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 - Metal For Muthas - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.85, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 05-May-2021 14:41)on May 7, 2021 at 11:27 pm
VARIOUS Metal For Muthas (Classic 1980 UK 10-track NWOBHM LP compilation, featuring early versions of Sanctuary and Wrathchild by Iron Maiden which are only available on this album, also including Tomorrow Or Yesterday bySamson along with material by seven other artists from that era, picture sleeve with liner notes by Neal Kay. The sleeve shows just a little shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play EMC3318)
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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 open edge with some creasing whilst the vinyl shows only light evidence of play. An Excellent example EMI5105)
- Iron Maiden - A Real LIVE One - UK - vinyl LP - £250.00, $347.50, €287.50 (New Item) (arrived 04-Apr-2021 12:29)on May 7, 2021 at 11:27 pm
IRON MAIDEN A Real LIVE One (Rare 1993 UK 11-track LP with great Eddie picture label, featuring live material recorded at nine different venues in Europe on the 'Fear of the Dark World Tour', glossy gatefold picture sleeve complete with photo montage inner. The packaging is Excellent with minimal age wear [tiny thumbnail tear to an edge of the inner] & the vinyl is Near Mint with very little play in its lifetime. A must have for any fan! EMD1042)
- Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast - 180gm Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.75, €28.75 (New Item) (arrived 13-Apr-2021 15:49)on May 7, 2021 at 11:27 pm
IRON MAIDEN The Number Of The Beast (2014 UK limited edition 8-track remastered LP issue of their 1982 album pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, including the singles Run To The Hills and the title track. The picture sleeve comes withthe picture / lyric inner while the vinyl remains in excellent condition with only light signs of play)
- Iron Maiden - Women In Uniform - French - 12" vinyl - £45.00, $62.55, €51.75 (New Item) (arrived 14-Apr-2021 09:53)on May 7, 2021 at 11:27 pm
IRON MAIDEN Women In Uniform (1980 French 3-track 12" vinyl EP pressed by Pathe Marconi with picture labels, also including Invasion and a live version of Phantom Of The Opera recorded at the Marquee on July 4th 1980, striking Thatcher with machine gun picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only light wear with a small scuff on the bottom edge and a light crease at the top, whilst the vinyl remains near 'as new' & shows very little evidence of play 2C052-52879Z)