Author Topic: The Iron Maiden Thread v. The Merge of Souls  (Read 160131 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Anguyen92

  • Posts: 2195
  • Gender: Male
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #315 on: May 29, 2015, 09:21:25 PM »
Favorite part of the read so far for me.

Quote
Steve and I are amused and bemused by the constant rumors that we hate each other or we're trying to kill each other and can't exist in the same room together etc., etc., etc. Get this, the French said that Janick and Adrian obviously hate each other because they don't look at each other on stage and then they said that me and Steve didn't touch each other enough. I don't want to fuck him!"


Offline Mladen

  • Posts: 12492
  • Gender: Male
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #316 on: May 30, 2015, 02:31:09 AM »
That was fantastic, such an interesting read after 15 years.  :metal

Offline Cyclopssss

  • Vocal Dinosaur pre-heat combustable
  • Posts: 2986
  • Gender: Male
  • Connoseur of love
    • my coverband
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #317 on: May 30, 2015, 04:01:50 AM »
LOL, this is indeed not recommended:

Bruce crashes in: "You can tell I was obviously having a good time during rehearsals cause me and Jan were paralyzed every night after rehearsal. We'd come back in and go out and do that Belgian beer thing, it's like 8.5%, you know! And there ain't nothin' else to do, so we'd just go out to a blues club till four. It's dangerous you know, it's tough out there I'll tell ya."     
From the ocean comes the notion that the realise lies in rhythm. The rhythm of vision is dancer, and when you dance you´re always on the one. From the looking comes to see, wondrous realise real eyes....

Offline Cyclopssss

  • Vocal Dinosaur pre-heat combustable
  • Posts: 2986
  • Gender: Male
  • Connoseur of love
    • my coverband
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #318 on: May 30, 2015, 04:07:28 AM »
   "We were going to finish up in Long Beach Arena," he says gleefully. "'Scream for me Long Beach,' it's gotta be done, hasn't it? (laughs). I do it every night anyway as it is. I never had a catch phrase before."   
From the ocean comes the notion that the realise lies in rhythm. The rhythm of vision is dancer, and when you dance you´re always on the one. From the looking comes to see, wondrous realise real eyes....

Offline Zydar

  • Carpet Crawler
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 16105
  • Gender: Male
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #319 on: June 18, 2015, 09:54:01 AM »


The Book Of Souls, coming September 4th.

Double album!

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

Online cramx3

  • Chillest of the chill
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 22810
  • Gender: Male
    • The Home of cramx3
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #320 on: June 18, 2015, 09:58:05 AM »
More info from facebook

Quote
The Book Of Souls - coming September 4th.
IRON MAIDEN’s eagerly awaited new studio album The Book Of Souls will be released globally on 4th September through Parlophone Records (Sanctuary Copyrights/BMG in the U.S.A.). 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; 6 of them with 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.
Steve comments,
“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!”
Bruce continues,
“We’re really excited about The Book Of Souls and had a fantastic time creating it. 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 full tracklisiting is:

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
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)

The Book Of Souls is the band’s 16th studio album since their eponymous debut in 1980 charted at #4 in the UK, in a career achieving sales of over 90 million albums worldwide. Their previous album, 2010’s The Final Frontier was Maiden’s most successful chart-wise to date, reaching Number One in 28 countries and was their highest chart debut in the U.S reaching #4 in the Billboard 200.
Due to Bruce’s illness the band had to delay touring plans but promise to be out on the road again early next year, giving time for Bruce to make a full physical recovery to be ready for the rigours of Maiden live performances.

Offline Art

  • Posts: 922
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #321 on: June 18, 2015, 10:07:40 AM »
Awesome news! :metal

The only funny part is another "man of sorrows" in Bruce´s career  :laugh:

Offline Zantera

  • the Flood
  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 12243
  • Gender: Male
  • Feedback overload
    • https://parisinthespring.bandcamp.com/
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #322 on: June 18, 2015, 10:34:58 AM »
TFF was a bit of a disappointment (after AMOLAD was one of their best), but I would say the second half was great (some songs even better than that), it was the first half that was mostly meh. I am really interested in this. Maiden doing an 18 minute song? Sign me up!

Offline ThatOneGuy2112

  • Posts: 1975
  • Gender: Male
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #323 on: June 18, 2015, 10:48:20 AM »
Can't even contain my excitement at this point. Best news I've heard all day! :metal
What are you gonna do, STAB ME?

Offline bosk1

  • King of Misdirection
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7498
  • Bow down to Boskaryus
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #324 on: June 18, 2015, 10:56:28 AM »
:caffeine:



























































:caffeine:
"The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie."

Offline PolarizeMe

  • Posts: 414
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #325 on: June 18, 2015, 10:56:53 AM »
Holy :censored!
I certainly did not expect this to be a double album but man am I super excited for this album!  :metal

Offline Cyclopssss

  • Vocal Dinosaur pre-heat combustable
  • Posts: 2986
  • Gender: Male
  • Connoseur of love
    • my coverband
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #326 on: June 18, 2015, 11:16:48 AM »
DOUBLE!!!! Yeaaaaaaaazzz  :metal Up the Irons!!!
From the ocean comes the notion that the realise lies in rhythm. The rhythm of vision is dancer, and when you dance you´re always on the one. From the looking comes to see, wondrous realise real eyes....

Offline Deathless

  • Posts: 159
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #327 on: June 18, 2015, 11:17:14 AM »
18-minute song written by Bruce!  :metal :metal :metal :metal :metal

Online TAC

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 37218
  • Gender: Male
  • Just a decent, normal metal-head fellow
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #328 on: June 18, 2015, 11:23:32 AM »
Empire Of The Clouds!!!!
Double CD!!!!

Dream Theater are you paying attention?

Fuck WWRD. It's WWIMD!!!

I am so psyched!!!! Just sat down for lunch at work. Don't know how I'll concentrate the rest of the day.

« Last Edit: June 18, 2015, 11:34:07 AM by TAC »
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums................or WTF.  ;D

Offline Evermind

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 11824
  • Gender: Male
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #329 on: June 18, 2015, 11:24:16 AM »
This is bloody awesome. :metal

Online cramx3

  • Chillest of the chill
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 22810
  • Gender: Male
    • The Home of cramx3
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #330 on: June 18, 2015, 11:33:52 AM »
Im really digging the track titles as well.  I dont really put much into them, but they are really cool titles.  Same with the album title.  The artwork, eh I cant say I care for it, but I get it that we aren't going to see the same style anymore since they stopped using their artist (cant recall his name, Riggs?)

Offline Zydar

  • Carpet Crawler
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 16105
  • Gender: Male
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #331 on: June 18, 2015, 11:34:44 AM »
Im really digging the track titles as well.  I dont really put much into them, but they are really cool titles.  Same with the album title.  The artwork, eh I cant say I care for it, but I get it that we aren't going to see the same style anymore since they stopped using their artist (cant recall his name, Riggs?)

Derek Riggs, yeah.

Offline devieira73

  • Posts: 1050
  • Gender: Male
  • Boldly go where no brazilian has gone before...
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #332 on: June 18, 2015, 11:46:13 AM »
Wow, really great news! I'm glad they returned to the same studio where it was recorded BNW. IMO the best instruments sounding was achieved in that record. Also very cool that two songs are written only by Bruce (included the biggest Maiden epic! :omg:) and the strong presence of Adrian in the credits.  :tup
« Last Edit: June 18, 2015, 01:05:05 PM by devieira73 »
"one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." (RIP Neil Armstrong)

Online Anguyen92

  • Posts: 2195
  • Gender: Male
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #333 on: June 18, 2015, 11:47:41 AM »
Omg, omg.  So sick.  92 min., double album, 18 min. song.  Hold me, baby!  Well, safe to say that it seems like they are going all-in on this one with this 16th studio album.

Online cramx3

  • Chillest of the chill
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 22810
  • Gender: Male
    • The Home of cramx3
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #334 on: June 18, 2015, 11:58:40 AM »
Wow, really great news! I'm glad they returned to the same studio where it was recorded BNW. IMO the best instruments sounding was achieved in that record. Also very cool that two songs are written only by Bruce (included the bigger Maiden epic! :omg:) and the strong presence of Adrian in the credits.  :tup

Totally agree about the BNW sound, that is my favorite sounding IM album.  And the credits give me lots of reasons to believe the songs will be awesome.

Offline mikemangioy

  • Taster of cheese, preacher of prog
  • Posts: 1358
  • Gender: Male
  • *insert ASOIAF quote here*
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #335 on: June 18, 2015, 11:59:48 AM »
I think I'm in love  :hefdaddy
Because Mike is better than Mike

Online MrBoom_shack-a-lack

  • I hit things for a living!
  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7516
  • Gender: Male
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #336 on: June 18, 2015, 12:33:03 PM »
All kinds of awesome!! Two Smith/Dickinson collab is also all kinds of awesome!  :metal
"I said to Nigel Tufnel, 'The door is open if you want to do anything on this record,' but it turns out Nigel has a phobia about doors." /Derek Smalls

Offline jjrock88

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 12412
  • Gender: Male
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #337 on: June 18, 2015, 12:50:44 PM »
Outstanding news! 18 minute song, wow!

Offline Polarbear

  • Posts: 1060
  • Gender: Male
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #338 on: June 18, 2015, 01:19:58 PM »
Sounds great! Can't wait to hear that 18 minute epic.

Offline Kwyjibo

  • Worse troll than Blabbermouth
  • Posts: 4339
  • Gender: Male
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #339 on: June 18, 2015, 01:56:32 PM »
This got me very excited.

An 18-minute epic? Maiden going full-on prog? A double disc? Maiden just got to deliver and they will do so  :metal :metal :metal :metal :metal

And I really like the stripped down cover.

So come on September 4th.

Online wolfking

  • Posts: 28897
  • Gender: Male
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #340 on: June 18, 2015, 03:52:18 PM »
This is just fucking fabulous, words can't fully describe!!  :hefdaddy

The cover at first I wasn't so sure, but looking at it more, I think it serves its purpose.  Reminds me of a Blaze era type cover though for some reason.

Offline adace

  • Posts: 2267
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #341 on: June 18, 2015, 04:21:32 PM »
One of my most anticipated albums of the year :metal

Offline ozzy554

  • Posts: 921
  • Gender: Male
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #342 on: June 18, 2015, 04:57:24 PM »
I'm definitely pre-ordering this one.

I like the artwork, its simple and eddie actually looks like eddie. I do think it could've used a background though.
Zagreus waits at the end of the world,
For Zagreus is the end of the world.
His time is the end of time,
And his moment time's undoing

Offline jammindude

  • Posts: 9511
  • Gender: Male
    • The Jammin Dude Show
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #343 on: June 18, 2015, 08:59:40 PM »
This is just fucking fabulous, words can't fully describe!!  :hefdaddy

The cover at first I wasn't so sure, but looking at it more, I think it serves its purpose.  Reminds me of a Blaze era type cover though for some reason.

Minus the grotesque factor, he's kindof "blocked" the same way as he was on TXF, so that may be what's sparking a memory.
"Better the pride that resides in a citizen of the world.
Than the pride that divides when a colorful rag is unfurled." - Neil Peart

The Jammin Dude Show - https://www.youtube.com/user/jammindude

Offline Mister Gold

  • The Makers of Our Own Destiny
  • Posts: 2129
  • Gender: Male
  • Human
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #344 on: June 18, 2015, 09:41:17 PM »
This is just fucking fabulous, words can't fully describe!!  :hefdaddy

The cover at first I wasn't so sure, but looking at it more, I think it serves its purpose.  Reminds me of a Blaze era type cover though for some reason.

Minus the grotesque factor, he's kindof "blocked" the same way as he was on TXF, so that may be what's sparking a memory.

I'm honestly getting flashbacks both of TXF and Bruce's The Chemical Wedding. I'm hoping it's a darker-sounding album in the vein of those works. I'm especially excited to hear both of Bruce's two songs, as he's probably my personal favorite songwriter in the band. I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out that "If Eternity Should Fail" ends up dealing with similar lyrical themes as "Starblind" does. :drool:
Beyond the limits of the mortal frame
To the farthest boundary of eternity
Where I, the Cosmic Sea
Watch the little ego floating in me.

Offline RodrigoAltaf

  • Posts: 1543
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #345 on: June 19, 2015, 01:53:06 AM »
Only two Gets songs in a double album is a plus. Eddie looks like Eddie again - and is REALLY well drawn!!!

Offline Counselor of Prog

  • Posts: 212
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #346 on: June 19, 2015, 03:48:24 AM »
Outstanding news! 18 minute song, wow!

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!  :metal
"The only closed systems in the universe are hardened hearts and darkened minds." Scott Becker, Valley of the Shadow

Offline Mladen

  • Posts: 12492
  • Gender: Male
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #347 on: June 19, 2015, 04:53:00 AM »
This was circling around the web as a rumor yesterday and I immediately yelled out "fake". I didn't want to believe anything until it was announced on ironmaiden.com. I can't describe how stupid I feel now that the supposedly fake news is up on their website.  :lol

Bring it on, this is extremely exciting. The fourth of September will be the date of the year.  :metal

Offline RodrigoAltaf

  • Posts: 1543
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #348 on: June 19, 2015, 05:20:52 AM »
This was circling around the web as a rumor yesterday and I immediately yelled out "fake". I didn't want to believe anything until it was announced on ironmaiden.com. I can't describe how stupid I feel now that the supposedly fake news is up on their website.  :lol

Bring it on, this is extremely exciting. The fourth of September will be the date of the year.  :metal

I still remember when the rumours surfaced in 1999 that Maiden's then new album was to be called " Majesty of Gaia".

Online wolfking

  • Posts: 28897
  • Gender: Male
Re: THE El Dorado Thread (and other Iron Maiden related musings)
« Reply #349 on: June 19, 2015, 06:32:50 AM »
This is just fucking fabulous, words can't fully describe!!  :hefdaddy

The cover at first I wasn't so sure, but looking at it more, I think it serves its purpose.  Reminds me of a Blaze era type cover though for some reason.

Minus the grotesque factor, he's kindof "blocked" the same way as he was on TXF, so that may be what's sparking a memory.

Yes, you're right, it does bring TXF cover to mind now that you mention it.

Only two Gets songs in a double album is a plus. Eddie looks like Eddie again - and is REALLY well drawn!!!

I find his songrwriting some of the strongest of the reunion era.

This was circling around the web as a rumor yesterday and I immediately yelled out "fake". I didn't want to believe anything until it was announced on ironmaiden.com. I can't describe how stupid I feel now that the supposedly fake news is up on their website.  :lol

Bring it on, this is extremely exciting. The fourth of September will be the date of the year.  :metal

I still remember when the rumours surfaced in 1999 that Maiden's then new album was to be called " Majesty of Gaia".

Twist of Fate was another one I believe.