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




  • That solo brought me back into the 80’s, and not in a ‘oh they’re trying and it kinda sounds like the 80’s’ kind of way, but a ‘Wow, it’s actually the 80’s again’ kind of way.

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  • Man this is just so fucking cool.

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  • This sucks big time

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  • Verrry niiice. Great song, great video.

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  • The music video is simply amazing! However, the music itself, even though has a highest quality, is quite standard and not innovative, reflecting the old themes, especially from the last album.

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  • This reminds me so much of the Run to the Hills music video, yet *somehow* it’s even better!

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  • 1:45 ♂️SLAVES♂️

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  • Kick ass!!

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  • I hope this is a's cool, but it's not metal.

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  • gives me real star wars legends vibes \m/

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  • I'm rey to see the virtual concert but My TV is broken danm i haré My Destiny

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  • They are back ironnnnnnnnn maidennnnnnn

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  • Kimse de dememiş, bir kısmı bildiğin Anadolu Rock

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  • Eddie🤘🏼

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  • I love animation but love metal animation more! Samurai Eddie with other Eddie's as the 4 horseman creating a new beginning! That's the definition of metal! Up the the irons!

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  • Awesome video! Can’t wait to hear the new album!

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  • Great tune,,wouldve been great in the early 80's as well...Thank you Adrian (and all),,well done sirs!

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  • EPIC SONG IN 2021🔥

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  • Fuck yeah!!

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  • Wow

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  • Another overly long plodder. Not bad tho

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  • August 2021, let's see how tomany people are listening to this masterpiece of the Iron Maiden

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  • Yoshimitsu from Tekken?

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  • Love this song it's getting me through some rough times, just as Brave New World did back in the early 2000s.

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  • Damn!

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  • Don't miss to see a dragon with king sitting on top being pull by certain ethics of people. Iron Maiden is genius..

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  • Trump derangement syndrome is strong here, and perhaps with Bruce. Blind eye to the illegal occupier Biden, heh. Bruce obviously doesn't believe in democracy. He is a caddy boy for CNN. What a joke of a person he has become.

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  • Jayson rosa

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  • Fico feliz pelo fato do Iron Maiden ainda estar na ativa. Gostaria muito de ver um Iron Maiden de volta a pegada dos meados e final dos anos 80, mas sei que, por razões óbvias, não seria muito fácil. Nessa semana resolvi dar uma nova chance ao álbum "Book Of Souls", que na época do lançamento, confesso não ter me agradado. Sei lá, talvez pelo fato das músicas serem excessivamente longas, que é uma coisa muito diferente do Iron Maiden das antigas. Mas, todo o caso, como eu disse antes, resolvi dar uma segunda chance. Meu... quando o álbum abriu com a "If Eternity Should Fail", me veio aquela sensação: "Porra, o que é isso? Que puta som é esse? Car@lh0! Isso é Iron Maiden, porra! Com uma pegada mais leve? Sim, mas é o Iron Maiden de antes. Todas os ingredientes estão aí. As pegadas do baixo, os solos da dupla Murray e Smith, a bateria precisa de McBrain, o vocal apurado de Dickinson; e o principal de tudo, o 'Heavy Metal a Cavalo' do bom e velho Iron Maiden, que é marca registrada da banda! Como não percebi isso antes? Por que raios torci o nariz para o Book Of Souls" na época?" Então, como eu disse, estava tudo ali, e até mesmo o "Heavy Metal a cavalo" das antigas. E talvez seja esse o elemento que, na minha concepção, é que está faltando em "The Writing On The Wall". E eu confesso, isso não está me agradando muito, e espero sinceramente, que o restante do álbum seja diferente.

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  • I´ve been an Iron Maiden fan since i was 8, now Im 47. This son is great and as always, reflects whats really happening. UP THE IRONS!!

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  • Just when I think Iron Maiden has run out of song ideas and gone one time to the well too many, they come up with fresh new stuff like this. Up The Irons, Forever.

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  • woa

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  • Es el mejor video musical que he visto!!!

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  • Great song

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  • Temazo!

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  • Viva maiden ////viva maiden

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  • si un chileno ve este comentario, simplemente canción qlia wena

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  • Deus é Soberano sobre todas as coisas...

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  • My first time: 1 year Now: 15 years My last time: 1second after my dead

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  • It is telling us "the Devil is winning the battle". dclxvi = 666

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  • Maybe this song is telling us we always have a chance to change. But we always fall back into familiar patterns? We're Doomed!

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  • This feels so much like a Heavy Metal Comic the way it flows and I absolutely love it!! Up the Irons!!

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  • Up the Irons! a new Maiden Album and tour announced, best news ever! this is sick! great track. Maiden follower since 84!

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  • Epic as hell when eddie reveals himself, unleashes the four horsemen and then Adrian slays us all with that filthy guitar solo. \m/ up the irons bring me senjutsu!!!!

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  • That Is excellent song writing. Classy stuff by one of the greatest bands ever.

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  • Forever Iron Maiden

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  • is it me who remembered the story of eva and adão?

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  • I don't have a particular favorite album but plenty of artwork...if I have to pick anything as one ... Seventh son ..

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  • there's a special place in the universe where all Maiden fans meet by heart..i hope these fuckers know how much they've affected and helped people through time btw this song is a fucking classic already

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  • Eddie as Samurai Zombie is kick ass !!

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  • The beginning riff sounds like "village on the sand", of blackmore's night!!!

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  • Ι like the Eddies that take revenge for all the poor people of.the planet......

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  • Вынос мозга. Сука, клёво!

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  • Esse vídeo mostra um futuro não distante. Futuro do apocalipse.

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  • Muito foda. Iron Maiden sempre impressionando.

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  • An epic song from a legend band...

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  • Четыре всадника Апокалипсиса, сделают обнуление всей псевдо цивилизации на этой грешной земле. ( И деньги 💰 всей земли вам не помогут, черви навозные.)

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  • Altas referências ...

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  • this is why i love iron maiden they don’t have to tune down to D or C this song 🎶 is in standard tuning and sounds awesome 🤘🏻i already leaned this song just by playing along with it see kids you don’t need to play in drop F or whatever to play metal

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  • Viciante!!! Esse som é muito foda. Quem diz que o Rock morreu só pode estar louco!

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  • Brilliant video and amazing song from a exalent band

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  • 🤘

  • "I wish I was a real artist!"-- Beyonce'

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  • There are real musicians among us.

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  • Круто )

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  • Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks, has never heard of Iron Maiden. Always leaving us wanting more. Up the Irons 🤘🏻🤘🏻

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  • incredible music! 🖤

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  • Trop bien !

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  • how maiden keep thumpung out fantastic songs after so long... its mind boggling. So many bands live on past success ans dont release new stuff. Damn I love em

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  • Surprised? No. Masterpiece is something completely normal for Iron Maiden. They don't know any different way.

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  • Eddie seria Jesus Cristo?

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  • Wow! This is amazing! The riders are already here! Let's clean this mess up! 🤘

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  • I think I have a Déjà vu. I have seen these scenes watching Naruto Shippuden (eddy is being transformed)

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  • Nice

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  • 🤘👏

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  • Старі-добрі часи повертаються

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  • Povo será escravizado

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  • Muita mensagem subliminar

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  • Iron maiden ! The best ever ! Iron maiden !

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  • 🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🙌🙌🙌

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  • Lembra muito a animação Heavy Metal. Se tivesse top 10 na MTV, estaria no topo.

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  • Este video es mucha cosa. Me dejo impresionado los escuchare muchas veces mas

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  • Always same maiden

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  • O próprio satanás avisando o mundo o que ele vai fazer e todos levando isso como uma obra legal e bem feito no sentido de animação. Por nao conhecerem o conteudo da bíblia sagrada vcs nao enchergam o que realmente é esse conteudo desse vídeo. Isso vai acontecer de verdade e ja esta acontecendo . os que aceitarem esse sistema sofreram graves consequências do Deus ALTICÍMO. Os que não aceitarem essa marca que enganará muitos com uma suposta vida boa pra sempre serão salvos por Jesus e viveram eternamente em sei reinado. Esse satanás ja esta condenado e quer arrastar muitos com ele entao nao caia nessa , acordem pessoal , buquem a palavra de Deus o tempo esta acabando.

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  • Simplesmente brutal!

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  • Iron Murmaider! Yeah! Rock!

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  • Live the irons

  • Iron maiden per sempre!!!

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  • Another brilliant song from the mighty Iron maiden up the irons Lee Hambleton from Sheffield

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  • The structure of the arena at 2:00 reminded me a lot of the Yggdrasil temple in Assasin's Creed Valhalla

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  • Hell yeah!!!!

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  • I love the heavy metal esque (as in the classic 80's movie) video though.

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  • La Profecía Maiden de lo que pasa en el mundo actual

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  • WOW! Finally a new oldschool Maiden song!

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  • Simplesmente Fantástico!

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  • vocal by Bruce I think it's intentional Bruce has a tendency to shift himself into different modes like any good vocalist you don't want to be the same all the time granted what Bruce does have under your belt is not able to be reproduced by anyone other than him when it comes to Iron Maiden Bruce is the most recognized vocalist of all time. Wales you do get older and wind is getting harder to find sitting at home eating bonbons and ramen noodles for a year-and-a-half eventually that's going to kick your ass I know speaking for a vocalist you have to write to your capabilities so you don't have to struggle performing this song 95024325 times. And Bruce stays in pretty good shape he is rather active and the main thing is they do it because they don't know how to stop the music continues to come I highly doubt they're doing it for any other purpose other than passion they really enjoy the fans this has been an entire life long career ..just to have a release today is good enough for me. Some other stuff they write I might like some of the stuff I might not they're not writing to please me directly that's the name of the game you can't keep everybody happy on every song why would you ..different collaborations . it's made for a different ear in targeting strategies whether or not Steve sees it that way is another story but that's kind of how I see it.. it's all in the ear of the beholder and basically it generally is a matter of life and death. it's what keeps them driven . They've been doing it for so long keeps the blood flowing . Bruce has absolutely nothing to prove in his ability Diamond Dave had nothing to proven his ability very few vocalists out there could have ever done what Bruce has accomplished he is a gifted Soul just like everybody else there. . That's just my opinion isn't it a little late to try to criticize now I'm not as old as any of the members in Maiden you know what I feel like Eddie looks God bless the children's all I can say any release from Iron Maiden in my opinion is a true bonus on top of everything we've already been given and learned and seen the last thing I want to do is have one of the members feel that they're not haven't we all been beat up enough already can't we just play isn't that what it's all about is enjoying what we have I mean I don't recall ever seeing a member of Maiden trying to borrow $20 bucks from anyone. Last I heard they're selling out about 30,000 seats in 10 minutes. Such a shame . could have sold 20.000 more who knew? There isn't very many people like the members of Maiden anymore with everything that's going on in the music industry these days these people are their Own Worst Enemy and some of these and I'm not going to name any names have deliberately destroyed the music industry in the state's. And I hope you're paying attention to this comment because there is something that they can do that really needs to be done but highly doubtful anybody will bother music industry really isn't their issue they have their own.. video and story line spot on in current events , the only thing science didnt grasp is the powers in this universe that exist , its not what science has proven to be that concerns a human being who decides to play god , its what science is not capable of understanding there for excepting its existence in this universe as witnessed by all in the last 16 month proven to have defied scientific research leaving scientists in disbelief and speechless to the out come in current events , we dont get to play god, god plays us , just becouse science refuses to recognize what it does not understand , doesn't mean it doesn't exists, i am a person who has witnessed the higher power ability's more then once since 1998 , i no longer question its existence , all i know is it is in full control of all aspects and what i witnessed in my past i have 0 clue how to explain any of it or how to even try , it simply is not something i am able to understand , so why bother to question the unknown .. just go with it, there is not any possibility of a human being able to understand or comprehend the ability's of the higher power we labeled AS >>God and God bless you all..The righting is on the wall , For more than one situation in my opinion , round 2 is not far away , thats not a prediction its a fact ,, only this time , humanity will balance with the planet . dont place the denial card on that table when it arrives , ,this one comes with a fk you all over it, , shots we where forced to have to perform , does not stop you from contracting covid , 7 artist i am aware of contracted corvid 2nd show out ,they all had thair shots months ago , appears the shot is not for stopping it , then what the fk is it for

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    • Spot on! 🤟🙌

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