Limited 180 gm black vinyl LP repressing of the Metal band's 1980 debut album. Iron Maiden, released on 14 April 1980, is the debut album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It was issued by EMI in the UK, and a few months later in North America, originally on Harvest/Capitol Records and subsequently Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records in the US. The North American version also included the song "Sanctuary", previously released in the UK as a non-album single. In 1998, along with the rest of the band's pre-1995 releases, Iron Maiden was re-mastered with "Sanctuary" added in all territories. Although Iron Maiden have since criticized the quality of the album's production, the release was met with critical and commercial acclaim, debuting at No. 4 in the UK Albums Chart as well as achieving prominence for the band in mainland Europe.