IRON MAIDEN geben Datails zum neuen Album und limitierter Single bekannt


Das neue IRON MAIDEN Album trägt den Namen "A Matter of Life and Death" und erscheint anfang September via EMI. Die erste Single des Albums, "The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg", wird bereits am 14. August veröffentlicht.

Hier das Statement von Bassist Steve Harris:

"This is a very intense album in many ways, and we really wanted to go with a lead track that demonstrated that in the best way rather than going for a shorter track on the album just to please the chart rules. 'Benjamin Breeg' is a great example of the feel of the album in its really heavy riff and lyrically it's a very dark, atmospheric and powerful song which really epitomizes what the album is all about for us. So it made a natural choice for us."

Die Single wird im typischen MAIDEN Style in zwei Special Limited Edition Formaten erscheinen. Manager Rod Smallwood hierzu:

"There are various chart rules compliant to number of tracks, the maximum running time, price structure and all the rest of it. As for the new MAIDEN single, it's simple: we're putting out a two-track CD — 'The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg' and 'Hallowed Be Thy Name' (Legends Session) and if it's too long to qualify for the charts, then so be it. We have no problem with it being non-chart-eligible."

Hier die verschiedenen Tracklisten und das Album Artwork:

Limited-Edition Two-Track CD:

01. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
02. Hallowed be thy Name (Radio 1 "Legends" Session)

Limited-Edition 7" Picture Disc (To Include "Crossed Gun Logo" Sticker):

01. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
02. Run to the Hills (Radio 1 "Legends" Session)
03. The Trooper (Radio 1 "Legends" Session)

"A Matter of Life and Death" track listing:

01. Different Worlds (Smith/Harris) (4:17)
02. These Colours Don't Run (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) (6:52)
03. Brighter Than a Thousand Suns (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) (8:44)
04. The Pilgrim (Gers/Harris) (5:07)
05. The Longest Day (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) (7:48)
06. Out Of the Shadows (Dickinson/Harris) (5:36)
07. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg (Murray/Harris) (7:21)
08. For The Greater Good of God (Harris) (9:24)
09. Lord Of Light (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) (7:23)
10. The Legacy (Gers/Harris) (9:20)