Iron Maiden – The Writing On The Wall (Official Video)

The official music video for Iron Maiden – The Writing On The Wall

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Written by Smith / Dickinson

Across a painted desert lies a train of vagabonds
All that’s left of what we were it’s what we have become
Once our empires glorious but now the empire’s gone
The dead gave us the time to live and now our time is done

Now we are victorious we’ve become our slaves
A land of hope and glory building graveyards for the brave

Have you seen the writing on the wall
Have you seen that writing
Can you see the riders on the storm
Can you see them riding ~ can you see them riding

Holding on to jury is that all we ever know
Ignorance our judge and jury all we’ve got to show
From Hollywood to Babylon ~ holy war to kingdom come
On a trail of dust and ashes ~ when the burning sky is done
A tide of change is coming and that is what you fear
The earthquake is a coming but you don’t want to hear
You’re just too blind to see

Have you seen the writing on the wall
Have you seen that writing
Can you see the riders on the storm
Can you see them riding
Can you see them riding. . . Riding next to you

#IronMaiden #TheWritingOnTheWall #TWOTW

100+ komentarze:

This is why Iron Maiden is and always will be my favourite band in the world. They age like fine wine!
Brian Hamilton
Brian Hamilton:
Bruce is a warrior!!!
Still singing even after throat cancer!
Still sounds better than 95% of music today! 👍🙏 🤘
shinichiro nishimura
shinichiro nishimura:
I have never been so proud of being Japanese myself. We are worried about the consequences of historical misfortune and have to be cautious about evolution, but I hope this Iron Maiden album gives us hope. Power of HM/HR is forever.
Can't stop listening to this song on repeat. What an absolute masterpiece.
No big deal. Just one of the best guitar riffs ever, and a hook that makes me want to go climb a mountain and have a fistfight with a Grizzly Bear
How many bands can drop one of their best ever songs after 46 years together. Absolute legends
Rianul Hoque Tajrian
Rianul Hoque Tajrian:
Iron Maiden has proved that age is not a problem, if you have the courage to think, it is possible to make heavy metal songs like a 20-year-old even at the age of 60.Once a Legend Always a Legend.
Tanya Ironstand
Tanya Ironstand:
I'm 54yrs old and I'm still listening to them, fav band ,up the irons .
Adrian Smith's solo in the song is probably my favourite all-time Smith solos. The notes, bends, etc. is just so perfect. Its one of those "I wish I wrote that" solos!
It’s amazing how Maiden can ring with a different audience. I’m in high school. I learned about I.M. from my dad, and I hear songs from this album in my schools hallways.
The Guitologist
The Guitologist:
This is probably the greatest music video I've ever seen. Let's hope it isn't prophetic...but we all know it is.
Nico Jones
Nico Jones:
Talk about a grower! Didn’t care for this at all when it dropped….now I’m obsessed. The RIFF! And Adrian’s SOLO!! How they’re still putting stuff out this good is just beyond comprehension.
Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin:
Adrian of the most underrated guitarists and song writers in metal history
American Boot
American Boot:
Absolutely amazing and you could literally make an entire show out of the video
Capivara Gorda FPS
Capivara Gorda FPS:
Podem falar oque quiser, vcs sempre serão minha banda favorita! Maiden Maiden!!!
we grew up listening to Maiden!
Frater Auruiel
Frater Auruiel:
We are so fortunate to still have this amazing band around giving us great music. They have gone where 99 percent of bands haven't gone and never will.
Darren Barlow
Darren Barlow:
I played the intro for my 17 yo daughter and asked her what genre she thought it was. She said "country rock" I love this song so much because it's so different. Kudos to Iron Maiden for continuing to push the boundaries
Chuong Vu
Chuong Vu:
My god, them solo was emotional!
Jonathan Alfaro
Jonathan Alfaro:
Iron Maiden one of those bands you just can’t dislike. This song is epic. Up the irons!! 🤘🏼
Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden:
We hope you enjoyed the Feast! #TheWritingOnTheWall
Richard Hitti
Richard Hitti:
Despite all the hardship and darkness in the video , the end reflects a wholesome positive message.
Adam and Eve share the apple(As per the Bible the Forbidden fruit and the Original Sin).
Which in turn implies to Procreation ,Hope and most of all Life.
Life goes On ....Life is beautiful!!!!
Enjoy this masterpiece/Thank you Iron Maiden :)
clay hamilton
clay hamilton:
Dad I know you’re rocking out up there, R.I.P
Rheo Bartels
Rheo Bartels:
How are these old timers so much better than 100 percent of garbage these days. Thank god for Iron Maiden. Up The Irons Boys!
Doc AtmosfearCrush
Doc AtmosfearCrush:
I would love to see a full-time movie in that style, no talking - just Iron Maiden music playing!!!
Scenic Fights
Scenic Fights:
Iron Maiden still rocks all these years. I wish they could have bumped up Bruce Dickinson's voice in the mix a tad.
Una obra maestra es esto..tremendo álbum Y este es el tema del año..el solo de guitarra me pone la piel de gallina..🎸🎸🎸🎸
Alejandro Portilla
Alejandro Portilla:
Lo mejor que he mirado y escuchado simplemente magnífico.
Sean Phillips
Sean Phillips:
Still relevant after all these years....Up The Irons! 🤘
Mike L
Mike L:
Incredible! I find myself listening to this once a day at the very least. This legendary band still has it all. I will always be a faithful listener.
Iron Maiden still rocks all these years
Valentina N.
Valentina N.:
No need to say the quality of music is beyond high level here. The meaning of this video couldn't be more powerful and accurate. Master level use of the right symbolism at the right time. A masterpiece!
Alex Star
Alex Star:
Magnificent,powerful song and badass clip full of true metal spirit!
Alan Butler
Alan Butler:
How can they keep getting better and better. This has now become one of my favourite songs.
Glad my father brought me up listening to this kinda music
This is awesome!🤘🏽🔥
Stephen Darnell
Stephen Darnell:
This song represents 2021 in perfect lyrics. Great prophetic song. So true
Robert Landekar
Robert Landekar:
🤳I literally cried my ass off right now, that's how spectacular the whole thing is...thanx to the Band and a few decades of listening your musical awesomeness🙏🤘
Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly:
Been listening to Iron Maiden for 30 odd years. It's amazing that they are still writing epic music like this.
Queef Quenched
Queef Quenched:
Can’t wait for the first live performance of this belter 🤘🏼🤘🏼
Rock com Legendas
Rock com Legendas:
A pretty good animation
49 years old.. still my favorite band since Junior High 🤘🏼
Wailful Genie
Wailful Genie:
The more I hear this the better it gets. So so good.
This is a complete rock opera done in one song, absolute perfection
Alejandro Medina
Alejandro Medina:
What a legendary guitar solo!!!!!!!!
Gamers Nexus
Gamers Nexus:
Wow. This brings back a lot of memories -- the first was Dance of Death. Excellent work. You guys are killing it and are inspirational in the way you keep evolving while sticking to your roots. Ever impressive.
Ballai Zsolt
Ballai Zsolt:
This is so beautiful! A masterpiece indeed!
Cajun Cat King
Cajun Cat King:
Best band in the world!!
Jahid Inam
Jahid Inam:
A real spiritual anachronistic masterpiece, epic tuning.
Nerd Punk
Nerd Punk:
Simplesmente sensacional! O Iron Maiden continua incrível!
Thank you for this PIECE OF ART. My two favorite things in the world in one video: animation and Iron Maiden!
David Negus
David Negus:
Chapter 5 in the Book of Daniel, tells how Belshazzar holds a great feast and drinks from the vessels that had been looted in the destruction of the First Temple. A hand appears and writes on the wall. The terrified Belshazzar calls for his wise men, but they are unable to read the writing. The queen advises him to send for Daniel, renowned for his wisdom. Daniel reminds Belshazzar that his father Nebuchadnezzar, when he became arrogant, was thrown down until he learned that God has sovereignty over the kingdom of men (see Daniel 4). Belshazzar had likewise blasphemed God, and so God sent this hand. Daniel then reads the message and interprets it: God has numbered Belshazzar's days, he has been weighed and found wanting, and his kingdom will be given to the Medes and the Persians.
THE BEST heavy metal music video. Period.
Dim Mc Fly
Dim Mc Fly:
That's an amazing video and song. There are so many many references and that create a link between past and present, religion and society, legend and prophecy. That's awesome and scaring at the same time. Iron maiden's rules🤘
Roy Livingston
Roy Livingston:
This is one kind of iron that wont rust away. Maiden is still kicking ass.
Miguel de Lys
Miguel de Lys:
Love it! UP THE IRONS!
Wow this vid gave me goosebumps it’s epic and beautiful. I’m buying this album for sure
Chris Simkins
Chris Simkins:
........and that my children concludes our bible reading for today Daniel chapter 5.
Eleonora Laudat
Eleonora Laudat:
You can tell this will be one of those instant classics.
Universo de Paz Interior
Universo de Paz Interior:
Os anos passam, muitas coisas mudam, mas as músicas do Iron Maiden continuam com a mesma qualidade de sempre!
Nico Borie
Nico Borie:
Solid song! Also cool video 👏
I can't get over how much I love the imagery used here. On one hand hell yeah heavy metal, on the other it makes Revelations cycle back to Genesis. In the end there was nothing, without form and void. And into that void, let there be light

I haven't had goosebumps from a song in a long time. I'm not even religious, but it reminds me of the Prophet's Song by Queen (I don't think anyone's ever compared Queen to Iron Maiden before, come to think of it)
bmx old school Medellín grupo deportivo
bmx old school Medellín grupo deportivo:
41 años Maiden suena increíble y con la vos qué le dió a la banda esa potencia inolvidable de su heavy metal larga vida al rock.🤘
Peter K
Peter K:
Masterpiece of a song and a cracking music video to go with it 10/10
Genildo Sousa
Genildo Sousa:
Isso sim é música de verdade. Iron Maiden nunca decepciona 🤘🏻🇧🇷🇧🇷
Níkolas Navarro
Níkolas Navarro:
I don't think these guys will ever have the slightest idea of how immesurably huge their impact has been on the lives of so many people. Thank you, Maiden! You are, and will always be, the be(a)st!
Gregory Brock
Gregory Brock:
Absolutely one of thier all time best! Bruce can still nail it
Vanderley Sanches Gonzales
Vanderley Sanches Gonzales:
Um dos grupos maiores de Rock
Jim Papaemmanouil
Jim Papaemmanouil:
Their most recent album the more clear metal melody they could.they always touch the top
Felipe Vilalva
Felipe Vilalva:
Quanta riqueza e conhecimento em uma só canção.
Yavuz SY
Yavuz SY:
I have been fighting cancer for last 7 months and needed morale to overcome this process. Nothing helped as much as this premiere. Hope to hear all the new album soon as well. Thank you Maiden!! 🤘🤘🤘
one of the best album of a last 20 years!!!! congrats
Aron Paoletic
Aron Paoletic:
One o my favourite song of this album!Up the IRONS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daricharles Costa Sousa
Daricharles Costa Sousa:
Somzera Muito Loko esse Metal e uma Letra Top
Jesus Haro
Jesus Haro:
First listen: Meh, I don't really like it. Second listen: I guess it's okay. Third listen: Hmm, it's actually quite decent. Fourth listen: OMG, this song is friggin incredible!
Like their last album, orgasmic, can't wait to the new release. LOVE their actual era.
Refat Anwar
Refat Anwar:
Hell yeah, death on motorcycles... the animation is almost as cool as the sound😎
I'm Brazilian, I'm 12 years old, I started watching iron maiden today and I'm already addicted, even though I can't understand anything, I think the songs are very good.
Madison Maine
Madison Maine:
Oh please, an Adrian Smith solo followed by a Dave Murray solo! Perfect!
Steven Coble
Steven Coble:
What a masterpiece ! The animation and the song 🎶
Μίλτος Μαντάς
Μίλτος Μαντάς:
We have Iron Maiden rising instantly to the top of the charts with every new album (and they fucking deserve it ) while we have Metallica announcing collaboration with Miley Cyrus. This shows why Iron Maiden reign supreme.
Dave Neethling
Dave Neethling:
Man folks what, what I thought was just a single , has become a classics .
Rowen Schut
Rowen Schut:
Ladies and gentlemen, we know what to do. Up The Irons!
Malcon Rocker
Malcon Rocker:
What a beautiful job by Maiden!
Oh HELL yes 🤘🤘
Adriano Bonelli
Adriano Bonelli:
Wow! They still created such a great song after all these years together!
This is one of the best new songs I've heard on the last two years!
Carol Braga
Carol Braga:
Incrível! Iron é simplesmente o melhor! Que vídeo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤘🏻
Rachit Aggarwal
Rachit Aggarwal:
Listening to maiden since last 20 years.

No band ever came close to them
Rita Ymbernon
Rita Ymbernon:
Fantástics drawings! Great song!Long Life IRON MAIDEN FOREVER!Greetengs from SPAIN!🎸🎼🎶🎶🎶🤘
0:05 — Reference to Back Cover of 'The Number of the Beast' Album
0:09 — 'World Slavery' Tour Shirt 0:23 — 'Belshazzar’s Feast' Flyer
0:30 — 'Piece of Mind' Ring on Hooded Figure’s Hand
0:48 — Cart and Horses Pub, ‘Aces High’ Store
0:53 — 'Book of Souls' Ed Force One Airplane Wreckage
1:02 — Eddie Posters, "The Trooper" Union Jack Flag, Clockface Reads "2 Minutes to Midnight"
1:03 — Eddie on Toxic Waste Barrel + 'Twilight Zone' Eddie Beside Scorpion's Tail
1:08 — 17 Tally Marks on Motorcycle, Album No. 17 Approaching
1:22 — “Eddie Lives” on Barrel, 'Eddie’s Archive' Box Set Buried in the Ground
1:37 — 'No Prayer for the Dying' Tombstone, 'The Final Frontier' Space Helmet + Skull, 'Aces High' Goggles + Dog Tags
1:49 — Trooper Beer Cans, R101 Airship Wreck From “Empire of the Clouds” + ‘Sooty’ Bear
4:09 — Part of Cyborg Eddie From ‘Somewhere in Time’ Cover
4:23 — Samurai Eddie from Trooper Beer Sun and Steel
4:55 — Hatchet from ‘Killers’ Album Cover 4:57 — 'Dance of Death' Eddie
5:00 — Eddie With Scythe on ‘From Fear to Eternity/Dance of death?"
5:02 — Cyborg Eddie Again, From 'Somewhere in Time' Cover
5:09 — 'Powerslave' Eddie on Motorcycle 5:15 — 'The Book of Souls' Eddie
5:44 — 666 in Roman Numerals 6:05 — Mushroom Cloud From “2 Minutes to Midnight” Single Art

*_What's missing?_*
Patrizia Bufalino
Patrizia Bufalino:
that's why i love iron maiden ... i'm obsessed i can't stop listening to them
We were so happy to see Maiden took the path of animated videos to represent the storyline because we just did the same for our debut! It is for a new world of change in delivering conventional music videos!
Great tune! The animation takes me back to the old Heavy Metal movie.
Travis Soper
Travis Soper:
Still as good as old school maiden 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻 welcome back guys!
kevin ring
kevin ring:
If you don't listen Maiden you don't know what you're missing, these guys are true talent! Talent that will never die! They never sold out, never changed still killing it at over 60 years old! If you don't like maiden you suck
fantastic work by the masters of metal, up the irons!
A lot of messages inside the movie ! Amazing view of apocalypse from Bruce ! The writings are on the Book ! Just with a different end ! Greetings, Iron Maiden !
This is probably my favorite song of the album. Not sure, I have to listen to it a few hundred times more to make sure.
stop UFO fakes
stop UFO fakes:
If anyone from Maidens team reads this....I'm now deaf due to inner ear issues. I will never be able to hear your music ever again but would like to thank you for all the amazing shows I was able to go to over the years and of course the incredible music itself.
Up the irons for life!!!
( And don't worry if the new albums crap, I can't hear it lol)