Guess who’s Bogarting the Playlist post today? It’s me! Angry Fucking Metal Guy! After the vicious rumors that were spread about me last week with regard to the cruel and vindictive Disqus account in the comments, I needed to remind you of my true metal cred. And how will I do that? By reminding you that I made an Iron Maiden deep cut playlist that displays my deep knowledge of their discography. The kind of knowledge that once paid 95 USD for a clear vinyl version of The X Factor signed by Blaze Bayley on eBay. Yeah, that kind of slavish dedication to metal that only real idiots like myself have. So, without further ado, here’s your Iron Maiden primer. Here are 22 deep cuts that the band has rarely or never played live (excepting, of course, “Children of the Damned,” which they started playing again recently).

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1. “Transylvania” (Iron Maiden [1980 – Last played live: 1993])
2. “Purgatory” (Killers [1981 – Last played live: 1981])
3. “The Fugitive” (Fear of the Dark [1992 – Never played live])
4. “Mother Russia” (No Prayer for the Dying [1989 – Never played live])
5. “The Pilgrim” (A Matter of Life and Death [2006 – Last played live: 2006])
6. “The Fallen Angel” (Brave New World [2000 – Last played live: 2001])
7. “The Prophecy” (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son [1988 – Never played live])
8. “When Two Worlds Collide” (Virtual XI [1998 – Last played live: 1998])
9. “Public Enema Number One” (No Prayer for the Dying [1990 – Last played live: 1991])
10. “Isle of Avalon” (The Final Frontier [2010 – Never played live])
11. “Still Life” (Piece of Mind [1983 – Last played live: 1988])
12. “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” (Somewhere in Time [1986 – Last played live: 1986])
13. “Judgement of Heaven” (The X Factor [1995 – Never played live])
14. “Face in the Sand” (Dance of Death [2003 – Never played live])
15. “Como Estais Amigos” (Virtual XI [1998 – Never played live])
16. “To Tame a Land” (Piece of Mind [1983 – Last played live: 1983])
17. “The Alchemist” (The Final Frontier [2010 – Never played live])
18. “Montségur” (Dance of Death [2003 – Never played live])
19. “Infinite Dreams” (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son [1988 – Last played live: 1988])

ENCORE:

20. “Alexander the Great” (Somewhere in Time [1986 – Never played live])
21. “Flash of the Blade” (Powerslave [1984 – Never played live])
22. “Children of the Damned” (Number of the Beast [1982 – Last played live: 2018])


No primers for you posers today. Instead, we’re leaning full into your favorite part of Angry (Not) Metal Guy with a compilation of songs that are definitely not metal but could—but probably shouldn’t—be someday! 

  • Angry Metal Guy
    St. Vincent – “Paris Is Burning” (performed by Turisas)
    Kris Kristofferson – “Casey’s Last Ride” (performed by The 11th Hour)
  • Steel Druhm
    America – “Horse With No Name” (performed by Katatonia)
    Billy Joel – “Downeaster Alexa” (Manowar)
  • Dr. A.N.Grier
    The Beatles – “Here Comes the Sun” (Demons & Wizards)
  • Dr. Wvrm
    Barenaked Ladies – “One Week” (Archspire)
    Cookie Monster – “C Is For Cookie” (Abbath)
  • Grymm
    Peter Murphy – “I’ll Fall With Your Knife” (Type O Negative)
    Tina Turner – “River Deep Mountain Wide” (Anaal Nathrakh)
  • El Cuervo
    The Cure – “Just Like Heaven” (Sonata Arctica)
    Elton John – “Indian Sunset” (Empyrium)
  • L. Saunders
    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – “The Mercy Seat” (Sermon)
    Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Khemmis)
  • Eldritch Elitist
    Coheed and Cambria – “The Camper Velourium III: Al the Killer” (Skeletonwitch)
    Linked Horizon – “Shinzou wo Sasageyo” (Blind Guardian)1
  • GardensTale
    Dead Can Dance – “Tell Me About the Forest (You Once Called Home)” (The Vision Bleak)
    Brainbox – “Doomsday Train” (Clutch)
  • Master of Muppets
    Bruce Springsteen – “The River” (Panopticon)
    Toad the Wet Sprocket – “Fly From Heaven” (Porcupine Tree)
  • TheKenWord
    Peggy Lee – “Fever” (Ravenscry)
    Tina Turner – “Proud Mary” (Triosphere)
  • Cherd
    – Willie Nelson – “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” (Thou)
    Waylon Jennings – “Lonesome On’ry and Mean” (Motörhead)
  • Doom_et_Al
    R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion” (Dark Tranquillity)2
    Elvis Presley – “Suspicious Minds” (Pallbearer)
  • Holdeneye
    Lady Gaga – “Electric Chapel” (Judas Priest)
    Mumford & Sons – “Hopeless Wanderer” (Metallica)
  • Carcharodon
    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – “O Children” (Cult of Luna)
    Fleetwood Mac – “The Chain” (Madder Mortem)
  • Twelve
    Johnny Cash – “God’s Going to Cut You Down” (Barren Earth)
    Coolio – “Gangsta’s Paradise” (Insomnium)
  • Emya
    Mike Oldfield – “Tubular Bells – Pt. I” (Wolves in the Throne Room)
    Enya – “Cursum Perficio” (Trees of Eternity)

Show 2 footnotes

  1. Literally anyone besides Epica. Don’t fucking change the words to someone else’s songs, kids. – Dr. Wvrm
  2. This needs to fucking happen, someone tell Mikael. – Dr. Wvrm
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