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 - Run To The Hills - EX/VG - UK - 7" picture disc - £15.00, $19.95, €17.85 (New Item) (arrived 25-Nov-2021 10:48)on November 26, 2021 at 11:36 pm
IRON MAIDEN Run To The Hills (1982 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single, also including Total Eclipse, one of the group's best songs which was only available as the B-side on this single as well as the Japanese edition of the 'NumberOf The Beast' album [later added to the reissue CD]. Displaying great images of Eddie & the Devil fighting on a hill top along with a group shot on the back, the disc does display some surface scuffs / signs of play, the disc remains in EX/VGcondition within a clear PVC sleeve EMIP5263)
- Iron Maiden - Women In Uniform - P/S - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £30.00, $39.90, €35.70 (New Item) (arrived 23-Nov-2021 10:35)on November 26, 2021 at 11:36 pm
IRON MAIDEN Women In Uniform (1980 UK 7" vinyl single with an intact four prong centre and picture labels, also including Invasion, paper picture sleeve with UK tour dates on the reverse. The sleeve has some edge wear mostly along the top openedge with some creasing whilst the vinyl shows only light evidence of play. An Excellent example EMI5105)
- Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $33.25, €29.75 (New Item) (arrived 15-Nov-2021 16:32)on November 26, 2021 at 11:36 pm
IRON MAIDEN The Number Of The Beast (1982 UK 8-track vinyl LP with picture labels, including the classics Children Of The Damned, 22 Acacia Avenue, Run To The Hills & Hallowed Be Thy Name, complete with round-cornered illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve features the original artwork displaying too much blue in the sky which was a printing error, it should have been grey & was later corrected on the reissue of the album on Compact Disc. The sleeve shows just a little edge scuffing & the vinyl with only light signs of play. A nice copy of this Metal classic EMC3400)
- Iron Maiden - Can I Play With Madness - Stickered Sleeve - UK - shaped picture disc - £35.00, $46.55, €41.65 (New Item) (arrived 17-Nov-2021 10:39)on November 26, 2021 at 11:36 pm
IRON MAIDEN Can I Play With Madness (1988 UK limited edition shaped 7" Picture Disc single, also including Black Bart Blues, comes in the original 'Iron Maiden' stickered clear PVC sleeve EMP49)
- Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast - Black + Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $19.95, €17.85 (New Item) (arrived 17-Nov-2021 12:56)on November 26, 2021 at 11:36 pm
IRON MAIDEN The Number Of The Beast (1982 UK 7" black vinyl single with picture labels and intact four prong centre, also including Remember Tomorrow recorded live in Italy. The picture sleeve features an image of Eddie with the decapitated headof the Devil in his hand and shows only minimal signs of shelfwear while the vinyl remains in Excellent condition EMI5287)