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Edward the Great get the heads banging to Iron Maiden

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 It was headbanger night at the Sound Garden, Nov. 10 as a full house jumped in front of the stage, threw up the devil horns and danced to the sounds of Calgary based Iron Maiden Tribute Edward the Great.

The Catholic Central graduates returnEdward the Great played Iron Maiden’s greatest songs, note for note. Photo by Richard Ameryed home to bring the metal in spades.

And they knew their Maiden, as  singer John Sinclair promised in an interview last week,   down to the last note.

 I arrived in the middle of one of my favourite Iron Maiden songs, “Wasted Years,” but they were just getting warmed up. 

They had giant skulls placed on the stage on the Marshall Edward the Great’s John Sinclair. Photo by Richard Ameryamp stack and a skeleton hanging from the roof. There were lots of bone-crushing riffs and searing dual harmonized guitar solos from throughout the Iron Maiden catalogue.

 Sinclair grabbed a Union Jack flag and waved it throughout one of their songs.

 Some of the highlights were “Two Minutes to Midnight,” and a couple highlights from their  “Number of the Beast” album including the title track and “22 Arcadia Avenue.”

 Another highlight was their epic version of  “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” which Sinclair prefaced by asking the audience if they knew what an albatross was.

— By Richard Amery,L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 November 2011 13:53 )  
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