Studio album by Iron Maiden
Released 2 February 1981
Recorded November 1980 – January 1981 at Battery Studios, London
Genre Heavy metal
Length 38:18
Label EMI
Producer Martin Birch
Iron Maiden chronology
Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast
Singles from Killers
  1. "Twilight Zone"*
    Released: 2 March 1981
  2. "Purgatory"
    Released: 15 June 1981

*Not an original album track, but added to later editions

Killers is the second studio album by Iron Maiden, released on 2 February 1981 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and on 6 June 1981 by Harvest Records and Capitol Records in the United States. The album was their first with guitarist Adrian Smith, and their last with vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who was sacked after problems with his stage performance arose due to his alcohol and cocaine use. Killers was also the first Iron Maiden album recorded with the assistance of producer Martin Birch, who went on to produce their next eight albums up until Fear of the Dark released in 1992.

Track ListingEdit

Original track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Ides of March" (Instrumental) Steve Harris 1:48
2. "Wrathchild" Harris 2:54
3. "Murders in the Rue Morgue" Harris 4:14
4. "Another Life" Harris 3:22
5. "Genghis Khan" (Instrumental) Harris 3:02
6. "Innocent Exile" Harris 3:50
7. "Killers" Paul Di'Anno, Harris 4:58
8. "Prodigal Son" Harris 6:05
9. "Purgatory" Harris 3:18
10. "Drifter" Harris 4:47
1995 reissue bonus disc
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Twilight Zone" Dave Murray, Harris 2:33
2. "Women in Uniform" (originally by Skyhooks) Greg Macainsh 3:07
3. "Invasion" Harris 2:38
4. "Phantom of the Opera" (Live) Harris 6:55