IRON MAIDEN have premiered the video for ‘Speed Of Light’ on their website www.ironmaiden.com. Written by guitarist Adrian Smith and vocalist Bruce Dickinson, ‘Speed of Light’ is taken from their new double album The Book Of Souls due for global release on 4 September 2015.
The video was produced and directed by Llexi Leon with animation and visual effects by The Brewery Production Company. A huge Iron Maiden fan, this is Llexi Leon’s first music video. Creator of the cult comic book series Eternal Descent – an IP that digitally animated a cast list of metal & hard rock luminaries – Leon has further expanded into the video gaming industry. He chose to collaborate with The Brewery, whose previous film credits include 2010’s punk-rock inspired Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll with Andy Serkis, 2012’s music festival themed Spike Island with Emilia Clarke and, more recently, providing VFX for the Sky Atlantic biopic on Ian Fleming.
The video is an ‘homage’ to four decades of video-gaming juxtaposed alongside Iron Maiden’s incredible visual canon of the past 40 years, centering on their talisman, Eddie, as he travels through space and time to complete his Herculean task.
The Book Of Souls is IRON MAIDEN’s 16th studio album and was recorded in Guillame Tell Studios in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley.