Iron Maiden - Brave New World

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Album Review

Release date: 30 May 2000

Iron Maiden - Brave New World

Brave New World

...they still want to rattle your grey matter.

Fashion was never a consideration. Metal always existed outside the realms of time anyway, and Iron Maiden were its prime old-skool sorcery'n'riffs exponents. They survived everything the '80s threw at them, but now, with sports metal prowling, this is no time to go soft. For the most part they haven't. With longest-enduring singer Bruce Dickinson back in...

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  • Jun 13, 2000

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Iron Maiden - Brave New World: Wikipedia Album Entry

Brave New World is the twelfth studio album by Iron Maiden released on 30 May 2000. It marked the return of longtime lead singer Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith to the band. It was also the band's first studio recording with three guitar players, as Janick Gers stayed with the band after Smith's return.

The album art and title song are references to the novel of the same name written by Aldous Huxley. The upper half of the album art was done by Derek Riggs, and is the last new artwork done by Riggs to be used on an Iron Maiden release.

The songs "The Wicker Man" and "Out of the Silent Planet" were both released as singles. "The Wicker Man" was released in the U.S as a promo single with extra vocals in the chorus.

"The Nomad", "Dream of Mirrors", and "The Mercenary" were originally written for Virtual XI, according to Adrian Smith in an interview. He said there was a fourth song, but he didn't know which one it was and that Steve Harris did not remember either. Former singer Blaze Bayley also co-wrote "Dream Of Mirrors", but wasn't credited.

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