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** "The Ides Of March" is a reference to Creator/JuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, who was warned by a soothsayer that he would be murdered on that date, but Caesar ignored this, resulting in his assassination.


'''''Killers''''' is the second studio album by Music/IronMaiden, released in 1981. It is their first studio album without guitarist Dennis Stratton, who was replaced by Adrian Smith shortly before recording sessions for this album commenced. Smith joining the band effectively led to the forming of what is generally considered to be the most formidable twin guitar team in metal next to Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing of Music/JudasPriest. It is also their first studio album with producer Martin Birch and the final one with lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who would be sacked during the world tour supporting this album, due to him not providing enough vocal range for the rest of the band's ambitions. He would be replaced by the far more operatic Music/BruceDickinson, formerly of Samson (Which was also Clive Burr's former band). He does not receive royalties, not even for his own songs.

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'''''Killers''''' ''Killers'' is the second studio album by Music/IronMaiden, released in 1981. It is their first studio album without guitarist Dennis Stratton, who was replaced by Adrian Smith shortly before recording sessions for this album commenced. Smith joining the band effectively led to the forming of what is generally considered to be the most formidable twin guitar team in metal next to Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing of Music/JudasPriest. It is also their first studio album with producer Martin Birch and the final one with lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who would be sacked during the world tour supporting this album, due to him not providing enough vocal range for the rest of the band's ambitions. He would be replaced by the far more operatic Music/BruceDickinson, formerly of Samson (Which was also Clive Burr's former band). He does not receive royalties, not even for his own songs.


** "Murders In The Rue Morgue" references the crime story ''Literature/MurdersInTheRueMorgue''.

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** "Murders In The Rue Morgue" references the crime story ''Literature/MurdersInTheRueMorgue''.''Literature/TheMurdersInTheRueMorgue''.


Reception of the album has been mixed, some fans preferring it to the debut, whilst others call it a rather disappointing follow-up in comparison. AllMusic gave it a generally positive review but noted that "the songwriter isn't quite as strong overall as it was on the debut".

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Reception of the album has been mixed, some fans preferring it to the debut, ''Music/IronMaidenAlbum'', whilst others call it a rather disappointing follow-up in comparison. AllMusic [=AllMusic=] gave it a generally positive review but noted that "the songwriter isn't quite as strong overall as it was on the debut".


'''''Killers''''' is the second studio album by Music/IronMaiden, released in 1981. It is their first studio album without guitarist Dennis Stratton, who was replaced by Adrian Smith shortly before recording sessions for this album commenced. Smith joining the band effectively led to the forming of what is generally considered to be the most formidable twin guitar team in metal next to Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing of Music/JudasPriest. It is also their final studio album with lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who would be sacked during the world tour supporting this album, due to him not providing enough vocal range for the rest of the band's ambitions. He would be replaced by the far more operatic Music/BruceDickinson, formerly of Samson (Which was also Clive Burr's former band). He does not receive royalties, not even for his own songs.

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'''''Killers''''' is the second studio album by Music/IronMaiden, released in 1981. It is their first studio album without guitarist Dennis Stratton, who was replaced by Adrian Smith shortly before recording sessions for this album commenced. Smith joining the band effectively led to the forming of what is generally considered to be the most formidable twin guitar team in metal next to Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing of Music/JudasPriest. It is also their final first studio album with producer Martin Birch and the final one with lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who would be sacked during the world tour supporting this album, due to him not providing enough vocal range for the rest of the band's ambitions. He would be replaced by the far more operatic Music/BruceDickinson, formerly of Samson (Which was also Clive Burr's former band). He does not receive royalties, not even for his own songs.

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Reception of the album has been mixed, some fans preferring it to the debut, whilst others call it a rather disappointing follow-up in comparison. AllMusic gave it a generally positive review but noted that "the songwriter isn't quite as strong overall as it was on the debut".


'''''Killers''''' is the second studio album by Music/IronMaiden, released in 1981. It is their first studio album without guitarist Dennis Stratton, who was replaced by Adrian Smith shortly before recording sessions for this album commenced. Smith joining the band effectively led to the forming of what is generally considered to be the most formidable twin guitar team in metal next to Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing of Music/JudasPriest. It is also their final studio album with lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who would be sacked during the world tour supporting this album, due to him not providing enough vocal range for the rest of the band's ambitions. He would be replaced by the far more operatic Music/BruceDickinson, formerly of Samson. He does not receive royalties, not even for his own songs.

Minor hits and fan favourites include "Purgatory", "Twilight Zone", and "Murders In The Rue Morgue", but the only regularly played track is "Wrathchild" which appeared in almost all their concert tours and been covered many times. It was also included in the video game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s.

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'''''Killers''''' is the second studio album by Music/IronMaiden, released in 1981. It is their first studio album without guitarist Dennis Stratton, who was replaced by Adrian Smith shortly before recording sessions for this album commenced. Smith joining the band effectively led to the forming of what is generally considered to be the most formidable twin guitar team in metal next to Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing of Music/JudasPriest. It is also their final studio album with lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who would be sacked during the world tour supporting this album, due to him not providing enough vocal range for the rest of the band's ambitions. He would be replaced by the far more operatic Music/BruceDickinson, formerly of Samson.Samson (Which was also Clive Burr's former band). He does not receive royalties, not even for his own songs.

Minor hits and fan favourites include "Purgatory", "Twilight Zone", and "Murders In The Rue Morgue", but the only regularly played track is "Wrathchild" which appeared in almost all their concert tours and been covered many times. It was also included in the video game Guitar ''Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s.
The 80s''.


'''''Killers''''' is the second studio album by Music/IronMaiden, released in 1981. It is their first studio album without guitarist Dennis Stratton, who was replaced by Adrian Smith shortly before recording sessions for this album commenced. Smith joining the band effectively led to the forming of what is generally considered to be the most formidable twin guitar team in metal next to Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing of Music/JudasPriest. It is also their final studio album with lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who would be sacked during the world tour supporting this album, due to him not providing enough vocal range for the rest of the band's ambitions. He would be replaced by the far more operatic Music/BruceDickinson, formerly of Samson.

Hits and fan favourites include "Purgatory", "Twilight Zone", "Wrathchild" and "Murders In The Rue Morgue".

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'''''Killers''''' is the second studio album by Music/IronMaiden, released in 1981. It is their first studio album without guitarist Dennis Stratton, who was replaced by Adrian Smith shortly before recording sessions for this album commenced. Smith joining the band effectively led to the forming of what is generally considered to be the most formidable twin guitar team in metal next to Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing of Music/JudasPriest. It is also their final studio album with lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who would be sacked during the world tour supporting this album, due to him not providing enough vocal range for the rest of the band's ambitions. He would be replaced by the far more operatic Music/BruceDickinson, formerly of Samson. He does not receive royalties, not even for his own songs.

Hits Minor hits and fan favourites include "Purgatory", "Twilight Zone", "Wrathchild" and "Murders In The Rue Morgue".
Morgue", but the only regularly played track is "Wrathchild" which appeared in almost all their concert tours and been covered many times. It was also included in the video game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s.


'''''Killers''''' is the second studio album by Music/IronMaiden, released in 1981. It is their first studio album without guitarist Dennis Stratton, who was replaced by Adrian Smith shortly before recording sessions for this album commenced. Smith joining the band effectively led to the forming of what is generally considered to be the most formidable twin guitar team in metal next to Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing of Music/JudasPriest. It is also their final studio album with lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who would be sacked during the world tour supporting this album. He would be replaced by Music/BruceDickinson, formerly of Samson.

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'''''Killers''''' is the second studio album by Music/IronMaiden, released in 1981. It is their first studio album without guitarist Dennis Stratton, who was replaced by Adrian Smith shortly before recording sessions for this album commenced. Smith joining the band effectively led to the forming of what is generally considered to be the most formidable twin guitar team in metal next to Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing of Music/JudasPriest. It is also their final studio album with lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who would be sacked during the world tour supporting this album. album, due to him not providing enough vocal range for the rest of the band's ambitions. He would be replaced by the far more operatic Music/BruceDickinson, formerly of Samson.
Samson.


'''''Killers''''' is the second studio album by Music/IronMaiden, released in 1981. It is their first studio album without guitarist Dennis Stratton, who was replaced by Adrian Smith shortly before recording sessions for this album commenced. Smith joining the band effectively led to the forming of what is generally considered to be the most formidable twin guitar team in metal next to Glenn Tipton and K.K Downing of Music/JudasPriest. It is also their final studio album with lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who would be sacked during the world tour supporting this album. He would be replaced by Music/BruceDickinson, formerly of Samson.

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'''''Killers''''' is the second studio album by Music/IronMaiden, released in 1981. It is their first studio album without guitarist Dennis Stratton, who was replaced by Adrian Smith shortly before recording sessions for this album commenced. Smith joining the band effectively led to the forming of what is generally considered to be the most formidable twin guitar team in metal next to Glenn Tipton and K.K K. Downing of Music/JudasPriest. It is also their final studio album with lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who would be sacked during the world tour supporting this album. He would be replaced by Music/BruceDickinson, formerly of Samson.

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--> ''My dad I've never seen, I was never meant to be.''
--> ''And now I spend my time looking all around,''
--> ''For a man that's nowhere to be found.''
--> ''Until I find him I'm never gonna stop searching,''
--> ''I'm gonna find my man, gonna travel around.''
--> '''Cos I'm a wrathchild,''
--> ''well I'm a wrathchild.''
--> ''Yeah I'm a wrathchild.''
--> ''I'm coming to get you, oooh yeah.''


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* LostInTranslation: The protagonist in "Murders In The Rue Morgue" finds himself accused of a crime he didn't commit.
--> ''But I must have got some blood on my hands''
--> ''Because everybody's shouting at me''
--> ''I can't speak French, so I couldn't explain''
--> ''And like a fool I started running away''
* MurderBallad: "Murders In The Rue Morgue"
--> ''Murders in the Rue Morgue''
--> ''Someone call the Gendarmes''
--> ''Murders in the Rue Morgue''
--> ''Run before the killers go free''


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* {{Outlaw}}: "Murders In The Rue Morgue"
--> ''And now I've gotta get away from the arms of the law''
--> ''All France is looking for me''
--> ''I've gotta find my way across the border for sure''
--> ''Down the south to Italy''


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--> ''You walk through the subway, his eyes burn a hole in your back,''
--> ''A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack.''
--> ''Scream for mercy, he laughs as he's watching you bleed,''
--> ''Killer behind you, his blood lust defies all his needs.''
* ShoutOut:
** "The Ides Of March" is a reference to Creator/JuliusCaesar, who was warned by a soothsayer that he would be murdered on that date, but Caesar ignored this, resulting in his assassination.
** "Murders In The Rue Morgue" references the crime story ''Literature/MurdersInTheRueMorgue''.
** "Genghis Khan" references UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan.

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[[caption-width-right:350:''Killers''.]]

'''''Killers''''' is the second studio album by Music/IronMaiden, released in 1981. It is their first studio album without guitarist Dennis Stratton, who was replaced by Adrian Smith shortly before recording sessions for this album commenced. Smith joining the band effectively led to the forming of what is generally considered to be the most formidable twin guitar team in metal next to Glenn Tipton and K.K Downing of Music/JudasPriest. It is also their final studio album with lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who would be sacked during the world tour supporting this album. He would be replaced by Music/BruceDickinson, formerly of Samson.

Hits and fan favourites include "Purgatory", "Twilight Zone", "Wrathchild" and "Murders In The Rue Morgue".

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!! Tracklist (The US version adds "Twilight Zone" as the eighth track, and reissues from 1998 onwards have since moved it down to being the tenth track. The Australian version of the album also adds "Woman In Uniform".):

# "The Ides Of March" (1:46)
# "Wrathchild" (2:55)
# "Murders In The Rue Morgue" (4:19)
# "Another Life" (3:23)
# "Genghis Khan" (3:09)
# "Innocent Exile" (3:54)
# "Killers" (5:01)
# "Prodigal Son" (6:12)
# "Purgatory" (3:20)
# "Twilight Zone" (2:33)
# "Drifter" (4:49)

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!! Bonus Disc (1995 Reissue):

# "Twilight Zone" (2:33)
# "Woman In Uniform" (3:07)
# "Invasion" (2:38)
# "Phantom Of The Opera (Live)" (6:55)

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!!Principal Members:

* Clive Burr - drums
* Paul Di'Anno - lead vocals
* Steve Harris - bass
* Dave Murray - guitar
* Adrian Smith - guitar
* Dennis Stratton - guitar [[note]]Only on the bonus tracks "Woman In Uniform", "Invasion" and the live version of "Phantom Of The Opera"[[/note]]

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!! Prodigal Tropes:

* CallingTheOldManOut: "Wrathchild".
* CoverVersion: "Woman In Uniform", originally by Skyhooks.
* {{Instrumentals}}: "The Ides Of March" and "Genghis Khan".
* OneWordTitle: "Wrathchild", "Killers", "Purgatory", "Drifter" and the bonus track "Invasion".
* SecondPersonAttack: The opening verse of "Killers".
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Prodigal Son".
* SurvivorGuilt: "Murders In The Rue Morgue" is about a guy who hears a scream, when seeking where it came from ends up seeing the victims, and is haunted by the memories.
* TitleTrack: "Killers".

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