Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hallowed Be This Band

Throwback Thursday!

For this TBT, we're going back to Iron Maiden's Powerslave tour for a performance from Long Beach Arena. In this video, the legendary heavy metal pioneers are performing their monster of a song, Hallowed Be They Name, often regarded as the most deeply philosophical song by the band. This song tells the story of a prisoner on his way to be hanged, reflecting on his faith in God as he is being led to his inevitable death. Is this truly the end? Is He really there? Why has He abandoned me? Bruce Dickinson's operatic singing style makes this song a true "epic," and in this performance you will see why this band has been named the greatest live band ever by many sources.