The Iron Maidnem band exists since 1996. The band’s name is based on a pun, since ’majdnem’ means ’almost’ in Hungarian. The band started its career as a hobby band. Its members were members of other well-known Hungarian bands. They just came together in this band to play their favourite Iron Maiden songs. Later on, with more and more people coming to see the band’s shows, the band’s attitude became more serious and professional. Now the band is playing at all the important festivals in the main show time in front of thousands of people. In the beginning, fans became enthusiastic about the band only beacuse of the quality the guys played Maiden songs, but today the audience is overwhelmed by the show paraphernalia, as well. Eyes are overwhelmed by the gigantic backdrop which shows a flaming Eddie head and the pictures which cover the amplifiers. On top of all these, there’s a 2.5-meter tall moving Eddie figure which makes the audience feel as if they were watching a real Iron Maiden show. Iron Maidnem plays over 40 shows a year in countries like Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Serbia, Austria, Italy and Germany. Iron Maidnem published several albums where they proved that they can play Iron Maiden songs exactly like their heroes. You can hear that on Somewhere in Hungary which became a must-have among Iron Maiden fans, or on Studio Live/Dead One. On these records, you can listen to such Maiden classics like ”Wasted Years”, ”The Trooper”, ”The Seventh Son of a Seventh Son”, ”Hallowed Be Thy Name”, ”The Prisoner”, and rarities like ”To Tame a Land”, and so on. In December 2008, Iron Maidnem released its brand new CD: 10 Wasted Years. Iron Maidnem plays around 60 Maiden songs among them such titles which Iron Maiden never played live like ”Alexander the Great”, ”Back in the Village”, ”Invaders”, ”Gangland”, ”Only the Good Die Young”, but of course you can enjoy all the Maiden classsics, as well, among them such brilliant songs like ”Moonchild”, ”Aces High” and ”Flight of Icarus”.