Alternate Album Titles

Palpy

Blacker than the night
  1. Iron Maiden
  2. The Ides of March
  3. Run to the Hills
  4. Still Life
  5. Big 'Orra
  6. Somewhere in Time
  7. The Evil That Man Do
  8. Public Enema Number One
  9. Fear of the Dark
  10. The Aftermath
  11. When Two Worlds Collide
  12. Out of the Silent Planet
  13. Dance of Death
  14. The Longest Day
  15. When the Wild Wind Blows
  16. If Eternity Should Fail
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
All the albums are titled perfectly. Can't imagine any other songs working as album titles.
I agree. Although The Legacy would have been a good title for AMOLAD or Virtual Insanity for VXI.

Edit: Other cool album titles are:

Strange World
Purgatory
Invaders/Prisoner/Hallowed Be Thy Name
Revelations/Sun And Steel
Aces High/Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Sea Of Madness
Infinite Dreams/Prophecy
Fates Warning
Fear Is The Key/The Apparition
Sign Of The Cross/Lord Of The Flies/Look For The Truth/Judgement Of Heaven/The Edge Of Darkness
Futureal/Clansman
The Wicker Man/Ghost Of The Navigator/Dream Of Mirrors/The Fallen Angel/Out Of The Silent Planet
Gates Of Tomorrow/New Frontier/Journeyman
Out Of The Shadows/Lord Of Light/The Legacy
The Alchemist/Isle Of Avalon/Starblind/The Talisman
Shadows Of The Valley/Empire Of The Clouds
Lost In A Lost World/Days Of Future Past/Time Machine/Darkest Hour/Parchment/Hell On Earth

Alternative song titles is more curious imo. My take:

These are the titles that I think could have been different.

''Charlotte The Harlot'' - it fits, but I've never been a fan of it.
''Gangland'' - Dead Men Tell No Tales would have been much better and it fits the theme of the album.
''Losfer Words'' - it sounds not so serious, a missed opportunity. The Sands Of Time would have been really cool or something else related to Egypt.
''The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner'' - it's too long, haha.
''Public Enema Number One'' - the second word is what bothers me.
''Run Silent Run Deep'' - it's cool though.
''Hooks In You'' - it's probably the best title given the lyrics.
''Mother Russia'' - Tsar would have been much better.
''Fear Is The Key'' - I don't like that the album has two songs with the word ''fear'', but it fits... (Bruce's TOS has this feature).
''Weekend Warrior'' - it doesn't sound METAL, but it fits.
''Man On The Edge'' - Falling Down would have been much better.
''2 A.M. - it fits, or maybe something like On My Own.
''The Thin Line Between Love And Hate'' - a very atypical title for Maiden. Live Forever would have been cool.
''Montségur'' - I like it. The Ancient Fortress could have been cool.
''Gates Of Tomorrow'' - Trapped In A Web sounds better imo.
''Age Of Innocence'' - Age Of Uncertainty is better imo.
''The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg'' - Only The Reincarnation aslo would have been great, I mean who is Benjamin? lol.
''The Man Of Sorrows'' - because Bruce has a solo song of that name. I can't think of a different title at the moment.
 
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TheMercenary

Ancient Mariner
If the album titles have been different, then these one could have been very cool :
Pas
1) Strange World
2) Purgatory
3) Invaders
4) Revelations
5) Losfer Words
6) Déja-Vu
7) Moonchild
8) Fates Warning
9) Afraid To Shoot Strangers
10) The Unbeliever
11) Two Worlds Collide
12) Dream Of Mirrors
13) Paschendale
14) Out Of The Shadows
15) The Talisman
16) Death Or Glory
17) Stratego
 

Randalf

Ancient Mariner
I agree. Although The Legacy would have been a good title for AMOLAD or Virtual Insanity for VXI.

Alternative song titles is more curious imo. My take:

These are the titles that I think could have been different.

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''Mother Russia'' - Tsar would have been much better.

I have to disagree about Mother Russia! Granted, it's far from being one of the better song titles and the lyrics are a lot less intriguing than the subject matter gives potential for, but as the song is bit of a the times they are a-chancing - even in Soviet Union? kind of a thing, a product of its's time for that matter, I think Mother Russia definitely more fitting title.

Mother Russia
Dance of the Tsars
Hold up your heads
Remember who you are
Can you release
The anger the grief?
Can you be happy
Now your people are free..?


Looking at "Mother Russia" now, I wonder how happy she is...
 

Spambot

Meme Lord
1. Punk Attack
2. Songs
3. Hail Satan
4. Too Lame to Brand
5. The Mummy
6. Somewhere in 2019
7. In the Land of Snow and Ice and Frost and Snow and Other Cold Things
8. NPFTD - Now Prance For the Dance
9. Walk in the Park
10. British Idol
11. FIFA '98
12. Brave New Bruce (and Adrian)
13. Macabreggedon
14. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAR
15. Open Spaces, Different Races
16. Mayans Died
17. Banzai!
 

Boroking

In the mire of an ancient swamp
I’d like to see Maiden title their next album ‘Da Bad Boyz R Bak’

Finally get some much needed street cred
 

chaosapiant

Ancient Marinade
2. Songs

7. In the Land of Snow and Ice and Frost and Snow and Other Cold Things
2. Made me laugh out loud. Probably the best description of Killer I've ever seen.
7. This is clearly an Immortal album now.

Edit: Fuck it, i'm gonna take a stab:
1. Crawling Through the Bushes
2. Eh yo yo yo yo
3. Many Nordic Fighting Men of the Beast
4. Clint Eastwood Fixes It
5. Churchhill's Speech
6. Bruce Can Wait
7. Too Lazy To Paint Half Of Eddie
8. Tattooed Millionaire 2
9. Fucking Drums!!
10. War pt. 1
11. Football
12. Metal 2000
13. Eyes Wide Shut
14. War pt. 2
15. Starblind
16. Piano Raffle
17. Maiden Japan
 
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Mega

Ancient Mariner
Maiden's album titles are etched into my mind at this point, so I wouldn't change too much, but I think I'd retitle Senjutsu. It's newer, and the fact that it's a Japanese word and not in English is pretty odd for Maiden.

I think The Writing On The Wall, Lost In A Lost World or Days Of Future Past would all work wonderfully.


You know what? I'd retitle Virtual XI to Futureal because it's too fitting.
 

Perun

After the war?
Staff member
1. Iron Mayday
2. Lickers
3. The Bumbler of the Yeast
4. Niece's Pint
5. Whoppersalve
6. Summer in Crime
7. Seventh Bum of a Seventh Bum
8. No Hair for the Dyeing
9. Beer in the Park
10. The ex-Tractor
11. Blurred Neural XI
12. Grave New Word
13. Prance of Deaf
14. A Ladder of Mice and Breath
15. The Final Front Gear
16. The Cook of Ghouls
17. Same Boot-Shoe
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Maiden's album titles are etched into my mind at this point, so I wouldn't change too much, but I think I'd retitle Senjutsu. It's newer, and the fact that it's a Japanese word and not in English is pretty odd for Maiden.

I think The Writing On The Wall, Lost In A Lost World or Days Of Future Past would all work wonderfully.
Alternative title for Senjutsu? Time Machine, I'd say.

Edit: Parchment, Days Of Future Past and Darkest Hour too.
You know what? I'd retitle Virtual XI to Futureal because it's too fitting.
''Virtual'' is more fitting than Futureal (SIT vibe) imo.
 
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Flaming Blimp Crash

Ancient Mariner
1. Running Free
2. Murders in the Rue Morgue
3. Children of the Damned
4. Revelations
5. 2 Minutes to Midnight
6. Wasted Years
7. Moonchild
8. Hooks in You
9. Be Quick or Be Dead
10. Lord of the Flies
11. Futureal
12. Dream of Mirrors (was going to say Blood Brothers, but it seemed too hokey)
13. Rainmaker
14. The Legacy
15. Starblind
16. If Eternity Should Fail
17. Hell on Earth
 
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