It was released on May 16, 1983, by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and Capitol Records in the United States.
- It was the first album to feature drummer Nicko McBrain, who has been with the band ever since.
- The album was a critical and commercial success, reaching number three on the UK Albums Chart and achieving platinum certification in the UK and North America.
- It spawned the singles "Flight of Icarus", "The Trooper", and "Revelations".
- The album was produced by Martin Birch, who also produced the band's previous three albums.
- The album's cover art was designed by Derek Riggs, who has created most of Iron Maiden's album covers.
- The album's music is considered to be a refinement of the band's sound, with more complex arrangements and heavier guitars.
- The album is often ranked among the best heavy metal albums of all time.
|Original Release: 1983.|
|Catalog No: BMG14013V.|
|Size: 12" Single Vinyl Record.|