BOOK ABOUT ‘BRAVE NEW WORLD’ ALBUM (2000) | AUTHOR: STJEPAN JURAS | PUBLISHED: JULY 2020 | HARDCOVER, 266 PAGES
‘Metal 2000’. This was the slogan Iron Maiden unveiled at the start of the new millennium, made brave by the return of prodigal sons Adrian Smith and Bruce Dickinson and the unexpected reunion of the new (old), upgraded, six-member line-up. Dragging heavy metal kicking and screaming into the new millennium, with five studio releases and five live albums over the course of the next 20 years, they would go on to become the most constant and immutable heavy metal line-up of all time. ‘Smiley Eddie’s’ iconic, sinister usurpation of a beloved symbol told the world that Iron Maiden were ready to step into the digital era.