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Iron Maiden Announces New Album Release Date, Tracklisting, Reveals Artwork And Posts New Song Online

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British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has announced that their forthcoming new studio album, "The Final Frontier," will be released on August 16th through EMI Records. In addition to this, the band has also posted a new song online entitled, "El Dorado," which can be downloaded for free at their official website, where the cover art for the album can also be seen. Alternatively you can view a clip of the song below.

Singer Bruce Dickinson said about "El Dorado": "'El Dorado' is a preview of the forthcoming studio album. As we will be including it in the set of our Final Frontier World Tour (which opens in Dallas On 9th June - full dates below) we thought it would be great to thank all our fans and get them into The Final Frontier mood by giving them this song up front of the tour and album release."

The tracklisting for the album is as follows:

1. Satellite 15....The Final Frontier
2. El Dorado
3. Mother Of Mercy
4. Coming Home
5. The Alchemist
6. Isle Of Avalon
7. Starblind
8. The Talisman
9. The Man Who Would Be King
10. When The Wild Wind Blows

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1. O-Matron writes:

Cant wait! Up the irons!

# Jun 7, 2010 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Trendkill91 writes:

This is ganna be the sh!t.

# Jun 7, 2010 @ 8:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. hellrat writes:

UP THE FVCKING IRONS!!!

eddie fvckin lives goddamnit...

# Jun 7, 2010 @ 9:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Greyback writes:

Definately worth checking out.

# Jun 7, 2010 @ 9:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Trendkill91 writes:

Yeahhhhhh man.

Where you been hiding Hellrat?

# Jun 7, 2010 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. hellrat writes:

hey brother 'Kill... how the hell is it goin down there???

i been around, i think we've just passed by eachother

i certainly don't hide from nothin...'cept maybe white sharks...i'd rather meet up with an ol' mama grizz with cubs than one of them snaggly toothed motherfvckers...ANY day of my life, yessir!

hope all is well with you my brother!

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 12:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. DeathCrush writes:

sweet art!!!!! Good song!

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 12:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Trendkill91 writes:

Haha,
Fvck that man.
I hate sharks ehh.

All good down this way man.
Just work and sh!t , the same old crap.
Planning on finishing work soon and have a couple of bruskies.
That's always good for a sore throat.

How about yourself brother hellrat?
What's going on your neck of the woods.

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DeathCrush writes:

i wonder, the first satellite is 15 (meaning 15 albums) so this is the last album right?

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 12:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Trendkill91 writes:

^I dunno man , But if it is then it should be a good one!

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 12:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. hellrat writes:

NA is currently holding steady my friend, awaiting your arrival...

fer fvck's sake... ALL us good 'underground freinds need to have a METAL get together....somewheres, somehow

RT and i are workin on it for a date early next year in So Cal...

come on Friends...let's do this sh!t !!!

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 12:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. onepauly writes:

Sad but Maiden will end one day like all the others legend of metal ....whhhyyyy !!!????

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Trendkill91 writes:

Most definatley hellrat!

BBQ and Beer!!
Make a date and I'll see if I can do it man!

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 1:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Dethbass writes:

How is this not the top story?!? I can't wait, I'll be at the holmdel, nj show! Hopefully this isn't the last album. Maiden is my favorite, I'd be lost without a new album to look forward to.

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 9:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. RTB writes:

F*CK YA!
Maiden & the party

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 10:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. KREDD writes:

great song but if this is going to be their last album it would have been cool to see a more 'classical' eddie on the cover(if that's even supposed to be eddie-can't imagine it wouldn't).

I've never been a fan of how the artwork changed starting with no prayer for the dying.

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 12:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. spiral_architect writes:

i don't think this is maiden's last album. maybe people are thinking of the scorpions and their last album. this new song is ok. i don't think that is eddie on the cd cover at all. it sure doesn't look anything like him!

currently wearing: my iron maiden "powerslave" t-shirt!

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 3:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. wilco writes:

good song and damm good art work again
cant wait untill the release date
up the irons ........

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 5:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. RTB writes:

^brother wilco, saw pestilence last night for the 1st time, and your right, damn good band....btw warbringer was bad azz as well

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 5:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. OlafBerzerker writes:

already have tickets to the july 3rd show in Toronto. it will be the 1st time this fella sees the mighty Maiden live, looking forward to it . ps Pestilence...... beauty ! \m/

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. RTB writes:

Hell ya OB, i wasnt a fan till last night...

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 6:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Chazz writes:

Yes! Yes! Yes!

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 8:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Rychemn writes:

Thanks Bruce for releasing this song......see you guys in Washington D.C..........."UP THE F#CKING IRONS".....oh yeah, almost forgot......nice album cover, hope you gentleman will be selling these shirts at the show!!!!!

# Jun 9, 2010 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. candytrap writes:

I agree with Kredd. I think they should of made it a little more old school! but not bad of a song. can't wait to hear the album!!! Maiden Rocks :P

# Jun 9, 2010 @ 9:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

HELL YAY UP THE IRONS IM GOING TO SEE THE TONIGHT WWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW

# Jun 9, 2010 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

f*** yeah son, can't wait for this sh**!!! Is it just me or does that Eddie on the cover not quite look like Eddie, it's like some other monster thing.

# Jun 9, 2010 @ 4:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Necrovomit writes:

i like the cover \m/

# Jun 10, 2010 @ 12:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. sai writes:

I just remembered how important Maiden are. It's their first studio album in a couple of years.

After being basked in the glow of their released material for a while, you get used to it, and you expect more material to keep coming.

I'm really looking forward to this album.

The song is great, stylistically, it draws from their post 'Brave New World' albums. Maiden don't regurgitate, though.

Love the cover.

Up the irons.

They better come back to New Zealand, but I'm sure it's not gonna be anytime soon. The last time they came (2009), they wouldn't let me in, cause I was only 12 :-(

# Jun 10, 2010 @ 10:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. WOLF7 writes:

Wow!! Great track! Really like it (apart from the intro)
Hmm.... my interest in Maiden has returned. After all, they were my 1st "real" gig ever with Anthrax back in 1990.

A question; Hows the movie 'Flight 666'? Any good?

Sorry if I have missed the conversation about it already... ;) Would like to know, as the Trailers seem promising

# Jun 10, 2010 @ 1:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. darkA.T.M writes:

that cover looks amazing!!!

# Jun 10, 2010 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. hellrat writes:

of course its fvckin eddie the 'ead....who the fvck else would it be?

its all in the eyes....the only element that consistly identifies him

i always thought the art and Ed himself went downhill after the fallout with Riggs and maiden's subsequent usage of other artists....

looks like i'm gonna be able to catch 'em in ALBQ next wednesday after all.... :)

IRONS UP!!!!

# Jun 10, 2010 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. hellrat writes:

"CONSISTENTLY...."

fvckin 'ell !!

# Jun 10, 2010 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. OlafBerzerker writes:

Wolf, i watched flight 666 the other night to get me primed for the Toronto show. i thought it was a very good watch, blue ray (top end sound and quality) helped as well i suppose. Not being a die hard fan it gave me some info on what the guys in the band are all about . Then focused on the 08 world tour (beauty !). If youve seen Sam Dunns other docus then you will know what to expect.

# Jun 10, 2010 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. WOLF7 writes:

Thanks Olaf.

How "in-deep" was it? Like the usual "hi, how are you? good, thanks, you? Fine" stuff or deeper?

Nice Schaefer you go there on the photo, btw. Yours?

# Jun 10, 2010 @ 9:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. OlafBerzerker writes:

not to deep.... golfing with the guys on off days. harris and his kids on tour with him. these guys enjoy the pints but keep things in check it seems. a mirror image of their carreer.... beauty ! the shep is my 4 year old male goes at about 100 lbs. also have a 8 month female, stubborn as a mule and almost as big

# Jun 10, 2010 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. WOLF7 writes:

Thanks for the info. Ok, well sounds like I'll probably should check it out.

Gorgeous schaefer you go there! Beautiful.

I can see from the colour that your best buddy in this world didn't have too many years around here. Well, less than 5yrs, easily, and from the position of the ears on the photo (or his entire position) you could tell he's a male. The "colouration" will turn more yellow and overall darker in the future. 100lbs? A bit on the heavier side..? No? ;)

# Jun 10, 2010 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. OlafBerzerker writes:

def worth a watch Wolf. Bodhi is a bigger male, they usually sit around 80-85lbs although my buds got one thats 140 lbs eek! best wingman around

# Jun 11, 2010 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. hellrat writes:

yes Berserkr...your budd is quite the handsome shep indeed...great winter portrait by the way

would love to see the big young femme pup as well!

ah hell, nevermind....just remembered that his ain't our fvcking 'chat room' or whatever the hell they call it...send some pics to the email if you don't mind...i sure do love the prime sheppies

'underground'... we got rules and regulations on us now here? which apparently are currently outweighing brother-and-sisterhood?

what the fvck do ANY bllsh!t conformist 'laws' got to to do with METAL???

goddamn, f***in hell...

# Jun 11, 2010 @ 1:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. hellrat writes:

just saw your latest posting OB...ya, my good brother's all black named Akua weighs in at 115...

your friend's 140# sounds like the proper formidable wingman indeed :)

so then eh? is your female pup's name Sattva?

# Jun 11, 2010 @ 2:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. OlafBerzerker writes:

Hellrat , i sent off a couple pics although im computer illiterate. the females name is Mocha (sigh!) i know...... but i have 3 little nieces lol!, they really liked that handle so we went with it . enjoy the friday all \m/

# Jun 11, 2010 @ 10:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

get to see them at Wacken...hell yeah. I hope they play some of the new sh!t

# Jun 11, 2010 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

Can't wait for the rest of the album. This is also going to be my first time seeing Maiden mine too is in Toronto.

# Jun 11, 2010 @ 4:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. duncan hills writes:

i think final frontier is a pretty cool guy. eh ups teh irons and doesn't afraid of anybody.

that's my contribution XD

# Jun 12, 2010 @ 9:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

oh, and Eddie looks like a weird Cthulhu Eddie minus the face tentacles and wings

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. hellrat writes:

hey berserkr! sorry for delay....been stuck in the damn woods!

thanks for sending pics of your girl mocha, but did not receive on the email !

ah hell....i'm sure she's a real beaut indeed!

....also missed maiden at Albq. cause i was literally STUCK IN THE WOODS!!!

fvckin 'ell...up the fvcking irons anyway!

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