Flash Of The Blade

Album: Powerslave (1984)

Songfacts®:

  • Written by lead singer Bruce Dickinson, this song has a Medieval theme, telling the story of a swordsman seeking vengeance.
  • Dario Argento used this song in his 1984 horror film Phenomena starring then 13 year old Jennifer Connelly. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Robbie - Elizabethtown, KY
  • Avenged Sevenfold recorded this for the 2008 Iron Maiden tribute album Maiden Heaven.

Comments: 4

  • Shantell from Tijuana, Mexicowow!!,i was looking for the name of the movie where this tune iis used as soundtrack,thnx!!!
  • Charlie from Bozeman, Mti dont think that there was a bad track on powerslave.i wore out at least 3 copies of it on cassette.worth every penny and then some
  • Ashley from City, IaA7X covered this? Really? Excuse me while I go bomb one of their concerts.
  • Alex from Paphos, Cyprusthis song is amazing. one of my favourites, beaten only by Hallowed Be Thy Name, Ghost of the Navigator, and Fear of the Dark i especially like the intro.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Ian Anderson: "The delight in making music is that you don't have a formula"Songwriter Interviews

Ian talks about his 3 or 4 blatant attempts to write a pop song, and also the ones he most connected with, including "Locomotive Breath."

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica)Songwriter Interviews

The former Metallica bassist talks about his first time writing a song with James Hetfield, and how a hand-me-down iPad has changed his songwriting.

Andy McClusky of OMDSongwriter Interviews

Known in America for the hit "If You Leave," OMD is a huge influence on modern electronic music.

Tommy JamesSongwriter Interviews

"Mony Mony." "Crimson and Clover." "Draggin' The Line." The hits kept coming for Tommy James, and in a plot line fit for a movie, his record company was controlled by the mafia.

70s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

The '70s gave us Muppets, disco and Van Halen, all which show up in this groovy quiz.

Van Dyke ParksSongwriter Interviews

U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.