In advance of Iron Maiden’s highly anticipated new studio album The Final Frontier — due out Aug. 17 — the band is giving away new album track, “El Dorado,” via their website, www.ironmaiden.com.
“‘El Dorado’ is a preview of the forthcoming studio album,” says singer Bruce Dickinson. “As we will be including it in the set of our Final Frontier World Tour, (which opens in Dallas on June 9), we thought it would be great to thank all our fans and get them into The Final Frontier mood by giving them this song up front of the tour and album release.”
Iron Maiden reunited with longtime producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in early 2010 to record the album at the familiar Compass Point Studios — the same studio where they recorded the Piece Of Mind (’83), Powerslave (’84) and Somewhere In Time (’86).
“The studio had the same vibe and it was exactly as it had been in 1983, nothing had changed!” says Dickinson. “Even down to the broken shutter in the corner — same carpet, everything. It was really quite spooky. But we felt very relaxed in such a familiar and well-trodden environment and I think this shows in the playing and the atmosphere of the album.”