Iron Maiden Announces 17th Studio Album, “Senjutsu”
After dropping teasers and releasing a new song last week, Iron Maiden has revealed a new album for 2021. Senjutsu will mark the legendary metal band’s 17th studio effort.
The album takes inspiration from the East. Its title loosely translates as “tactics and strategy,” while the album art features their mascot Eddie in samurai armor. Bassist Steve Harris co-produced the album, which was recorded in Paris.
“We chose to record at Guillaume Tell Studio in France again as the place has such a relaxed vibe. The setup there is perfect for our needs; the building used to be a cinema and has a really high ceiling so there’s a great acoustic sound,” he shared. “We recorded this album in the same way we did ‘The Book Of Souls’ in that we’d write a song, rehearse it, and then put it down together straight away while it was all fresh in our minds. There are some very complex songs on this album which took a lot of hard work to get them exactly as we wanted them to sound, so the process was at times very challenging, but Kevin is great at capturing the essence of the band and I think it was worth the effort! I’m very proud of the result and can’t wait for fans to hear it.”
The ten-song collection will be released on September 3rd on CD, vinyl, and deluxe box sets. Until then, check out the first single “The Writing on the Wall”: