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Iron Maiden invites you back to 1982 while celebrating 40th ‘The Number of the Beast’ anniversary

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Iron Maiden in 1982; Ebet Roberts/Redferns

Iron Maiden is taking a trip down memory lane while celebrating the 40th anniversary of the metal legends’ 1982 album, The Number of the Beast.

“Happy 40th anniversary to The Number of the Beast!” Maiden tweeted Tuesday. “Did you get the record on the day of release in ’82?!”

In honor of the milestone, Maiden has been sharing various archival photos and videos from the Beast era, as well as retweeting all sorts related posts from fans, such as photos of ticket stubs. If you have any 1982 memories to share, be sure to tag your post with #NOTB40.

The Number of the Beast was released March 22, 1982, and was the first Maiden album with vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The RIAA Platinum-certified record spawned classic Maiden tunes in both the title track and “Run to the Hills.”

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