Iron Maiden has teamed up with Ghost for the newest event in their Legacy Of The Beast mobile game. The event, dubbed Mascarade Diabolique, brings in vocalist Papa Emeritus IV for a conceptual mashup of Iron Maiden's 2003 album Dance Of Death and Ghost's 2018 track "Dance Macabre." In the event, Eddie and Papa Emeritus IV are both invited to a mysterious party in Transylvania that of course goes awry.
"I'm happy to see that my creature is being led into [Maiden's] world," said Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge. "That is a cool thing, both very humbling and flattering."
"It's great that the LOTB mobile game continues to innovate," added Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood. "The introduction of other great band images and characters is a great evolution of the initial idea we had for Eddie's gaming universe over 5 years ago. To have our friends, Ghost brings Papa Emeritus IV into a dungeon feels like the culmination of a relationship dating back to 2013 when the band first came with us to South America.
"With more slots on the Maiden England Tour in '14 and then a proper run with us throughout North America on the 2017 The Book of Souls Tour we got to know that our fans appreciated seeing them and that they'd always be welcome with us on the road. I'm sure Eddie will help Papa cause some serious mayhem together and that's what it's all about!"
The event begins on October 13 at 5pm PST.