Iron Maiden will celebrate this year’s Record Store Day releasing their longest ever track, “Empire Of The Clouds” from the recent “The Book Of Souls”, on a limited 12inch pictured disc. Actually, the artwork will include a replica of Daily Mirror newspaper from 1930 with the tragic incident involving the R101 airplane, that was the inspiration for the song, on its front cover. The B-side will feature an in depth interview with Bruce Dickinson talking about how he got inspired for the song. Paul Fletcher, Parlophone’s director of strategic marketing explains how the band came to be involved: “After the success of The Book Of Souls last year and especially with the reaction to the triple vinyl format I felt that a song like “Empire Of The Clouds” needed to be immortalized in some way. It was never going to be a radio track/ single so after discussions with management we went down the let’s educate and commemorate a real tragedy that Bruce had chosen to portray in this amazing song. As usual with Maiden they turned the package into something special with unique commissioned artwork and the idea to license historic material from the Daily Mirror archives from 1930. The result is an incredible package that both vinyl collectors & Maiden fans will be keen to own”.