How To Play Killers By Iron Maiden

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Killers is the title track from the 1981 album Killers by Iron Maiden.

How to play the track killers by Iron Maiden, written by Paul Di’Anno, and Steve Harris.

Killers is the second studio album by Iron Maiden. It was first released on 2 February 1981 in the United Kingdom by EMI Records and on 6 June in the United States by Harvest and Capitol Records. The album was their first with guitarist Adrian Smith, and their last with vocalist Paul Di’Anno, who was fired after problems with his stage performance arose due to his alcohol and cocaine use. Killers was also the first Iron Maiden album recorded with producer Martin Birch, who went on to produce their next eight albums until Fear of the Dark.

Killers is the only Iron Maiden album to feature two instrumentals. It was written almost exclusively by Steve Harris; only “Twilight Zone” and the title track are cowritten.

Bar “Murders in the Rue Morgue” (based on the story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe) and “Prodigal Son”, the songs were written in the years prior to the recording of their debut album. None were recorded professionally until the Killers sessions, with the exception of “Wrathchild” (a version recorded in 1979 was featured on the Metal for Muthas compilation).

Killers spent eight weeks on the UK chart. The North American edition, which came out a few months later, was initially released on Harvest Records/Capitol Records and subsequently on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records. The song “Twilight Zone” was added to the album.

The lessons covers all the guitars parts played by both Dave Murray and Adrian Smith.

Here are the tabs for Dave Murray:

Iron Maiden - Killers - Dave Murray

Here are the tabs for Adrian Smith:

Iron Maiden - Killers - Adrian Smith