Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!

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by Squinty » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:44 pm

I can remember going to buy Tyranny of Souls when it was released in 2005.

His last three studio albums are exceptional. Easily match Maiden's best.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by rinks » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:55 pm

IRON MAIDEN AND ANGRY BIRDS, TOGETHER AT LAST

This week in unexpected-but-adorable collaborations: Rovio Entertainment, the creators of the international smartphone phenomenon Angry Birds, have teamed up with metal legends/reason Kerrang! exists, Iron Maiden, for a special version of Angry Birds Evolution.

As one of the most recognisable figures in metal, Eddie, Maiden’s iconic mascot, will be a playable character as “Eddie The Bird” in Angry Birds Evolution this Halloween. That’s good fun!

“Our team is filled with massive Iron Maiden fans and Eddie was both our first choice & a natural fit in Angry Birds Evolution,” said Miika Tams, VP Games and Product Lead for Angry Birds Evolution, “It’s about time his status as a true rock icon was celebrated and we know that fans will love seeing Eddie The Bird raise hell on Bird Island!”

Players can crank up their Angry Birds Evolution team on October 18 during a special two week character event for a very metal Halloween. Players who successfully recruit what everyone’s calling Eddie The Bird to their team during that time will be able to keep him forever.


http://www.kerrang.com/the-news/iron-ma ... r-at-last/

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Met » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:30 pm

In other news:

Reminder that Bruce Dickinson's autobiography, 'What does this button do?' is due out on the 19th. I can see it being one of the more interesting ones, even if he barely even talks about Maiden. The man's pretty cool.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Finish.Last » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:34 pm

Ha. Not the first time iron maiden have dabbled in a crossover.

Nicko's appearance in The Sooty Show in the eighties is fantastic.

I called off his players' names as they came marching up the steps behind him....All nice guys. They'll finish last. Nice guys. Finish last.
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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:34 pm

rinks wrote:
IRON MAIDEN AND ANGRY BIRDS, TOGETHER AT LAST

This week in unexpected-but-adorable collaborations: Rovio Entertainment, the creators of the international smartphone phenomenon Angry Birds, have teamed up with metal legends/reason Kerrang! exists, Iron Maiden, for a special version of Angry Birds Evolution.

As one of the most recognisable figures in metal, Eddie, Maiden’s iconic mascot, will be a playable character as “Eddie The Bird” in Angry Birds Evolution this Halloween. That’s good fun!

“Our team is filled with massive Iron Maiden fans and Eddie was both our first choice & a natural fit in Angry Birds Evolution,” said Miika Tams, VP Games and Product Lead for Angry Birds Evolution, “It’s about time his status as a true rock icon was celebrated and we know that fans will love seeing Eddie The Bird raise hell on Bird Island!”

Players can crank up their Angry Birds Evolution team on October 18 during a special two week character event for a very metal Halloween. Players who successfully recruit what everyone’s calling Eddie The Bird to their team during that time will be able to keep him forever.


http://www.kerrang.com/the-news/iron-ma ... r-at-last/


Jesus Christ.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by rinks » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:40 pm

The Bwark of Souls.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Squinty » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:36 am

A lot of bands are doing these types of things now. That doesn't make it less ridiculous.

I remember Megadeth ran a bootcamp a while back. As much as I love Rust in Peace, I cannot think of much worse people to be around than Dave Mustaine.

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by Corazon de Leon » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:43 am

Rust in Peace is a great album and I never realised how ridiculous the lyrics to almost all of the songs were until I went back to it this week on Rock Band for one of the challenges. Example:

"Maybe I've seen too much, Hangar 18, I know too much"

Great songwriting skills there Dave, rhyming too much with with too much. :lol:

(Just want to re-iterate that I think Rust in Peace is the best thrash album after Master of Puppets and possibly Ride the Lightning)

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by rinks » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:57 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:Rust in Peace is a great album and I never realised how ridiculous the lyrics to almost all of the songs were until I went back to it this week on Rock Band for one of the challenges. Example:

"Maybe I've seen too much, Hangar 18, I know too much"

Great songwriting skills there Dave, rhyming too much with with too much. :lol:

(Just want to re-iterate that I think Rust in Peace is the best thrash album after Master of Puppets and possibly Ride the Lightning)

Ha, true, that line's a bit ripe. But then within seconds you've got the great couplet:

"Military intelligence,
Two words combined that can't make sense."

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by Corazon de Leon » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:01 pm

rinks wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Rust in Peace is a great album and I never realised how ridiculous the lyrics to almost all of the songs were until I went back to it this week on Rock Band for one of the challenges. Example:

"Maybe I've seen too much, Hangar 18, I know too much"

Great songwriting skills there Dave, rhyming too much with with too much. :lol:

(Just want to re-iterate that I think Rust in Peace is the best thrash album after Master of Puppets and possibly Ride the Lightning)

Ha, true, that line's a bit ripe. But then within seconds you've got the great couplet:

"Military intelligence,
Two words combined that can't make sense."


I do like that to be fair, it's a surprisingly intelligent bit of commentary from dangerous Dave.

I remember there being a couple of absolute turds in the title track as well, but I'll need to have a look at the lyrics. A lot of it seemed to be comparing a nuclear supercomputer to his penis. :lol:

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Squinty » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:27 pm

The 'Immense in my girth, erect I stand' line is my favourite lyric from the album. I like the subtle likening of a nuclear missile to a penis.

I tend to think the album lyrics are very tongue in cheek in places. I like that about it. Plus his vocal performance is the perfect fit for the lyrics.

Best thrash album, only Puppets, Reign in Blood and Terminal Redux come close. Musically, it is totally ridiculous. Everytime I listen to Take No Prisoners, my jaw hits the floor.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Knoyleo » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:05 pm

New tour announced in support of their freemium mobile game. :fp:

https://ironmaiden.com/news/article/iro ... -tour-2018

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Crimson » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:35 pm

:lol:

Questionable tie-in aside, very curious to see what the setlist ends up looking like. FTGGOG and Somewhere in Time featuring in the teaser is promising.

I've been making my way through Bruce's autobiography audiobook. It's been an entertaining listen so far, he's a great narrator.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Starbreaker » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:28 am

Would be great to see those two in the set, I can't recall seeing them play Somewhere in Time when I've seen them and haven't seen the other since the AMOLAD tour.

strawberry float it, more dates can only be a good thing. Besides, Maiden have precedent for releasing janky games and then putting a tour on the back of it gawd love 'em :lol:

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Squinty » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:29 am

Belfast date. Not sure if want.


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