Bruce Dickinson releases his sixth studio album through Mayan/Sanctuary Records on May 23. Seven years have elapsed since the vocalist's last fully-fledged solo release, 'The Chemical Wedding', during which time he made a hugely successful return to Iron Maiden, recording two highly acclaimed albums and touring the globe several times.
'A Tyranny Of Souls' sees him renewing a fruitful collaboration with guitarist/producer/writer Roy Z, of the Latin-based rock group, Tribe Of Gypsies. Z has worked with Bruce's since 1994's 'Balls To Picasso' album, also producing the likes of Helloween, Downset, Halford and most recently Judas Priest's reunion album, 'Angel Of Retribution'.
A deejay, broadcaster and qualified airline pilot, Bruce is a man for all seasons whose punishing schedule would terrify a less driven soul. It was following on from the end of the last Maiden tour that Bruce saw an opportunity to work alongside Roy again.
Bizarrely, the material was recorded in a single room containing just Pro-Tools recording equipment, a microphone… and a bed. “I'd fallen off stage and ripped some chest muscles, I was in absolute agony,” relates Bruce. “I could sing for about 10 minutes at a time, but then I'd have to lie down.”
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