Paul Di'Anno's Warhorse - Stop The War EP cover art
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Label: BraveWords Records
Release date: March 27, 2024

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The singer who needs no introduction, Mr. Paul Di’Anno of Iron Maiden fame has released a prequel EP by his new band Warhorse titled Stop The War on BraveWords Records. If the rest of the album is this good, he’s got a fantastic album on the way. The full Warhorse album will be released later in 2024, and was recorded during 2022 and 2023 in Croatia and the UK. The core band members are Paul Di’Anno on vocals, and Hrvoje Madiraca and Ante Pupačić Pupi on guitars.

Shades of Early Maiden

The first idea of forming a band arose in December 2021, when Paul and guitarist Hrvoje Madiraca met in Zagreb, Croatia. Paul Di’Anno on the release: “I’m looking forward to the digital release of “Stop the War”, “Warhorse” and “The Doubt Within” and I hope you like it. By my standards, too much time has passed since the recording of this album, and I can’t wait to finally have this record in my hands.”

For the last eight years, Paul faced serious health problems that almost ended his career. Thanks to his loyal fans, friends, Iron Maiden and his strong will to overcome the disease, Paul is back, and on a big world tour again to promote the album.

Final Notes

The first three songs are a great indicator that Paul Di’Anno still more than has what it takes to make great Heavy Metal music, and fans should be more than pleased with Warhorse. Paul’s voice is as strong as ever, the guitars are at times reminiscent of early Iron Maiden, and the the songs are all pure head bangers. A definite horns up for Paul Di’Anno’s Warhorse, and a must for all Heavy Metal fans!

Band phot of members of Paul Di'Anno's Warhorse.


  • Paul Di’Anno: Vocals
  • Hrvoje Madiraca: Guitars
  • Ante Pupačić Pupi: Guitar

Stop The War – EP Tracklist

  1. Stop The War
  2. The Doubt Within
  3. Warhorse

Check out the title track from the new EP of Paul Di’Anno’s Warhorse.


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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