The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal pioneers Iron Maiden formed in Leyton, east London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. For the past 35 years, the band have been supported by their famous mascot, “Eddie”, who has appeared on almost all of their album and single covers, as well as in their live shows. The Book Of Souls is the band’s 16th studio album since their eponymous debut in 1980 charted at #4 in the UK, in a career achieving sales of over 90 million albums worldwide. Their previous album, 2010’s The Final Frontier was Iron Maiden‘s most successful chart-wise to date, reaching Number One in 28 countries and was their highest chart debut in the U.S reaching #4 in the Billboard 200. The Book of Souls vinyl edition arrives on September 11, 2015.