Bruce sees no end in sight for Maiden

Bruce Dickinson says he had so much fun making The Book Of Souls that he really hopes it isn’t Iron Maiden’s final album.

The metal giants release their 16th album on September 4. The follow-up to 2010’s The Final Frontier was five years in the making and its release was delayed as frontman Dickinson was treated for cancer.

But not even his battle for health could weaken the singer’s drive to get the album out. And they are even working on a massive world tour for next year, on which Dickinson will pilot the band and crew onboard a new and improved Ed Force One.

After flying 150 fans from Cardiff to Paris for an album listening party, Dickinson took questions from the audience at the Guillaume Tell Studios.

He tells Metal XS (via Blabbermouth): “I really hope that this is not the last album. I’ve had way too much fun making this one. I’m gonna have way too much fun and enjoy the next tour for a variety of reasons.

“I’m happily chatting to you and running around and leaping around or flying airplanes. And the next stop is gonna be a tour and some singing.”

Last week, Maiden released an 8-bit browser-based video game inspired by the video for new single Speed Of Light.

Iron Maiden: Why Heaven Can Wait For Metal's Greatest Band

Stef wrote close to 5000 stories during his time as assistant online news editor and later as online news editor between 2014-2016. An accomplished reporter and journalist, Stef has written extensively for a number of UK newspapers and also played bass with UK rock favourites Logan. His favourite bands are Pixies and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Stef left the world of rock'n'roll news behind when he moved to his beloved Canada in 2016, but he started on his next 5000 stories in 2022.