Final Frontier Isn't Maiden's Last Act

Iron Maiden's fifteenth studio album, The Final Frontier, is not set to be their last studio release, the band have confirmed.

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Iron Maiden's fifteenth studio album, The Final Frontier, is not set to be their last studio release, the band have confirmed. Speculation has been rife since they announced the record's title earlier this year especially given mainman Steve Harris' frequent comments in previous years that they'd make 15 albums then stop. But with the title set for release on Monday morning Harris tells Metal Hammer: "It's true that I've always said I wanted to do 15 studio albums. Well, I haven't always said that I started saying it after the fourth or fifth album, but I didn't expect to do more than three when we first started. "There's probably a bit of mischief in the name, particularly on Bruce Dickinson's part. People are going to think it's either the last album or that we're Trekkies, or both. It's not like that really." Singer Dickinson adds: "Is it mischief? Of course it is although we genuinely haven't made up our minds about another album, we thought people would be bound to say, 'Oh, it's the last album.' "So we'll just go, 'Not necessarily'. I don't know what we'll call the next one. Maybe Never Say Never?" Meanwhile, drummer Nicko McBrain is even more forthright about the outfit's future: "I think everyone's being too cagey. It ain't gonna be the last record, not as far as I'm concerned. The general feeling is that if we want to make another record, we will." Thanks for the report to RockRadio.

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    IbanezBassman
    link no1 wrote: hope its not there last, i really dont like the new album, and IMO it would be a terrible album to end on MY OPINION...but i know im getting trolled for having one...
    TROLL'D. The new album isn't necessarily bad. It's just so different. I was shocked at first, but after listening to it once. Next time I'll probably enjoy it a lot more. The Talisman, Starblind, El Dorado are all excellent authentic Iron Maiden.
    MaidenandEddy
    DegaDeth wrote: I haven't heard all of the new album, but from what i've heard of it, i don't want them to stop. They still have it, and they're still better than most other bands, despite being old enough to be their fathers
    It leaked on Monday night. Being just under 77 minutes long, it takes a couple of listens to fully digest, but once you've taken it all in, my GOD what an album! I love the 'Satellite 15' part of the opening song as well, best opening to an Iron Maiden album ever IMO. The rest of the songs are just superb too, beautifully written, partly keeping the progressive slant that AMOLAD had but also throwing in fresh ideas to keep it relevant. Best album made by them post-2000? Very possible.
    travislausch
    Levi79 wrote: I ****in' love Maiden, I really do. But they need to do something different with their music. All the songs are awesome but starting to sound the same. Just my opinion.
    Then you're probably going to be very surprised by the opener on this new album. And there are a couple of pretty different-sounding songs in the middle of the album.
    sebasla93
    man I almost cry when i listened to The Final Frontier for the first time yesterday. Being honest, I was a bit skeptic about how the album would sound, and I wasnt very amazed when I heard El Dorado and The Final Frontier the first time. But this album is the best since Seventh Son!!!!! A huge surprise to all us the Iron fans. They explored even deeper lands than in AMoLaD, with progressive songs like The Isle of Avalon that can get to the point to be compared to bands like Dream Theater, with very Petrucci-esque solos, but never going as far from their roots as to say is a new Iron Maiden. Cant wait to wirte a review of this! 10/10!!!!!
    Scarface88
    F***ing YES. I can't believe I thought we might be nearing the end! Give us another 20 years lads. Up the Irons!
    killyerscene
    virtual xi and x factor get a bum rap b/c it doesnt have bruce, but still some awesome song writing... and i agree that npftd and fod are not the strongest eefforts, minus a few awesome tracks of course, (fear of the dark, the assassin, mother russia, etc...)
    Painkiller95
    I thought No Prayer For The Dying and Fear Of The Dark were really good albums. Fear Of the Dark has awesome other songs like Judas Be My Guide, From Here To Eternity, Weekend Warrior and of course Afraid To Shoot Strangers. No Prayer was great too. Virtual XI and The X Factor were ok but they just didn't feel like Maiden without Bruce. I dunno what it is, but it seems I just like absolutely everything by them. Best band in the world, the news that more awesomeness will be made has made my day
    metal_al73
    I read this or something similar a while ago? Anyway the new albums brilliant. Maiden are the best band the world has ever seen and probably always will be. so many years on and they're still writing the best album of the year. UP THE IRONS!
    link no1
    hope its not there last, i really dont like the new album, and IMO it would be a terrible album to end on MY OPINION...but i know im getting trolled for having one...
    ChrixtianB
    good news, i love maiden, my favourite band, but this album is shit!!! all songs are the same: clean harmony-distortion-clean outro. it just sucked!! you cant hear this album if you have killers or piece of mind or whatever
    Engel22
    Album's great, and thank God it isn't their last because they can keep getting better and better with each new release.
    Gman400
    I've only heard the 2 singles off the album so far, but honestly how can you be surprised at this point? They took a step toward a slightly different sound on AMoLaD and it was pretty clear they were gonna keep going in that direction on this one. If you don't like it thats cool but honestly you're not a real Maiden fan or haven't been paying attention for the last 10 years if you thought they were going to make Number of the Beast 2 or something.
    thrashmonkey
    so glad to hear that. It's not the thought of no more albums that scared me so much as no more tours. I missed them on the last American tour, and I'd be devastated if I knew I could never see the great Iron Maiden, (I never saw Ronnie James Dio and now it's too late, so I'm determined to see any of the original metallers if they come anywhere near me.) UP THE IRONS \m/ \m/
    rickyj
    metalh3ad4ever wrote: Iron Maiden is gonna keep rocking till there grandchildren put them in a home. Eventhen they'd probley get kicked out for noise pollution
    hey *****, rock and roll aint noise pollution.\ ... ^see what i did there?
    ippystratman
    **** yeah iron maiden are the greatest band ever!! they will keep rocking until they die \m/
    macca4508
    Have only heard the 2 pre-released songs from the album (El Dorado and Satellite 15) and I like the change of style it's Maiden but a new evolved Maiden. Can't wait for me pre ordered limited edition arrives.
    metalgod96
    Haven't heard anything from it but if its better then AMoLaD then i guess i have to get it. Next album could be called Back From The Dead or Back From The Grave or something along those lines. I think Sabbath already did Never Say Never.
    FearOfTheDuck
    Can't wait i get the album through the door! El Dorado sounded sick live at Knebworth. Hopefully they'll play more new songs the next time round
    Roberttitus
    rickyj wrote: metalh3ad4ever wrote: Iron Maiden is gonna keep rocking till there grandchildren put them in a home. Eventhen they'd probley get kicked out for noise pollution hey *****, rock and roll aint noise pollution.\ ... ^see what i did there?
    Yep... something somebody already did like 50 posts ago.
    MASTER DX
    i hope it wont be there last album, in fact if it isn't too much to ask, Iron Maiden, can you please keep it going forever, until im dead 'UP THE IRONS'
    Wilbo Baggins
    ImagineTheThorn wrote: metalh3ad4ever wrote: Iron Maiden is gonna keep rocking till there grandchildren put them in a home. Eventhen they'd probley get kicked out for noise pollution Have you forgotten? Rock n Roll Aint Noise Pollution!
    \M/ IRON MAIDEN AND AC/DC \M/
    Rimfrost
    Randomrings wrote: Rimfrost wrote: Thank god, This band is one of the few that actually seems to improve over time. And theyve only had 2 misses (no prayer for the dying and Fear after dark) which wasnt all that bad, just a bit stale at the time. have you listened to "X factor" and "virtual XI"? fear of the dark and npftd are masterpieces compared to those albums. maybe its just a matter of taste, i think no prayer for the dying is pretty underrated but yes! maiden continues. i'm a happy man
    I love X-factor , probably one of my favourites. Im also quite fond of Virtual XI due to songs lige educated fool, lightning strikes twice and como estais amigos. Would be better without angel and the gambler though, terrible song... I think npftd had a little too many rockn roll songs which didnt really work for me, and too many moments where they copied themselves. But still a good album overall though, Maiden basically never failed big time in my book, and after each mistake theyre quick to recover.
    theunforgivn
    they will probuly still be on stage when their like realy old and wrinkly and still rock the socks off everyone, even when their dead they will be have a full out concert in heaven
    DegaDeth
    I haven't heard all of the new album, but from what i've heard of it, i don't want them to stop. They still have it, and they're still better than most other bands, despite being old enough to be their fathers
    derpdragon
    I've heard some leaked songs, and so far I'm very impressed, I can't wait to pick up my copy. I have a feeling Maiden is going to be making albums until someone dies....well if than CAN die. I have reason to believe they have all drank from the fountain of youth.
    metalh3ad4ever
    Iron Maiden is gonna keep rocking till there grandchildren put them in a home. Eventhen they'd probley get kicked out for noise pollution
    SuicidalFreak
    | Lightning | wrote: Thank God
    Yeah. That would suck if they were to not release any more albums.
    guitargodwannab
    this is probably the best news that I have heard in the metal world for a long time. good for them, they know they just can't stop. Maiden is bigger now then they ever have been
    Levi79
    I ****in' love Maiden, I really do. But they need to do something different with their music. All the songs are awesome but starting to sound the same. Just my opinion.
    Jøhnny
    Did someone actually think that Maiden would stop doing music while the guys are still alive?
    Weaponxclaws
    These guys are big influences on my music. All of it. My guitar playing, my bass playing, my drumming. It is always good news to hear that there will be more songs for me to learn. UP THE IRONS!!
    mike1990
    I've heard the entire new album and I'm ready to say it blows AMOLAD out of the water. I find it better than Dance of Death and maybe even better than Brave New World so all in all, I think its the best album since Adrian and Bruce came back in 1999
    SGstriker
    siverstorm wrote: The_DSO wrote: my relief when reading this was orgasmic This.
    That. I'd be anxious to see how they'd build on the direction they're going on the next album. The Final Frontier was a nice progression from AMoLaD, one of my favorite albums ever.