Monday 9/27/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Iron Maiden – Senjutsu (2021)

Senjutsu (Japanese: 戦術, loosely translated as “tactics and strategy”) is the seventeenth studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on September 3, 2021.

Senjutsu is the band’s first studio album in nearly six years, following The Book of Souls (2015), marking the longest gap between two Iron Maiden studio albums. This is also their second studio double album, and their first studio album since Powerslave (1984) to have no songwriting contributions from guitarist Dave Murray in any way, as well as the first since Virtual XI (1998) to feature multiple songs written by bassist Steve Harris alone.

The name of the album is rendered on the right side of the cover art by the actual vertical Japanese spelling of “senjutsu” (戦術), and on the left side by a font reminiscent of Japanese characters.

  1. “Senjutsu” 8:20
  2. “Stratego” 4:59
  3. “The Writing on the Wall” 6:13
  4. “Lost in a Lost World” 9:31
  5. “Days of Future Past” 4:03
  6. “The Time Machine” 7:09
  7. “Darkest Hour” 7:20
  8. “Death of the Celts” 10:20
  9. “The Parchment” 12:39
  10. “Hell on Earth” 11:19

Bruce Dickinson – vocals
Dave Murray – guitars
Adrian Smith – guitars
Janick Gers – guitars
Steve Harris – bass, keyboards
Nicko McBrain – drums