Iron Maiden - New Album Details And Song Online


The release date for Iron Maiden's new studio album The Final Frontier is now confirmed for Monday 16th August. The new album features artwork illustrated by Melvyn Grant and, to mark the occasion, the band have made special arrangements for one new album track "El Dorado" to be made available Worldwide as a FREE digital download MP3 with immediate effect. Click here for your free download (US fans, go here).

Singer Bruce Dickinson explains: "El Dorado" is a preview of the forthcoming studio album. As we will be including it in the set of our Final Frontier World Tour (all dates here) we thought it would be great to thank all our fans and get them into The Final Frontier mood by giving them this song up front of the tour and album release."

The band reunited with long-time Maiden producer Kevin "Caveman" Shirley in early 2010 at Compass Point Studios, Nassau to record the album and then moved to LA to finish the recording and do the mixing. Compass Point Studio is very familiar to the band, it was where they recorded the Piece Of Mind ('83), Powerslave ('84) and Somewhere In Time ('86) albums.

Bruce comments: "The studio had the same vibe and it was exactly as it had been in 1983, nothing had changed! Even down to the broken shutter in the corner... same carpet... everything... It was really quite spooky. But we felt very relaxed in such a familiar and well-trodden environment and I think this shows in the playing and the atmosphere of the album."

Thirty years on from their eponymous debut album in April 1980, The Final Frontier will be Maiden's 15th studio album, making a remarkable average of a new album every two years for 30 years and totalling over 80 million album sales during this period.


The Final Frontier [cover art] tracklist:

01. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
02. El Dorado
03. Mother Of Mercy
04. Coming Home
05. The Alchemist
06. Isle Of Avalon
07. Starblind
08. The Talisman
09. The Man Who Would Be King
10. When The Wild Wind Blows

Source: ironmaiden.com
Band profile: Iron Maiden
 
Posted: 08.06.2010 by Abattoir


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24.06.2010 - 08:07
HellHammerBR
Written by Angelic Storm on 09.06.2010 at 22:52


Hmm...well, I think the No Prayer comparison is valid, in that the songs on that were much more straight forward than before. But the riffing is more like later works from the Bruce solo band (specifically those with Roy Z), although of course with it being Maiden, the song remains in standard tuning, as opposed to the downtuned riffs of his later solo career. Whether the rest of the album is similar to "El Dorado" in terms of riffing style, still remains to be seen. But I think it will differ from No Prayer, not least because there's lots of long songs on the new album, wheras No Prayer had no songs exceeding 6 minutes in length. But in terms of a more simplistic style, with the vocals and music, then the comparison with No Prayer, at least with "El Dorado" makes sense. No Prayer of course, comes in for a lot of flak from Maiden fans, although myself have always loved the album. I have no expectations for Maiden to relive their 80's heyday, and maybe that is why I enjoy the new song, while others seem to hate it.


I agree! I used No Prayer as an example of a disc contents that pleases me. Can´t compare to Losfer words, Powerslave, Hallowed, songs that probably they can´t reach that perfection again, but songs like Bring your daughter isn´t that perfect, but I like a lot. I do not expect a great classic too, the last time I got this was in X Factor album. And, of course, with Bruce´s Chemychal Wedding, a disc that, for me, sounds more like that legendary Maiden times than this current Iron Maiden. Maybe cause Bruce and Adrian still got the roughness composing, perhaps. I sawe them here in Brazil last year, live they are the same great entertainers and great musicians, one of the biggest, top 5 for me, listening most of death and black metal this days. Hail!
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24.06.2010 - 12:48
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Derwood on 18.06.2010 at 17:15
Absolutely nothing.

I only mentioned the ages of some of us who don't really care for the song because Everron made the claim that everyone dissing it was probably between the ages of 13 and 20, hence the line I quoted from him.

My whole purpose in bringing up ages was precisely to point out that age has nothing to do with whether someone likes it or not. Nor does age indicate any sort of uniformity of opinion on the quality of the music. I like a lot of stuff from Maiden's last three albums, which is an opinion not shared by many of my fellow geriatric stormers.

I really don't care what someone likes or dislikes. There wouldn't be 10,000 genres if we all liked the same stuff. It doesn't mean I can't be a little baffled when someone likes stuff that I really dislike, though.


Everron is a blind fanboy, and I definitely wasnt defending him in my last post. It is interesting that you say you like a lot of the stuff on the last 3 Maiden albums, when a fellow older Maiden fan like Lord Reginer has been quite scathing in his opinions of those albums. I also have no care about someone else's likes or dislikes. I purely listen to songs/albums on their own merits for me, and dont let others' opinions cloud my judgement in any way when it comes to liking an album or not. For me, 'El Dorado' is not classic Maiden, but nevertheless, it is a very good song, and it's also refreshing that Maiden are playing a different style of riffing for the first time ever. Most of the comments about this song have been very interesting for me to read, because I neither agree with the opinion that is top class Maiden, or that it is a poor song. lol

Written by HellHammerBR on 24.06.2010 at 08:07
I agree! I used No Prayer as an example of a disc contents that pleases me. Can´t compare to Losfer words, Powerslave, Hallowed, songs that probably they can´t reach that perfection again, but songs like Bring your daughter isn´t that perfect, but I like a lot. I do not expect a great classic too, the last time I got this was in X Factor album. And, of course, with Bruce´s Chemychal Wedding, a disc that, for me, sounds more like that legendary Maiden times than this current Iron Maiden. Maybe cause Bruce and Adrian still got the roughness composing, perhaps. I sawe them here in Brazil last year, live they are the same great entertainers and great musicians, one of the biggest, top 5 for me, listening most of death and black metal this days. Hail!


Well yes...'Powerslave' to me is pure perfection when it comes to Maiden. SSOASS is also Maiden at their absolute best. Its hard for me to compare 'No Prayer...' to their 80's stuff, purely because its so very different in its style. In its own way, its a great album, and I love it a lot. I wouldnt go as far as to call 'The X Factor' a classic, but I really like a lot of the songs on it. (you are not the first fan Ive seen classing that album as a classic though! ) 'The Chemical Wedding' is one of my fave albums of all time, and definitely better than some Maiden albums! I dont think 'El Dorado' is more similar to the later Bruce solo stuff because Bruce and Adrian were on those albums. Because the first 3 albums after their comeback to Maiden sounded nothing like Bruce's solo material. 'Brave New World' is IMO the closest Maiden have come to producing another classic album since their first 10 years. I really love that album a lot. xD
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30.06.2010 - 13:48
everonn
Written by Lord_Regnier on 22.06.2010 at 00:29

Written by everonn on 21.06.2010 at 19:46

And now i once again realized that some people would find the will / power / guts / whatever, to say something / some band / some song is bad or not worthy of smth so easily. without any grounds...just...."they became sucky" , "they became lame" , "they are not the old IM anymore". How sad for you guys...that you expect from a band to do something you like. How sad that you are getting old and your tiny little brains can not get anything new inside...
Maiden is still strong and providing the best music to their fans. it's not maiden that got shitty. it is you....


Fucking fanboys. The greatest plague on any metal board. But I admit you reach an all new level of retardation and blindness in your Maiden ass-kissing.
Sad to see that you're still so young and already outdated when it comes to metal. Stuck in the 80s and unable to evolve. How pathetic.

And I find it as funny as ironic that you're saying "our tiny little brains can't get anything new inside" when you're the one who praises a band that completely failed to evolve and only repeat themselves for 20 years with poorer results each time. If there's a band that brought nothing new to metal in the last two decades, it's precisely Maiden. Great in the 80s, overrated and shitty nowadays.

I was already listening to Maiden when you were licking your mom's tits but it doesn't prevent me to see their flaws.

I can tell you exactly why this song sucks donkey balls: basic and simple riffs, simple and slow drums, sleep-inducing vocals (completely powerless), a total lack of originality in every department, an awful sound (especially on the drums). Zero energy at all. It sounds just as what it is: a watered down song from worn-out old men who have even more wrinkles than Eddie. They don't even have to put mummies on stage anymore because the mummies are playing the instruments.
As much as it has been among my favorite bands in the 80s, I must say that I find Maiden plain embarrassing since the early 90s.


Fucking idiots. all over the world. trying to show that they actually "know" something. but unable to feel anything or see anything as it is. failing to see the big picture all the time...:) i find your comments funny. Call me fanboy or funboy or anything else, Iron Maiden's gonna kick your fuckin' ass.
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30.06.2010 - 14:20
Lord_Regnier
Written by everonn on 30.06.2010 at 13:48

Fucking idiots. all over the world. trying to show that they actually "know" something. but unable to feel anything or see anything as it is. failing to see the big picture all the time...:) i find your comments funny. Call me fanboy or funboy or anything else, Iron Maiden's gonna kick your fuckin' ass.


OK. I have enough of you, dumb asshole. It's a sad thing to say but some people are in urgent need of seeing their neck severed from their body for their unforgivable stupidity. Since we can't get rid of them permanently like they deserve, the only solution is to ignore them.
One more retard on my 'ignore' list. You're only the third in the last 2 weeks. If it follows-on like that, it's not an 'ignore user' function I will need but an 'ignore forum' one.

EDIT: Thinking of it, fuck this board. I don't need it. It was the last metal board I posted on, so now I get rid of this shit completely. Glad to leave. I'll put my energies in things that are worthy. Such a complete loss of time metal boards are.
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30.06.2010 - 23:48
Gamma_Ray
I really like the song El Dorado, reminds me a bit about Wasted Years but good anyway. I like it when Bruce is telling a story in the lyrics, like Dance Of Death for example.
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Now I'm riding through the air
going to where no one dares
on the way I'll cross the line forevermore.
For once in life, I do not care
nothing matters, now I dare
On the ride I'll cross the line
forever to be free
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05.07.2010 - 15:22
everonn
Written by Lord_Regnier on 30.06.2010 at 14:20

Written by everonn on 30.06.2010 at 13:48

Fucking idiots. all over the world. trying to show that they actually "know" something. but unable to feel anything or see anything as it is. failing to see the big picture all the time...:) i find your comments funny. Call me fanboy or funboy or anything else, Iron Maiden's gonna kick your fuckin' ass.


OK. I have enough of you, dumb asshole. It's a sad thing to say but some people are in urgent need of seeing their neck severed from their body for their unforgivable stupidity. Since we can't get rid of them permanently like they deserve, the only solution is to ignore them.
One more retard on my 'ignore' list. You're only the third in the last 2 weeks. If it follows-on like that, it's not an 'ignore user' function I will need but an 'ignore forum' one.

EDIT: Thinking of it, fuck this board. I don't need it. It was the last metal board I posted on, so now I get rid of this shit completely. Glad to leave. I'll put my energies in things that are worthy. Such a complete loss of time metal boards are.


what a relief)
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05.07.2010 - 15:50
Warman
Erotic Stains
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.06.2010 at 14:20

My God this is indeed incredibly boring and like has been said a lot of Barracuda borrowing all over the place. But Barracuda was a much better song than this.

Damn! I agree with Marcel! This is a rare happening for me, a couple of times each year at most.
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05.07.2010 - 16:04
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Warman on 05.07.2010 at 15:50

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.06.2010 at 14:20

My God this is indeed incredibly boring and like has been said a lot of Barracuda borrowing all over the place. But Barracuda was a much better song than this.

Damn! I agree with Marcel! This is a rare happening for me, a couple of times each year at most.


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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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