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Iron Maiden to publish official colouring book

By | Published on Thursday 4 November 2021

Iron Maiden colouring book

How many times have you looked at Iron Maiden’s famously intricate and often gruesome artwork and thought to yourself, ‘I wish I could colour that in myself’? Too many to count, right? Well, your prayers have now been answered, as the band are FINALLY publishing an official colouring book.

You may have long since tired of the rock jigsaw fad, but now Iron Maiden join the likes of Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Judas Priest and Megadeth in putting out colouring books. In theirs, you’ll be able to while away your evenings plopping felt tip onto the artwork for classic albums such as ‘Piece Of Mind’, ‘Powerslave’ and ‘The Number Of The Beast’, as well as their latest LP, ‘Senjutsu’.

Now, look, I know that mindful colouring’s a whole thing and people find it very relaxing and beneficial for their mental health. And that’s great. But I first encountered these album covers as a small child in the library and I found them terrifying back then.

Those albums seemed very out of place in a library’s cassette section, where I was just trying to borrow the latest ‘NOW’ compilation. The idea that one day these images would be available as a colouring book would never have crossed my mind. Just as it hadn’t until roughly ten minutes ago.

Whatever, this has happened now. The new book is available to pre-order ahead of its release next month. That’s right, it will be available in time for Christmas. Why not get one for the metal fan in your life? Or slip it into an eight year old’s stocking with the latest ‘NOW’ cassette.