||13th April 2010
IRON MAIDEN FINISH MIXING NEW ALBUM, THE FINAL FRONTIER
Producer Kevin Shirley has announced that he has finished mixing the forthcoming new Iron Maiden album, 'The Final Frontier'. A posting from Shirley reads as follows:
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"I am smack in the middle of finishing the mixes for the debut album of 'the-band-formerly-known-as-Black Country and running out of time fast!
In this last month I have finished all the vocals and tracking and mixed the new Iron Maiden album, The Final Frontier - in my studio.
I have also mixed an album of material by a solo artist who will come out of the woodwork when it suits him, and I have tracked and am finishing this BC(?) material.
Glenn Hughes singing in the room with me was extraordinary, as he may be one of the finest vocalist I've ever worked with and I have worked with the best - Steven Tyler, Steve Perry, Lou Gramm, Chris Robinson, Bruce Dickinson, Robert Plant, to name just a few.
It's pretty thrilling stuff - very raw, quite basic, and 95% of it is cut live - well, between all their schedules, there just hasn't been time to do much else - but I think that's a positive - it's very cool.
Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris heard some songs and was knocked out - he said 'this is the kind of music that made me want to play in the first place. I'd go out and buy it now.' The band played out at a gig in Riverside, CA for the first time in mid-March, and it's very exciting stuff!"