Bruce Dickinson shocked the world when he announced that he was putting out a new solo record, The Mandrake Project. Now, we have more details about the album, including the tracklist and a firm release date. At the opening of CCXP23 in Brazil, Bruce unveiled the music video for the lead single for the album, “Afterglow of Ragnarok”. Check out the video below!

The Mandrake Project will release on March 1st through BMG. Here’s how they described the album.

Across ten inventive, expansive and absorbing tracks, Bruce Dickinson and his long-term co-writer and producer Roy Z, have created one of 2024’s defining rock albums. Sonically heavy and rich in musical textures, it sees Bruce bring to life a musical vision long-in-the-making, and features some of the finest vocal performances of his career.

Recorded largely at LA’s Doom Room with Roy Z doubling up as both guitarist and bassist, the line-up for The Mandrake Project was rounded out by keyboard maestro Mistheria and drummer Dave Moreno, both of whom also featured on Bruce’s last solo studio album, Tyranny Of Souls, in 2005.

The Mandrake Project Tracklist

  • Afterglow Of Ragnarok (05.45)
  • Many Doors To Hell (04.48)
  • Rain On The Graves (05.05)
  • Resurrection Men (06.24)
  • Fingers In The Wounds (03.39)
  • Eternity Has Failed (06.59)
  • Mistress Of Mercy (05.08)
  • Face In The Mirror (04.08)
  • Shadow Of The Gods (07.02)
  • Sonata (Immortal Beloved) (09.51)

The track “Eternity Has Failed” sticks out because it’s a reworked version of Iron Maiden’s “If Eternity Should Fail” from the Book of Souls album. Well, that track was actually originally written as a Bruce solo track, so we’re getting the original version here.

The Mandrake Project is not just an album, but a dark, adult story of power, abuse and a struggle for identity, set against the backdrop of scientific and occult genius. Created by Bruce Dickinson, the comic series is scripted by Tony Lee and stunningly illustrated by Staz Johnson for Z2 Comics, released as 12 quarterly issues that will be collected into three annual graphic novels. The first episode will be released in comic shops on January 17th, 2024. 

Bruce Dickinson – The Mandrake Project Tour

  • 18th April – Diana Theater, Guadalajara, MEXICO
  • 20th April – Pepsi Theatre, Mexico City, MEXICO
  • 24th April – Live Curitiba, Curitiba, BRAZIL
  • 25th April – Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, BRAZIL
  • 27th April – Opera Hall, Brasilia, BRAZIL
  • 28th April – Arena Hall, Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL
  • 30th April – Qualistage, Rio De Janeiro, BRAZIL
  • 2nd May – Quinta Linda, Ribeirao Preto, BRAZIL
  • 4th May – Vibra, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
  • 18th May – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
  • 19th May – O2 Academy, Manchester, UK
  • 21st May – Arena, Swansea, UK
  • 23rd May – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
  • 24th May – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK
  • 26th May – L’Olympia, Paris, FRANCE
  • 28th May – 013, Tilburg, HOLLAND
  • 29th May – De Oosterport, Groningen, HOLLAND
  • 1st June – Barba Negra, Budapest, HUNGARY
  • 3rd June – Arenale Romane, Bucharest, ROMANIA
  • 5-8th June – Mystic Festival, Gdansk, POLAND *
  • 5-8th June – Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, SWEDEN *
  • 9th June – Rockefeller, Oslo, NORWAY
  • 11th June – Grona Lund, Stockholm, SWEDEN
  • 13th June – House Of Culture, Helsinki, FINLAND
  • 14th June – Noblessner Foundry, Tallinn, ESTONIA
  • 16th June – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, GERMANY
  • 17th June – Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, GERMANY
  • 19– 22nd June – Copenhell, Copenhagen, DENMARK *
  • 21st June – Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, BELGIUM *
  • 22nd June – Summerside Festival, Grenchen, SWITZERLAND *
  • 24th June – Zeltfestival Rhein-Neckar, Mannheim, GERMANY *
  • 25th June – Circus Krone, Munich, GERMANY
  • 27-30th June – Hellfest, Clisson, FRANCE *
  • 30th June – Rockhal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUXEMBOURG
  • 3-6th July – Rockharz Open Air, Ballenstedt, GERMANY *
  • 5th July – Ippodrome Delle Capannelle, Rock In Rome, Rome, ITALY *
  • 6th July – Bassano Del Grappa, Metal Park, Vincenza, ITALY *
  • 9th July – E-Werk, Koln, GERMANY
  • 13th July – Hala, Zagreb, CROATIA
  • 16th July – Kolodrum Arena, Sofia, BULGARIA
  • 19th July – Kucukciftlik Park, Istanbul, TURKEY
  • 21st July – Release, Athens, GREECE *

*– festival performance

You can pre-order The Mandrake Project here.

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