Bruce Dickinson

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Debuts New Solo Single “Afterglow Of Ragnarok”


Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson has launched his new solo track, “Afterglow Of Ragnarok“. This track is being made available both digitally and as a 7” single featuring a bonus eight-page comic book tied into his forthcoming solo album, “The Mandrake Project“.

A 2024 release is expected for that new full-length outing, with more details still to come. That record will also be accompanied by a comic book series of the same name set to be published by Z2 Comics. The album and comic flesh out a tale Dickinson came up with for the record

Dickinson said of the track and this newly released Ryan Mackfall-directed video for it:

“It was important to set the tone of the project with this track. As befitting its title, it’s a heavy song and there’s a great big riff driving it… but there’s also a real melody in the chorus that displays the light and shade that the rest of the album brings… and just wait until you see the video!”

Mackfall commented:

“Many years before I was a director, I have fond memories of various music videos that spoke to me and one of those was ‘Can I Play With Madness’ by Iron Maiden. For me it defined what a music video is. Little did I know, many years later I’d be on a call with one of the stars of that video, Mr Bruce Dickinson, discussing ideas for a music video.

Bruce has felt like a kindred spirit from that moment and it was therefore only right that we attempted to bring the story of ‘Afterglow Of Ragnarok’ to life in a live action form. Naturally the music is a big part of the engine of the music video and this track was a heavy hitter from the first play.

But beyond that I firmly believe it’s also the passion of the artist that defines the results – Bruce’s passion is unmatched. I really hope the fans find themselves taking Necropolis’ journey with the mandrake juice time and time again. This is just the start of something very special!”

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