In an interview with Rock Overdose, former Iron Maiden front man Paul Di'Anno has revealed that he hates the sound of the first Iron Maiden album. When asked if he believed if the sound of the first Maiden record was more punk than metal, Di'Anno responded with the following:
"... I mean Iron Maiden was always a heavy metal band with a punk kid that was me, but the sound, oh god the sound of the first album was f--king awful.
"Somebody should remix that, there were some of the best songs on the first album, and on the second one. Somebody should do it because then it will sound even more fantastic with a really good sound behind it. But yes, we were so different from everybody else, that's what we were. A heavy metal band, playing complicated heavy metal. That was some of the fine changes that happened there. That was it, it was all good!"
Di'Anno also revealed that, contrary to rumors, his current tour will not be his final one, and that he is planning to record a new album:
"I'm gonna get my knee fixed up at some point, because it's absolutely an agony everyday with my bad knee as far as the concerts, but it's ok cause they don't wanna f--king see me, they want to hear the voice. But right now I'm making the new album, we've got about six tracks released.
"The band is called Architect To Chaos, it's a German band and we're going to do the same thing we do with Sorrowful Angels, but we've become a band, it's not just a project, it's a band. We just found out we just made the EP Of The Month in Rock Hard magazine, so it's looking great! So, one's the album is out we'd be happy to come out on the road and tour around the world again!"