Bruce Dickinson’s new album greeted with global acclaim – out today!



Bruce Dickinson has released his brand-new solo album, The Mandrake Project today. Featuring the singles ‘Afterglow of Ragnarok’ and ‘Rain On The Graves’ the ten-track collection is already receiving huge global acclaim, with rave reviews and front cover features running in publications all around the world.

Sonically heavy and rich in musical textures, the album sees Bruce bring to life a musical vision long-in-the-making. Created with co-writer and producer Roy Z, they have crafted one of the defining rock albums of 2024.

Supporting the release of the album in Europe Bruce is under-taking an instore signing run which started with a midnight opening in Wales on this St David’s Day at HMV Cardiff. He will also be appearing at HMV London this evening, with further events taking place over the next two days in Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester.

Last weekend he attended pre-listening events & a pre-order signing session in two major Swedish cities and will return to mainland Europe for signings in France and Germany to complete the release week.


“[His] voice still soars over grandiose metal, yet the music is darker and heavier than his work with Iron Maiden”
Daily Telegraph

“The wildly ambitious, mostly hard rock but genre-blurring The Mandrake Project”
The Sun (4/5)

“The Mandrake Project demands and rewards total absorption into its kaleidoscopic sound picture… Bruce’s extraordinary voice… has rarely sounded more assertive, upfront and in your face, urging his vocals to new levels of expressive emotion and dramatic control”
Metal Hammer (9/10)

“His most ambitious and best solo work to date… He sounds great, his voice properly doing the rounds through the narrative, as the beefy riffs – much more so than in Maiden – and gritty production add a layer of their own”
Kerrang (4/5)

“Epic… grandiose… infectious. Easily one of Bruce Dickinson’s boldest projects”
Classic Rock (4/5)

“Bruce creates a vivid world of magic and mayhem… a solo project worth investing in”
Daily Star (4/5)

“Spectacular solo outing… surely his most innovative and creative yet. Heavy but easily accessible”
Record Collector (4/5)

“Simply brilliant… we are already looking at one of rock and metal’s defining genre-crossing albums of 2024”
Powerplay (10/10)

“Its themes are plainly evident in the earworm metal of ‘Many Doors To Hell’ and gothic menace of ‘Fingers In The Wounds’, although more subdued (but equally sombre) hues inform the portentous, piano-led power ballad ‘Shadow Of The Gods’

“A titanic and resonating piece of work”
Metal Talk

“This is highly atmospheric metal, full of muted guitars and shaded melodies with Bruce sounding absolutely phenomenal”
Fistful Of Metal (9/10)


Bruce Dickinson and his phenomenal band will bring the music of The Mandrake Project to life with a major headline tour this spring and summer. The live band now features two guitarists – Philip Naslund & Chris Declercq – alongside drummer Dave Moreno, bass-player Tanya O’Callaghan and keyboard maestro Mistheria.

Support in the UK, Paris & Tilburg comes from New Zealand up & coming rockers, Black Smoke Trigger.

Bruce Dickinson – The Mandrake Project Tour
15th April – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA, USA
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
16th May – The Halls, Wolverhampton, UK
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
6th 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
26th – 29th June – Resurrection Festival, Galicia, SPAIN *
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 Roma, Rome, ITALY *
6th July – Bassano Del Grappa, Metal Park, Vincenza, ITALY *
9th July – E-Werk, Koln, GERMANY
11th – 14th July – Masters Of Rock Festival, Vizovice, Czech Republic *
13th July – Hala, Zagreb, CROATIA
16th July – Kolodrum Arena, Sofia, BULGARIA
19th July – Kucukciftlik Park, Istanbul, TURKEY
21st July – Release, Athens, GREECE *

* – festival performance

For more information regarding the tour click here
For more information on the comic series click here

The Mandrake Project is Dickinson’s seventh solo album. It is released via BMG worldwide on multiple formats.

The Mandrake Project – tracklisting
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)