Iron Maiden Announce “Legacy Of The Beast” In-Game Collaboration With Ghost

Iron Maiden have teamed up with Ghost for a new collaboration inside their “Legacy Of The Beast” mobile game. Papa Emeritus IV will appear in the game as part of a special “Mascarade Diabolique” event, which will run from October 13 to November 12.

A press release offered more details:

“The game’s Mascarade Diabolique event is an ode to both bands’ lore taking its broad themes from the cover of Iron Maiden’s 2003 album “Dance of Death” and the video for Ghost’s 2018 song, ‘Dance Macabre,’. In this new storyline, Eddie and Papa Emeritus IV are both invited to a mysterious party in Transylvania (taken from the intro to A Dance Macabre & also surely a nod to the first Maiden instrumental track of the same name on their debut album!)

They soon discover that things are getting out of hand, even faster than usual, as a sinister force has mastered the power to mimic the un-bindable will of the sentient powers of free will and individuality, in an effort to bind them to its control. Together they must fight through the hordes of mind-controlled revelers to confront the corrupted mimic, Cardinal Immortus, an evil clone of Papa Emeritus.”

Ghost’s Tobias Forge added:

“I’m happy to see that my creature is being led into [Maiden’s] world. That is a cool thing, both very humbling and flattering.”

Funko To Release New Pop! NFTs Featuring Iron Maiden’s Eddie Mascot

According to Billboard, Funko have teamed up with the Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX) to create new Pop! NFTs based on Iron Maiden’s iconic mascot Eddie. 44 different digital pieces will be released on September 30 and they will be available as five packs and 15 packs. Pricing will start at $9.99 and 24,000 packs will be sold. Notably, there is a $30 limit per transaction and a WAX wallet will be required to purchase them. Funko CEO Brian Mariotti commented:

“We are huge Iron Maiden fans here at Funko and couldn’t be more excited to have our inaugural music Digital Pop! NFT be music icon Eddie. Iron Maiden and Funko fans alike appreciate creative genius in music and pop culture. Now, they can celebrate both in digital form.”

Iron Maiden’s “Senjutsu” Debuts At No. 3 On The Billboard 200

Iron Maiden’s “Senjutsu” has officially debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. As a result, the record is now the band’s highest charting album in the U.S. According to Billboard, the effort moved 64,000 equivalent album units. This includes 61,000 from pure album sales.

Iron Maiden Partner With Asda Supermarkets For Exclusive “Senjutsu” Album Products

To promote their new album “Senjutsu” (out September 3), Iron Maiden will be releasing some special items in 226 Asda stores across the UK. Those products include an exclusive album edition of their Trooper Sun & Steel Japanese lager and an exclusive t-shirt

Andrew Thompson, Asda’s senior manager on entertainment, commented:

“Iron Maiden are an incredible British institution and the best in their field so it’s really exciting for us to be able to reward their legions of fans with some fantastic products for the launch of their hugely anticipated new album, ‘Senjutsu’, on September 3rd.”

Warner Music’s SVP commercial Derek Allen added:

“There are few bands in the world that can provide such a breadth of products that their fan base love and we’re delighted that Asda respect music enough to partner with us across several sectors. Every Maiden studio album launch is an event and their fans get behind it like no other. This partnership offers something for everyone all in one place.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Iron Maiden Share “Sound Effects Version” Of “The Writing On The Wall” Video

Iron Maiden have shared a “sound effects version” of the video for their latest single “The Writing On The Wall.” You can check that out below. As previously reported, the aforementioned track will appear on the band’s new album “Senjutsu,” which is set to be released on September 3.

Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith Discusses Making Of New Album “Senjutsu” In New Video

Iron Maiden have shared a new video of Adrian Smith discussing the making of their new album “Senjutsu.” As previously reported, that effort will be released on September 3.

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Tests Positive For COVID-19: “I’ve Pretty Much Got No Doubt That Had I Not Had The Vaccine, I Could Be In Serious Trouble”

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has tested positive for COVID-19. The frontman has already been fully vaccinated, but some breakthrough cases like his are expected considering the vaccines are not 100% effective at stopping infection. Despite this, the shots are still effective at preventing death and severe illness.

Dickinson told Rolling Stone the following:

“I thought, ‘Oh well, shit.’ I was kind of sneezing a bit. For a couple of days, I felt a bit groggy, kind of like the flu, and that was it. And I’m 63 years old. I’ve pretty much got no doubt that had I not had the vaccine, I could be in serious trouble.”

He went on to say that he believes vaccines are “a personal choice,” but added that he still hopes that everyone will decide to get the shot:

“Personally, I think people are just very badly advised if they don’t go and get themselves double jabbed as quickly as possible, not for the reasons of going into concerts, but for their own health. Having said that, even if you’ve had a double jab, you can still get COVID, and therefore you can spread it to other people who might not have been vaccinated and they might get very sick and die. Now you cannot legislate against mortality. There are many things in this world that kill people and they’re not illegal but are unfortunate. Cancer kills a lot of people. Heart attacks kill a lot of people. Obesity kills a lot of people. Malaria kills a shitload of people every year… So at some point, we have to just go, ‘We’re probably going to have to live with this. And if we’re going to live with it, then you have your vaccination.'”