Iron Maiden are sharing the first preview of new music from their forthcoming double album, “The Book Of Souls.”
Due September 4, the project was produced by Kevin Shirley and recorded in Paris in 2014.
Plans to release the record were delayed so that vocalist Bruce Dickinson – who was recently given the all-clear from a tumour – would have time to recuperate and assist in the preparations for the album’s launch.
“We’re really excited about The Book Of Souls and had a fantastic time creating it,” says Dickinson. “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 Book Of Souls” will be available in a 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) and Standard res audio (16 bit/ 44.1 kHz).
Iron Maiden were awarded the 2015 O2 Silver Clef Award by UK charity Nordoff Robbins at their 40th anniversary gala on July 3 in recognition of the band’s “outstanding contribution to UK music.”
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