The legendary heavy metal producer and sound engineer Martin Birch has passed away.
Birch is known for his work with renowned heavy metal and rock bands such as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac and much more. He helped shape some of the most considerable albums in rock history.
Birch worked with Iron Maiden for 11 years, producing and engineering eight studio albums from 1981's 'Killers' through to 1992's 'Fear of the Dark'. He also produced six Whitesnake albums, and produced Black Sabbath's 'Heaven and Hell'.
A number of rock stars and fans have paid their tribute to Birch since the news of his passing was confirmed yesterday.
Without this guy, we wouldn't have a lot of good music.
RIP Martin Birch.