Eddie the Head, the demoniacal mascot of the British heavy metal group Iron Maiden, has made his way into the debating chamber of a Spanish town hall. Eddie's cadaverous face appears regularly at council meetings in the town of Villava, in Navarre, as part of a war of political symbols between local parties.

Basque separatist councillors insist on hanging the Basque flag on their desks during debates, upsetting other politicians at the town hall. Most dislike the idea of the Navarre region being treated as part of the Basque country.

The Socialists have responded by hanging an Iron Maiden flag on their desks. The Socialist leader, José Luis Uriz, said: "The Iron Maiden flag means a lot to me. If I have to put up with their flag, they'll have to put up with Eddie's face."

The conservative Navarrese People's Union party has joined the protest. Its councillors now hang the flag of the local La Liga football club, Osasuna, from their desks.

Source: guardian.co.uk
Band profile: Iron Maiden
Posted: 16.10.2008 by Ivan


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Valentin B - 16.10.2008 at 14:12  
GT - 16.10.2008 at 14:13  
Haha that should add some colour to their debates
SlaytallicA - 16.10.2008 at 14:23  
Ahaha nice one!
Dark Blood - 16.10.2008 at 14:29  
I wouldn't mind to watch a debate with Eddie's flag!
BloodTears - 16.10.2008 at 14:31  
iaberis - 16.10.2008 at 14:46  
lol, weird stuff!
Judas - 16.10.2008 at 15:03  
Ahahaha, the Basque country gets renamed 'Terra de Eddie' will be the next news item I think. 'Maidenistan!'
Holy_Diver - 16.10.2008 at 15:04  
Never thought that eddie would go into politics
Powerslavex - 16.10.2008 at 15:35  
O Sinistron - 16.10.2008 at 15:48  
Written by Holy_Diver on 16.10.2008 at 15:04

Never thought that eddie would go into politics

Me neither, but Eddie is into everything!
Elio - 16.10.2008 at 15:58  
That's somenthing strange
Scottgun - 16.10.2008 at 16:27  
I won't pretend I understand one iota of the Spain/Basque thing, but the stock of the guys using Eddie went up in my book.
juanopereira - 16.10.2008 at 17:25  
A real metal debate!
K†ulu - 16.10.2008 at 17:37  
Wow, they have made a circus out of the city council...
LeChron James - 16.10.2008 at 18:23  
funniest news ever. easily the funniest iron maiden news to date.
FeskarN - 16.10.2008 at 19:08  
this sounds weird in a way!
DrunkenFuck - 16.10.2008 at 19:43  
Daggon - 16.10.2008 at 19:54  
Directly to the Maiden trivia haha
Murder - 16.10.2008 at 23:19  
Fucking LOL!!!

DoomGuard - 16.10.2008 at 23:27  
iceland_Norway - 16.10.2008 at 23:32  
Ahahahahah god bless Eddie!!!!!

UP THE IRONS! great.
Oracle - 17.10.2008 at 00:39  
Haha awesome
EddieGunner - 17.10.2008 at 02:12  
Athan - 17.10.2008 at 02:24  
Lol maybe if no solution is found spanish politicians will resolve to a battle of the bands.. each party forms a band and the best wins!
Black Conundrum - 17.10.2008 at 04:50  
Awesome news!
Doc Godin - 17.10.2008 at 05:02  
If I have to put up with their flag, they'll have to put up with Eddie's face.

Man, if I was a politician I'd have this kind of attitude. Good to see its coming from a left-wing group.
Samuel550 - 17.10.2008 at 07:23  
HA! If anything, this is proof that Eddie will rule the world one day.

Next target: the White House.
Fat & Sassy! - 17.10.2008 at 08:27  
Mah brainz are melted...
heresiarch - 17.10.2008 at 12:21  
That's politics for you there heheehehe
Øyvind - 17.10.2008 at 14:22  
That is one great idea!!! If only someone in the Serbian parliament would do something like that...
moxamo - 17.10.2008 at 14:27  
I don´t think is that funny what he has done. He made a circus from a serious political protest. I´m an Iron Maiden fan but i don´t like what he did.
Bad English - 17.10.2008 at 17:27  
Awesome, realy awesome and better Ossouna how real madrid anyway , Steave would understand it , The Hammers
Nickferatu367 - 17.10.2008 at 22:26  
Fuck yeah!
ANGEL REAPER - 18.10.2008 at 23:48  
Thats like Serbian politicians just more metal,less politics
kvlt - 19.10.2008 at 02:29  
Vote for Eddy
taha_69 - 19.10.2008 at 15:44  
Yaaaasss! lol.
Shankao - 19.10.2008 at 20:11  
Men, Spain is different!
Stalker - 20.10.2008 at 11:11  
LOL, hilarious!
BrightNight - 23.10.2008 at 00:20  
Niceeeee haha
Bulus - 27.10.2008 at 03:03  
Nothing special:noidea:
Insineratehymn - 27.10.2008 at 04:06  
I'm actually surprised to see metalheads in the political offices of the world.
Lady Bathory - 31.10.2008 at 06:13  
That's too funny.
Strider - 22.01.2009 at 23:23  
It would be funny if these separatists wouldnt be terrorists who are legally earning money from all Spanish contributors. They all must be not only out of the SPANISH councils but in jail for many years. They take information of all the rest of politicians who are against their radical thoughts and give info to ETA in order to kill innocent people.
Thousands of people have died in Spain by guilt of these terrorist organizations.
Ghost Blader - 30.01.2009 at 18:29  
Now that is funny

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