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Since it’s not really what you are listening to and real talk thread is well… anyways

the place to talk about news, rumors and just all out KICK ASS that is METAL

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IRON MAIDEN’s eagerly awaited new studio album, “The Book Of Souls”, will be released globally on September 4 through Parlophone Records (Sanctuary Copyrights/BMG in the U.S.A.). It was recorded in Paris with their longstanding producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in late 2014, with the finishing touches added earlier this year. However, the band decided to delay its release so that vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who was recently given the all-clear from a tumour, would have time to recuperate sufficiently to join in the preparations for the album’s launch.

The stunning cover art was created by Mark Wilkinson, who has worked with the band previously, and because this 11-track album has a total running time of 92 minutes, it is IRON MAIDEN’s first-ever double studio album. There’s a broader split on the songwriting compared to previous MAIDEN records, with bassist and founder member Steve Harris contributing to seven of the tracks; six of them with MAIDEN’s guitarists and one sole composition. This is also the first time since 1984’s “Powerslave” that an IRON MAIDEN studio album also features two tracks written solely by Bruce Dickinson, one of which is the longest song MAIDEN has ever recorded! And also two Dickinson/Smith collaborations.

Steve comments: “We approached this album in a different way to how we’ve recorded previously. A lot of the songs were actually written while we were there in the studio and we rehearsed and recorded them straight away while they were still fresh, and I think that immediacy really shows in the songs, they have almost a live feel to them, I think. I’m very proud of ‘The Book Of Souls’, we all are, and we can’t wait for our fans to hear it, and especially to take it out on the road next year!”

Bruce continues: “We’re really excited about ‘The Book Of Souls’ and had a fantastic time creating it. We started working on the album in late summer 2014 and recorded it at Guillame Tell Studios in Paris, where we’d done the ‘Brave New World’ album back in 2000 so the studio holds special memories for all of us. We were delighted to discover the same magical vibe is still alive and very much kicking there! So we immediately felt at home and the ideas just started flowing. By the time we’d finished we all agreed that each track was such an integral part of the whole body of work that if it needed to be a double album, then double its going to be!”

The full track listing is:

Disc 1

  1. If Eternity Should Fail (Dickinson) 8:28
  2. Speed Of Light (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:01
  3. The Great Unknown (Smith/ Harris) 6:37
  4. The Red And The Black (Harris) 13:33
  5. When The River Runs Deep (Smith/ Harris) 5:52
  6. The Book Of Souls (Gers/ Harris) 10:27

Disc 2

  1. Death Or Glory (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:13
  2. Shadows Of The Valley (Gers/ Harris) 7:32
  3. Tears Of A Clown (Smith/ Harris) 4:59
  4. The Man Of Sorrows (Murray/ Harris) 6:28
  5. Empire Of The Clouds (Dickinson) 18:01

Formats:

  • 2CD deluxe hardbound book limited edition
  • 2CD standard edition
  • Triple heavyweight black vinyl
  • High res audio (24-bit Mastered for ITunes and non-Mastered for iTunes)
  • Standard res audio (16 bit/ 44.1 kHz)

“The Book Of Souls” is IRON MAIDEN’s 16th studio album since their eponymous debut in 1980 charted at #4 in the UK, in a career achieving sales of over 90 million albums worldwide. Their previous album, 2010’s “The Final Frontier”, was MAIDEN’s most successful chart-wise to date, reaching Number One in 28 countries and was their highest chart debut in the U.S reaching #4 in The Billboard 200.

Due to Bruce’s illness, the band had to delay touring plans but promise to be out on the road again early next year, giving time for Bruce to make a full physical recovery to be ready for the rigours of MAIDEN live performances.

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I hope Bruce gets better soon. We’ve already lost Dio, and Iommi had that scare a while back. I’m sure there’s countless more. Cancer sucks.

Also, excited about a new Maiden album. \m/

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Oh and one last one

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Shouldn’t this also have @0takuMetalhead in it? He’s more of a metalhead than I am. Most of my vinyl crate is full of “alternative” music like Minutemen, Sonic Youth, Husker Du, ect. I’m way more spread out into other genres than just metal. As such, I cannot consider myself a metalhead :P.

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I felt horribly left out untill you mentioned me. >.>

Though, atleast I can post this:

One of the best black metal bands from the Netherlands.

I tagged you two because, well because, @otakumetalhead is more into the newer stuff and I think the both of you talked maiden before

Ok real reason is I can never tag his name right…

I saw 'Maiden fronted by Paul D’ianno. Killers tour. I was 14.

I don’t consider myself a metalhead. I may have been once, but spread out into other stuff, much like AC.

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Is with a ‘0’ (typ-o that stuck) still pronounced as an ‘o’ though.

Anyway, not a big Maiden fan myself, but my buddy will be happy to hear about this.


Also, despite my username, metal isn’t the only thing I listen to. I can listen to most gernes with ease, as long as it isn’t pop, rap, hardcore, traditional stuff and the like I might like it. Hell, one of my favorite artists is Anneke Van Giersbergen.

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I don’t know what to post here, so I post a video

Good stuff.

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I am a big fan of her stuff with The Gathering, and dig the Devin Townsend stuff. She has an amazing, powerful voice.

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She did some amazing guest vocal performances in Ayreon, and did some spoken word for a Napalm Death song. That and her solo projects are damn good aswell. Saw her live twice a few years ago, she even did a cover of some The Gathering songs.

I’m jelly. I’d love to see her. Then again, I’d love for Dev to bring back Strapping Young Lad, but that won’t happen either lol.

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Both Ziltoid albums make up for it.

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I’m not fan of Fleshgod Apocalypse, but that double pedal…holy ■■■■. Respect.

Wait… Almost 20 posts in and no Slayer?

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I might be one of the few in this thread who doesn’t like Slayer…

Inb4 someone calling me a heathen.

Gary Nueman has polluted your mind