During the question-and-answer portion of his spoken word appearance on January 19 at Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki, Finland, Iron Maid Singer Bruce Dickinson He was asked when fans will hear his long-awaited new solo album. Answered (as written by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Soon. Obviously there will be virgin Benny’s Round I finish the album and then you hear it later. I won’t tell you when. It will be a surprise. Not right. But there were so many things about this particular record; It’s been a long time “.
He continued, “The record itself, I guess… I’m very proud of it. I think it’s going to be very special. I think you’ll really dig it. There’s a few other things I do around it that hopefully will be fun too.” Much One of the things I’m going to do and I’m going to be busy this year preparing everything. That’s all I can tell you for now. And there will be round. And we will I hope to be coming to Helsinki.”
last March, Bruce He told Consequence of his next solo album: “I’ve been working on it, on and off it ever since [2005’s] tyranny of souls. But between closures and albums and virgin Tours and everything else, I’m looking for a clear space to actually nail and say, “Okay, that’s what it’s going to be,” and I get [Bruce‘s longtime collaborator Roy [‘Z’ Ramirez] To put some backing tracks down. And then we can do that. So now we’re at a point where we actually have — I don’t know — 50 to 70 percent of the album material, it’s based on[ing] On what we pick, from the things we already have. And I think we’d like to tweak it a little bit.”
Back in December 2017, Dickinson He said his upcoming solo LP will likely include a remastered version of “If eternity falls”opening track Iron MaidDisc 2015 Book of souls. At the time, he said he already had “half” of his seventh record written already and confirmed that as well “If eternity falls” It was originally drafted as a Dickinson solo track.
He said in Finland Kaos TV that the original plan was for his next solo recording to be “a full-fledged concept album, which would be titled ‘If eternity falls’. And ‘If eternity falls’ “It was the title track of my new solo album,” he said. [Dickinson‘s 1989 solo song] ‘Bring your daughter to the slaughterhouse’ [laughs]was taken for Iron Maid. So if I do another solo album, which I think I will, I might stick to my original plan and use it as the title track. I mean, you wrote it – it is I was The first track I wrote for him. So yeah, I might still include that song. But it would be… the feeling would be a little different—not much, though—from virgin Release.”
in 2015, Dickinson He said in France hard power journal it “If eternity falls” Ended up using it before Iron Maid After the guitarist Steve Harris Demos heard that Bruce He was working on what was supposed to be his next solo album. “And [Steve] He went, “That’s a really great song. Can we use that?” He remembers that’s going to be the opening song on the album. And I went, “Yeah, okay.” And he was already writing, I guess… He was already thinking Book of souls As the title, tell me about the Mayan thing. And I’m, like, “Yeah, that’s cool. Right. Yeah, I see where you’re going. But in my case, that song was written as part of a story. So the spoken word at the end is the beginning of a story that runs through the whole album. And one of the characters Dr. Necropolis; is the villain. And the good man he is Professor Lazarus; He raises people from the dead. So this is offered Necropolis in the spoken thing. I asked Steve… I said, ‘Look. All right. I get the song…’ as it opens ‘Here’s a man’s soul.’ ‘Yeah. get that. But what about the end? I said: Will people understand what this is? Because this has nothing to do with Maya or anything else. This is about… I created a concept album that didn’t happen. [Laughs] and he [went], ‘no no no. He just talks about spirits and everything, and he looks cool. So I went, “Okay.” [Laughs]”
Dickinson Made his recording debut with Iron Maid On the “Number of the Beast” in 1982. He left the band in 1993 in order to pursue his solo career and was replaced by J.J Blaise Baileywho was previously the lead singer of the metal band Wolfspan. After releasing two traditional metal albums with the ex virgin guitar player Adrian SmithAnd Dickinson He returned to the band in 1999 with Smith. since then, Dickinson He has only released one solo album (the above “tyranny of souls”), but previously said that his solo career is far from over.