Iron Maiden announce new double album ‘The Book Of Souls’

The release is the metal band's first ever double LP

Iron Maiden have announced the release of their new album, ‘The Book Of Souls’.

The LP – which was recorded in Paris – will be their first ever double album and comes out on September 4. It will comprise 11 tracks and total 92 minutes. It was made with regular producer Kevin Shirley and is their first album since 2010’s ‘The Final Frontier’.

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‘The Book Of Souls” tracklisting is:

Disc 1
‘If Eternity Should Fail’
‘Speed Of Light’
‘The Great Unknown’
‘The Red And The Black’
‘When The River Runs Deep’
‘The Book Of Souls’

Disc 2
‘Death Or Glory’
‘Shadows Of The Valley’
‘Tears Of A Clown’
‘The Man Of Sorrows’
‘Empire Of The Clouds’

Bruce Dickinson was recently given the all-clear after cancer treatment. Dickinson was diagnosed in February with a cancerous growth on the back of his tongue. He underwent a seven-week course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment for cancer.

In a statement, Dickinson said: “I would like to thank the fantastic medical team who have been treating me for the last few months, resulting in this amazing outcome. It’s been tough on my family and, in many ways, it was harder for them than me.”

Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood said Dickinson’s recovery meant the band would be unable to play any shows until next year. Smallwood said: “Although Bruce is naturally eager to resume Maiden activities, it will take a while before he is completely back to full strength, as we explained previously. Because of this, the band will not be touring or playing any shows until next year. We know our fans will understand the situation and, like us, would prefer to wait until Bruce is back to his usual indefatigable levels of fitness before going out on the road.”