Iron Maiden complete work on new studio album, but release awaits Bruce Dickinson’s recovery

Band will release new music once frontman Bruce Dickinson recovers from cancer treatment

Iron Maiden have confirmed that their 16th studio album is finished and will be released in the next couple of months.

In February the band revealed that frontman Bruce Dickinson is undergoing cancer treatment after doctors discovered a small tumour on the back of his tongue. Dickinson is expected to return to full health.

Drummer, Nicko McBrain (pictured right), has told Gater 98.7FM that the band’s new album album is “ready to go” and that they’re waiting until Dickinson is “up and running” before the album is released. McBrain added that Dickinson’s treatment is going well and the album should be released “hopefully in the next couple of months…you never know when this might happen”.

In 2014 Iron Maiden embarked on a European ‘Maiden England’ tour and played a headline slot at Sonisphere Festival – they are yet to announce live dates for 2015.

Earlier this year Iron Maiden and their manager, Rod Smallwood, urged UK Iron Maiden fans to email their MP encouraging them to support the banning of secondary ticketing in parliament which subsequently led to an announcement of tougher measures on secondary ticket regulations.