From Ultimate Classic Rock.
Iron Maiden’s debut performance in Colombia has inspired a new film, The Night of the Beast.
The concert is regarded as a watershed cultural moment among the country’s fervent metal fanbase. On Feb. 28, 2008, thousands of fans packed Bogota’s Simon Bolivar Park to see the legendary band, with a portion of the performance later featured in the group’s Iron Maiden: Flight 666 documentary.
Variety describes the new movie as “an urban road trip” following two teenagers as they journey to attend the landmark event.
The Night of the Beast marks the feature film directorial debut of Mauricio Leiva-Cock, creator of the Netflix series Green Frontier. The Bogota-born filmmaker saw the project as a chance to shine a light on a seldom seen section of Colombian society. “It’s not the Colombian film that is usually seen through festivals. It doesn’t have the usual norms. It’s not a film about poverty, violence or death,” the director noted. “It’s a film about two teenagers going to a metal concert. Sometimes people don’t see these stories fitting into our narrative, when to me they are as much ours as anyone else’s.”
Several of the band’s songs will be featured in The Night of the Beast, including “Aces High” and “The Trooper.”
For the film, Leiva-Cock was determined to break traditional metalhead stereotypes. “We worked with many metalheads and it’s [a] huge group filled with everything, but especially immensely clever and self-educated people,” the director explained, adding that he was also annoyed by those who suggested the film needed to be more political. “To me it is far more political to talk about how culture, and specifically music, can become this tool against violence, or in this film specifically, the value of friendship — postures that are not intrinsically political, but which have to do with how we behave towards one another.”
The Night of the Beast is currently in in post-production, with release details yet to be announced.
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- Iron Maiden - On Board Flight 666 - UK - book - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 25-Feb-2021 14:26)on February 26, 2021 at 9:43 am
IRON MAIDEN On Board Flight 666 (2011 UK 256-page 11½" x 9½" hardback book - an exclusive behind the scenes photo documentary by official band photographer John McMurtrie, with foreword by Captain Bruce Dickinson. An unprecendented insight into one of the most adventurous rock tours ever undertaken. Features over 600 spectacular photographs, annotated with individual insight and anecdotes, plus superb picture dust jacket)
- Iron Maiden - Calendar 2018 - Danilo - UK - calendar - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jan-2021 14:13)on February 26, 2021 at 9:43 am
IRON MAIDEN Calendar 2018 (2018 Officially Licensed calendar from the British Heavy Metal giants, includes 12 great images of Eddie creating his own metal mayhem around the world! Although not sealed this calendar remains in excellent condition with very little wear)
- Iron Maiden - Live At Donington - UK - 2-CD album set - £45.00, $61.20, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jan-2021 15:03)on February 26, 2021 at 9:43 am
IRON MAIDEN Live At Donington (Original 1993 UK 20-track double CD album set, recorded live at the Monsters Of Rock Festival at Donington on the 22nd August 1992. Comes loaded with classic Maiden songs along with a guest appearance from AdrianSmith who had left the band a few years earlier, housed in a fat double jewel case complete with the original bootleg style black & white title sleeve [later issued in an LP style card wallet sleeve] - now hard to find CDDON1)
- Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden + Obi & Insert - Japanese - vinyl LP - £85.00, $115.60, €95.20 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jan-2021 09:39)on February 26, 2021 at 9:43 am
IRON MAIDEN Iron Maiden (1980 Japanese 8-track vinyl LP, the debut album including the singles Running Free & Sanctuary, picture sleeve complete with fold-out Japanese text biography/lyric insert & silver obi-strip. The sleeve and obi both displays minimal wear and the vinyl also very little signs of play, a really nice 'near as new' example EMS-81327)
- Iron Maiden - Brave New World - UK - picture disc LP - £195.00, $265.20, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2021 10:06)on February 26, 2021 at 9:43 am
IRON MAIDEN Brave New World (Rare 2000 UK limited edition 10-track Double LP Picture Disc set, the twelfth studio album by the English heavy metal band, known for the return of Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith, featuring the singles TheWicker Man & Out Of The Silent Planet, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with artwork by Derek Riggs & Steve Stone, including lyric & credit printed inners. Although not sealed this example remains in fantastic condition showing minimal wear andvery little evidence of actually seeing a turntable. An outstanding copy of this now very rare and long out of print pressing)