Heavy Metal World Cup: Iron Maiden vs Rammstein

Iron Maiden vs Rammstein

The sixth match in the opening round of the Heavy Metal World Cup is Iron Maiden (representing England) vs Rammstein (representing Germany). In real-life football, England vs Germany is a Very Big Deal, and this contest will be very interesting to see too.

Iron Maiden are currently on their mammoth Legacy Of The Beast tour, which by all accounts is absolutely bonkers, but Rammstein have just announced their first album since 2009 – which we're hoping will bring the FIRE!

Here's how the two bands match up on paper.

Iron Maiden

Members: 6
Albums: 16
Genre: Heavy metal
Biggest Song: Number Of The Beast
Most Likely To: Take your life if you take their's too


Members: 6
Albums: 6
Industrial metal
Biggest Song: Du Hast
Most Likely To: Set fire to fucking everything

Who do you want to win? The poll below is open for 24 hours. Go go go!

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.