It has been an exciting time in the world of Iron Maiden fandom this week, with first Bruce Dickinson teasing something and then the official YouTube channel having a countdown to 18.00 today, UK time.

What we got was a brand new song/video The Writing On The Wall, a typically epic Maiden track with a killer guitar line and an accompanying video made with the help of animators who have previously worked with Pixar. It gives us some classic Eddies, a brand new version and a lot of religious iconography which presumably bleeds into the theme of the new album, as yet unannounced. Check out the Smith/Dickinson composition below and get ready to ROCK, obvs.