Full of tons of easter eggs from their 45-year historical past, Iron Maiden’s new video for “The Writing on the Wall” is among the most epic and thrilling releases of 2021. Curiously sufficient, Rammstein’s masterful 2019 video for “Deutschland” impressed Maiden’s latest clip, difficult the British metallic legends to make one thing larger-than-life.
“Deutschland” was a huge hit for Rammstein on the shut of the 2010s, solidifying the German industrial band as stadium headliners throughout the globe. The “Deutschland” video tells the story of the historical past of human battle, inserting the members of Rammstein proper within the heart of cinematic scenes.
“I stated to Rod [Smallwood, Iron Maiden’s manager], ‘Have you ever seen the video for ‘Deutschland’ by Rammstein?’” vocalist Bruce Dickinson recalled throughout an interview with Kerrang! “That, to me, is a groundbreaking video. That’s astonishing.”
Dickinson continues, “Now, I’m not suggesting we try this, as a result of we’re not Rammstein. However consider what we may do that may have the equal affect for us. So, I wrote storyboard for the vid, tweaked it a bit bit, and gave it a cheerful ending. Effectively, sort of a cheerful ending – Adam and Eve begin once more, however with Eddie going, ‘I’ll nonetheless get you ultimately’.”
Collaborators for “The Writing on the Wall” characteristic a few of Pixar’s most inventive minds in Mark Andrews and Andrew Gordon, whose credit embody The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., and Discovering Nemo.
“I’m very pleased with the best way the video turned out, it’s extra like a mini-film actually,” Dickinson raves. “I knew it was going to work out as quickly as Mark introduced my therapy to life along with his unimaginable storyboards – I assumed we may make one thing very particular collectively. I feel we did and hope our followers will agree. In reality it’s just about created by Maiden followers!”
“The Writing on the Wall” is Iron Maiden’s first single from their seventeenth studio album, Senjutsu, which can be launched Sept. 3. The video did extraordinarily properly upon launch, receiving mass acclaim from Iron Maiden followers.
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