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VIDEO: IRON MAIDEN’s BRUCE DICKINSON Addresses ‘Senjutsu’ Completion And Announcement Gap

Bruce Dickinson talks about the 'Senjutsu' album announcement in new video.

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson recently posted a new video promoting his spoken-word tour of the U.K. and took the opportunity to mention how he and his bandmates had been dying to reveal the announcement of their upcoming album, “Senjutsu”, “for ages.”

The follow-up to 2015’s “The Book Of Souls” was recorded back in 2019, however IRON MAIDEN didn’t announce the new record until earlier this month with the release of the music video for the single, “The Writing On The Wall”.

“So now you know. The big secret is no longer a secret. The album is called ‘Belshazzar’s Feast’,” he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET), referencing the story of the writing on the wall in the Bible which the band were using to tease the announcement of the new record. “No, it’s not. So, ‘Senjutsu’ is the album.

‘Really, you cannot imagine how long we’ve wanted to tell people about the album,” he continued. “We’ve all been, like, [bites hand in frustration], like this for ages. So, it’s amazing that the news of it is out. It’s also a great opportunity, ’cause I’m doing these one-man shows, and I can actually talk about it. Actually, you can ask me questions about it, and I can talk about it. You never know, we might even take the opportunity, ’cause we’re gonna have a big screen and a big sound system and there’s an amazing video with some really cool stuff, which, of course, you know about. But oh my God, on a big screen. See the video on a big screen. We could talk about the video. We could play the video. Oooooh, there’s an idea.”

“Senjutsu” arrives on September 3 via BMG. It was recorded in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by bassist Steve Harris.