Hear Iron Maiden’s galloping new single Stratego

Taken from their samurai-inspired new LP Senjutsu.

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Iron Maiden have released the second single from their upcoming studio record Senjutsu, entitled Stratego. The five-minute track is a classic-sounding Iron Maiden song, complete with guitar harmonies and galloping bass.

The song is the second on the 82-minute record, following the eponymous opener. It precedes the album’s first single on the tracklist, The Writing On The Wall.

The album is set to arrive on 3 September. In a statement about its announcement, Steve Harris delved into the recording, which took place at the Guillaume Tell Studio in France, the same studio as their 2016 LP The Book Of Souls. The setup there is perfect for our needs,” Harris explained. “The building used to be a cinema and has a really high ceiling so there’s a great acoustic sound. We recorded this album in the same way we did The Book Of Souls in that we’d write a song, rehearse it and then put it down together straight away while it was all fresh in our minds.

“There are some very complex songs on this album which took a lot of hard work to get them exactly as we wanted them to sound, so the process was at times very challenging, but Kevin [Shirley, producer] is great at capturing the essence of the band and I think it was worth the effort! I’m very proud of the result and can’t wait for fans to hear it.”

Take a listen to the new track below.

Senjutsu tracklist:

  1. Senjutsu
  2. Stratego
  3. The Writing On The Wall
  4. Lost In A Lost World
  5. Days Of Future Past
  6. The Time Machine
  7. Darkest Hour
  8. Death Of The Celts
  9. The Parchment
  10. Hell On Earth

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