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, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2020 13:17)on August 12, 2020 at 10:40 am
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 OrYesterday by Samson 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)
- Iron Maiden - Live After Death - Deluxe Figurine Box - UK - cd album box set - £39.99, $49.99, €44.79 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jun-2020 15:37)on August 12, 2020 at 10:40 am
IRON MAIDEN Live After Death (2020 UK Deluxe Edition boxset comprising the remastered 2-CD edition of their 1985 live album. The disc sits inside its own digipak picture sleeve within the sealed & stickered 6" x 5" x 2" boxset, completewith an exclusive 1:24 Eddie figurine and 'Live After Death' Collectors Patch!)
- Iron Maiden - Rock Saws 500 Jigsaws - Complete set of 8 Puzzles - UK - Toy - £129.99, $162.49, €145.59 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jun-2020 16:09)on August 12, 2020 at 10:40 am
IRON MAIDEN Rock Saws 500 Jigsaws - Complete set of 8 Puzzles (2019 official Rock Saws 500-piece jigsaw puzzles, the full set of all 8 Iron Maiden titles comprising Iron Maiden; Killers; The Number Of The Beast; Piece Of Mind; Powerslave; Somewhere InTime, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and Live After Death - each jigsaw featuring the artwork from the respective album cover, all illustrated by long-time collaborator Derek Riggs. Each puzzle remains FACTORY SEALED inside its picture box RSAW###PZ)
- Iron Maiden - Live After Death - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 06-Jun-2020 10:50)on August 12, 2020 at 10:40 am
IRON MAIDEN Live After Death (1985 UK 18-track double vinyl LP recorded during the 'World Slavery Tour' including the classic tracks Aces High, The Trooper, The Number Of The Beast, Run To The Hills, Phantom Of The Opera and many more, gatefold picture sleeve with picture inners. The sleeve has some light edge wear and, apart from a few surface/paper scuffs, the vinyl appears in excellent condition RIP1)
- Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden - Capitol - Canadian - vinyl LP - £40.00, $50.00, €44.80 (New Item) (arrived 06-Jun-2020 11:30)on August 12, 2020 at 10:40 am
IRON MAIDEN Iron Maiden (Scarce circa 1980 Canadian 9-track vinyl LP on the rainbow rim Capitol label without any mention of Harvest. The superb debut album from the iconic NWBHM band, featuring their classics Sanctaury, Running Free, Charlotte The Harlot, Phantom Of The Opera and the title track; picture sleeve featuring the original cover illustration by Derek Riggs, which mentions Harvest on the reverse. The sleeve has some light wear mostly on the edges, the vinyl shows very little signs of play ST12094)