Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson will launch his new solo album, The Mandrake Mission, a while in 2024 and he is simply revealed the members of his stay band in addition to a teaser for the brand new single “Afterglow of Ragnarok.” He is additionally shared particulars relating to a collection of coinciding graphic novels and put extra European tour dates on the books.
Hear a Teaser of “Afterglow of Ragnarok”
“It was vital to set the tone of the challenge with this observe,” Dickinson says of “Afterglow of Ragnarok,” a snippet of which might be heard within the Instagram publish under.
“As befitting its title, it’s a heavy music and there’s an important massive riff driving it…however there’s additionally an actual melody within the refrain that shows the sunshine and shade that the remainder of the album brings,” he continues, organising one other tease, exclaiming, “and simply wait till you see the video!”
The only will arrive in full on Dec. 1 and pre-order for a deluxe gatefold 7″ vinyl that comes with an eight-page comedian prequel is on the market here. It additionally options the unique solo demo model of “If Eternity Ought to Fail,” which was repurposed for Iron Maiden’s 2015 album The Ebook of Souls.
Extra particulars concerning the album will probably be unveiled on Nov. 30 when Dickinson makes an look as a keynote speaker at Brazil’s Comedian-Con occasion CCXP23.
About The Mandrake Mission Graphic Novel Sequence
A press launch describes the forthcoming graphic novel trilogy as “a darkish, grownup story of energy, abuse and a wrestle for id, set towards the backdrop of scientific and occult genius.”
A complete of 12 episodes will span three graphic novels which had been created by Dickinson, scripted by Tony Lee and illustrated by Staz Johnson and every will probably be launched by the venerable Z2 Comics in 2024.
Bruce Dickinson’s Stay Band
Bruce Dickinson – vocals
Roy Z – guitar
Tonya O’Callaghan – bass
Dave Moreno – drums
Mistheria – keyboards
Dickinson’s stay band options each acquainted and recent faces. His longtime collaborator and songwriting associate Roy Z will return, whereas drummer Dave Moreno (who performed on Dickinson’s 2005 album Tyranny of Souls) will carry out stay with Dickinson for the primary time. Moreno at present performs in Puddle of Mudd and has an esteemed profession as an in-demand studio musician who has performed on greater than 100 albums in addition to film soundtracks, tutorial CDs and commercials.
In the meantime, Tonya O’Callaghan, who has expertise in Whitesnake, Adler’s Urge for food and Dee Snider, has been tabbed on bass. There’s additionally some familiarity with Dickinson as the 2 carried out collectively earlier this yr as a part of the collection of tribute performances in honor of late Deep Purple keyboardist/organist Jon Lord.
On keyboards is Mistheria (Giuseppe Iampieri), the namesake musician of the classical-inspired prog steel challenge Mistheria and numerous different like-minded outfits. He additionally contributed keyboards to Tyranny of Souls, however by no means performed stay with Dickinson.
New Bruce Dickinson 2024 Tour Dates
Might 18 — Glasgow, U.Okay. @ Barrowland Ballroom
Might 19 — Manchester, U.Okay. @ O2 Academy
Might 21 — Swansea, U.Okay. @ Enviornment
Might 23 — Nottingham, U.Okay. @ Rock Metropolis
Might 24 — London, U.Okay. @ O2 Discussion board Kentish City
Might 26 — Paris, France @ L’Olympia
Might 28 — Tilburg, Holland @ 013
Might 29 — Groningen, Holland @ De Oosterpoort
June 01 — Budapest, Hungary @ Barba Negra
June 03 — Bucharest, Romania @ Arenale Romane
June 05-08 — Gdansk, Poland @ Mystic Competition *
June 05-08 — Solvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Competition *
June 09 — Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
June 16 — Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys Neue Welt
June 17 — Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit 36
June 19–22 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell *
June 24 — Mannheim, Germany @ Zeltfestival Rhein-Neckar *
June 25 — Munich, Germany @ Circus Krone
June 27–30 — Clisson, France @ Hellfest *
June 30 — Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
July 03-06 — Ballenstedt, Germany @ Rockharz Open Air *
July 05 — Rome, Italy @ Rock In Roma *
July 06 — Vicenza, Italy @ Metallic Park *
July 09 — Koln, Germany @ E-Werk
July 13 — Zagreb, Croatia @ Hala
July 16 — Sofia, Bulgaria @ Kolodrum Enviornment
July 19 — Istanbul, Turkey @ Kucukciftlik Park
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