Iron Maiden new song and video for “Writing On the Wall”

Iron Maiden have unveiled an animated video for their first new song in six years, “The Writing on the Wall.”  The metal legends had been teasing a mysterious event called “Belshazzar’s Feast” leading up to today’s premiere.The “feast” actually takes place within the storyline of the video, and sees Iron Maiden mascot Eddie, rendered in 3D form alongside standard 2D animation, as the central hero.

“The Writing on the Wall” was written by guitarist Adrian Smith and frontman Bruce Dickinson and produced by Kevin Shirley with co-production from bassist and Maiden founder Steve Harris. The animated video was in collaboration with former Pixar executives Mark Andrews and Andrew Gordon.

Watch Iron Maiden’s music video for “The Writing on the Wall” – here.

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