Tactics & Strategy 21/7/21
Iron Maiden release their 17th studio album, 'Senjutsu', their first in six years, through Parlophone Records, on Friday 3rd September, preceded by an already highly acclaimed animated Video Of The Day, for the first single, ‘The Writing On The Wall’, made by BlinkInk, based on a concept by Bruce Dickinson with two former Pixar Executives. Recorded in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Steve Harris, it follows a month-long teaser campaign and global ‘treasure hunt’ for clues about the track title and concept. For 'Senjutsu' - loosely translated as ‘tactics & strategy’ - the band once again enlisted the services of Mark Wilkinson to create the spectacular Samurai themed cover artwork, based on an idea by Steve Harris. With a running time of a little under 82 minutes, 'Senjutsu', like their previous record, 'The Book Of Souls', will be a double CD/Triple vinyl album.