According to BillboardIron Maiden‘s latest album, Senjutsu, has entered the Billboard 200 chart at position number three, making it the band’s highest-charting LP ever. The band previously peaked at number four with their last two studio releases: 2015’s The Book Of Souls and 2010’s The Final Frontier.

Of Senjutsu‘s 64,000 equivalent album units, album sales comprise 61,000, making it the top-selling recording of the week.

The album was released on September 3rd through BMG, and is the first new CD in six years. It was recorded in early 2019 in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by [bassist] Steve Harris. It was preceded in July by a highly acclaimed animated video for the first single The Writing On The Wall, which can be viewed here. Then, on August 20th, the band streamed their next single,  Stratego, which can be heard by going here.

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  1. Had a complete first listen on a CD player in my car.

    I like so far…yes it’s long, like a movie soundtrack.

    Yes, I hope they don’t do a third like that, as most movies do (or worst the next record would be a part one and two like some movies do in a trilogy). I need to give it another listen, so I plan to after I play all the studio albums in order to give a final word.

    I’m a fan of King Diamond, so I am used to concept albums. Some I’m not a fan of, Nostradamus had a few good songs, but wouldn’t watch the album performed from beginning to end. I liked the Elder, but that’s just my eclectic personality.

    The one thing I can say, Senjutsu sounds to me like a Maiden album. At least, it’s new music and not another dumb redo of a Chinese Democracy song.

  2. Maiden sounding like Maiden. AC/DC sounding like AC/DC.
    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! We wait 6 years and get what we expect.

    I’ll admit, the first couple tracks heard here on this site didn’t excite me.
    But, after a couple plays of the CDs in the car, I’m now diggin’ it.
    Really like Disc 2: 4 songs/40 minutes.
    Give it a few spins and let it grow on you.
    Up The Irons \m/

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