Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Iron Maiden Video Marries Alien with Raiders of the Lost Ark

I used to love Iron Maiden's videos back in the day because they would always focus on long shots of the band either playing live (or on a soundstage) or in the studio, donning headphones like the Flight of Icarus video.

I had not seen any of the band's latter video efforts until just this week, when I checked out the band's latest for the new song The Final Frontier. I have to agree with my good friend Pat that El Dorado is a better new song than The Final Frontier but I am just glad to get any new Maiden at all, so there.

The video is very, very high budget and it breaks from the old tradition in that you don't see the band at all in the video. In fact, it's almost a short movie with Maiden music playing in the background.

The beginning is almost like the Powerslave song Aces High set to film and thrown into the future. It's a very cool dogfight sequence. The rest is some kind of weird take on Alien and Raiders of the Lost Ark, but hey that can't be bad, right? And this is for sure the most bad-ass Eddie we have ever seen!

Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think:

The Final Frontier - Director's Cut

Iron Maiden | MySpace Music Videos


Dr. John said...

Not bad. A little bit of 2001: A Space Odyssey thrown in there too...

VoxMoose said...

Well done. It is like a cut scene from a computer game (Starcraft comes to mind). Nice job with the CG on the pilot (I had to do a double take to confirm he was CG).

Chris said...

I've avoided watching this -- I'm waiting for the album to come out!

Chris said...

So much for waiting, I decided to watch it after all. I like it. It would be so awesome to get to the point as an artist to be able to do stuff like this, just because you think it's cool. Maiden has really raised the bar when it comes to being an established rock band.