The new release is coming this September.
Heavy metal giants Iron Maiden are set to return with their first ever double album later this year, enticingly titled 'The Book Of Souls'. It's being released in time to celebrate the recovery of frontman Bruce Dickinson, who recently won his battle with tongue cancer.
Iron Maiden return with their first ever double album
Five years isn't the longest we've ever had to wait for an Iron Maiden album, but it's long enough. Fans can't complain though as they are due to be presented with a whopping 92 minutes worth of music from the metal legends as they unveil 'The Book Of Souls' this Autumn. The album was recorded in Guillame Tell Studios in Paris - where they did 2000's 'Brave New World - with their usual trusty producer Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley, and while it's been ready to go for a while, they held the project back a few months to allow Bruce to recover enough to join in the celebrations.
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Barry Purkis(Thunderstick), Tony Moore, Terry Rance, Bob Sawyer, Dennis Wilcock, Terry Wapram and Doug Sampson - Eight former members of the rock band Iron Maiden launch a compilation album 'Origins of Iron', with part of the proceeds from the album's sales going to 'MS Action', a charity that helped former drummer Clive Burr. at Oakfield Hotel - Chelmsford Essex, United Kingdom - Saturday 6th June 2015
The band's lead singer underwent a seven-week course of treatment after a cancerous growth was detected on his tongue during a routine check-up late in 2014.
Three months after revealing to the world that he was undergoing treatment for cancer, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has announced that he has been given the all clear. Dickinson unveiled the happy news via a post on the band’s official website.
Having been diagnosed during a routine check-up in December last year, the seven-week course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy to eradicate a cancerous tumour on his tongue seems to have been successful.
Bruce Dickinson and his wife Paddy Bowden-Dickinson
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Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is expected to make a full recovery.
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has been undergoing cancer treatments since just before Christmas, recently completing a seven-week course for chemotherapy and radiology. A statement on the band's website said tests discovered a small tumor on the back of the singers tongue.
Bruce Dickinson is expected to make a full recovery
The group reports that Dickinson's prognosis is "extremely good" given the tumor was caught in the early stages. Doctors expect him to be given the "all clear" by late May.
Iron Maiden's website announced that the singer had undergone treatment for a cancerous growth on his tongue during January and February.
Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer of legendary British metal band Iron Maiden, has recently finished a seven week course of cancer treatment. According to a statement made via the band’s official website on Thursday, Dickinson was found to have a cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue.
The tumour was discovered during a routine medical check-up in December last year, and the singer completed the course of radiology and chemotherapy on Wednesday.
Dickinson performing at Download 2013
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The UK edition of the metal festival has been cancelled for the third time in four years.
Bad news for metal fans today: the UK edition of Sonisphere festival at Knebworth will not go ahead this year. Sonisphere’s organisers made the announcement on its official website late on Friday (January 16th).
One of the reasons given was that there had been a struggle to put together a “good enough” line-up, though The Prodigy, Metallica and Iron Maiden had all been announced as headliners for the July 4th-6th event. Furthermore, in the increasingly crowded festival fixture list, it’s been difficult to find a weekend that doesn’t clash with other events.
Iron Maiden had been one of the confirmed headliners for Sonisphere 2015
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Head to the continent for a festival experience of a lifetime with Spain's Primavera Sound, Denmark's Roskilde Festival and France's Rock En Seine to name a few.
We've been seriously pushing US and UK music festivals this year but, it has to be said, there's nowhere quite like Europe.
The continent is home to some of the most unique music events in the world and, looking at what's on offer this year, it seems that the festival season is the best time to experience cultural diversity to the nth degree. Whether its sun or snow you're after, rock or dance music, indoor or outdoor, Europe has it all and with the summer quickly approaching, it's time to get on a plane and take the best vacation of your lives as we guide you to the most exciting countries you can hope to visit this year.
- Pukkelpop (August 14th - 16th): This Belgian weekend remains seriously cool having first began in 1985 and always playing host to some of the world's best alternative music with early performers including Ramones, The Jesus And Mary Chain and Iggy Pop. Nearly 30 years on, Pukkelpop maintains its excellence with 2014 seeing the likes of Clean Bandit, Gogol Bordello and Die Antwoord on the bill.
- Tomorrowland (July 18th - 20th and July 25th - 27th): If you want to feel like you've entered a fantasy world for a weekend (or two), Tomorrowland is definitely for you. Taking place in the town of Boom, you'll be rocking out against a backdrop of incredible art installations of gargantuan proportions - it really isn't a sight to be missed.
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Tributes paid to Clive Burr of Iron Maiden
Clive Burr died at the age of 56 in his sleep on March 12th, triggering a deluge of tributes, kind words and obituaries in honour of him, and the impact he had on Iron Maiden – one of the most important rock bands of all time.
“He was a wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days when we were starting out,’ said Steve Harris, the band’s founder and bass player,” Iron Maiden say in a statement. “This is a sad day for everyone in the band and those around him and our thoughts and condolences are with his partner Mimi and family at this time.” Burr was born in East Ham, London, and was brought up in Manor Park in the capital’s East End. At the height of his fame, though, he was asked to leave the band, and no one knew why. One purported reason was his supposed ‘overindulgence’ in the rock lifestyle; a claim he vehemently denied. “I was too upset to feel angry about it,” he recalled. “We were like schoolkids [on tour] in America. We’d never been there before and it opened our eyes. There was a lot of parties, and girls were throwing themselves at us. We’d never experienced anything like it."
Iron Maiden at Superbock Superrock
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56 year-old was the metal legends original drummer
Sad news for Iron Maiden and fans of the band from the late 70’s and early 80’s, the British metal legends’ former drummer Clive Burr has sadly passed away. He was just 56.
Formerly in the metal band Samson, Burr joined Bruce Dickinson and the rest in 1979 and played on the group’s first three albums, 1980’s Iron Maiden, 1981’s Killers and 1982’s The Number Of The Beast – the band’s first number one album in the UK. However he left the group later in that same year, though remained on good enough terms with the group so that, when he was sadly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, they rallied around and formed the Clive Burr MS Trust Fund to help raise money for his living costs. When things go too bad financially for the drummer they played several benefit concerts in his honour.
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The original drummer of the British heavy metal band has passed away in his sleep
Clive Burr, the former Iron Maiden drummer has died at his London home, Sky News report. The drummer, who was considered by many to be the driving force behind the band’s original pioneering metal sound, has passed away at the age of 56. Burr played on Iron Maiden’s first three albums, Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number of the Beast. Burr had been suffering from multiple sclerosis but is said to have “died peacefully in his sleep.”
The band’s founding bass player Steve Harris, said “He was a wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days when we were starting out.” His former band mate then added “This is a sad day for everyone in the band and those around him and our thoughts and condolences are with his partner Mimi and family at this time." Burr was a member of Iron Maiden between 1979 and 1982, leaving after the band’s third album topped the UK album chart.
Rolling Stone magazine described Burr’s contribution as a “major ingredient” to the band’s sound, which, in their infancy, was notable for introducing the fast tempo of punk music to the heavy metal genre. Though the band were a hit in the UK, it wasn’t until after Burr left that they found success Stateside and developed to become a huge international act.
2nd August, 1975