IRON MAIDEN's 'Flight 666' Named 'Music DVD Of The Year' At JUNO AWARDS

April 18, 2010

IRON MAIDEN's "Flight 666" was honored in the "Music DVD Of The Year" category at the 2010 Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards).

The awards ceremony is being held today (Sunday, April 18) in St. John's, Newfoundland.

A complete list of nominations can be found at

IRON MAIDEN's award-winning film "Flight 666" was screened in over 500 digital cinemas in 42 countries worldwide in April 2009. The subsequent release of "Flight 666" on DVD secured another global triumph for the band by flying into the music DVD charts at No. 1 in 22 countries, including the U.S. and U.K.

"Iron Maiden: Flight 666" follows the IRON MAIDEN bandmembers on the first leg of their "Somewhere Back In Time World Tour" in February and March of 2008.

For "Iron Maiden: Flight 666", IRON MAIDEN was accompanied everywhere by award-winning documentary makers Banger Productions from Toronto in Canada, who have received international critical acclaim for their previous movies "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" and recently "Global Metal". Producer/presenter Sam Dunn and his team bring an intimate, behind-the-scenes view of this remarkable journey, with a close look at the logistics involved and following Team Maiden in the cockpit, on the plane and on and offstage, getting to the heart of this global adventure of a band that has very rarely even let cameras backstage before.

Shot in high definition and with superb 5.1 surround sound, mixed by the band's producer Kevin "Caveman" Shirley, "Flight 666" brings to the screen all the drama, excitement and hysteria that followed the band around the world every time Ed Force One (the band's plane) touched down in a new country. The film documents the intensity of the punishing show schedules, the struggle with the time zones, the pressures of ensuring that every performance matched the energy of the many thousands of ecstatic and expectant fans from many cultural backgrounds, unusual angles from the spectacular shows... and, of course, the fun had on the way!

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