New Film ‘The Night of the Beast’ Inspired by Iron Maiden Concert

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 - The Number Of The Beast - EX - UK - 12" picture disc - £30.00, $37.20, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2022 16:50)
    on May 19, 2022 at 9:49 am

    IRON MAIDEN The Number Of The Beast (2005 UK limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc including the Original Version and a previously unreleased live version from the Clive Burr Charity Show at Brixton Academy in March 2002, along with Remember Tomorrow, die-cut picture sleeve. The sleeve has a small tear in the die-cut edge, some spine scuffing and general storage wear, whilst the disc remains in excellent condition 12EM666)

  • Iron Maiden - Killers + Poster + Obi - Japanese - vinyl LP - £295.00, $365.80, €348.10 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2022 12:34)
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    IRON MAIDEN Killers (1981 Japanese 11-track vinyl LP with picture labels, the highly influential second album featuring Wrathchild & The Ides Of March, picture sleeve with illustrated Japanese/lyric insert & matching blood font obi-strip. This copy also comes with the rare glossy 33" x 23" fold-out poster of the band live on stage. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the poster has never been displayed, whilst the vinyl shows minimal signs of play. A fantastic complete copy, all in near mint condition, now very hard to find EMS-91016)

  • Iron Maiden - Monsters Of Rock 1988 T-Shirt - UK - t-shirt - £195.00, $241.80, €230.10 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 16:10)
    on May 19, 2022 at 9:49 am

    IRON MAIDEN Monsters Of Rock 1988 T-Shirt (Rare 1988 UK white cotton, short sleeved round neck t-shirt. Featuring the superb Seventh Son ice landscape Eddie image that was used to promote the band's first headline appearance at the iconic Monsters Of Rock festival at Donington on 20 August 1988 along with other festival shows around Europe. It has the official © 1988 Bravado Mercahndise mark below. The back has the Monsters Of Rock text with a list of all the European stadium and festival shows with two iceberg Eddies alongside. Sized Large (Pit-to-pit measures 20", Collar-to-hem measures 28"), this shirt shows minimal signs of being worn & little signs of age, the print is still vibrant, even the label in the collar is present and unfaded, an outstanding item from prime time Maiden)

  • Iron Maiden - Killers - Brave New World Tour T-Shirt - UK - t-shirt - £95.00, $117.80, €112.10 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 15:25)
    on May 19, 2022 at 9:49 am

    IRON MAIDEN Killers - Brave New World Tour T-Shirt (Rare Circa 2001 UK black cotton, short sleeved round neck t-shirt. Featuring the Killers album artwork on the front with © 1997 Iron Maiden Holdings Limited. The back has the red Killers textacross the top, the Iron maiden logo and the tour dates for the latter part of the Brave New World Tour from October 19th to November 10th when the tour visited Japan, UK, Germany and Greece. Sized Extra Large (Pit-to-pit measures 24", Collar-to-hem measures 28"), this shirt shows minimal signs of being worn & little signs of age, the print is still vibrant, even the label in the collar is present and unfaded, an outstanding item)

  • Iron Maiden - Maiden England 2013 - Donington - UK - t-shirt - £95.00, $117.80, €112.10 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 15:01)
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    IRON MAIDEN Maiden England 2013 - Donington (Rare Official 2013 UK black cotton, short sleeved round neck t-shirt. Featuring a great image of Eddie in his Trooper uniform riding horseback chasing the Download Dog around the Donington race circuit with the classic Iron Maiden logo in red and Download 2013 on the bridge. The back has another superb take on the Seventh Son Eddie holding a bloodied, embryonic Download Dog with the 'Maiden England' text above and 15/06 Donington England UK in white text beneath. Sized Extra Large (Pit-to-pit measures 22", Collar-to-hem measures 29"), this shirt shows minimal signs of being worn & little signs of age, the print is still vibrant, even the label in the collar is present and unfaded, an outstanding item)

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