Iron Maiden have unleashed their new online video for “The Crafting on the Wall,” the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame-bound major metallic act’s initial new music in six several years.
The movie is an animated retelling of Bible stories like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Moses parting the Crimson Sea (or in this situation, a deadly forcefield) with 4 cloaked motorcyclists — under the path of Iron Maiden’s ghoulish mascot Eddie — bringing dying, destruction, and plague to the dystopian world’s oppressors.
For “The Writing on the Wall,” singer Bruce Dickinson teamed with former Pixar executives and Iron Maiden fans Mark Andrews and Andrew Gordon, who together with director Nicos Livesey and animation studio BlinkInk established the visual that turns Eddie into a 3D nightmare.
Dickinson explained of the movie in a statement: “I had a quite crystal clear thought of the principle to accompany the song and when I achieved Mark and Andrew, on Zoom, it quickly turned clear we were being all pretty considerably on the exact same wavelength, and this was bolstered with the addition of Nicos and his young BlinkInk staff. Our weekly group Zoom meetings have been then typically equally really artistic and a great deal of fun.”
The singer ongoing: “I’m quite happy of the way the movie turned out, it is far more like a mini-film actually. I realized it was heading to function out as quickly as Mark brought my treatment to life with his incredible storyboards — I thought we could make one thing very exclusive alongside one another. I feel we did and hope our lovers will concur. In actuality, it is really significantly designed by Maiden supporters!”
The track itself — Iron Maiden’s first new songs since 2015’s E-book of Souls — was penned by the band’s guitarist Adrian Smith and Dickinson, manufactured by Kevin Shirley, and co-produced by Maiden bassist and founding member Steve Harris.
It is Awesome That also has penned an in-depth tale on the generation of the online video, with the animation staff also drawing from Mad Max, artist Roger Dean and the legendary Weighty Metal film.