We all knew it was going to be massive, but Bruce Dickinson’s seventh solo album, and first in 19 years, ‘The Mandrake Project’ has hit the charts all over the world, climbing to No. 3 in the Official UK Albums Chart, as well as landing the top spot in Germany and Sweden.

Elsewhere the album is already a Top 10 success in many European countries’ national charts including Finland, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and France. And in Latin America’s iTunes charts ‘The Mandrake Project’ is Top 10 in both Brazil and Mexico, with many more countries following suit in the days to come.
Bruce – pictured above with his No.1 Award in Germany – comments; “I’m delighted that so many people love the record. It’s been incredible to hear directly from so many fans in the countries I’ve visited over the last week or so, and the chart positions are just icing on the cake to be honest. I can now focus on bringing The Mandrake Project & songs from my previous albums to life on the tour next month. See you on the road!” 
Featuring the singles ‘Afterglow of Ragnarok’ and ‘Rain On The Graves’ the ten-track collection has been receiving swathes of critical acclaim, with rave reviews running around the world. It’s certainly a different prospect than classics like ‘Accident Of Birth’ and ‘The Chemical Wedding’, but it’s still a huge, melodramatic piece of work that is sure to end up on a lot of Best Of 2024 lists by the end of the year. Bolstered by a huge in-store signing tour the week of release, it’s clear a lot of people are loving the new opus from the legendary Iron Maiden frontman, and he’s indicated it will certainly not be his last solo work in future. Catch Bruce and his new solo band, including iconic producer Roy Z, on the following UK dates:

16th May – The Halls, Wolverhampton, UK
18th May – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK (SOLD OUT)
19th May – O2 Academy, Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)
21st May – Arena, Swansea, UK
23rd May – Rock City, Nottingham, UK (SOLD OUT)
24th May – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK (SOLD OUT)

‘The Mandrake Project’ is out now via BMG. Watch the video for ‘Afterglow Of Ragnarok’ here:

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