With only 54 days left until Christmas, Eyesore Merch and Iron Maiden have combined their great efforts to ensure this year’s shopping becomes a breeze. They have announced the release of an official Iron Maiden coloring book.
The smart title Official Iron Maiden Malebog will be released on December 6 and will feature 25 classic album covers and other photos. The books are licensed and approved by the band and are printed on high quality paper.
“Every effort has been made to ensure that these books do justice to the legacy of Iron Maiden and give fans another reason to enjoy some of the most beautiful and creative artwork of this band,” says the publisher. “And not only that, coloring has proven significant mental health benefits, including mindfulness, relaxation and increased focus, and can be enjoyed by any age group.”
They do not invent this. According to research conducted by the University of Otago in New Zealand in 2017, “daily staining can improve some negative psychological outcomes and … can provide an effective, inexpensive and highly accessible self-help tool.”
The co-author of the study, Dr. Tamlin Conner, added: “With its low risk and availability, we feel confident adding color to the growing list of creative activities to improve mental health outcomes.”
Previous coloring books published by Eyesore include volumes dedicated to Thin Lizzy, Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Motorhead and Judas Priest, while Feral House published a black metal coloring book in 2017.
The official Iron Maiden Coloring Book will be released on December 6, but can be pre-ordered now.