18 Jun 2015

The Book of Souls is Iron Maiden 16th Album for 2015

It is announced! The 16th studio album of Iron Maiden. The Book of Souls will be realeased on September 4th 2015. The trivia for this album:
- this is their most minimalist album cover ever. the sole Eddie "portrait" is found way back to Killers album, but he was on a very intrigue background
- the songs all have duration recorded, meaning the songs already recorded and mixed
- two Bruce Dickinson sole writing songs, the last album to have two solely written track by Bruce is Powerslave 1984
- the first studio double album, and the longest in duration
- the last song, Empire Of The Clouds (Dickinson) 18:01, is their longest ever song.

the big news on OFFICIAL WEBSITE

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

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

Steve Harris 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 Dickinson 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!"

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