Bruce Dickinson Says Iron Maiden’s Animated Video For “The Writing On The Wall” Was Inspired By Rammstein

During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson revealed that the band’s animated video for “The Writing On The Wall” was actually inspired by Rammstein. He said the following about that:

“I said to [our manager] Rod [Smallwood], ​‘Have you seen the video for Deutschland by Rammstein?’. That, to me, is a groundbreaking video. That’s astonishing. Now, I’m not suggesting we do that, because we’re not Rammstein. But think of what we could do that would have the equivalent impact for us. So, I wrote storyboard for the vid, tweaked it a little bit, and gave it a happy ending. Well, kind of a happy ending – Adam and Eve start again, but with Eddie going,​‘I’ll still get you in the end.’”

As previously reported, “The Writing On The Wall” will appear on Iron Maiden’s new album, “Senjutsu,” which is set to be released on September 3.

Iron Maiden Premiere Animated Video For New Song “The Writing On The Wall”

Iron Maiden have premiered a new song titled “The Writing On The Wall.” You can find an animated video for that track below:

Frontman Bruce Dickinson, who worked on the video with Mark Andrews, Andrew Gordon, and Blinkink‘s Nicos Livesey, commented:

“I had a pretty clear idea of the concept to accompany the song and when I met Mark and Andrew, on Zoom, it quickly became clear we were all very much on the same wavelength, and this was reinforced with the addition of Nicos and his young BlinkInk team. Our weekly team Zoom meetings were then usually both highly creative and a lot of fun!

I’m very proud of the way the video turned out. It’s more like a mini-film, really. I knew it was going to work out as soon as Mark brought my treatment to life with his incredible storyboards. I thought we could make something very special together. I think we did and hope our fans will agree. In fact, it’s pretty much created by MAIDEN fans!!”

Livesey added:

“We quickly found the expertise we wanted, and people were literally throwing themselves at me to work on a MAIDEN video — we had more than 60 people in 13 countries from Brazil to France and Romania to the U.S.A. to add something to the clip and I’d say their love, passion and understanding of the band shines through every frame. They were a dream team for the producers and myself to manage.”