Iron Maiden To Release New Album “Senjutsu” In September

Iron Maiden have announced that their new album “Senjutsu” will be released on September 3. The effort, which loosely translates to “tactics and strategy,” was recorded in Paris, France with producer Kevin Shirley. The first single, “The Writing On The Wall,” was released last week and it can be found HERE. The samurai-themed cover art, which was created by Mark Wilkinson, can be found below along with the track listing:

“Senjutsu” Track Listing:

01. “Senjutsu”
02. “Stratego”
03. “The Writing On The Wall”
04. “Lost In A Lost World”
05. “Days Of Future Past”
06. “The Time Machine”
07. “Darkest Hour”
08. “Death Of The Celts”
09. “The Parchment”
10. “Hell On Earth”

Steve Harris commented:

“We chose to record at Guillaume Tell Studio in France again as the place has such a relaxed vibe. The setup there is perfect for our needs; the building used to be a cinema and has a really high ceiling so there’s a great acoustic sound. We recorded this album in the same way we did ‘The Book Of Souls’ in that we’d write a song, rehearse it and then put it down together straight away while it was all fresh in our minds. There’s some very complex songs on this album which took a lot of hard work to get them exactly as we wanted them to sound, so the process was at times very challenging, but Kevin is great at capturing the essence of the band and I think it was worth the effort! I’m very proud of the result and can’t wait for fans to hear it.”

Bruce Dickinson added:

“We’re all really excited about this album. We recorded it back in early 2019 during a break in the ‘Legacy’ tour so we could maximize our touring yet still have a long set up period before release to prepare great album art and something special as a video. Of course, the pandemic delayed things more — so much for the best-laid plans — or should that be ‘strategies’!? The songs are very varied, and some of them are quite long. There’s also one or two songs which sound pretty different to our usual style, and I think Maiden fans will be surprised — in a good way, I hope!”

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