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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

♫♪♫ New Iron Maiden.... ♫♪♫ Sent in by Leigh

 

  

Scrolling through the comments I found a couple that had interesting takes on all the references in the video.

One comment noted references from the long history of Iron Maiden:

0:05 — Reference to Back Cover of 'The Number of the Beast' Album

0:09 — 'World Slavery' Tour Shirt 0:23 — 'Belshazzar’s Feast' Flyer

0:30 — 'Piece of Mind' Ring on Hooded Figure’s Hand

0:48 — Cart and Horses Pub, ‘Aces High’ Store

0:53 — 'Book of Souls' Ed Force One Airplane Wreckage

1:02 — Eddie Posters, "The Trooper" Union Jack Flag, Clockface Reads "2 Minutes to Midnight"

1:03 — Eddie on Toxic Waste Barrel + 'Twilight Zone' Eddie Beside Scorpion's Tail

1:08 — 17 Tally Marks on Motorcycle, Album No. 17 Approaching

1:22 — “Eddie Lives” on Barrel, 'Eddie’s Archive' Box Set Buried in the Ground

1:37 — 'No Prayer for the Dying' Tombstone, 'The Final Frontier' Space Helmet + Skull, 'Aces High' Goggles + Dog Tags

1:49 — Trooper Beer Cans, R101 Airship Wreck From “Empire of the Clouds” + ‘Sooty’ Bear

4:09 — Part of Cyborg Eddie From ‘Somewhere in Time’ Cover

4:23 — Samurai Eddie from Trooper Beer Sun and Steel

4:55 — Hatchet from ‘Killers’ Album Cover 4:57 — 'Dance of Death' Eddie

5:00 — Eddie With Scythe on ‘From Fear to Eternity/Dance of death?"

5:02 — Cyborg Eddie Again, From 'Somewhere in Time' Cover

5:09 — 'Powerslave' Eddie on Motorcycle 5:15 — 'The Book of Souls' Eddie

5:44 — 666 in Roman Numerals 6:05 — Mushroom Cloud From “2 Minutes to Midnight” Single Art


Another comment noted The Book Of Revelations:


JayDee
My take on video is below. Somehow the bible never felt more metal! This is an animated version of the bible's Revelations, with Eddie adaptation of course. The man in beginning in robe is The second coming (Jusus 2.0), he sees it is time to release the four horsemen. Only certain individuals are allowed to the party if they can pass to get the mark of the beast (green scanner thing). You see the leaders of the nations, America where democracy is denoted by flag flipped as becoming backwards (where right is wrong and wrong is right). The British Parliament men show care more about themselves then the people they serve, the cripplee astronaut symbolizes Russia whose space conquests have cost their society endless and shown nothing but further poverty for people as result, and china whose rich leader are dragging down the people who literally are the ones who make them wealthy and powerful and the golden dragon he rides is the religious symbol here. At the end, Jesus sacrifices himself into Wrath and unleashes the four horsemen, turning those who sold their souls into demons, and then unveils their leader as the devil he is and plasters him to the wall for all to witness his weakness as God ultimately prevails. At the end, Eddie (aka God's Wrath) starts the world all over again with the Adam and Eve that he saved. I speculate Adam and Eve were in the liquid because they were born near perfect beings, or cloned, or something like that who gave the false prophet his everlasting youth. The apple Eddie gives them is the fruit of Knowledge to start over again the right way on earth.



10 comments:

  1. That was awesome! Been a huge Maiden fan for over 45 years! Ever since Paul DiAnnio sang for them!

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    1. You've got me beat. I first heard them in 10th grade in 1985. I've not seen them in concert, (money...) but did get paid to drive 4 friends to the show at UNO Lakefront in 1988 or 89. I proved that I could drink a bottle of Bacardi in 3 hours, and then drive 2 hours home...god, I miss some things about being young.

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  2. I sometimes listen but not a metal head so much but interesting read.

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  3. Have a look at the 'Killers' Hawaiian shirt in the store - https://666.ironmaiden.com/browse/iron-maiden-global-merchandise-uk/products/killers-hawaiian-shirt.

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  4. Yep, agree with Coffee Man. Been a huge Maiden fan for almost that same amount of time. Saw them on the Powerslave, Seventh Son, and Maiden England tour. The Trooper ale is very good and Dickinson's book, "What Does This Button Do?" is a good look into one of the greatest lead singers of all time. Without a doubt my favorite band.

    Up the Irons!

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  5. When I watched, I saw so much linkage to Iron Maiden of the past. I didn't stop to analyze it, just enjoyed some fresh metal for a change. Be interesting to get the band's take on the meanings of the video and lyrics.

    Leigh
    Whitehall, NY

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  6. The new album is titled : Senjutsu

    https://www.ironmaiden.com/news/article/im17

    Leigh
    Whitehall, NY

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  7. Maiden, much like AC/DC, never fail to deliver.

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