Madcap Music Review
's John Golden
recently conducted an interview with THE IRON MAIDENS
, the world's only female tribute to the legendary band IRON MAIDEN
. You can now watch the chat below.
Formed in 2001, these five women comprise excellent musicianship with an elaborate stage show with effects and appearances from IRON MAIDEN
, and other theatrical characters that have gained the band national and international recognition. This female musical force has the energy and chemistry reminiscent of IRON MAIDEN
Asked in a 2012 interview with Live4Guitar
if being a girl has opened more doors for her as a heavy metal musician than would otherwise have been the case, THE IRON MAIDENS
guitarist Nita Strauss
said: "The opposite! Less! A girl has to work twice as hard, especially playing heavy metal, to find a band that's willing to have her. Outside the metal world, it's a challenge to be taken seriously as a 24-year-old girl when you're going up against seasoned guitar players, all men, that have been in the music business for 30-40-plus years. You have to be on point all the time. You have to put aside a lot of your natural feelings and reactions. It's not easy. The trick is to make it look like it is."
Regarding what her favorite MAIDEN
song to play with THE IRON MAIDENS
is and why, Nita
magazine: "My favorite songs to play live with any band are the ones that get the big crowd reactions. I think 'Fear Of The Dark'
is one of the most fun MAIDEN
songs. It's really exciting to play, and I get that really catchy Dave Murray
solo, plus it has that awesome part in the intro that gets the whole crowd singing along. When we were in South America, I saw some of the guys in the crowd actually tear up when we started that riff! It was seriously amazing."
THE IRON MAIDENS
* Kirsten Rosenberg
(a.k.a. Bruce Chickinson) - Lead Vocals
* Linda McDonald
(a.k.a. Nikki McBurrain) - Drums
* Wanda Ortiz
(a.k.a. Steph Harris) - Bass
* Courtney Cox
(a.k.a. Adriana Smith) - Guitar
* Nita Strauss
(a.k.a. Mega Murray) - Guitar
For more information, visit www.theironmaidens.com
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