IRON MAIDEN have released a video message inviting fans to “Belshazzar’s Feast”.
“Belshazzar’s Feast” is the story of the writing on the wall in the Bible, and fans of IRON MAIDEN have recently been speculating that the band have been teasing the announcement of their 17th studio album.
The video message was posted to IRON MAIDEN’s social media yesterday, with frontman Bruce Dickinson sporting a “Belshazzar’s Feast” t-shirt while standing in a theater and telling viewers: “July the 15th. Rain or shine, heaven or hell, man or beast, you’re invited to Belshazzar’s Feast… But your mum can’t come.”
This is not the first time Dickinson was videotaped wearing the “Belshazzar’s Feast” shirt. Late last month, he wore the shirt in a TV interview with Sky News. During the conversation, he teased IRON MAIDEN’s future plans, saying, “I can’t tell you what it is, but it’s right in front of you.”
With speculation that the new album would be named ‘Writing On The Wall’, a number of recent IRON MAIDEN-related graphics have featured the slogan “W.O.T.W.”
In addition, a “Belshazzar’s Feast” poster was spotted at the Download Pilot festival last month bearing the date “15/07” and the letters “IMXVII,” which works out to be IRON MAIDEN and the number 17 in Roman numerals.
— Iron Maiden (@IronMaiden) July 9, 2021