Anton Maiden


Anton Maiden

Anton Maiden, real name Anton Gustafsson (February 24 1980 in Kinna, Västergötland – November 1, 2003 in Borås, Västergötland) achieved Internet fame around 1999 by singing over MIDI and MOD-versions of Iron Maiden songs. He got famous as a phenomenon of geek and DIY culture.

He started by publishing some songs on the Internet for a small group of friends. After being encouraged by them, he made some songs available to the public in his album "Anton Gustafsson tolkar Iron Maiden", which was distributed under Lunacy and Nihilism record labels. In an interview with the Swedish newspaper Expressen (dated June 2000), he told journalist Martin Carlsson that Iron Maiden fans "think that my interpretations are a disgrace to Iron Maiden. But that was never my intent."

Apparently led by feelings of depression, Anton Gustafsson committed suicide in November, 2003, and was found dead in Borås after having been missing for a week.

Discography

* "Anton Gustafsson tolkar Iron Maiden" (1999)

External links

* [http://user.tninet.se/~dwu495f/index.html Homepage of Anton Gustafsson]
* [http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=16634 Anton Maiden Found Dead] (News about his death, also provides link to two of his performances on Mp3)
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:70q4g4fztv8z All Music Guide Review]
* [http://antonmaiden.altervista.org/ Anton Maiden Forever] (More Mp3)
* [http://antonmaiden4ever.googlepages.com/antonplayer Anton Player] (Page with Mp3 player, with no traffic limitation)
*last.fm|Anton+Maiden
* [http://gracenote.com/music/search.html?q=Anton+Maiden&f=artist&x=17&y=8 Discography at Gracenote]

Persondata
NAME=Gustafsson, Anton
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Maiden, Anton
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Achieved minor Internet fame around 1999 by singing over MIDI and MOD-versions of Iron Maiden songs.
DATE OF BIRTH=February 24, 1980
PLACE OF BIRTH=Kinna, Västergötland, Sweden
DATE OF DEATH=November 1, 2003
PLACE OF DEATH=Borås, Västergötland, Sweden


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