MANOWAR - The Lord Of Steel Retail Release Delayed Until October 19th MANOWAR
's new studio album, The Lord Of Steel
, will now be released
into worldwide retail on October 19th, delayed from the previously
announced date of September 28th (dates may vary from territory to
territory), following a limited-edition pre-release as the Hammer
Edition in collaboration with Metal Hammer (UK). A preview of the album
artwork, from Ken Kelly, can be seen below:
A new trailer for the album and upcoming tour can now be seen below:MANOWAR Unleash The Lord Of Steel: Album Release & Tour - Fall 2012
The retail edition of The Lord Of Steel will feature different mixes and
mastering, spectacular new art by fantasy artist Ken Kelly, and other
surprises. The album will be available as CD, limited-edition vinyl and
have always dared to do things differently. You have to
look at these two versions like a movie that comes out in alternate
versions; a Director's Cut or alternate endings or stories even told
from different perspectives." explained bassist Joey DeMaio. "For those
of you who enjoyed the first taste of The Lord Of Steel, meaning the
Metal Hammer version, I can tell you that the forthcoming Lord Of Steel
release on Magic Circle Entertainment will be even more unique and yes,
The Lord Of Steel is a raw-to-the-bone production, merging vintage
elements with the trademark sound Manowar have developed over the years.
"When you have to make room for literally hundreds of other
instruments such as Orchestras, Choirs, Marching Armies on 'Gods Of War
'for example, you have to create sonic space for that. The fewer
instruments you have the louder they can be individually. As an artist
you want to give your audience new experiences. This is not 'elevator
music'. This is an album that hits you hard right between the eyes and
does not let up", said Joey DeMaio.
For their twelfth studio album Manowar have tapped into the world of
action heroes and their stories, writing their first song specifically
for a Hollywood movie, 'El Gringo' and another one, 'Expendable',
inspired by Sylvester Stallone's action movie franchise The Expendables.
The band has meanwhile confirmed their next movie project, Soldiers,
for The Expendables 2 star Jean-Claude Van Damme.
From the furious title track and the pumping 'Black List', to the
power ballad 'Righteous Glory' and the Ennio Morricone homage 'El
Gringo', The Lord Of Stee
l is full of surprises.
The Lord Of Steel (retail edition) will be mixed and mastered by
long-time collaborators mixing engineer Ronald Prent and two-time Grammy
award-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper.
BraveWords.com's review of The Lord Of Steel can be found at this location.