Fans of the legendary rock band Iron Maiden will have something to smile about today with word of a new documentary entitled Iron Maiden: Flight 666. The documentary will give a very intimate look behind the scenes at the band on the first leg of their Somewhere Back In Time tour, which spanned 23 shows and 13 countries in 45 days back in February/March 2008.
The film was made by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn from Banger Produstions, who are known for other acclaimed music-based films such as Metal, A Headbangers Journey as well as Global Metal.
April 21, 2009 will be known as Iron Maiden Day in honor of the band and as the film is released in select theaters and shown on digital screens simultaneously around the world.
Check out a detailed description of the documentary on the other side.
Shot in High Definition and with superb 5.1 surround sound, mixed by the bands producer Kevin ‘Caveman’ Shirley, FLIGHT 666 brings to the screen all the drama, excitement and hysteria that followed the band around the world every time ‘Ed Force One’ touched down in a new country. The film documents the intensity of the punishing show schedules, the struggle with the time zones, the pressures of ensuring that every performance matched the energy of the many thousands of ecstatic and expectant fans from many cultural backgrounds, unusual angles from the spectacular shows… and of course the fun had on the way!.
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 is an honest and revealing portrait of one of the worlds most successful rock bands and a must-see for all Maiden fans.
I know one lady of doom who’s excited about this documentary. Our own Empress Eve tells me that she and fellow Doomers Dave3 and The EnviroGeek were all at the March Friday 14th concert in New Jersey, one of only two U.S. stops during the Somewhere Back In Time tour.