Steve Harris on Iron Maiden's 18-minute track: "It's a masterpiece!"

on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 15:30
Steve Harris

The new Iron Maiden double-album is on the way! And with it will come the band's longest song ever - "Empire Of The Clouds".

In a world-exclusive interview in this week's issue of Kerrang!, we ask bassist Steve Harris to tell us all about the metal icons' epic 18-minute long track, taken from the upcoming "The Book Of Souls" (due out on September 4).

"I think it's a masterpiece, actually - I think I can say that because I didn't write it!", he laughs. "It sounds like Maiden but it's totally different from what we’'ve done before. Eighteen minutes sounds like a long time, but it's actually such a journey that... Well, it's best just to leave people to listen to it and see what they think. But it's very interesting. It's certainly not boring, let's put it that way! And there are still other long songs also."