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Following the announcement of the forthcoming release of their new studio album A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH Iron Maiden are releasing a very special single, THE REINCARNATION OF BENJAMIN BREEG.
Whatrecords has both the album and single available for pre-order in all the formats.
The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg is available as a CD single and Limited Edition 10 inch. Whatrecords also has the two available as a set with a special collectable sticker
A Matter of Life and Death is available in three formats, LP, CD and Limited Edition CD/DVD.
We have all of these available for pre-order on the left. Order early to be get hold of the Limited Editions!
About the Album
Steve Harris says, “This is a very intense album in many ways and we really wanted to go with a lead track that demonstrated that in the best way, rather than going for a shorter track on the album just to please the chart rules. Benjamin Breeg is a great example of the feel of the album in it’s really heavy riff and lyrically it’s a very dark, atmospheric and powerful song which really epitomizes what the album is all about for us. So it made a natural choice for us.”
About the Single
In true Maiden style, the single will be released in two special Limited Edition formats, which by content will not be eligible for the UK singles chart. Manager Rod Smallwood explained, “There are various chart rules compliant to number of tracks, the maximum running time, price structure and all the rest of it. As for the new Maiden single - its simple - we’re putting out a two track CD - THE REINCARNATION OF BENJAMIN BREEG and HALLOWED BE THY NAME (Legends Session) and if it’s too long to qualify for the charts, then so be it. We have no problem with it being non-chart eligible.
EMI will also release a special 7” coloured vinyl in picture sleeve with collectable sticker of the ‘Crossed Guns’ Logo. B sides to both formats are from last years amazing ‘Radio 1 legends session recorded especially for the Zane Lowe show.
Up the Irons!!!
01 August 2006
A Matter Of Life And Death
Release Date: 28 July 2006