Listen to Iron Maiden’s epic new single Stratego

From Loudersound.

Iron Maiden have released Stratego, a second single from their upcoming album Senjutsu, which is released on September 3. It follows the release of a video for The Writing On The Wall last month.

Stratego is archetypal Maiden, with typically galloping rhythms and a rambunctious vocal from Bruce Dickinson. Written by founder/bassist Steve Harris and guitarist Janick Gers, it tells a story of warring tribes in ancient Japan, but perhaps the only real surprise swoops in as the song heads towards the four minute mark, with dramatic strings heralding a section that brings Led Zeppelin‘s classic Kashmir to mind.

In an earlier statement, Dickinson said, “We’re all really excited about this album. We recorded it back in early 2019 during a break in the Legacy tour so we could maximise our touring yet still have a long set up period before release to prepare great album art and something special as a video. Of course the pandemic delayed things more – so much for the best laid plans – or should that be ‘strategies’!?

“The songs are very varied, and some of them are quite long. There’s also one or two songs which sound pretty different to our usual style, and I think Maiden fans will be surprised – in a good way, I hope!”

Earlier this week, Maiden announced a partnership with UK supermarket brand Asda, who’ll be selling a Senjutsu edition of Trooper’s Sun & Steel Japanese lager, and a t-shirt adorned by the face of the band’s loveable mascot, Eddie.

Also this week, the band released a new SFX version the video for The Writing On The Wall. This – along with the new Stratego video.

 

 

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  • Iron Maiden - Metal For Muthas - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jul-2022 12:41)
    on July 3, 2022 at 11:48 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 Or Yesterday bySamson along with material by seven other artists from that era, picture sleeve with liner notes by Neal Kay. The sleeve has a slight seam split in the top edge and shows a little shelfwear, whilst the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play EMC3318)

  • Iron Maiden - Hard Attack '85 - '86 - Japanese - vinyl LP - Promo - £75.00, $90.75, €87.00 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jun-2022 10:25)
    on July 3, 2022 at 11:48 am

    VARIOUS Hard Attack '85 - '86 (80s Japanese-only & promotional-only 14-track LP sampler, with custom black on white labels with 'Special DJ Copy' print. Opens with a Live version of 'Running Free' by Iron Maiden & includes a Live version of 'No One Like You' by Scorpions, housed in a unique picture sleeve with a biography/pictorial brief for each group on the back. Comes complete with a tracklist insert & bonus full set of colour stickers for each band! The sleeve is Excellent with light shelf wear & the vinyl is Near Mint PRP-8281)

  • Iron Maiden - Maiden England 2013 - Donington - UK - t-shirt - £95.00, $114.95, €110.20 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 15:01)
    on July 3, 2022 at 11:48 am

    IRON MAIDEN Maiden England 2013 - Donington (Rare Official 2013 UK black cotton, short sleeved round neck t-shirt. Featuring a great image of Eddie in his Trooper uniform riding horseback chasing the Download Dog around the Donington race circuit with the classic Iron Maiden logo in red and Download 2013 on the bridge. The back has another superb take on the Seventh Son Eddie holding a bloodied, embryonic Download Dog with the 'Maiden England' text above and 15/06 Donington England UK in white text beneath. Sized Extra Large (Pit-to-pit measures 22", Collar-to-hem measures 29"), this shirt shows minimal signs of being worn & little signs of age, the print is still vibrant, even the label in the collar is present and unfaded, an outstanding item)

  • Iron Maiden - Killers - Brave New World Tour T-Shirt - UK - t-shirt - £95.00, $114.95, €110.20 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 15:25)
    on July 3, 2022 at 11:48 am

    IRON MAIDEN Killers - Brave New World Tour T-Shirt (Rare Circa 2001 UK black cotton, short sleeved round neck t-shirt. Featuring the Killers album artwork on the front with © 1997 Iron Maiden Holdings Limited. The back has the red Killers textacross the top, the Iron maiden logo and the tour dates for the latter part of the Brave New World Tour from October 19th to November 10th when the tour visited Japan, UK, Germany and Greece. Sized Extra Large (Pit-to-pit measures 24", Collar-to-hem measures 28"), this shirt shows minimal signs of being worn & little signs of age, the print is still vibrant, even the label in the collar is present and unfaded, an outstanding item)

  • Iron Maiden - Killers + Poster + Obi - Japanese - vinyl LP - £295.00, $356.95, €342.20 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2022 12:34)
    on July 3, 2022 at 11:48 am

    IRON MAIDEN Killers (1981 Japanese 11-track vinyl LP with picture labels, the highly influential second album featuring Wrathchild & The Ides Of March, picture sleeve with illustrated Japanese/lyric insert & matching blood font obi-strip. This copy also comes with the rare glossy 33" x 23" fold-out poster of the band live on stage. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the poster has never been displayed, whilst the vinyl shows minimal signs of play. A fantastic complete copy, all in near mint condition, now very hard to find EMS-91016)

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