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The Final Frontier

IRON MAIDEN 'The Final Frontier'
[Release Date 16/08/2010]

The release date for
Iron Maiden's highly anticipated new studio album 'The Final Frontier' is now
confirmed for Monday 16th August. The new album artwork has just been unveiled
on their website www.ironmaiden.com  and was illustrated by
Melvyn Grant. To mark the occasion, the band have made special arrangements for
one new album track 'El Dorado' to be made available Worldwide as a FREE digital
download MP3 with immediate effect via their website www.ironmaiden.com

Singer Bruce
Dickinson explains: "'El Dorado' is a preview of the forthcoming studio
album. As we will be including it in the set of our 'Final Frontier' World Tour,
we thought it would be great to thank all our fans and get them into 'The Final
Frontier' mood by giving them this song up front of the tour and album
release
."

The band reunited
with long-time Maiden producer Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley in early 2010 at Compass
Point Studios, Nassau to record the album and then moved to LA to finish the
recording and do the mixing. Compass Point Studio is very familiar to the band,
it was where they recorded the 'Piece Of Mind' ('83), 'Powerslave' ('84) and
'Somewhere In Time' ('86) albums.

Bruce comments:
"The studio had the same vibe and it was EXACTLY as it had been in 1983,
NOTHING had changed! Even down to the broken shutter in the corner…same
carpet….everything… It was really quite spooky. But we felt very relaxed in
such a familiar and well-trodden environment and I think this shows in the
playing and the atmosphere of the album
"

Thirty years on from
their eponymous debut album in April 1980, 'The Final Frontier' will be Maiden's
15th studio album, making a remarkable average of a new album every two years
for 30 years and totalling over 80 million album sales during this
period.

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