Iron Maiden released their new song “The Writing On The Wall”

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The waiting is over, the riddle was solved on Thursday July 15th, when Iron Maiden finally made their new song and video “The Writing On The Wall” public at 19:00 CET.

The song was written by Brice Dickinson and Adrian Smith, while it was produced by Kevin Shirley and Steve Harris.

It was an idea Dickinson had, who worked with two award-winning former Pixar executives and long-standing Maiden fans Mark Andrews and Andrew Gordon, whose work includes some of the most successful animated movies of the last decade like “The Incredibles”, “Ratatouille”, “Brave”, “Monsters Inc.” and “Finding Nemo”.

The video was directed by  yet another Maiden fan, Nicos Livesey.

Bruce comments: “I had a pretty clear idea of the concept to accompany the song and when I met Mark and Andrew, on Zoom, it quickly became clear we were all very much on the same wavelength, and this was reinforced with the addition of Nicos and his young BlinkInk team. Our weekly team Zoom meetings were then usually both highly creative and a lot of fun!

“I’m very proud of the way the video turned out. It’s more like a mini-film, really. I knew it was going to work out as soon as Mark brought my treatment to life with his incredible storyboards. I thought we could make something very special together. I think we did and hope our fans will agree. In fact, it’s pretty much created by Maiden fans!!”

Director Nicos Livesey takes up the story: “We quickly found the expertise we wanted, and people were literally throwing themselves at me to work on a Maiden video — we had more than 60 people in 13 countries from Brazil to France and Romania to the U.S.A. to add something to the clip and I’d say their love, passion and understanding of the band shines through every frame. They were a dream team for the producers and myself to manage.”