SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Looking for a distraction from the daily grind….a really loud distraction?

Just dig out your black t-shirt and get those metal horns up \m/.

Iron Maiden is back in San Antonio Wednesday night.

The legendary English heavy metal – head bangers are bringing their “Legacy of the Beast Tour 2019” the the AT&T Center.

Expect a visual assault at tonight’s concert as well. Fans who have attended shows on this tour are raving about an actual fighter plane, flamethrowers and of course, the band’s mascot.
A monster named Eddie.

Iron Maiden is a pioneer in heavy metal. They formed on Christmas Day in 1975 and got their name from a 19th century torture device.

With that kind of inspiration, what other type of music are they going to play?

Bombastic riffs, falsetto vocals and lyrics about everything from The Bible and  Alexander the Great, to characters featured in Greek mythology and doomed fighter pilots.

Original member Steve Harris says they were influenced by Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin along with more progressive bands like Yes and Genesis.

Their debut album was released in 1980 and they’ve unleashed 38 more including “Killers”, The Number of the Beast” and “The Book of Souls”.

Iron Maiden has had a long relationship with San Antonio. Their first North American tour brought them to the Convention Center Arena in June of 1981. The last time they flew their customized 747 named “Ed Force One” into town was in June of 2017.

Wednesday night’s show is scheduled for 7:30.

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