Iron Maiden leader and bassist Steve Harris spoke in an interview with Metal Hammer and explained his thoughts about possibility of new Iron Maiden album. He said:

“We’ve got this cycle going on. I’m pretty damn sure we will do another album, and then all well and good, we’ll go out on tour to back that up.

How long that will go on for, I don’t know. We’ve been talking about this kind of thing for the last 20 years, but as time goes on, it becomes more of a reality that one day we may not be able to tour anymore. But I don’t want to think about that. You’ve got to enjoy the moment.”

In another interview Steve Harris was asked by Louder Sound “if he sees a future for metal on the big stage,” he said:

“It’s not easy these days, especially for new bands. It’s harder than ever to make a crust out of this.

It’s different for us, because we’ve taken a long, long time to build up to this kind of level, but some bands will never even get to this level, or any level. They don’t get out of the pubs.”

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