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Dance of Death
Studio album by Iron Maiden
Released 2 September 2003
Recorded January – February 2003 at Sarm West Studios, London
Genre Heavy metal
Length 67:57
Label EMI
Producer Kevin Shirley, Steve Harris
Iron Maiden chronology
Brave New World
Dance of Death


A Matter of Life and Death
Singles from Dance of Death
  1. "Wildest Dreams"
    Released: 1 September 2003
  2. "Rainmaker"
    Released: 24 November 2003

Dance of Death is the thirteenth studio album by Iron Maiden, released first in Japan on 2 September and then 8 September 2003 in the rest of the world excluding North America (where it was released a day later). The album was recorded on magnetic (analogue) tape.

Their second studio release since the return of vocalist Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith in 1999, the album features the band's first ever fully acoustic track, "Journeyman", as well as their only song co-written by drummer Nicko McBrain, "New Frontier". As with its predecessor, 2000's Brave New World, the record was produced by Kevin Shirley, who has worked with Iron Maiden on all subsequent releases.

Track listing[]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wildest Dreams" Adrian Smith, Steve Harris 3:52
2. "Rainmaker" Dave Murray, Harris, Bruce Dickinson 3:48
3. "No More Lies" Harris 7:21
4. "Montségur" Janick Gers, Harris, Dickinson 5:50
5. "Dance of Death" Gers, Harris 8:36
6. "Gates of Tomorrow" Gers, Harris, Dickinson 5:12
7. "New Frontier" Nicko McBrain, Smith, Dickinson 5:04
8. "Paschendale" Smith, Harris 8:27
9. "Face in the Sand" Smith, Harris, Dickinson 6:31
10. "Age of Innocence" Murray, Harris 6:10
11. "Journeyman" Smith, Harris, Dickinson 7:06