Welcome to WatchOut Records!!
This recordlabel was founded in 2015 by two friends who didn't meet before.... How strange can it be. Well here's the story:
Erwin Lucas from the Netherlands filled his spare time writing a book about (ex) Iron Maiden members and their escapades before, during or after their time in Iron Maiden. During his research he came in contact with Andy Holloway from England and together they made it their main goal to meet, speak or at least get an autograph of every (ex) Iron Maiden member on the planet.
To start with a happy end.... they managed to do that!! But while chatting away through facebook about Iron Maiden, their members and the book Erwin was busy on another project surfaced in the two creative brains. The book got released in February 2015 and because they got so much contacts with ex Iron Maiden members the idea of doing a compliation album was born.
Trying to be as independent as possible Andy and Erwin founded WatchOut Records. Their idea became reality... They talked to the artists, got nine tracks from them, got a pressingcompany, and away they went.
On June 6th of 2015 the compilation album "Origins Of Iron" was released. On that same day Andy and Erwin met for the first time. That day will be in their memory forever!! The release party at the Oakland Hotel in South Woodham Ferrers (UK) was attained by the biggest crowd they ever had over there. Ex Iron Maiden guitarist Terry Rance was playing with his band Electrum and 7 other former Iron Maiden members were in the audience.
Left to right: Barry Purkis (Thunderstick), Tony Moore, Erwin Lucas, Terry Rance, Andy Holloway, Bob Sawyer, Dave Sullivan, Dennis Willcock, Terry Wapram and Doug Sampson