Lord of the Flies (song)

"Lord of the Flies" is an Iron Maiden single and second track on their 1995 album The X Factor. The song is based on the book and film of the same name.[3]

"Lord of the Flies"
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album The X Factor
  • "My Generation"
  • "Doctor Doctor"
ReleasedApril 1996[1]
2 February 1996[2]
GenreHeavy metal
Songwriter(s)Steve Harris
Janick Gers
Iron Maiden singles chronology
"Man on the Edge"
"Lord of the Flies"


The single was only released outside of the UK. Additional tracks on the single include covers from UFO and The Who. These tracks were later released in the UK on CD1 of the "Virus" single.

Iron Maiden frequently performed this song live during their Dance of Death tour from 2003–2004,[4] making it one of only 5 Bayley era songs to survive in concerts after his departure (the others being "Man on the Edge", "Sign of the Cross", "Futureal", and "The Clansman"). One such performance of this song is included on Iron Maiden's 2005 live album "Death on the Road".[5]

The guitar solo in "Lord of the Flies" is played by Janick Gers.

Track listing

CD & 12" Single
Side One
1."Lord of the Flies"Janick Gers, Steve Harris5:03
Side Two
2."My Generation" (The Who Cover)Pete Townshend3:36
3."Doctor Doctor" (UFO Cover)Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg4:49



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