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 Book Of Souls - Sealed - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £49.99, $68.99, €58.49 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jul-2021 11:46)on July 27, 2021 at 12:08 am
IRON MAIDEN The Book Of Souls (2015 UK 11-track triple LP pressed on Heavyweight Vinyl, the eagerly awaited sixteenth album and their first studio double, produced by long-time collaborator Kevin Shirley, including the single Speed Of Light, Tears Of A Clown dedicated to Robin Williams who died last year, and Empire Of The Clouds which has a running time of over eighteen minutes becoming the longest song they have ever recorded. As with all Maiden albums, they would not be complete without Eddie on the tri-fold picture sleeve featuring the stunning Maya-themed artwork created by Mark Wilkinson. This copy remains factory sealed from new & is therefore still mint & unplayed)
- Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark + Stickered & Insert - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £150.00, $207.00, €175.50 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jun-2021 16:59)on July 27, 2021 at 12:08 am
IRON MAIDEN Fear Of The Dark (Rare 1992 UK 12-track vinyl 2-LP with picture labels, including the singles Be Quick Or Be Dead & From Here To Eternity, hype stickered gatefold picture sleeve featuring the 'Eddie' tree artwork by Melvin Grant-this was the first album NOT to feature artwork by Derek Riggs, complete with the merchandise insert. The sleeve displays some light general wear, whilst the vinyl remains excelleny with only a few light signs of play, a really nice example EMD1032)
- Iron Maiden - Running Free - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $20.70, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 08-Jun-2021 09:11)on July 27, 2021 at 12:08 am
IRON MAIDEN Running Free (Classic original 1980 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre and Eddie picture labels, also includes Burning Ambition, housed in a plain die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains excellent with only a few light surface scuffs. An ideal play copy EMI5032)
- Iron Maiden - Twilight Zone / Wrathchild - Black Vinyl - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $27.60, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jun-2021 15:07)on July 27, 2021 at 12:08 am
IRON MAIDEN Twilight Zone / Wrathchild (Original 1981 UK Double A Sided 7" single with intact four prong push-out centre and picture labels, housed in a black die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains excellent with just a few light surface scuffs,an ideal play copy or ideal to replace your well loved example EMI5145)
- Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast - Red Vinyl - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $27.60, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jun-2021 15:12)on July 27, 2021 at 12:08 am
IRON MAIDEN The Number Of The Beast (1982 UK limited edition Red Vinyl 7" single with picture labels and intact four prong centre, also including Remember Tomorrow recorded live in Italy, in a plain die-cutpaper sleeve. The vinyl remains excellent with only a few light cosmetic surface scuffs EMI5287)