Okay, so watching streamed performances over the internet isn’t the best way to enjoy live shows. That’s a given. Every one of us would rather be in the middle of a sweaty moshpit, getting drunk with friends while being accidentally kicked in the head by overenthusiastic crowd surfers. Yes you would. Don’t lie.
Iron Maiden has shared a new single and incredible animated video/mini film for the “The Writing On The Wall!” The presumed title track of their forth coming album was composed by Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith and is a lengthy mid-tempo rocker with a great solo section! The song is also streaming at all DSPs. The video was conceived from a story by Dickinson and animated by BlinkInk. More news on the new album soon, but in the mean time – let’s rock!!
Iron Maiden has shared another teaser inviting fans to join the band on July 15th for – “Belshazzar’s Feast” as well as the initials W.O.T.W. meant to imply the possible new album titie, “Writings On The Wall due later in 2021. The reference to – “Belshazzar’s Feast” is biblical, and where the cliche “the writings on the wall..” comes from. That phrase is suspected by published reports and fan sleuthing to bne the name of the new Iron Maiden album. More details to come as we receive them.
Iron Maiden has shared a teaser featuring Bruce Dickinson in a theater inviting fans to join the band on July 15th for – “Belshazzar’s Feast” – which is a reference to their expected new album, due later in 2021. The reference to – “Belshazzar’s Feast” is biblical, and where the cliche “the writings on the wall..” comes from. That phrase is suspected by published reports and fan sleuthing to bne the name of the new Iron Maiden album. More on this story to follow.
Iron Maiden continues to leave breadcrumbs for fans about their new album, which will apparently be revealed in the next week or so. After postponing their 2021 tour dates to 2022, fans started noticing clues in the tour poster, some published reports connecting the dots, as well as flyers handed out at Download Pilot Fest, even though they didn’t specifically mention the band. In the mean time, the greatest band in heavy metal history has been busy. They have another fan listening party on Twitter this week, covering Seventh Son of a Seventh Son with host Tim Burgess. The band also released a new summer merch line and collaboreated with Funko on new Pops! Figures and colletibles.
Super7 Toys has announced their new summer line of toys and figures for their Spectacular Kinda Sorta Still at Home-ic-Con in place of San Diego Comic Con, which is still virtual this summer. In their mega announcement video they unveiled a new Ghost ReAction Figure of Papa Nihil, complete with his saxophone from “Miasma”, as heard on the their album Prequelle (Loma Vista Recordings). Watch the video below and be lone the lookout for the pre-order link online. The brand sells their toys and merch at their site or at their two locations in their home base of San Francisco, or San Diego. In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on classic albums by Black Sabbath, Queen, Biggie Smalls, and more! Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Misfits, Ghost, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading
Heavy Metallers Whtie Wizzard are currently working on new music for their next full length! In the meantime they have released their cover of Iron Maiden’s classic song “Fligh of Icarus.” Check it out!
Copenhell has announced its first bands for 2022 next summer and it looks like a banger. Metallica will make their debut appearance ever at the fest performing on the new fourth day, June 15th, 2022, as announced on social media by Lars Ulrich, who is from Denmark. Metallica will offer a pre-sale for tickets through their Fifth Members Fan Club. Joining the band will be Iron Maiden, Kiss, Judas Priest, Korn, D-A-D, Mercyful Fate, Emperor, Bad Religion, Opeth, The Hellacopters, Bersærk, Jinjer, Gloryhammer, Death To All, Of Mice & Men, Artillery, Dog Eat Dog, Siamese, Destruction, Orm, Redwood Hill, Ghost Iris, Withering Surface, Xenoblight, Hällas, Lok, Gatecreeper, Knocked Loose, Svartsot, Soren Andersen, Eyes, Denial Of God, Wayward Dawn, Lifesick, Nyredolk and more to be announced. The fest runs from June 15th – 19th 2022.
Super7 Toys has announced a new series of ReAction Figures with packaging and design that pays homage to old import metal albums! New figures for Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Venom join their line of music legends and toys. In addition to the figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live undead playset as well as figures based on classic albums by Black Sabbath, Queen, Biggie Smalls, and more! Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Misfits, Ghost, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.
Returning from the grave after close to three decades, California heavy metal legends Cirith Ungol blasted back last year with Forever Black (Metal Blade), their first album since 1991’s Paradise Lost (Restless Records). Striking back while the iron remains hot, the band follows up last year’s full-length offering with Half Past Human (Metal Blade), a four-track EP that reaches back into the past, resurrecting a handful of tracks that never made it properly onto any of their existing albums.