"Speed of Light”, the first single to be released for the new highly anticipated Iron Maiden album The Book of Souls, made its online debut this morning, August 14 at 3 AM EST.


We've gotta hand to them, it shreds and is totally worth missing out on several hours of sleep.

Iron Maiden’s The Book of Souls is expected for release on September 4 through Parlophone Records. It will be the band’s first double album. 


Facts about The Book Of Souls:

 The Book of Souls was recorded in Paris, France with producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley. The band decided to delay its release in order for frontman Bruce Dickinson would have sufficient time to recover after getting the all-clear from a tumor.

 The album marks the first time since 1984’s Powerslave that a Maiden studio album features tracks solely written by Dickinson: “If Eternity Should Fail” and “Speed of Light.”

 The Book of Souls is the band’s 16th studio album since their 1980 debut.

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