Metal Mondays – Maiden!

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of Chris and Bryan having all the fun on Metal Mondays.  Time for me to crash the party!

While I’ve never been a huge heavy metal fan, I’ve liked Iron Maiden since I first heard them back in the ’82-83 timeframe.  On September 4th, they will release their next album, Book of Souls, an ambitious double album (produced by Kevin “Caveman” Shirley, who refused to give Alex Lifeson his #@$%ing reverb on Counterparts 🙂 ).  In reading some advanced press about this album, one of the things that caught my prog-loving eye is the presence of a few long tracks, The Red and the Black (13:33), The Book of Souls (10:27), and Empire of the Clouds (18:01).  The latter will be Iron Maiden’s longest track ever.   The previous titleholder is presented below, The Rime of The Ancient Mariner, from 1984’s Powerslave.

3 thoughts on “Metal Mondays – Maiden!

  1. Bryan Morey

    Uh-oh, I don’t think the introverted side of me can handle more than two people at this party :p
    I’ve been listening more and more to Iron Maiden lately, and I’m loving it! I first heard about the Rime of the Ancient Mariner in an English class when I had to discuss the poem by Coleridge in class. I love how their lyrics are straight from the poem.


    1. Erik Heter

      From one introvert to another, I’ll try not to talk too much 😉

      That’s what I like about Maiden, they are willing to take on stuff like this.



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