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Iron Maiden have released an official performance video for ‘Death Or Glory’ from their latest album ‘The Book Of Souls’ which you can see in full below.

Dave Murray spoke to Music Radar about the songwriting process for ‘The Book Of Souls’ and said: “On previous albums we’ve usually gone into a rehearsal room for maybe a couple of weeks and maybe have four or five songs under our belts. Then we’d go into the studio and start recording and the rest of the material would be written while we were there. But this time we went in there with a blank page and a bunch of ideas.

“It was a really fun experience because it keeps you on your toes. You have to be really sharp. We’re scribbling guitar chords down, melodies and harmonies, changes, basically we were flying by the seat of our pants because we never knew what was coming next. But it was wonderful how things kept flowing.”

Adrian Smith said that he and Bruce Dickinson played an active part in songwriting proceedings. Adrian told Total Guitar: “This time I did a couple of things with Bruce too. I thought I’d try writing shorter songs, like ‘Two Minutes To Midnight’ and ‘Can I Play With Madness’, with just Bruce and I. We haven’t done that since I’ve been back in the band.

“Maybe with ‘Wickerman’ we did it. So that was different. He came over before we started recording and we wrote ‘Speed Of Light’ and ‘Death Or Glory’.”

And here’s the official ‘Death Or Glory’ video.

Maiden have completed the non-European legs of their Book Of Souls World Tour and landed in Dortmund last week. They played The Waldbuehne, Berlin on Tuesday night and we have a review of that gig on the way. Ed Force One landed in Zurich yesterday for tonight’s gig in Lucerne and this is our favourite picture from the whole tour so far.

The two aircraft in front of Ed Force One are those of German Führer Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande respectively and this just proves that Heavy Metal is much bigger than any fucking government or world authority.

Far away from the land of our birth, we fly a flag in some foreign isle, we sailed away like our fathers before, these colours don’t run from cold bloody war…

Iron Maiden headline Download Festival on Sunday 12th June. It’s Rammstein on the Friday and Black Sabbath on the Saturday plus literally dozens of the world’s top rock and Metal acts. Tickets are still available and you can get yours by clicking here.

Remaining tour dates:
Fri 3 Lucerne, SWITZERLAND Sonisphere Allmend Rockt
Sun 5 Vienna, AUSTRIA Rock In Vienna Festival
Wed 8 Arnhem, THE NETHERLANDS Gelredome
Fri 10 Paris, FRANCE Download Festival
Sun 12 Donington, UK Download Festival
Wed 15 Oslo, NORWAY Telenor Arena
Fri 17 Gothenburg, SWEDEN Ullevi Stadium
Sun 19 Dessel, BELGIUM Graspop Metal Meeting
Tue 21 Herning, DENMARK Jyske Bank Boxen
Thu 23 Kaunas, LITHUANIA Zalgirio Arena
Sat 25 Moscow, RUSSIA Olimpiyskiy
Wed 29 Hameenlinna, FINLAND Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto

Fri 1 Sopron, HUNGARY Volt Festival
Sun 3 Wroclaw, POLAND Wroclaw Stadium
Tue 5 Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC Eden Arena
Wed 6 Zilina, SLOVAKIA Zilina Airport
Sat 9 Viveiro, SPAIN Resurrection Festival
Mon 11 Lisbon, PORTUGAL MEO Arena
Wed 13 Madrid, SPAIN Barclaycard Center
Thu 14 Seville, SPAIN Olimpic Stadium
Sat 16 Barcelona, SPAIN Rock Fest
Wed 20 Nyon, SWITZERLAND Paleo Festival
Fri 22 Milan, ITALY Mediolanum Forum
Sun 24 Rome, ITALY Rock In Rome Sonisphere
Tue 26 Trieste, ITALY Piazza Dellà Unita D’Italia
Wed 27 Split, CROATIA Spaladium Arena
Sat 30 Bucharest, ROMANIA Constitution Square

Tue 2 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUXEMBOURG Rockhal
Thu 4 Wacken, GERMANY Wacken Open Air

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