David Ellefson, the co-founder and the bassist of Megadeth, has sadly announced the death of Iron Maiden producer Martin Birch and commemorated his memory through a story.

Ellefson took Instagram to express his deep sorrows with the death news of the legendary producer Martin Birch. David Ellefson said about him that he produced some of his favorite albums from Iron Maiden to Black Sabbath.

He also admitted how he wished to work with Birch and revealed the fact that he discussed with Megadeth’s then-manager Ron Lafitte about Martin Birch to work with them on the album ‘Countdown To Extinction‘ in 1991. Unfortunately, at that time, Martin Birch was ready to retire, as Ellefson explained.

Martin Birch, who is known as the British music producer and sound engineer, died on 9 August 2020, at age 71. He produced the albums of some iconic bands including Deep Purple, Rainbow, Fleetwood Mac, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult, and Iron Maiden.

His notable contributions to Iron Maiden’s ‘Killers‘ and ‘Number of the Beast‘ albums, along with Black Sabbath’s ‘Heaven & Hell‘ and ‘The Mob Rules‘, still influence the rock and metal music industry.

Here is what David Ellefson said about Martin Birch:

A true legend has passed! This man produced some of my favorite albums from Iron Maiden (Killers/Number of the Beast) to Black Sabbath (Heaven & Hell/The Mob Rules). His pronounced kick drum spikes on critical downbeats were the cornerstones of his heavy sound.

I do recall our then-manager Ron Lafitte and I discussing producers for the “Countdown To Extinction” album (in 1991) where Martin’s name was discussed and a phone call made to him. But, he was ready to retire so it was not to be.

RIP Martin Birch….”

You can see Ellefson’s Instagram post in which he commemorated Birch below.

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A true legend has passed! This man produced some of my favorite albums from Iron Maiden (Killers/Number of the Beast) to Black Sabbath (Heaven & Hell/The Mob Rules). His pronounced kick drum spikes on critical downbeats were the cornerstones of his heavy sound. I do recall our then-manager Ron Lafitte and I discussing producers for the "Countdown To Extinction" album (in 1991) where Martin's name was discussed and a phone call made to him. But, he was ready to retire so it was not to be. RIP Martin Birch…. #martinbirch #Repost @imbnoticias with @make_repost ・・・ É com grande pesar que noticiamos o falecimento de Martin Birch (71), o lendário produtor musical que assinou os discos clássicos do Iron Maiden, indo do álbum "Killers" ao "Fear Of The Dark", sendo este último o seu último trabalho antes da aposentadoria. Martin também foi produtor musical de outras grandes bandas e artistas como Dio, John Lord, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Whitesnake e entre tantos outros grandes expoentes do rock. Vá em paz, Martin. #MartinBirch #IronMaiden #Killers #TheNumberOfTheBeast #PieceOfMind #Powerslave #SomewhereInTime #SeventhSonOfASeventhSon #NoPrayerForTheDying #FearOfTheDark #LiveAfterDeath #RestInPeace #BlackSabbath #DeepPurple #Rainbow #Whitesnake.

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