Killers, released in March of 1981 on EMI in the UK, was the second album by Iron Maiden. It was the first of their albums to feature guitarist Adrian Smith, and the last to feature vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who left the band mid-tour due to problems with alcohol and narcotics. This was also the first album produced by veteran producer Martin Birch who went on to produce their next eight albums before retiring after Fear of the Dark in 1992.
Killers is a greatest hits album by American hard rock group Kiss. The album was originally released only outside the United States, but quickly became available as an import. Of the twelve songs on Killers, four were new compositions recorded specifically for the album.
"Killers" is the title-track for the second album by Iron Maiden. The song (like much of the album) was written by Steve Harris though Paul Di'Anno created the very earliest version of the song's lyrics that appeared at the famous Live at the Rainbow concert (the band's first live video release). This early version sounds very different and the final song was very much rewritten for the album-release.