News Catch-up 26 August 2021
Author: Alex White Date Posted:26 August 2021
Here we are, back again! We're still in lockdown in Victoria, which means online orders are constant and we are hard at work processing them all. With so much going on, we've barely had time to tell you all about the awesome releases on their way in the coming months, but fortunately we've had just enough of a break to shine the spotlight on a massive new release campaign set for late September: (the heavy metal gods themselves) Iron Maiden's 17th studio album, Senjutsu.
Loosely translated from Japanese as 'tactics & strategy', Senjutsu was announced in July alongside the animated video release of the single The Writing On The Wall. Senjutsu is Iron Maiden's first album in six years and was recorded in Paris with longstanding producers Kevin Shirley and Steve Harris. Like all Maiden albums, the cover artwork is a highlight of the release and this time, returning artist Mark Wilkinson created a Japanese inspired cover depicting band mascot, Eddie resplendent in Samurai armor. Like any new release from major artists these days, the Senjutsu release campaign will be comprised of several different editions.
The headline of the campaign is the Senjutsu Super Deluxe 2 CD / Blu-Ray box set edition. Exclusive to this set is a collection of memorabilia including a 28-page booklet, cards, 2 posters and an origami sheet, all containing original artwork.
Senjutsu Super Deluxe box set is available for pre-order HERE.
For those after something a bit more on the smaller size, we have the Senjutsu Casebound set, complete with 2 CDs and 24-page booklet all housed within a slipcase.
Senjutsu Casebound 2 CD set is available for pre-order HERE.
Of course, it just wouldn't be the same without a vinyl edition. There are three to choose from this time, all of which are 3 LP sets in tri-fold sleeves. There is the BLACK vinyl 3 LP (available HERE), Indie Exclusive SILVER / BLACK / WHITE vinyl 3 LP (available HERE), and the Exclusive RED / BLACK vinyl 3 LP (HERE).
That's all from us today. Iron Maiden took up the spotlight, but we will be back in a few days to delve into the upcoming Nick Cave & The Bad seeds box set, not to mention the recently announced 50th anniversary re-release of The Beatles' Let It Be...
Let It Be HeavyBy: Allan Scott on 27 August 2021Great stuff. Look forward to reading more about the Let It Be box. I remember the original box, with the infamous booklet that fell apart on the first read!