The Number of the Beast

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The Number of the Beast
Studio album by
Released22 March 1982
RecordedJanuary – February 1982 at Battery Studios in London
GenreHeavy metal
Length39:11
LanguageEnglish
LabelEMI (EMC 3400)
ProducerMartin Birch
Iron Maiden chronology
''Killers
(1981)
The Number of the Beast ''Piece of Mind
(1983)

The Number of the Beast is the third album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It was released on 22 March 1982. It was the first album in which Bruce Dickinson sang. The Number of the Beast made Iron Maiden famous in United Kingdom and the rest of world. The songs in the album have many different subjects such as war, history and films.

Musicians[change | change source]

People who were in Iron Maiden when the album was recorded.

Songs[change | change source]

No. Title Length
1. "Invaders"   3:23
2. "Children of the Damned"   4:34
3. "The Prisoner"   6:02
4. "22 Acacia Avenue"   6:36
5. "The Number of the Beast"   4:50
6. "Run to the Hills"   3:52
7. "Gangland"   3:47
8. "Hallowed Be Thy Name"   7:10

Satanism[change | change source]

Some religious groups in the USA said that Iron Maiden are Satanists and that the album promotes Satanism to listeners. Some people even burned "The Number of the Beast" copies. Bruce Dickinson said it is not true.