Dance Of Death
When the album dance of death was released in 2003 . I was disappointed the first time from Iron Maiden cover.

There is nothing bad in the commercial idea of Eddie like the Death (its well drаwn) . but the awful CGI people dancing around it are just too ugly bad made and unnecessary

The first thing I did was to see who the artist is , but i couldn't find anything. Few ears later a came tho the following story in internet:
Although Eddie is still present ? albeit in a slightly different form than Riggs would have painted him ? he is surrounded by computer-generated characters that shocked many fans when the cover was unveiled. Eddie himself is depicted as Death, which gives a strange d?j?-vu impression. Isn't Death also portrayed on every Children of Bodom album cover? As for the weird cgi people surrounding Eddie, the controversy has arisen prior to the release of the album. Did Iron Maiden give a fake preview of the Dance Of Death cover in order to mock the hordes of fans that regularly check the Internet for an exclusive peep at the cover of the future album? Many fans couldn't believe that Maiden was actually going to release an album with such an untypical (and, let's say it, ugly) cover. These computer-generated characters are not even done properly: if you look closely, the "cgi woman" in the foreground has something horribly wrong with her neck and the rest of her articulations, also the baby's backside is not even actually touching the white wolf, and there are many other details do not quite match with a correctly made picture. Only the background, with the shrouded monks, indicates that some real artistry has taken place during the design of the cover ? sadly to be mainly occulted by the foreground characters.

The cover, although it is not mentioned in the credits, was made by David Patchett, the artist behind the Cathedral covers. Reportedly, Patchett's cover only included Eddie and the monks, but Rod thought it was really empty, so he hired someone from to design the characters surrounding Eddie using the programme Poser. Then, he gave the roughs back to Patchett and asked him to work on the skin and mask textures. Patchett did so but was unimpressed with the result and asked not to be included in the credits. The masks used on the Dance of Death cover were made by Goblin Art, a company based in Portland, Oregon. Although they bear a striking similarity with those that can be seen in Kubrick's 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut, Goblin Art never provided the masks for the film.

Според мен е наистина e голяма грешка за група която е вдъхвала такова доверие с обложките се да се остави толкова лесно да бъде подведена от нечий лош вкус. Според мен албума трябва да бъде преиздаден в специално издание леко пре мастериран (че имаше някои гафове) и най-важното с нова обложка

My personal opinion: Its a really big mistake for the band to experiment with their covers. After all their covers and Eddie have respected every heavy metal fan and are like icons. Its a nice idea the album to be re-released in a special or limited edition with bonus tracks and even remastered (there were little bugs in the sound) and the most important - with new cover smile.gif
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Dance Of Death - by Dragontear_vbulletin3_import1 - 8th September 2007, 01:53
Dance Of Death - by ThePrisoner - 8th September 2007, 10:33
Dance Of Death - by Dragontear_vbulletin3_import1 - 8th September 2007, 10:48
Dance Of Death - by Dragontear_vbulletin3_import1 - 20th November 2007, 17:17
Dance Of Death - by eliza - 29th March 2010, 12:03

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