Iron Maiden gave fans a hint about a new album coming soon when they posted a picture of Eddy going into a recording studio in December.

And now, Iron Maiden’s 16th studio album is all set and ready to go according to the band’s drummer Nicko McBrain. The drummer states that the album will be finalized once Bruce is fully recovered.

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The delay in the album release was due to front man Bruce Dickinson receiving (and finishing) chemotherapy for tongue cancer. Nicko said that Bruce is doing “really well… and is in good hands” and that they are waiting for his full recovery.