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Iron Maiden Announce New Album – The Book Of Souls!

Details have been released of Iron Maiden’s hotly anticipated new double-album ‘The Book Of Souls’. Check them out here!

Source: Official Album Art

Good news Iron Maiden fans! The metal legends’ hotly anticipated new album The Book of Souls is set to be released on September 4th, via Parlophone Records.

Recorded in Paris with their longstanding producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley, the album follows vocalist Bruce Dickinson‘s all-clear from a cancerous tumour. The Book of Souls will be the band’s 16th studio release and first ever double-album.

Bassist Steve Harris elaborates, “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!”

We’re really excited about The Book Of Souls and had a fantastic time creating it,” Bruce Dickinson continues. “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!”

Check out the full track listing below!

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

 

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