A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

Ivan

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19/06/2006 IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM


Iron Maiden plan to release their new studio album entitled A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH, in early September.

The band started writing songs at the end of 2005 after a short break from their hugely successful festival appearances in Europe and the USA. After Christmas the songs were completed and rehearsed when the band then got together with producer Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley at Sarm West Studios in London to start work on recording the backing tracks.

Kevin Shirley has now co-produced three of the bands studio albums alongside Steve Harris, as well as two of their recent Live DVD's and albums. From this the working relationship between Kevin and the band seems to get stronger and stronger. Says Kevin, 'The Beast is back! I feel from the outset we all clicked on this one. We spent two months in the studio, from Go to Whoa - from Nicko's 'tubs up' to final mixes and sequenced master! That's a tiny gestation period for an album. Producing Iron Maiden is like sitting in the head and driving one of those mammoth automatons from Star Wars or Saturday morning cartoons! And there's nothing that can stop it!'

'I feel incredibly privileged to have been around to see this album born and breathe life. There have been only a couple of occasions in my career when the ENTIRE process of recording felt so complete - and it is on display here.'

As on previous projects all of the tracks were performed live and together in one room. No click tracks or computer tightening or manipulation has happened at any stage of the recording.

Says Steve Harris,' I think in many ways this has been the easiest album in terms of recording that we've ever done. The whole process of writing through to recording was very natural. I think in terms of the material we've also pushed our boundaries yet again and I think it will please our fans but also really surprise a lot of people as well. The sound we've managed to get is very powerful for a Maiden record and all of us have pushed ourselves in our own ways to create something that we're all immensely proud of and I think working as quickly as we did with Kevin really was part of that process. We simply can't wait to take this out on the road. We've played some great shows and had a lot fun recently introducing some of our older songs to a new generation of fans. However for us personally we're incredibly excited about getting out and performing these new tracks.'

Says Bruce Dickinson,'This album has to be our best since working with Kevin. There is such a wide scope of musicianship on this album and in parts this album is truly epic. I thought with the likes of Paschendale from the last studio album that we could only hope to surpass that but having now heard the album back as well as sitting with a few select people and hearing their reactions as well I truly believe we have managed it. Every one of us has put everything into this record and it's really paid off. However we've had such fun making it that it's almost difficult to believe what we've managed to achieve in the time it took.'

The full track listing is as below.

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

1. Different Worlds (Smith/Harris) 4.17
2. These Colours Don't Run (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 6.52
3. Brighter Than a Thousand Suns (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 8.44
4. The Pilgrim (Gers/Harris) 5.07
5. The Longest Day (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 7.48
6. Out Of the Shadows (Dickinson/Harris) 5.36
7. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg (Murray/Harris) 7.21
8. For The Greater Good of God (Harris) 9.24
9. Lord Of Light (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 7.23
10. The Legacy (Gers/Harris) 9.20

ovo su prve službene informacije :banana: :banana:
 

Ivan

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Steve je bio sudionik u pisanju svih pjesama, nicko nije napisao niti jednu kao što se vidi, ali For The Greater Good of God mislim da će biti najbolja pjesma na albumu, i čudi me da nema one o kojoj je ross govorio the hunt of red october koa je trebala biti jako duga
a čini mi seda će na ovom albumu biti samo 2 singla (ili će ove druge pjesme morati malo rezati)
jedino bi different worlds i out of the shaddows mogle ići za singlove
 

MaidenMadness

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Ivan said:
Steve je bio sudionik u pisanju svih pjesama, nicko nije napisao niti jednu kao što se vidi, ali For The Greater Good of God mislim da će biti najbolja pjesma na albumu, i čudi me da nema one o kojoj je ross govorio the hunt of red october koa je trebala biti jako duga
a čini mi seda će na ovom albumu biti samo 2 singla (ili će ove druge pjesme morati malo rezati)
jedino bi different worlds i out of the shaddows mogle ići za singlove
a the pilgrim? :wink:
 

Ivan

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MaidenMadness said:
ma kakav hunt for the red october
mislis na onu od navodno 45 minuta?

lol pa ocito je to necija zajebancija
ne znam da bi se baš ross time zezao, i sad kada sam vidio popis pjesama čak mi se i ne čini da je jako fulao temu ali titl je. ma vidiš da su sve pjesme duge, jedna od njih je ta
 

Ivan

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MaidenMadness said:
a the pilgrim? :wink:
zašto baš ona?
to će se bruce na koncertu obući u svećenika, ali sviđa mi se duo koji ju je pisao, gers/ harris su se proslavili već na zadnja 2 sa dream of mirrorsom i dance of deathom tako da ne sumnjam
ali mi se čini da su pogođeni pravi parovi za pisat ''žestoke'' pjesme,
The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg su pisali dave i steve :banana: :banana: :banana:
 

Screamy

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steve je bio sudionik u svim pjesmama , jako se radujem toj činjenici , vjerujem da će ovo bit još glazbeno i tekstualno zreliji album od prethodnog. zašto i ne bi? svi su zadovoljni njime pa nema razloga niti da mi ne budemo , ja sam siguran u steveove riječi kao i uvijek dosad i nikad me nije razočarao
 

likvor

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To ne bude sigurno bio cover.
Cover će kao i dosada imati normalnu neku sliku a ne ovakav kvazilogo.
TO možda za singl ali za album :|
 

Ivan

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Rainmaker_RI said:
Opet "DEATH" u naslovu...
i mene je to malo začudilo, to ti je ona logika, ako se raspadamo bar da imamo album koji je bio nagovještaj, a i opet je kao i na piece of mindu, virtualu, te x factor nema veze sa imenima pjesama

BoBo said:
I have deja vu. Album and song titles are fake. :wink: LOL
šta? prevedi, to misliš na the hunt of red october?
a ono što sam rekao da mislim da neće biti konceptualan je zato što sam prema zadnjim izvještajima (intervju s nickom) čuo da nije.
a ovo nisam rekao da je cover albuma nego da je cover, ne znam za šta će ga iskoristiti ali je gotovo sigurno da ga ne bi odmah svijetu pokazali
 

BoBo

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Ivan said:
šta? prevedi, to misliš na the hunt of red october?
Vec sam ti prije objasnio da je "the hunt of red october" zezancija i da nema veze s novim albumom.

Zasto sam napisao "fake"? Zato sto su naslovi albuma i pjesama totalno glupi. A "deja vu" dio je zbog toga sto sam prije tri godine tvrdio da je DOD cover lazan. ;)
 

MaidenMadness

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BoBo said:
Zasto sam napisao "fake"? Zato sto su naslovi albuma i pjesama totalno glupi. A "deja vu" dio je zbog toga sto sam prije tri godine tvrdio da je DOD cover lazan. ;)
nije kao da su piece of mind, number of the beast i loneliness of the long distance runner dubokoumni naslovi :wink:
 

Ivan

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MaidenMadness said:
nije kao da su piece of mind, number of the beast i loneliness of the long distance runner dubokoumni naslovi :wink:
fučkaš naslov, bitna je pjesma
 

likvor

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MaidenMadness said:
nije kao da su piece of mind, number of the beast i loneliness of the long distance runner dubokoumni naslovi :wink:
Meni ipak zvuče malo čudno. Kao da su kratke priče ili dokumentarci iz tv kalendara.
 
Ivan said:
fučkaš naslov, bitna je pjesma
opcenito da, to je kao kad biras knjigu po naslovu i sl. :wink:

ali sto se albuma tice slazem se s bobom, mislim i sam naziv albuma je malo bzvz, sto se dubokoumnosti tice, okej nisu ni druge neke, ali a matter of life and death mi je nekako previse "jednostavno" ili "tipicno", a ipak, maideni su dovoljno daleko od tipicnih stvari :)
ben, cemo vidit, ja svejedno ocekujem izuzetan album


likvor said:
Kao da su kratke priče ili dokumentarci iz tv kalendara.
LOL LOL LOL :D
 

Gul_Ranek

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Govorio sam i ja da je DoD cover lazan, pa je ispalo da nije... No, uz navodni naslov albuma (opet rijec Death?), i ove pjesme zvuce cudno:


2. These Colours Don't Run (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 6.52
7. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg (Murray/Harris) 7.21
8. For The Greater Good of God (Harris) 9.24
9. Lord Of Light (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 7.23

Pogotovo Greater Good of God, Steve nije neki vjerski fanatik (iako pjesma, ako je to pravi naslov, moze ispasti napad na religije svijeta).

No vidjet cemo vec... A onaj Hunt For The Red October, Ivane, je bila Halfinova sprdancija, ne moze pjesma trajati 45 minuta, sto ti je! Uostalom, ta tema je vec obradjena u Run Silent, Run Deep.
 

axy

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likvor said:
Meni ipak zvuče malo čudno. Kao da su kratke priče ili dokumentarci iz tv kalendara.
hehehe.

nemam pojma... meni se naslov albuma čini prejednostavan i "pre-nevišesmislen" kao za maidene...
nazivi pjesama.... sorry ali brijem da je fake ... naravno, ne želim sudit o knjigi po koricama :D ali mislim da ovakvi nazivi nisu baš ... njihovi .. .

-These Colours Don't Run (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 6.52
-The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg (Murray/Harris) 7.21

hmmm ... cover... slažem se sa likvorom... eventualno za singl, ne za album ;)

death - prije poslije... ne znam čudno mi je ovako sve dobit nekako nepovezano ...

we'll wait and see
 
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