Iron Maiden album and tour news

IRON MAIDEN‘s much-anticipated new studio album, “The Final Frontier”, will be released in North America on August 17 (one day earlier internationally) via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), the centralized U.S. catalog and special markets entity for Universal Music Group. The CD features artwork (see below) illustrated by Melvyn Grant.

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 The Cave Studios in Malibu, California 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” (1983), “Powerslave” (1984) and “Somewhere In Time” (1986) albums.

30 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 totaling over 80 million album sales during this period.

“The Final Frontier” track listing (total running time 76:35):

01. Satellite 15….The Final Frontier (8:40)
02. El Dorado (6:49)
03. Mother Of Mercy (5:20)
04. Coming Home (5:52)
05. The Alchemist (4:29)
06. Isle Of Avalon (9:06)
07. Starblind (7:48)
08. The Talisman (9:03)
09. The Man Who Would Be King (8:28)
10. When The Wild Wind Blows (10:59)

Following the U.S. dates, the tour will ship over to Europe starting in Dublin on July 30 and playing a few selected major festivals and stadiums , finishing in Valencia, Spain, on August 21 and including a concert in Transylvania.

IRON MAIDEN members Steve Harris (bass) and Janick Gers (guitar) were interviewed on this past Monday’s (June 7) edition of the nationally syndicated radio show “Rockline” with host Bob Coburn. You can now listen to the program at RocklineRadio.com.

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