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 - Piece Of Mind - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.00, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Nov-2022 12:41)on November 29, 2022 at 11:15 am
IRON MAIDEN Piece Of Mind (1983 UK 9-track LP with 'brain' picture labels & die cut card inner, including the classic tracks Where Eagles Dare, Flight Of Icarus and The Trooper, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics printed inside and no barcode on the back. The sleeve displays some minor general wear mostly to the edges, whilst the vinyl has only a few signs of play, overall an excellent example EMA800)
- Iron Maiden - Interview Picture Disc - UK - shaped picture disc - £35.00, $42.00, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 18-Oct-2022 14:23)on November 29, 2022 at 11:15 am
IRON MAIDEN Interview Picture Disc (1986 UK 'Tell Tales' limited edition 'Picture Disc, featuring an interview with Bruce Dickinson, die cut sleeve. Interestingly the picture disc on side one has his name spelt 'Bruce Dickenson' with a facsimile signatue with a different picture for side two MM1202)
- Iron Maiden - Be Quick Or Be Dead - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.00, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 12-Oct-2022 09:41)on November 29, 2022 at 11:15 am
IRON MAIDEN Be Quick Or Be Dead (1992 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Nodding Donkey Blues. The paper picture sleeve displays minimal shelfwear and the vinyl remains in EX condition with just light evidence of play EM229)
- Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast - Red Vinyl + P/S - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £35.00, $42.00, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 12-Oct-2022 10:32)on November 29, 2022 at 11:15 am
IRON MAIDEN The Number Of The Beast (1982 UK limited edition 7" single pressed on Red Vinyl with picture labels and intact four prong centre, also including Remember Tomorrow [recorded live in Italy]. Issued in the paper picture sleeve [which features the classic image of Eddie holding the decapitated head of Satan] which has some minor general wear to the edges and the back and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just light signs of play EMI5287)
- Iron Maiden - Sanctuary - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.00, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 12-Oct-2022 12:42)on November 29, 2022 at 11:15 am
IRON MAIDEN Sanctuary (1980 UK 3-track 7" vinyl single with its intact four prong centre and 'Eddie' image labels, also including Drifter and I've Got The Fire [both recorded live at the Marquee in London on the 3rd April 1980]. The vinyl remainsin excellent condition with just light signs of play issued in a black die-cut paper sleeve EMI5065)