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IRON MAIDEN Release Audio Clip From New Album

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Friday, July 31, 2015 @ 4:19 PM


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IRON MAIDEN are teasing their fans with a 30-second audio clip taken from one of the tracks on their forthcoming new album, The Book Of Souls, and you can check it out below.

The Book Of Souls will be released globally on September 4th through Parlophone Records (Sanctuary Copyrights/BMG in the US). 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; six of them with IRON 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.

The Book Of Souls tracklisiting:

Disc 1

  • “If Eternity Should Fail“ (Dickinson) 8:28
  • “Speed Of Light“ (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:01
  • “The Great Unknown“ (Smith/ Harris) 6:37
  • “The Red And The Black“ (Harris) 13:33
  • “When The River Runs Deep“ (Smith/ Harris) 5:52
  • “The Book Of Souls“ (Gers/ Harris) 10:27
Disc 2
  • “Death Or Glory“ (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:13
  • “Shadows Of The Valley“ (Gers/ Harris) 7:32
  • “Tears Of A Clown“ (Smith/ Harris) 4:59
  • “The Man Of Sorrows“ (Murray/ Harris) 6:28
  • “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)


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