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    Is there a new IRON MAIDEN album dropping? Tomorrow??

    So for some weeks now, Maiden release hidden hints and cryptic statements, that all point towards a new record release, finally to be revelaed tomorrow.

    TLDR: WATCH THIS SPACE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhBnW7bZHEE



    Long story: What happened?

    UK, June 18th-20th:

    Flyers for 'Belshezzar's Feast' were seen on the grounds of the Download Pilot fest as the U.K. engaged in a trial run in reopening a festival with a pandemic to still contend with.
    "Live forever," "man or beast" and "heaven or hell" were each printed on the flyer. More significantly, two sets of numbers also appear — "15/07" and the Roman numerals "IMXVII."

    Especcially the last one being a good hint towards IM = Iron Maiden and XVII = 17, and a new album would be the 17th Iron Maiden album. The date could inidicate the release date.


    But....who is Belshazzar and what's the deal with his feast?

    Belshazzar's feast is a story from the Book of Daniel in the Bible and is more commonly known as the story of the writing on the wall (which is the origin of the everyday expression about reading the writing on the wall/understanding something is imminent).

    Oh, and there's this interview with the Download Fest guy, who gets asked in an interview about a potential new Maiden record, and coincidently, when getting asked about it, he unzipps his hoodie, only to reveal a "Belshazzar's Feast" Shirt. Skip to 09:10



    JUNE 28th: The same shirt Bruce is wearing in the SKY interview we've ssen here in the other thread!

    -> Now the connection to Maiden was nailed down.

    A twitter account @bels_feast was created in June of this year (displaying the name 'Daniel'... the story of the feast is also taken from the Book of Daniel) and has been circulating images pertaining to the now viral 'Belshazzar's Feast' imagery and related happenings.
    Some sneaky sleuths on Reddit also noticed that this Twitter account was only following 16 other pages, all of which discreetly reference Iron Maiden's existing 16 full length albums.

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    June 29, 2021 — Iron Maiden start with their 'WOTW' tweets/posts, acting like it's jsut about football.

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    JULY 9th: AN INVITATION



    JULY 14th:

    Official link to youtube premiere is posted:





    I for one am super exicted. Still did not manage to get really into the alst two albums, but hey, whatever keeps this band going is a win for me, I jsut love them so much.
    And honestly - I mean, if this isn't a new album, millions are gonna be pissed. WHATEVER it is though - that is an impressing peice of marketing!

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      #3
      Is it just songs where Bruce dickinson complains about voting for brexit and it affecting his income?

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        #4
        Originally posted by Adam View Post
        Is it just songs where Bruce dickinson complains about voting for brexit and it affecting his income?
        One could say, that the affects of brexit where..A WRITING ON THE WALL

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          #5
          ”Didn’t want the EU - somewhere I'd rather be
          But when I got Brexit, I found it's not for me”

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            #6
            :vomit:

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              #7
              Scott Ian posted a video today wearing a Balthazar’s tshirt.

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                #8
                Their post-Brave New World has been almost entirely misses for me (Paschendale absolutely rules though), but hell, I'm alright with getting to see them lice again.

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                  #9
                  2 Minutes to M...the premiere!

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                    #10
                    New Song: The Writing On The Wall

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                      #11
                      Not gonna lie, that did absolutely nothing for me. More plodding mid-paced repetitive stuff. Bruce sounds good at least.

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                        #12
                        Were they socially distant in the studio? Not digging the raw Billy Squire-esque production.

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                          #13
                          I like the oldschool production. I'll take this over ultra-polished, at least. It does sound like it could have used a bit more mastering though. Kinda wish the tempo varied up a bit, but these are all dudes in their 60s. Bruce sounds great.

                          It's not my favorite Maiden song but I still I dig it.

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                            #14
                            Also, Eddie spitting a swarm of cybernetic locusts out of his mouth to sting dudes in the face is the hero the world needs right now.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Hulk Krogan View Post
                              Not gonna lie, that did absolutely nothing for me. More plodding mid-paced repetitive stuff. Bruce sounds good at least.
                              yea that sums up Maiden post Dance of Death.

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                                #16
                                I think that riffing wise, this is better than anything on the last album. Not completely sold on the slow mid tempo throughout the song - I thought a few times "if this was galopping, it would rule" - but i like it also the way it is,it makes me happy.

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                                  #17
                                  Yeah, a few tempo changes would have gone a long way.

                                  It's still Maiden though, thus I still like it. Greatest band of all time.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Chris View Post

                                    It's still Maiden though, thus I still like it. Greatest band of all time.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Chris View Post
                                      Also, Eddie spitting a swarm of cybernetic locusts out of his mouth to sting dudes in the face is the hero the world needs right now.
                                      Seriously. That was awesome.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by wombcannon View Post

                                        yea that sums up Maiden post Dance of Death.
                                        "A Matter of Life and Death" would like to speak with you, sir.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Mike View Post

                                          "A Matter of Life and Death" would like to speak with you, sir.
                                          That's their most underrated album. Imho at least (!) on par with Brave New World. Full of total bangers.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by petereanima View Post
                                            New Song: The Writing On The Wall

                                            They totally screwed up something BEFORE uploading.

                                            Its like they have the song running twice, next to each other, defintely a big mistake!!!

                                            Compare to this:


                                            This sounds fine.

                                            The official audio sounds like its "doubled" or something, absolutely horrible.

                                            The song tho...

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                                              #23
                                              Yeah, the lyric video version sounds more normal and removes that funkiness I originally commented about.

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                                                #24
                                                I LOVE Maiden but what a piece of shit boring song

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by mpexus View Post
                                                  I LOVE Maiden but what a piece of shit boring song
                                                  :highfive:

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