RON 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 songwriting 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.
“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!”
“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!”
Beware: Both of these leaks are FAKE!!!!
Errrrr…. I try to find out a link… every download you can find is a B-Sides collection, weight 106meg…. I’m sure it did not leaked at all….
Fake release – made up of old b-sides.
I’m soooo disappointed….
Fake Release. All songs are B-Sides from previous releases
So, as several of you have pointed out – There’s a fake torrent floating around with b-sides, posing as the real Book of Souls album.
Users who have reported this as legit have either been banned or have had their points and level revoked.
So please be cautious when you report. I don’t want to anger you fans.
The Leak today is Fake. Iss b-sides album.
please change to not leaked. its fake im sure.
It’s totally fake. The song Speed of Light on this “leak” is totally different to the already released version. Plus the 18 minute epic isn’t on here. Definitely fake. Change it back to “No Leaks Reported” please :(
What the hell!!! Again?!
Sorry. Not leaked
Sad face :(
I’m very disappointed. Some heads should roll! :-(
It’s been taken care of.
False leak, it’ the best of the b’sides…cancel leak report
FAKE! these are covers
Hate these damn fakes!!! Please cancel my leak report as I reported a leak prior to seeing the comments.
Talk about toying with my emotions
i was so angry when ppl said it was fake & i had already downloaded it UGHHH
Think this is fake again.
Yes it is.
So this is another fake bull$hit leak? WTF!!
You’ve reported it, FFS, and not even checked if it’s real.
Dammit. I feel so teased :(
stop posting fake stuff please, to see if it’s fake juste compare the time length of the songs with what it’s supposed to be
Three times I’ve gotten all excited when the email came through! Damnit