The album landed at Number Three in the charts after shifting the equivalent of 64,000 album units.
They previously peaked at Number Four with their last two albums – ‘The Book of Souls’ and ‘The Final Frontier’.
In total, ‘Senjutsu’ is Iron Maiden’s 15th Top 40 charting album, of which four have hit the Top 10.
Reviewing ‘Senjutsu’, NME awarded the record four stars and described it as “an imaginative instant classic”.
It added: “The powerhouse metal sound that’s earned them a religious following in every far-flung corner of the globe remains firm. But here, they take things further; ultimately letting imaginations run wild in an album that’s more confident and idea-packed than ever before.”
Meanwhile, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson recently opened up about his battle with COVID-19.
The frontman contracted the coronavirus last month, despite having received both doses of the vaccine. He’d taken a test after feeling “a bit groggy” but believed he would’ve been in “serious trouble” had he not been inoculated.
Dickinson subsequently urged fans to “get vaccinated”, reasoning: “And if you do get sick, you won’t get that sick. It’ll just be like a mild case of the flu.”