Iron Maiden revenge: Elderly take revenge on noisy neighbors with heavy metal, We’ve all heard the scenario: Rowdy teenage whipper-snappers with no respect for their elders are blasting that heavy metal death music, and what is wrong with young folk these days?!

According to a May 1 UPI report, that scenario played out in Stockholm, except the tables were turned. It was the those pesky old folks who were attempting to drive their neighbors insane with earsplitting music.

Their weapon of choice? Iron Maiden

The elderly couple was charged with harassment for playing Iron Maiden songs at top volume toward their neighbors' home, Swedish police said.

71-year-old woman and her 81-year-old husband said their new neighbors were so loud, they had to take sleeping pills just to get some shut-eye. So as revenge, the volume went up, and up, and up.

"We wanted to give a taste of their own medicine," the husband said.

The couple set up a music system on their balcony facing their neighbor's home, allegedly playing the music until as late as 4 a.m. throughout the winter, police said.

"The harassment has just carried on, I am completely broken down. How can I keep living here," the neighbors told police.