Sad news coming out of the heavy metal community today as legendary producer Martin Birch has died.

Birch 71 work with such band’s as Iron Maiden (Killers, Number of the Beast) , Black Sabbath (Heaven and Hell) , Whitesnake (Snakebite) , just to name a few.

The song “Hard Lovin’ Man” from the Deep Purple album Deep Purple in Rock is dedicated to him.

He retired in 1992, after producing Iron Maiden’s Fear of the Dark album. Birch appears in Iron Maiden’s music video “Holy Smoke“.

We will sadly miss him!!!

YESTERDAY, TODAY, EVERYDAY HEAVY METAL!! 🤘🏻👍👊

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