Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden are being honored with their own set of British postage stamps.
Available Jan. 12, the Iron Maiden collection of 12 includes eight commemorative stamps featuring live performance images of the band—depicting the members of Iron Maiden, currently consisting of vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, guitarists Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, and Janick Gers, and drummer Nicko McBrain, performing on stage throughout the band’s career—and another four with the band’s iconic mascot Eddie and its depiction on their albums Senjutsu and Iron Maiden and in single art for “Aces High” and “The Trooper.”
Harris said in a statement: “We were all absolutely astounded—in a good way. When we heard first about the commemorative project, and equally pretty much speechless when we saw the stamps for the very first time. They look superb and I think they really capture the essence and energy of Maiden. We’re all very proud that Royal Mail has chosen to honor the band’s legacy like this and we know our fans will feel the same way.”
Iron Maiden is the fifth U.K. band to receive a range of Royal Mail stamps. They join The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and Queen in the Royal Mail collection.
Editorial credit: Saku Schildt / Shutterstock.com