IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson has admitted to U.K.’s Kerrang! magazine that he drew inspiration from German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN for the animated video for MAIDEN‘s new single “The Writing On The Wall”.
“I said to Rod [Smallwood, MAIDEN manager], ‘Have you seen the video for ‘Deutschland’ by RAMMSTEIN?'” he explained. “That, to me, is a groundbreaking video. That’s astonishing. Now, I’m not suggesting we do that, because we’re not RAMMSTEIN. But think of what we could do that would have the equivalent impact for us. So, I wrote storyboard for the vid, tweaked it a little bit, and gave it a happy ending. Well, kind of a happy ending — Adam and Eve start again, but with Eddie going, ‘I’ll still get you in the end.'”
“The Writing On The Wall” will appear on MAIDEN‘s 17th studio album, “Senjutsu”, which will arrive on September 3 via BMG. The band’s first LP in six years was recorded in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Steve Harris.
“The Writing On The Wall” video was made by BlinkInk based on a concept by Dickinson with two former Pixar executives. It followed a month-long teaser campaign and global “treasure hunt” for clues about the track title and concept.