You can win one of two copies of the amazingly detailed and entertaining book 'Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beast' from Voyageur Press and Ultimate Classic Rock.

Iron Maiden fans are definitely going to want to make space on their bookshelves for this title, which tells the definitive, complete history of one of metal's most legendary band's through words, photos and the biggest visual collection of "Eddie"-related merchandise you've ever imagined.

Voyageur Press has a history of doing this kind of book right; check out our review of their recent Aerosmith book for a deeper look at their operating methods.

For 'Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History," they hired a team of respected heavy metal journalists, led by Neil Daniels, to weave the story of the band's history from their mid-'70s formation all the way to their most recent album 'The Final Frontier.'

The book offers an insightful new review for each and every album the band ever recorded, and traces all of their headline-making lineup changes. You'll also get more "Eddie" than you can ever hope for, with the band's famous mascot appearing on nearly every other page on a vintage t-shirt, poster, button or album cover. You can see a sample page below, discussing the band's 1983 opus 'Piece of Mind.'

We happily sacrificed much of our weekend to tearing through this sucker, and if you'd like a chance to do the same, you can pick up the book right now, or sign up for your chance to win a copy for free. Good luck and "Up the Irons!"

Iron Maiden 'Ultimate Illustrated History' Book Giveaway

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