It’s time for the new IRON MAIDEN album.
It looks like on July 15th, British heavy metal legends are about to announce their 17th studio album.
This past Monday, Bruce Dickinson conducted an interview with Sky News promoting his August 2021 spoken word tour.
During the interview, Bruce was wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the words ‘Belshazzar’s Feast’ in a decidedly heavy-metal font.
IRON MAIDEN fan and journalist Edwin McFee pointed out on Twitter on Monday that Belshazzar’s Feast is the story of the writing on the wall in the bible. McFee also noticed that the initials ‘WOTW’ — writing on the wall — are written next to IRON MAIDEN’s mascot Eddie the Head on the recently unveiled poster for The Legacy of the Beast Tour 2022.
Later, McFee shared a photograph of a mysterious poster that appeared at the Download Pilot festival earlier in June that’s exactly the same as Bruce Dickinson’s T-shirt.
On closer inspection the poster features the words ‘Live Forever’, ‘Man or Beast’ and ‘Heaven or Hell’ with the date 15/7 — possibly pointing towards something happening on Thursday 15th July, maybe a new album announcement, and maybe even followed with a new single.
The poster also contains the Roman Numerals IMXVII, which McFee argues in Hot Press could stand for Iron Maiden X 17 – IRON MAIDEN’s 17th studio album.