For those of you who have woefully missed out on the great news, Iron Maiden have a DOUBLE ALBUM heading our way! This is following Bruce Dickinson’s conquest over cancer! You can read all about what to expect from “The Book of Souls” through the link found directly below. You can also stick around to hear of bassist Steve Harris and his awesome boast behind the new album!
As stated, Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris recently had some awesome things to say in an interview with Kerrang! When asked of Bruce’s recent battle with cancer, Stever had the following statement to make:
“Well, it didn’t at all, because Bruce didn’t know and none of us knew anything about… There was no inkling of any of it. He’d finished all his vocal bits completely anyway, and then there were some other bits and pieces we were doing. Really, we didn’t know anything — he didn’t show any signs at all. I mean, his singing, when you hear it… He’s singing better than ever. It didn’t cause any problems in that department at all. He wasn’t showing any signs of being ill. I didn’t even know until a few weeks afterwards, when he got his results back. It was such a shock to him and everybody else, because it just wasn’t expected at all. It’s such a personal matter for Bruce and the band that I don’t think now is the time to talk about it. It’s Bruce’s story to tell when he feels the time is right. The one thing I can say is that Bruce is a trooper and more than ready for the next chapter of Iron Maiden. What matters now is that we’ve got an album coming out that I think our fans are going to love and we’re all excited to share with them.”
Better than ever, eh? Excellent! But that’s not where the good word stops. Apparently, Iron Maiden have crafted an 18 minute track in “Empire of the Clouds” that is being heralded as a “masterpiece”. Yet again, here’s what Steve Harris had to say:
“I think it’s a masterpiece, actually – I think I can say that because I didn’t write it! It sounds like Maiden but it’s totally different from what we’ve done before.
Eighteen minutes sounds like a long time, but it’s actually such a journey that… well, it’s best just to leave people to listen to it and see what they think. But it’s very interesting. It’s certainly not boring.”
Can’t wait for this album. New music approaches September 4th… IRONS UP \m/