IRON MAIDEN – The fifteenth studio album from the unparalleled legends of Metal will be released on August 17, 2010, on Sony Legacy. The album is called…


Check out – The Final Frontier – Directors Cut, which was aired worldwide on July 13, on Iron Maiden’s official website! (See link below)

As a lifelong fan of IRON MAIDEN, I will readily admit my unreal anticipation and excitement for The Final Frontier. Each time I listen to the song, Satellite 15..The Final Frontier, (the new Iron Maiden music video), I realize that Bruce Dickinson’s vocals have never sounded more prolific and the band never more powerful. IRON MAIDEN hasn’t just stood the test of time, they have obliterated any thoughts of not staying on top of the Metal world.

The Metal world as I know and listen to it… would never be this dynamic, proud, supercharged and full-scale if not for IRON MAIDEN. Truth be told… my life as a Metalhead would not have been the same, if not for the catalog of albums created by IRON MAIDEN. I can only state this about a select group of Metal bands… and IRON MAIDEN rises triumphantly from this group. Metal be thy name.

* Visit the IRON MAIDEN official website by clicking here: IRON MAIDEN

* The Final Frontier album cover artwork is created by Melvyn Grant. For more info on this amazing artist, click the link below:

MELVYN GRANT – Universal Artist and Illustrator


Bruce Dickinson – lead vocals

Steve Harris – bass

Dave Murray – guitar

Adrian Smith – guitar

Janick Gers – guitar

Nicko McBrain – drums, percussion

Track listing for – THE FINAL FRONTIER:

Satellite 15..The Final Frontier

El Dorado

Mother Of Mercy

Coming Home

The Alchemist

Isle Of Avalon


The Talisman

The Man Who Would Be King

When The Wild Wind Blows




  1. I think in the 2 new songs i have heard he sounds a little tired. Granted he sounded great a few weeks ago in San Antonio, but I hear a weakness that I haven’t heard before. I mean he is over 50 now and it is to be expected. At least he’s not doing like Ozzy and using an autotuner or like Halford and fixing everything in the studio. Bruce can still do it live, although he totally changed his vocal style about 10+ years ago.

    I look forward the hearing the whole thing, but I doubt it will meet or exceed what A Matter of Life And Death was for me. I adore that album…the only downside is the choruses. Steve forgot how to write a chorus and/or end a song after Powerslave. So much repetition nowadays in the choruses.

    But I digress. 🙂

    • metalodyssey Says:

      I know where you are coming from with saying “a little tired”. I hear it myself, only I’ll chalk it off to the “age factor” too, as you said… Bruce has hit the “50’s”. When I mention “prolific”, I lean towards Bruce’s emotion and uniqueness I hear in his vocals. It’s like his voice goes right through me. His days of hitting the highs consistently may be gone, only how many up and comers can still sing like Bruce? You know what I mean…

      The choruses might just lend themselves to the whole identity thing of our current Heavy Metal era… maybe too much thought going into staying relevant? I tend to believe that Steve Harris hasn’t consciously strayed from his original style of writing, it may be a more conscious effort in trying to isolate era’s of Maiden’s music. Then again, I just may be totally way off target in my thinking too. I would love to question Steve Harris on this, if given a chance. 🙂

      I agree with your liking “A Matter Of Life And Death” so much. “Brighter Than A Thousand Suns” is simply unreal. Possibly a top 3 Iron Maiden song for me from their entire catalog of albums. I like “A Matter Of Life And Death” more than: “Brave New World”, “Dance Of Death”, “No Prayer For The Dying”, (Both Blaze Bayley albums, no offense to Blaze) and yes… “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son” too. I know Seventh Son is put upon a pedestal, still, at the end of the day music is subjective.

      That new Ozzy album is not a barnstormer either. Thank God that Gus G. has his Firewind band.

  2. IMO it is going to be hard to top ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ but so far I like what little I have heard and I am amazed at the level creativity Iron Maiden still firing with.

    I feel that is metal’s golden age in a weird way, this is the first time you can witness the entire history of genre live, with older acts such as AC/DC, Metallica, Megadeth, Judas Priest, Uriah Heep, Scorpions, Black Sabbath (as Heaven and Hell), Alice Cooper, Alice In Chains, KISS and Maiden all releasing such strong albums in last few years and with Deep Purple still going strong as a touring act, I feel that Iron Maiden still has lot of gas left in their tank and glad to see they released such strong album 30 years into their recording career.

  3. I forgot to mention newer bands that are keeping the genre alive and keeps the music alive generation after generation.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      It’s a “best of both worlds” right now, between the Old School bands and the new dudes. From Rock album debuts such as KOPEK “White Collar Lies” and a proven and potent Bullet For My Valentine to the legendary bands you mentioned above. There is no doubt in my mind, that this is an era of outstanding music “across the board” of Rock genres.

      Even the greats that were supposed to be “long gone” have risen to the Metal challenge, like RAVEN, Armored Saint, KROKUS and RATT. Then… there are the Scorpions!

      I guess we can go on and on with Metal glee right about now, huh? 🙂

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