- Mon, 2010-08-02 17:40
Even the most fair-weather rock fan houses at least one Iron Maiden album within their record collection. Not just because there are enough to chose from; having released fourteen studio albums, seven live albums, four EPs, and five compilations, but because their impact upon music has been astounding. Having sold over 80 million records and released a new album every two years for thirty years, their presence in the world of rock is so vast and far reaching, that the moment you thrust the sign of the horns toward the sky, an un-written clause in the un-written holy scriptures of rock, instantly states that you must also know The Beast’s number.
The Final Frontier marks the fifteenth Maiden album, at 76 minutes, their longest studio album to date. Classic Rock (www.classicrock.com) have issued the album a nine out of ten review, summarising the record as a fresh take on a sound that has admirably withstood three decades of fashions and fads.” The Final Frontier World Tour began in Dallas, Texas on June 9th, with the European leg kick started in Dublin on July 30.
Final Frontier – The Directors Cut, was produced by Darkside Animation Films, the award-winning production company whose team include animators that have created effects for feature films including 'Lost in Space', 'Gladiator' and 'Black Hawk Down'. The Final Frontier is released on August 16th 2010, with limited edition packages available: www.ironmaiden.com/finalfrontier