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Manowar Reveals New Album "The Lord Of Steel" Details

Manowar's new studio album, "The Lord Of Steel," will first be released worldwide on June 16th, 2012 exclusively on iTunes and on the band’s own online store, The Kingdom Of Steel.

On the same date, Metal Hammer UK will release a special ‘Steel Edition’ of Metal Hammer #233, including the CD and a digital copy of the album. The following press release was also issued:

"The Lord Of Steel is blazing with pure power, untamed energy, and a sound as raw and wild as a force of nature. Track titles like Annihilation and Hail, Kill And Die! set the tone for a record that is packed with surprises.

"In contrast to the 2007 release Gods Of War, this new album 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."

Manowar fans should expect to have “their heads completely blown off” said Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio in a recent interview, and explained that “…this album is all about brutality and raw power!”

The album will be mixed and mastered at Wisseloord Studios by long-time collaborators mixing engineer Ronald Prent and two-time Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper.

Manowar has this time tapped into the world of action heroes and their stories, writing a song specifically for the movie "El Gringo," and another one, "Expendable," inspired by Sylvester Stallone’s action movie franchise "The Expendables."

Check out a trailer for "El Gringo" at this location. Upcoming Manowar headlining tour dates:

Sat, June 16, 2012 – Ost Fest – Bucharest, Romania
Thu, June 21, 2012 – Gods Of Metal – Milan, Italy
Fri, July 6, 2012 – Getaway Rock Festival – Gävle, Sweden
Mon, July 9, 2012 – Dortmunder Music Week Festival – Dortmund, Germany

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1. OverkillExposure writes:

Physical release???

# May 11, 2012 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. R10 writes:

The Lord of Steel! Typical Manowar song title and or album title. Anways,cant wait to hear it.

# May 11, 2012 @ 9:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Cynic writes:

Yes! Just around the corner, can't wait.

# May 11, 2012 @ 10:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

wish these guys would hit charlotte nc. COME DOWN TO CHARLOTTE PLEASE..........!!!!!!!

# May 12, 2012 @ 8:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. CROMCarl writes:

The masters of true metal.....the gods of metal.

# May 17, 2012 @ 2:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Maddox writes:

I thought that its name was going to be ‘‘Asgard Saga’’.

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7. Thorvald writes:

@Maddox the album that was meant to be Asgard Saga contunuation, "Hammer of the Gods" was thrown into trash bin... it's good to hear Manowar is not messing with overexploited viking topic so much now. HAIL & KILL!

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