Hallowed Be Thy Name

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Infobox Single
Name = Hallowed Be Thy Name (live)

Artist = Iron Maiden
from Album = A Real Live Dead One (Originally The Number of the Beast)
B-side = "The Trooper (live)"
"Wasted Years (live)"
"Wrathchild (live)"
Released = October 4, 1993
Format = Picture Disc
Recorded = Icehall, Helsinki, Finland
5 June 1992
Genre = Heavy metal
Length = 7:11
Label = EMI
Writer = Steve Harris
Producer =
Certification =
Chart position = *9 (UK charts)
Last single = "Fear of the Dark (live)"
This single = "Hallowed Be Thy Name (live)"
Next single = "Man on the Edge"

Infobox Single
Name = Hallowed Be Thy Name

Artist = Brown Brigade
from Album = Into the Mouth of Badd(d)ness
Released =2007
Format =
Recorded = 2006
Genre = Heavy metal
Length = 7:21
Label = Aquarius Records
Producer =
Reviews =
Last single = "Aggravation Plantation"
This single = "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
Next single = "In the Mouth of Badd(d)ness"

"Hallowed Be Thy Name" is a song written by Steve Harris for the 1982 Iron Maiden album "The Number of The Beast".

The song describes a man's thoughts just before being sent to the gallows. He begins to feel terror and realizes he really is afraid of dying, despite claims that he's not. At the end of the vocal section, the man gets executed; this is followed by a long instrumental section, culminating in his ambiguous final words, "Hallowed be thy name".

"Hallowed Be Thy Name" begins with a slow tempo and builds up later in the song. Bruce Dickinson showcases his wide vocal range and power at both slow and fast tempo. This song is considered one of Iron Maiden's classics, and is a staple at live concerts. The first guitar solo is played by Dave Murray, and the second by Adrian Smith. Since Smith left the band and was replaced by Janick Gers, Gers has played Smith's solo, even after Smith returned to the band.

The cover depicts Bruce Dickinson being impaled from behind by Eddie, in the form of Satan. The same idea of Eddie killing the departing vocalist had previously been used on the cover of the Venezuelan release of "Maiden Japan" (with him holding the severed head of Paul Di'Anno). This theme was also used during Bruce Dickinson's farewell performance, during the Raising Hell concert, where horror Illusionist Simon Drake, after seemingly killing Dickinson, gets impaled by Eddie.

The song has also been released as a live single from the 1993 album "A Real Dead One" and on "The Best of the Beast", and has become a live staple for Iron Maiden.

This single was also released as a red 45 r.p.m (7") vinyl.

Single track listing

# "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (recorded live in Moscow, Russia, on June 4 1993) (Harris) – 7:26
# "The Trooper" (recorded live in Helsinki, Finland, on June 5 1992) (Harris) – 3:53
# "Wasted Years" (recorded live in Bremen, Germany, on April 16 1993) (Smith) – 4:42
# "Wrathchild" (recorded live in Helsinki, Finland, on June 5 1992) (Harris) – 2:57


The song was covered in the following years:
* 1993 - by Ceremonial Oath
* 1996 - by Solitude Aeturnus
* 1998 - by Cradle of Filth
* 2001 - by Silent Eye
* 2002 - by Iced Earth
* 2002 - by Dream Theater
* 2005 - by The Iron Maidens
* 2006 - by Take Cover
* 2007 - by Brown Brigade
* 2008 - by Machine Head ()


*Bruce Dickinson – vocals
*Dave Murrayguitar
*Adrian Smith - guitar (album version)
*Janick Gers – guitar (live single version)
*Steve Harrisbass guitar
*Clive Burrdrums (album version)
*Nicko McBrain - drums (live single version)

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