It's been over three years since metal greats Iron Maiden
released their latest effort "The Final Frontier
," so it's no wonder that the fans are starting to feel the itch for some new Maiden material.
Frontman Bruce Dickinson
recently discussed the given subject, saying that although no timetable has been set, the writing is definitely under way.
"Well, I mean, we are going to do another album."
Dickinson kicked off while chatting with Vorterix
. "When we do it I can't tell you."
The singer then got more specific, saying (via Maiden Revelations
), "Actually I've written a load of stuff. You know, we're all writing little bits and bobs all the time. We'll see what happens, you know. But yeah, sure."
Bruce also addressed the band's fairly clean history with substance abuse, stressing that becoming a drug addict wasn't the reason behind the formation of Iron Maiden.
"No, it's just kind of what we're like, really,"
he explained. "I mean, I'm not saying that nobody in the band has ever tried or mucked around with smoking dope when they we're younger. Most kids have probably tried smoking dope. Most kids have probably tried a few other things that I've never tried."
The singer continued, "The reason why we started Maiden, the reason why we all became musicians, was because we wanted to be musicians, not to become druggies. We like a beer and beer is our favorite kind of stuff. We drink beer and we drink a little wine and too much coffee. That's it really. Apart from that we're just trying to have some fun."
"The Final Frontier" dropped in August 2010 via EMI Records as the band's fifteenth studio effort. Apart from marking their longest album to date, the release topped the charts in a total of 28 countries around the globe.