Brave New World
Brave New World
Album info
ReleaseMay 29, 2000
RecordedSummer 1999 - April 2000 at Guillaume Tell Studios, Paris
GenreHeavy metal
Sony, Portrait (United States)
ProducerSteve Harris and Kevin Shirley

Brave New World is the twelfth studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on May 29, 2000. It was their first studio release since the return of longtime lead singer Bruce Dickinson (who left in 1993) and guitarist Adrian Smith (who left in 1990) in 1999, as well as the band's first studio recording with their current three guitar line-up, as Janick Gers remained with the band.

The album art and title song are references to the novel of the same name, written by Aldous Huxley. The upper half of the artwork was created by Derek Riggs, with the bottom half by digital artist Steve Stone.

The songs "The Wicker Man" and "Out of the Silent Planet" were both released as singles. "The Wicker Man"'s promotional radio release featured extra vocals in the chorus, not present in any other versions of the song.

The Brave New World Tour was the tour in support of the album, during which the show at Rock in Rio was recorded and later released as a live album and video.

Brave New World peaked at No. 7 in the UK Albums Chart, and has since been certified Gold. In the United States, it debuted at No. 39 in Billboard 200, and registered over 307,000 sales on the Nielsen SoundScan system in 2008.

Track listingEdit

  1. "The Wicker Man" - 4:35
  2. "Ghost of the Navigator" - 6:50
  3. "Brave New World" - 6:18
  4. "Blood Brothers" - 7:14
  5. "The Mercenary" - 4:42
  6. "Dream of Mirrors" - 9:21
  7. "The Fallen Angel" - 4:00
  8. "The Nomad" - 9:06
  9. "Out of the Silent Planet" - 6:25
  10. "The Thin Line Between Love & Hate" - 8:26


Iron Maiden
Additional Personnel
  • Jeff Bova - orchestral arrangements on "Blood Brothers" & "The Nomad"
  • Producers: Steve Harris, Kevin "Caveman" Shirley
  • Engineers: Denis Caribaux, Kevin "Caveman" Shirley
  • Mixing: Kevin "Caveman" Shirley
  • Mastering: George Marino
  • A&R: James Diener, John Kalodner
  • Assistants: Nicholas Meyer, Rory Romano

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