This is probably true, but I can't see Maiden listening to a record label. I don't think they ever did. They started wirting longer albums with their first album of the 90's (the only exception is the VXI album). Yeah, Steve thoguht that they should have cutted one or two songs from FOTD (''The...
I'm really curious what the cover of the live album (which I expect to be released) from the tour will be:
- will it only be Senjutsu Eddie in a futuristic world.
- or Senjutsu and SIT Eddies in a battle on top of a wall (The Great Wall!), for example...
with a castle, grasslands and the sun...
Senjutsu is a killer album opener (especially with Stratego as the second song on it). It's not right for the encores, but I think it would be great in the middle of the set (with two faster songs before and after it, ofc).
Maybe they'll play it again next year, but it's a too long song for a...
I agree that 77 minutes long is too much for Metallica, but the songs are usually 6 to 8 minutes long, not 10+ minutes. The 45 minutes long albums for some bands were in the 80's, methinks. I also won't like an album with only long songs, one album need to have a good balance (like TBOS...
Why new ground? It's a song in their old classic style, the fans are satisfied and I think that's the reason why it was released as a first single. It's also not the album opener. I'm sure the album will have more ''deep'' and interesting songs that will show their recent (or maybe new?) style...
Parchment is easier to play live than Celts or Lost World and the fans, Nicko and Bruce like it a lot. The long instrumental section will be a break for Bruce in what looks to be a difficult set with the SIT songs. I think the song was written with a live performance in mind. The tempo of the...
^ How many Maiden songs have ''Celtic'' melodies in them?
Death Of The Celts
Hell On Earth
Lost In A Lost World
The Red And The Black
When The Wild Wind Blows
Dance Of Death
No More Lies
The Edge Of Darkness
Look For The Truth
... and probably more?
Artwork for the song ''Legend'' (from the latest album):
THE SEAL OF THE LION! It's pretty cool.
Btw, Steve really is a big fan of everything related with the Celts (as we know)! One of their backdrops: