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« on: June 18, 2015, 12:18:31 PM »
http://www.ironmaiden.com/new-iron-maiden-studio-album-the-book-of-souls.html

Based on the details of the songwriting, credits, studio location, etc., I'm really looking forward to this one!

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Re: Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2015, 12:29:55 PM »
Looking forward to this.


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IRON MAIDEN’s eagerly awaited new studio album The Book Of Souls will be released globally on 4th September 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 song-writing compared to previous Maiden records, with bassist and founder member Steve Harris contributing to seven of the tracks; 6 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 tracklisiting is:

 Track listing:
 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
 7. Death Or Glory (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:13
 8. Shadows Of The Valley (Gers/ Harris) 7:32
 9. 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

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 the band’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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Re: Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2015, 12:32:07 PM »
I think my favorite part of the press release is this:

(Dickinson)
(Smith / Dickinson)

 :)

Can't wait for this one!

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Re: Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2015, 12:38:43 PM »
Also,



FUCKING AWESOME.
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Re: Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2015, 01:37:24 PM »
Yeah, that is an awesome looking Eddie!  And the old, pointy logo returns!

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Re: Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2015, 02:09:49 PM »
92 minutes!!!
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Re: Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2015, 02:49:35 PM »
Can we talk about how the EIGHTEEN MINUTE closing track was written ENTIRELY by Bruce!?

I mean...that's just insane. I figured they would tone down after Final Frontier, but...well...nope. Very keen to hear this.

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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2015, 03:22:53 PM »
HELL YES.
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Up the Irons!

Wow. We get 92 minutes of Maiden. Their first ever double album, and widespread writing credits. Can't really ask for much more.

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Re: Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2015, 03:40:58 PM »
And the old, pointy logo returns!

Wow, I hadn't ever noticed they switched it up for Virtual XI and then kept it all this time. Cool.

I'm excited about it being a double album. I dig those over packed single albums. Somehow they're easier to digest.
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Re: Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2015, 05:40:06 PM »
"The Red and the Black?"

Wonder if Harris is a BOC fan?

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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2015, 09:09:46 PM »
Maiden is my most favorite metal band ever and even though I saw the news a few hours ago, I'm still in a super happy shock over this! especially with an 18 minute song! And I love that Eddie! It's creepy and dark, yet simple. Almost every Maiden cover has been pretty graphic looking so there's nothing wrong with going this direction. OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! I can't wait to hear the first song they'll most likely release in the next couple weeks or so. OMG!!! :D
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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2015, 04:50:59 AM »
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Re: Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2015, 10:52:24 AM »
"The Red and the Black?"

Wonder if Harris is a BOC fan?

Or maybe he was hanging out at my high school (those where my school colors and that was also the name of the HS newspaper, at least when I was there)...

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Re: Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2015, 03:27:38 PM »
Can we talk about how the EIGHTEEN MINUTE closing track was written ENTIRELY by Bruce!?

I mean...that's just insane. I figured they would tone down after Final Frontier, but...well...nope. Very keen to hear this.

I'm pumped that he wrote both the opening and closing tracks of the album. I think that's a pretty big indicator that both songs are of high-quality. Then again, this is Bruce Dickinson that we're talking about here. He's personally my favorite songwriter in the band, alongside Adrian.

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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2015, 11:45:21 PM »
Wow! Our local metal station who NEVER plays Maiden actually put a news item up about the album! http://www.93x.com/2015/06/18/the-book-of-souls/
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