Parlophone Records have announced the title of the upcoming double-album by Iron Maiden – Senjutsu. Inspired by Samurai and Eastern culture and released September 3rd.
The magnificent artwork for the album was also revealed, see below:
Founding member and bassist Steve Harris had this to say about the recording process:
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 are 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.”
- Senjutsu (8:20) – Smith/Harris
- Stratego (4:59) – Gers/Harris
- The Writing On The Wall (6:13) – Smith/Dickinson
- Lost In A Lost World (9:31) – Harris
- Days Of Future Past (4:03) – Smith/Dickinson
- The Time Machine (7:09) – Gers/Harris
- Darkest Hour (7:20) – Smith/Dickinson
- Death Of The Celts (10:20) – Harris
- The Parchment (12:39) – Harris
- Hell On Earth (11:19) – Harris
The album will be available on Standard 2CD Digipak, Deluxe 2CD Book Format, Deluxe heavyweight 180G Triple Black Vinyl, Special Edition Triple Silver and Black, Marble Vinyl (Selected Retailers), Special Edition Triple Red and Black Marble Vinyl (Selected Retailers), Super Deluxe Boxset featuring CD, Blu Ray, and exclusive memorabilia, as well as digital album streaming and download.
Iron Maiden are due to resume their ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ world tour in Summer 2022. This began in 2018 and has been seen by over 2 million fans to date.
Watch this space on any future news on Iron Maiden.