Newsflash – Take off with Iron Maiden on Ed Force One!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Ed Force One 2016Feel like joining Bruce Dickinson in the cockpit of their mighty band plane? Check out the attached video!

Sometimes I wonder what Bruce cannot do! Man of many talents and mainly known for his role as lead singer of Iron Maiden, he also pilots the band-owned Boeing 747 Ed Force One that is currently employed on their Book of Souls Tour. The video covers the take-off in Fortaleza (Brazil) for the run down to Sao Paulo, promoting their newest album The Book of Souls released in 2015. Ed Force One was much in the news lately when the plane got badly damaged in Chile in March in a pretty spectacular ground accident.

And here’s to another one: Iron Maiden managed to get RockmusicRaider to publish the first non-music video on the blog! Break with an iron rule. I guess a Heavy Metal maiden can easily melt iron. There you go. Well done, Iron Maiden.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review Iron Maiden Book of Souls - Album CoverAfter the ’90s disasters Iron Maiden got themselves into with weak records all along these years, I grew discouraged and dropped them pretty much from my Metal radar. But now – after some investigation into the 2000s records – decided to give it another try. And I am mighty glad I did. Undoubtedly, The Book of Souls is Iron Maiden at its finest, but their 16th studio album also comes away with a twist.

The style is definitely slower and a little heavier. Are they getting older? A tad too much beer brewing or airplane flying in the five years since the last record came out? Well, hells bells, maybe so, but still this is stellar Metal that real metalheads will crave. And it is a double album too, at 92 minutes of total Iron Maiden bliss also the longest they ever did. And putting the pedal to the metal like this after a distinguished career of some 40 years or so. Impressive!  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!