IRON MAIDEN – Senjutsu (2021)

Metal legends IRON MAIDEN make a stunning surprise return with their 17 th studio album “Senjutsu“, to be released next Friday. And 2021 finds Maiden as doggedly ambitious as they were when they stormed onto the scene in the mid-70s.
“Senjutsu” is an electrifying, cinematic masterpiece, its imagery built around Japan’s pre-modern Samurai era and clocking in at 82 minutes – their second double album. Perhaps it’s the guys’ advancing age or the strange times in which we all find ourselves, but ”Senjutsu” is the band’s most emotionally compelling work, not just of the post-reunion era, but of all time.
One listen isn’t enough; with successive spins, ”Senjutsu” continues to reveal its astonishing depth and a wealth of melodic treasures that will see it easily claim its place alongside the finest works of their canon.
An unqualified masterpiece.

IRON MAIDEN – The Writing On The Wall (2021)

The rumours were true. After weeks of speculation, conspiracy theories and breadcrumb-following dominating Metal Twitter, IRON MAIDEN have officially unleashed their first piece of brand new music in six years: ”The Writing On The Wall”.
Maiden have decided to pull out all the stops for their new single, accompanying it with a blockbuster, retinal-searing animated video featuring a ton of colourful characters, buckets of symbolism and, most excitingly of all, a brand new Eddie.
The song itself – a composition by Adrian Smith and Bruce Dickinson – is a big departure from the majority of Maiden’s post-2000 lead singles. Starting off as an acoustic jaunt that morphs into a mid-paced, stomping, outlaw rocker…

IRON MAIDEN – Nights of the Dead, Legacy of the Beast: Live in Mexico City (2020)

IRON MAIDEN have a thing for live albums. Officially, there are now 16 official live documents of ’Arry’s Ammers available, 13 of them full albums. One of them, Live After Death, rates among the band’s finest work, capturing their imperious power at the height of their ‘80s dominance. Others, like Maiden Japan and The BBC Archives collection, act as something of a history lesson from the Paul Di’Anno-fronted early era of the band.
Largely and most importantly, though, Maiden live albums have become specific postcards of specific events. Live at Donington celebrated their triumphant return to headline that hallowed stage for the second time. Rock In Rio was the triumphant hanging of a hat on the band’s millennial rejuvenation as Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith returned to the fold.
In this “Nights of the Dead, Legacy of the Beast: Live in Mexico City“, Maiden not only give fans the chance to own a bit of these shows (events in themselves), but they also flex their unwavering confidence in what they are doing right now.

IRON MAIDEN – Live After Death [Japan ‘The Live Collection Series’ Remastered] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Released two days ago, here’s the Japanese edition of IRON MAIDEN‘s “Live After Death” as part of the ‘The Live Collection Series’ newly remastered. Regarded as the last great live album of the vinyl era, this four-sided LP beautifully packaged gatefold sleeve comprised 18 songs – many of them typically epic in nature and spanning the length and breadth of Iron Maiden’s still young – is a classic.
If you think a live album hardly can be improved with a remastering, you better hear this Japanese release.

IRON MAIDEN – The Studio Collection Part 2 [Ltd. 4-CD Box Set Remastered] (2019) *EXCLUSIVE*

Parlophone Records / BMG continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with the second set of digipak CD titles in “The Studio Collection – Remastered – Part 2″.Following on from 2018’s “The Studio Collection – Remastered – Part 1” (featured HERE) which included the band’s 4 first albums, this 2nd part feature the following four; ‘Powerslave’, ‘Somewhere In...

IRON MAIDEN – The Studio Collection [Ltd. 4-CD Box Set Remastered] (2018)

Already in 2014 the big series of remastered re-releases of all IRON MAIDEN albums from the debut album to The Final Frontier began and set the headbangers worldwide in motion. After the 2014 / 2017 releases on black vinyl and the Mastered for iTunes project in 2017, Parlophone Records are now setting the series of IRON MAIDEN catalogue reissues in...

BLAZE BAYLEY – December Wind [CD version +5] (2018)

     The REAL one “December Wind” is the new BLAZE BAYLEY solo album to be released tomorrow. The ex singer with Iron Maiden (1994-1999) presents his 11th studio record with songs acoustically based, performed and arranged alongside virtuoso classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen.This is the complete physical CD, including 5 bonus tracks. Consisting of thirteen songs, “December Wind” run a gamut...

ROCK CANDY MAGAZINE – Issue 1 / 2 / 3

As you know, Rock Candy Records is one of the best reissue labels out there. Since a couple of years, they are releasing a magazine, actually printed on paper like in the good ‘ol times.In the style of the essay included into each CD booklet about the band in question, ROCK CANDY MAGAZINE is a bi-monthly, 100-page Rock publication produced...

BRUCE DICKINSON – Scream For Me Sarajevo (2018)

Having hit select UK cinemas two months ago, Iron Maiden’s frontman BRUCE DICKINSON documentary film “Scream For Me Sarajevo” is now getting a physical release today. The critically acclaimed documentary tells the story of Dickinson’s fabled concert in Sarajevo during the height of the Bosnian War. This is the ‘Music from the Motion Picture’ disc, featuring Bruce Dickinson solo material...

IRON MAIDEN – Brave New World (2015 Remaster for iTunes)

With the success of the last IRON MAIDEN album, some are requesting more from the band’s catalogue recently remastered for iTunes. We already presented many of these (available HERE) basically covering the best Maiden era; the ’80s. After those, their albums are not that relevant.But there’s one record that we think deserve a fresh look: the underrated 2000’s “Brave New World“....

SAMSON – Head On [Collectors Edition Remastered +2] Out Of Print

Regarded as the most important album by one-time NWOBHM scene leaders SAMSON, “Head On” was reissued some time ago with bonus tracks and freshly remastered for the first time by Cherry Red Records / Lemon , an UK label lately doing a really interesting job in that matter.However, there’s only two typical NWOBHM tracks here, as founder Paul Samson was...

IRON MAIDEN – The Book Of Souls [Live Chapter] (2017)

IRON MAIDEN – The Book Of Souls [Live Chapter] (2017)

IRON MAIDEN will release “The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter” on November 17th, a live recording comprising 15 songs captured during ‘The Book Of Souls World Tour’, which covered 39 countries across six continents during 2016 and 2017, and was seen by over two million fans. ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’ will be released physically in CD, deluxe CD...

THUNDERSTICK (ex Samson / Iron Maiden) – Something Wicked This Way Comes (2017)

THUNDERSTICK (ex Samson / Iron Maiden) – Something Wicked This Way Comes (2017)

After almost 30 years THUNDERSTICK is back into the scene with a new, own album titled “Something Wicked This Way Comes” to be released in a couple of weeks.There are few musicians as iconic in image as Barry Graham Perkis – aka Thunderstick – who originally found fame as the masked and caged drummer for British band Samson. Previously a...

IRON MAIDEN – The Book Of Souls (2015)

* To be released in a few days (September 4), British legend IRON MAIDEN goes big on their ambitious new double-disc “The Book Of Souls“.For a band that excelled when their albums dynamically alternated between adventurous epic tracks and short, immediate headbangers, they were clearly slipping down a hole where their compositions kept getting longer and longer, testing the will...

IRON MAIDEN – Speed Of Light [CD5 Single Only @ Best Buy] (2015)

IRON MAIDEN – Speed Of Light [CD5 Single Only @ Best Buy] (2015)

* Welcome back, IRON MAIDEN! The band have released today their first new music in five years.Taken from upcoming double album ‘The Book Of Souls’, the metal icons have released the first single “Speed Of Light” exclusively available @ Best Buy. Bassist Steve Harris recently commented that frontman Bruce Dickinson was singing better than ever – and you can totally...