Calling all ‘Edbangers!

My new book Where Eagles Dare: Iron Maiden in the ‘80s has just arrived—box upon box—and is ready for signing and shipping. It’s a hefty 288 pages, with my usual tipped-in sections of colour photography, every song examined deeply and all that. You’ve all been very kind in making my recent books like this on Sabbath and Priest sell pretty damn good, so this one is very much a style match to those.

As the back cover sez…

“Phantom of the Opera,” “Running Free,” “Wrathchild,” The Number of the Beast,” “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” “The Trooper,” “Aces High,” “2 Minutes to Midnight,” “Wasted Years,” “Can I Play with Madness”… these are just a few of the many iconic heavy metal anthems of New Wave of British Heavy Metal heroes Iron Maiden.

In Where Eagles Dare: Iron Maiden in the ‘80s, now three-time Maiden author Martin Popoff celebrates the band’s golden period, with a mischievous cheat covering the fascinating ‘70s roots of the band en route to The Soundhouse Tapes and the first flash of a grin from green ghoul Eddie.

Utilizing his celebrated album-by-album, song-by-song approach, Martin deconstructs the band’s first clutch of classic of records—Iron Maiden, Killers, The Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind, Powerslave, Live After Death, Somewhere in Time and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son—in fan-fanatic detail, with his usual detours into cover art, production, looks at lyrics, the ins and outs of the band’s landmark live shows and all manner of minutiae, using specific dates at every twist in the tale.

So what are you waiting for? Join Martin for a galloping, twin-lead celebration of the only band to escape from the NWOBHM into hallowed halls of gold and platinum, integrity intact, mission unchanged now 40 years later and still going strong!

Prices including shipping:

US orders
US funds
Int'l orders
(air mail)
$49.00 US
Canadian orders
Cdn. funds

Also available as an eBook for $9.99 here

Book will be signed to you from me, so let me know if it is a present for someone else, or you don’t want it signed.

Hey, here’s an offer for US orders only (if from elsewhere and interested, email me). Since Iron Maiden invented power metal (!), add in either of these two books for $14. So Maiden alone—$35. Maiden and one of the archive books—$49, shipping included, both signed to you

Popoff Archive – 5: European Power Metal is my 260-page book of interviews with members of Ark, Blind Guardian, Children of Bodom, Dirty Deeds, Dream Evil, Evergrey, Firewind, Gamma Ray, Hammerfall, Helloween, Labyrinth, Lullacry, Masterplan, Mercenary, Nocturnal Rites, Primal Fear, Royal Hunt, Saxon, Silver Mountain, Sinner, Stratovarius, Tad Morose, TNT and Warlock.

Popoff Archive – 6: American Power Metal is my 278-page book of interviews with members of Armored Saint, Cellador, Demons & Wizards, Eidolon, Fates Warning, Hades, Iced Earth, Ignitor, Impelliteri, Jag Panzer, King Diamond, Yngwie Malmsteen, Manowar, Mercyful Fate, Nevermore, Non-Fiction, Royal Hunt, Sanctuary, Silent Force and Steel Prophet.

PayPal happily accepted! Ask me if you'd like a PayPal invoice (please indicate what country you are in), or just do yer usual and direct funds to

Sweet postage savings to be had for multiple orders (or two of pretty much anything—long story, ask me!). Given new mailing system, works best for US orders.

Or mail payment (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money order), to:

Martin Popoff
P.O. Box 65208, 358 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4K 2Z2

Email me at with any further questions, and see for descriptions, cover art and ordering info for my other available 30 or so books.