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Rod Smallwood

Rod Smallwood

Real/full name:
Roderick Smallwood
65 (born Feb 17th, 1950)
Place of origin:
United Kingdom (Huddersfield, England)


Rod Smallwood has been the manager of Iron Maiden for almost the entirety of the band's career.

He is also the founder of Sanctuary Records (named after the Maiden song), and ran the label until it went public in 1998.


The Iron Maiden B-side "The Sheriff of Huddersfield" is a tribute/send-up of Rod. The band members recall being so afraid of his reaction to the song that it was kept a secret from him until it was completely recorded.

Together with Metal Hammer (UK) magazine's editor Alexander Milas, Rod has established Heavy Metal Truants, a charity bike ride.

Iron Maiden

1981 Maiden Japan (EP) Nagoya live photography
1982 The Number of the Beast Cover concept
1983 Piece of Mind Cover concept
1984 Powerslave Design, Sleeve design, Sleeve idea
1985 Live After Death (Live album) Sleeve Concept
1986 Somewhere in Time Cover concept, Design
1988 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Sleeve concept, Design
1990 Purgatory - Maiden Japan (EP) Photography (live shots in Nagoya)
1998 Eddie Head (Boxed set) Photography
2004 The History of Iron Maiden Part 1: The Early Days (Video) Photography
2006 Death on the Road (Video) Executive producer (DOTR doc), Photography
2008 Somewhere Back in Time - The Best Of: 1980-1989 (Compilation) Liner notes
2009 Flight 666 (Video) Executive producer
2011 From Fear to Eternity - The Best of 1990-2010 (Compilation) Liner notes
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