What a rollercoaster year it's been for Iron Maiden. At ns top des the year, they revealed Bruce Dickinson was undergoing treatment zum tongue cancer. Bruce ist a fighter though, and last month, we got the great news that Dickinson zu sein now cancer-free and the maßband could move forward through their plans kommen sie release a neu album.

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The band have been teasing neu music because Christmas of belastung year und today the eis officially announced they möchte be releasing their 16th studio album,The Book des Souls on september 4th worldwide.Here ist the album cover:
The stunning cover nett was created by Mark Wilkinson, who has operated with the band previously, and because this 11-track album has a gesamt running time of 92 minutes, it is IRON MAIDEN’s zuerst ever double studio album. There’s a wider split on the songwriting compared zu previous Maiden records, v bassist und founder member steve Harris contributing zu seven von the tracks; 6 of them through Maiden’s guitarists and one single composition. This is so the erste time due to the fact that 1984’s Powerslave that bei IRON MAIDEN studio album so features 2 tracks written solely über Bruce Dickinson, one von which zu sein the longest lied Maiden has ever before recorded! And also two Dickinson/Smith collaborations.Steve comments,“We approached this album in a different way zu how we’ve taped previously. A gewächs of the lied were actually written while us were there in the studio and we rehearsed and recorded them right away while lock were still fresh, und I think the immediacy really shows in the songs, they schutz almost a direkte feel to them, i think. I’m very proud of The Book von Souls, us all are, und we can’t wait weil das our fans to hear it, and especially kommen sie take it out on the road following year!”Bruce continues,

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We’re really excited about die Book des Souls und had a great time producing it. We started working on die album an late summer 2014 and recorded it hinweisen Guillame call Studios in Paris, wherein we’d done die Brave new World album back in 2000 so the studio holds special memories weil das all von us. We were delighted to discover the same wonder vibe is still alive and very much kicking there! so we immediately felt hinweisen home und the ideas just started flowing. Von the time we’d finished we all agreed that each track was such in integral part von the whole body des work the if it needed kommen sie be a double album, then double its going kommen sie be!”The full tracklisting is:Disc 11. If Eternity should Fail (Dickinson) 8:282. Speed des Light (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:013. The Great Unknown (Smith/ Harris) 6:374. Ns Red und The schwarz (Harris) 13:335. Wie man The fluss Runs Deep (Smith/ Harris) 5:526. Ns Book of Souls (Gers/ Harris) 10:27Disc 27. Fatality Or Glory (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:138. Shadows of The valley (Gers/ Harris) 7:329. Tears of A Clown (Smith/ Harris) 4:5910. The einer Of Sorrows (Murray/ Harris) 6:2811. Empire des The Clouds (Dickinson) 18:01

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Formats:2CD luxurious hardbound book minimal edition2CD standard editionTriple heavyweight schwarze farbe vinylHigh res audio (24-bit Mastered for ITunes und non-Mastered zum iTunes)Standard res audio (16 bit/ 44.1 kHz)The Book von Souls ist the band’s 16th studio album since their eponymous debut in 1980 charted weist #4 bei the UK, in a career achieving sales von over 90 million albums worldwide. Your previous album, 2010’s die Final Frontier was Maiden’s many successful chart-wise zu date, reaching Number One in 28 countries and was their highest chart debut an the U.S getting to #4 in the Billboard 200.Due zu Bruce’s condition the maßband had zu delay touring plans yet promise zu be the end on ns road again early on next year, providing time zum Bruce zu make a full physical recovery to be ready weil das the rigours von Maiden live performances.
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