Iron maiden surprise release new single: Writing on the Wall

No, this is not a drill guys, it’s time to get excited!

Iron Maiden tour 2021 / 2022 – how to get tickets

After weeks of teasing something, as well as Bruce himself inviting everyone (not your mum though) to ‘Belshazzar’s feast’ earlier today, a livestream of their brand new song ‘Writing on the Wall’ was finally out.

As the band’s first new music since 2015’s critically acclaimed Book of Souls, it is definitely different to their previous work. They have spent the last few years revisiting their older music on their Legacy of the Beast tour, playing mainly songs from their first decade of music, so having new music drop out of nowhere was quite the shock.

It’s a fairly steady tempo and features more acoustic guitar and groove than a lot of their back catalogue. It still has all the hallmarks of classic Maiden too though, from the soaring vocals, blistering guitar solos, an incredible video and, best of all, a new Eddie!

Check out the new song and video in all of its glory down below and keep your fingers as crossed as ours for a release date for the new album!

Make sure to stay up to date on all our rock news on our Instagram here.