"Killers" is the second album by Iron Maiden and was released on 2nd February 1981 via EMI. Like most others, the cover was created by Derek Riggs and shows the band's mascot Eddie about to slay someone with an axe who is clinging to his shirt.
The album "Killers" was written almost exclusively by bass player Steve Harris and is the only Maiden album containing two instrumental pieces. Apart from "Murders In The Rue Morgue" and the title song, all songs on "Killers" had been written already before release of the debut album.
The album "Killers" reached place no. 12 in the British charts and place no. 78 in the US Billboard Charts, in 1985 the album reached golden status in the United Kingdom, in 1987 also in the USA and Germany!