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Wilderun release epic cover of Iron Maiden's Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

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Boston-based prog metallers Wilderun have released a video for an epic cover of Iron Maiden's Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, the title track of the UK band's seventh and arguably proggiest album, originally released in 1988. You can watch the video in full below.

The song is taken from the US quintet's latest album, Veil Of Imagination, which they released through back in 2019. The album was re-issued once they'd signed to Century Media last year, with the addition of the Iron Maiden cover.

"I originally chose this song as a cover because I felt like we could really give it the Wilderun 'treatment', if there is such a thing," explains Wilderun singer Evan Anderson Berry. "Obviously, we are partial to longer and more epic tracks, so choosing this song just made sense.

"I always enjoy when bands make cover songs their own, and try to make it less discernible from their core discography than you might expect, so that's what we attempted here. Much of the guitar work still pays homage to Maiden, but we tried to match some of the atmosphere of "Veil of Imagination" with the symphonic elements, so it feels like it belongs to that same world."

Formed in 2012, Wilderun have released two albums, 2012’s Olden Tales & Deathly Trails and 2015’s Sleep at the Edge of the Earth. The band have previously released videos for Hope & Shadow and O Resolution.

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.