We know that Iron Maiden is releasing their new album ‘Senjutsu’ on September 3rd. Now, the band has released a short film about recording their seventeenth studio album!
The film shows bassist Steve Harris, singer Bruce Dickinson and producer Kevin Shirley talking about recording the album at Paris’ Guillaume Tell Studio (where they also recorded 2015’s ‘The Book of Souls’).
Dickinson said, “It’s been a very, very good experience. I think this is a better album than Book Of Souls. I really do. I haven’t heard it all back yet because I’ve been in the middle of doing it. I think it’s more complex than Book Of Souls. It’s certainly more varied. And I think there’ll be a genuine couple of surprises. There’s one of two songs that’ll have people going, ‘Eh? Is that Iron Maiden?’”
Harris adds: “It’s part of the beauty of doing a new album. We never know what we’re going to do, there’s no preconceived idea about what to do and it just is what it is. It’s a representation of where we are at any given time.”
Amazingly, Dickinson recorded some of the new album while on crutches following an injury to his Achilles tendon.
What’s Maiden’s best album? Can you pick just one?