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June 9th, 2010

Poll: So what do you reckon of this new Iron Maiden track then?

Okay, so by now you really ought to have heard ‘El Dorado’, the first track from Iron Maiden’s forthcoming album, The Final Frontier. They’re giving it away as a free download, you cheap bastards – what possible excuse have you got for not giving it a listen?

With a name like The Final Frontier, the paranoid hive of falsehood and rumour-mongering known as “The Internet” is already speculating that this might be the last studio release Iron Maiden ever put out. We don’t buy those conspiracy theories for a minute – even if they take as long as the whopping four year gap between The Final Frontier and A Matter of Life and Death, Bruce Dickinson and Steve Harris will still be younger than Ozzy is this year, and he’s still popping out records every couple of years.

Anyway, let’s just say – for the sake of argument – that this might be the last Iron Maiden album of wholly new material. Kinda scary, ain’t it? Unlike Ozzy’s latest though, we’ve got some high hopes for this new Maiden record (and if anyone deserves to go out on a bang, it’s the Irons)….but we’re still not quite sure if ‘El Dorado’ has lived up to expectations. Maybe we got our hopes up just a little too high? Let us know what you think of the new song….

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If the download page is still bust, have a listen to ‘El Dorado’ here:

The first leg of Iron Maiden’s world tour in support of The Final Frontier kicks off today over in the USA, but they’ll be landing back in Europe at the end of July, just in time for their headline spot at Sonisphere Festival 2010 at Knebworth.

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  • AmitSharma

    Love Maiden.
    Don't love the beginning of the song sounding the end of a Maiden song live.
    Does else anyone think the main riff is a bit 'hair metal' for Maiden??

  • Raz

    I thought that about the main riff but that just makes you like it more, right?

  • I'm disgusted at my own shoddy photoshopping.

  • Raz

    Well I like it.

  • AmitSharma

    Love Maiden.
    Don't love the beginning of the song sounding the end of a Maiden song live.
    Does else anyone think the main riff is a bit 'hair metal' for Maiden??

  • Raz

    I thought that about the main riff but that just makes you like it more, right?

  • I'm disgusted at my own shoddy photoshopping.

  • Raz

    Well I like it.

  • Fluffy128

    the 'hair metal' riff is my entire issue with the track. there's no reason for a song like this to be 7 minutes either. the rest of it is pretty cool but hardly awe-inspiring.

    also, the beginning sounds like the end of the first track maybe – the ending of the track itself sounded exactly the same. i really hope they break things up a bit and don't end every song by going apeshit.

  • Fluffy128

    the 'hair metal' riff is my entire issue with the track. there's no reason for a song like this to be 7 minutes either. the rest of it is pretty cool but hardly awe-inspiring.

    also, the beginning sounds like the end of the first track maybe – the ending of the track itself sounded exactly the same. i really hope they break things up a bit and don't end every song by going apeshit.

  • Amit Sharma

    I love Maiden. I love hair metal.
    What I don't love is the two worlds colliding (ok not quite, perhaps more staring at each other from across the road).

    7 minutes is a bit much for a song like this… its no epic like Phantom of The Opera or Hallowed Be Thy Name is it?

    Hugh, the bad photoshopping is so bad, its GOOD.
    For more inspiration check out the Paul Gilbert (Mr Big shredder) site:
    http://www.paulgilbert.com/Photoshop.html

    I think we should do something similar with Raz's mug, he's just so tangible!

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