Cut from the Original Masters and Pressed on Gatefold 180g 2LP!
BMG/Sanctuary reissues the solo catalog (spanning 1990 to 2005) of Iron Maiden frontman and rock legend, Bruce Dickinson on 180g vinyl for the first time in North America, all cut from the original masters and housed in gatefold packaging. From the stripped down, hard rock of Bruce's debut Tattooed Millionaire (1990) and it's heavier successor Balls To Picasso (1994), through the cutting edge alt-rock of Skunkworks (1996) and the heavy metal celebration of Accident Of Birth (1997) to the modern metal with a traditional heart of The Chemical Wedding (1998) and final solo foray, Tyranny Of Souls (2005), these six albums are an essential part of Bruce's story outside of Maiden and, more importantly, some of the most vital and absorbing metal albums of the last three decades. Revisit them now at maximum volume!
For Accident Of Birth, heavy metal in its most bombastic and destructive sense was firmly back on the agenda. Once again teaming up with Roy Z, Bruce has rarely sounded more powerful than he does on this unsung '90s metal gem. With the added bonus of a certain Adrian Smith chipping in on lead guitar, it was a flat-out celebration of heavy metal, both past and present, with a sound that was as crushing and timely as anything the younger generation were producing, and songs that soared with the same ageless majesty that fans had long associated with Dickinson. From the rampaging riff-riot of opener "Freak" and the shadowy melodrama of "Taking The Queen," to the insanely catchy twin-lead euphoria of "Road To Hell" and the labyrinthine swell of "Omega," Accident Of Birth was much more than a return to metal's unsullied essence; this was a reclaiming of the throne from the genre's most unstoppable protagonist.