Empire of the Clouds

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"Empire of the Clouds"
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album The Book of Souls
B-side"Maiden Voyage"
Released16 April 2016 (2016-04-16)
RecordedSeptember–December 2014
StudioGuillaume Tell, Paris
GenreHeavy metal, progressive metal
Songwriter(s)Bruce Dickinson
Producer(s)Kevin Shirley
Iron Maiden singles chronology
"Speed of Light"
"Empire of the Clouds"
"The Writing on the Wall"

"Empire of the Clouds" is a 2016 song by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden and taken from their 16th studio album The Book of Souls. Clocking in at 18 minutes long it is Iron Maiden longest song ever. It is based on the 1930 British R101 airship that crashed in Northern France during its maiden voyage.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Length
1. "Empire of the Clouds"   18:01
2. "Maiden Voyage – The Story Behind Empire of the Clouds"   21:07