Iron Maiden tribute ‘Best Of The Beast’ featuring members of ‘STORMZONE’ with Steve Stranaghan and Jonny Bloxom.
At the start of the year before my position as ‘Fastway’ vocalist took over any free time I could afford from our ‘Stormzone’ schedule we had teamed up with fellow Iron Maiden enthusiasts Steve Stranaghan and Johnny Bloxom to form an Iron maiden tribute band called ‘Best Of The Beast’. The idea was to concentrate on re-creating the Iron’s ‘World Slavery Tour’ and throw in a few songs written after that and, along with a full stage and lighting show, put on a series of gigs playing music very important to us outside of our Stormzone original material. The player below has some songs on it recorded at one of our first rehearsals and I wanted to have it on here as it captures what was shaping up to be a great idea and band and although it’s only recorded on a small tape machine with one microphone in the middle of the practice room mayhem there’s an energy and enthusiasm about the performances which, although obviously quite raw, to me showed great potential! Hopefully some time in the near future we can get ‘Best Of The Beast’ back on the agenda again and fulfil those ambitious challenges.