The Shadow of a Pagan Sacrifice

Crackling fire, the wooden figure of a man burning... - You will have guessed it, today I am going to focus on the song "The Wicker Man" (Brave New World, 2000) and the film of the same name it is based upon, released in 1973. The more I am looking at this, the more I … Continue reading The Shadow of a Pagan Sacrifice

Britishness and Snail Mail

Even if we would hardly need any more evidence that Iron Maiden is an embodiment as well as an icon of British culture, Maiden have indeed been immortalised by a British institution. And no other than the Royal Mail. The theme of the January 2023 collectible stamps is *drum roll* ...you guess it ... Iron … Continue reading Britishness and Snail Mail

Old Testament, New Testament, and the Archive of Dickinson’s Lyrics

MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSINThe Bible, NIV, Daniel, 5 In case these four words puzzle you, you are in good company. The same happened to king Belshazzar. These four words are nothing but the original "writing on the wall." The song "The Writing on the Wall" (Senjustu, 2021) is no less complex than the eponymous inscription … Continue reading Old Testament, New Testament, and the Archive of Dickinson’s Lyrics

Guest Article: London: A Legacy – A Maiden London Walking Tour (abridged)

I am thrilled to say that I can present something very special today: a Maiden themed self-guided city walk through London! This is an abridged version; to access the full version (for free), please visit London Beyond Time and Place. As mentioned before, I have teamed up with Philipp Röttgers of London Beyond Time and … Continue reading Guest Article: London: A Legacy – A Maiden London Walking Tour (abridged)