It's not the print magazines, it's online articles like the Kerrang interview with Bruce. But honestly, even that is pretty niche these days. Obviously music magazine websites have their audience but it's not like it makes any difference if what's posted on their site is "Iron Maiden announces new album Senjutsu, to be released Sept 3rd" or a proper interview or feature. Either way the message is communicated to that particular site's audience: new IM album, here's when it comes out, check out this single.Obviously, I am exaggerating, but I think we can concur that magazine covers ceased being an effective way to promote music back in, uh, 2005. And that's being generous.
Until then someone should write a book: "The hardcore fan: how to survive in-between Maiden albums?" Best sellerThey did a viral campaign to get a lot of that out of the way. Bruce is doing his tour and seems comfortable being the face. I expect that in the last week of August some more stuff will come out. Any more than that and it's lost in today's news cycle, because that's just how it goes.
British Lion music su*ks donkeys *alls. Whining and moaning rock. Sorry, but i needed to say it. I can't believe how mighty have fallen. Yes, Steve does what he wants to do, but his novadays musical taste and preferences affects Maiden music also. Especially how they soundYes. Enough about this Iron Maiden stuff and Senjutsu or whatever.
Back on topic.. What is everyones favourite British Lion track?
Agreed. The silence says it all. Obviously the news about Senjutsu was poorly received by everyone everywhere so Maiden have decided to cancel the release and go into hiding. A server at RnR Ribs told me....Ha, thx - but this time all is obvious and many people say about this weird silence around the album.
Not sure if that should be the point.Personally, I believe too much compartmentalization of talking points result in squashed activity and spontaneity. It can get rather messy quick without it, but at least the conversation keeps going.