Band Mascots

Some bands chose to create a mascot to display on their album covers. The over the years these characters can become as recognizable as the band’s themselves. Here are my personal favorites.

Eddie (Iron Maiden)

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Eddie is probably the most obvious choice on the list for me. He’s appeared on every single Iron Maiden album cover and a fair amount of their singles. Eddie has taken plenty of different forms over the years as a variety of different monsters. Still he’s somehow always recognizable. Eddie often appears at Iron Maiden’s concerts as well.

Vic Rattlehead (Megadeth)

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Megadeth surely took some inspiration from Eddie with their own mascot Vic Rattlehead. His last name is taken from a song from Megadeth’s debut album. Vic appears on the covers for the first 4 Megadeth albums. His first appearance on the band’s debut album was so poorly done that it was overhauled years later after the band became successful. His appearance get a bit more spotty in the following albums but he did appear on the cover for their most recent album Dystopia¬†in 2016

Does your favorite band have a mascot?