Up the irons! Heavy metal institution Iron Maiden are bestowing their 16th album, The Book of Souls, to the masses today, and Decibel is primed to celebrate with the legends’ fourth cover story in the November issue. Get the inside scoop on this epic double album and find out what the future holds after frontman Bruce Dickinson’s cancer scare.
The Maiden feature will headline a packed issue, which also includes a Hall of Fame on Napalm Death’s ferocious second album, From Enslavement to Obliteration, and the Flexi Series debut of death metal vets Jungle Rot, covering thrash veterans Hallows Eve’s propulsive “Speed Freak.”
“We figured if anyone was gonna cover Hallows Eve, it would be a song from their first two albums,” says bassist James Genenz. “But we chose to go with something from their third album, Monument, as it’s usually overlooked.”
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