Release date
8 Aug 2013
Running length
8 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Aces High 4:29 436,523
2 2 Minutes to Midnight 6:00 459,366
3 Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) 4:13 135,032
4 Flash of the Blade 4:03 167,433
5 The Duelists 6:05 5,180
6 Back in the Village 5:21 140,280
7 Powerslave 6:48 222,235
8 Rime of the Ancient Mariner 13:36 190,638

About this album

Powerslave is the fifth studio album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on September 3, 1984 on EMI in Europe and its sister label Capitol Records in the US (it was re-released by Sanctuary/Columbia Records in the US in 2002). It is notable for its Egyptian theme displayed in the album art, as well in the title track’s musical style. It contains a musical re-telling of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, which uses pieces of the original poem as lyrics, and is the longest song Iron Maiden have ever recorded at a length of 13 minutes and 38 seconds. The album is also notable amongst the band’s albums as being the first album to feature the same lineup as the previous one.

“2 Minutes to Midnight” and “Aces High” were released as singles, the former being a staple in nearly all of the band’s concert tours.

World Slavery Tour was the tour supporting the album.

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  • Peace_Sells86

    Second favourite album behind Seventh Son.

    18 May 6:37am Reply
  • DreamyGirl-

    Aces High <3

    30 Jan 1:12am Reply
  • PedroLord

    A Maior Banda de Todos os Tempos!

    23 Nov 2014 Reply

    Best album followed closely by the Self Titled.

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • muerto14

    Masterpiece. Every song is amazing.

    23 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Schivittez

    Happy Birthday <3 . Their best stuff, beside "Seventh Son...".

    3 Sep 2014 Reply
  • tyrant666

    Maidens best album by far!!!

    16 Aug 2014 Reply
  • vandalize

    очень средний альбом. самый не любимый с Брюсом

    26 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Elowson

    First 2 + last 2 songs are amazing, the middle is a bit weaker but still very good, except for The Duellists, it's boring

    20 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Widomaker121212

    Flash of the blade is just as good as aces high but is soooo underrated

    24 Jun 2014 Reply
  • tarciziow

    Not really their best, that would go to TNoTB, but undoubtedly a killer album, every song here is a fucking masterpiece.

    1 Apr 2014 Reply
  • arvvaz89

    For me it goes from absolutely fantastic to just average between songs. But one of the cool things about Maiden is how there are so many different opinions about their albums :)

    12 Mar 2014 Reply
  • DaiTheFlu_

    My definition of Heavy Metal. Best album by Maiden and a fav of all time. Up The Irons ! \m/

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • drvirtuozov

    Epic album, a masterpiece. [2]

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • DonMatt447

    What the fuck man are high or what? this is by no means overrated,its easily one of the best Maiden and therefore metal albums of all time [2]

    18 Sep 2013 Reply
  • dudu_braun

    Flash of the Blade is underrated

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • nnbobak

    2 minutes to midnight mam jako budzik w komórce do tej pory :)

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • HellsNewAge

    I like Piece of Mind a bit better IMHO.

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • Helldhaz

    Quite possibly the most overrated metal album of all time. People don't seem to realise there's more than four tracks on it.

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • Wooshmeister

    Yea, definitely a stronger album than Number of the Beast.

    26 Apr 2013 Reply
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