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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

MANOWAR Unveils Album Cover Art For 'The Lord Of Steel': The Metal Hammer Edition

As previously reported, MANOWAR' twelfth studio album 'The Lord Of Steel' is set to be released on June 16 on iTunes and the bands web store! In celebration of the bands NEW album, on the very same day of its release, Metal Hammer magazine will unleash a special issue called the "Steel Edition" and it will include a hard copy of 'The Lord Of Steel', as well as a digital copy.

"Metal Hammer has shown a great understanding for MANOWAR and the special bond to our fans. They understand that we always strive to do something special for our Manowarriors and with great enthusiasm they have put a special magazine together," said MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. "The 'Metal Hammer Steel Edition' and 'The Lord Of Steel - Hammer Edition' are a perfect match!"

'The Lord Of Steel' was mixed and mastered at Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands with the help of mixing engineer Ronald Prent and Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper. Some of the track titles are "Annihilation" and "Hail, Kill And Die!"

If there is difference between MANOWAR's 2007 release 'Gods Of War' and this new album, is that 'The Lord Of Steel' is not a concept album, yet each song tells a different story, retaining the MANOWAR vision of righteousness, honor and everything MANOWAR fans have come to know and love. Here is what Joey DeMaio had to say about the bands newest effort:

"We were talking about a concept album but then got inspired to go in a different direction. This is where we are right now," explained DeMaio. "I've been doing research on getting the best microphones and pre-amps for the guitars. The bass sound is death defying. We've done a lot of work on drums too, giving Donnie [Hamzik, drums] room to stretch out. And Eric [Adams, vocals] will simply sound bigger than life, as always."

"The Lord Of Steel - Hammer Edition" will first be released digitally on June 16 on www.thekingdomofsteel.com and in a limited variant "Steel Edition" of Metal Hammer #233 on June 26, exclusively from Metal Hammer U.K.

For the "Metal Hammer Steel Edition" featuring "The Lord Of Steel Hammer Edition", go to this location (international shipping options available).

Here are a few samples of what you can expect:

Related links:
Manowar's Official Site
Manowar on Facebook
Manowar on Twitter

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