We’ve already been blessed with a 2020 Iron Maiden Australian tour, and now it looks like we could be getting a new album to boot!
The metal legends’ longtime producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley has hinted that the follow up to their 2015 Book Of Souls LP will be released next year.
Posting an end-of-year recap on his Facebook page, the metal producer insinuated that Bruce Dickinson & co had spent significant time in the studio in the first half of 2019, working on their next record.
“I left my family for Paris, where I spent the next three months working very hard on an unnamed but not-very-secret project,” he writes. “I finished with a loud ringing in my ears.”
As Consequence Of Sound points out, Shirley’s “not-very-secret” line likely refers to a report from the Italian website Maiden Concerts from back in April, which collated a bunch of social media links to prove that all six Iron Maiden members had been with Shirley in Paris over a period spanning several weeks.
If the rumours are true, the new record will mark Maiden’s 17th studio album, and the sixth with Shirley at the helm (read his full statement below).
We’ll bring you more details as they emerge, but for now you can catch Iron Maiden touring Australia in May of next year. Click here for the full list of tour dates.