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Manowar Announces "The Lord Of Steel" Physical Album Release With New Mixing And Mastering

Manowar's new studio album, "The Lord Of Steel" (reviewed here), will be released into worldwide retail on September 28th, 2012 following its previous digital release and limited-edition pre-release as the "Hammer Edition" in collaboration with Metal Hammer.

The retail edition of The Lord Of Steel will feature different mixes and mastering, new art by fantasy artist Ken Kelly, and other surprises. The album will be available as CD, limited-edition vinyl and digital album.

"Manowar has 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, more brutal," he continued.

"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."

For this twelfth studio album Manowar has tapped into the world of action heroes and their stories, writing a song specifically for a Hollywood movie, "EL GRINGO," and another one, "Expendable," inspired by Sylvester Stallone's action movie franchise The Expendables. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

Tue, Oct 09, 2012 - Zaragoza, Spain - Interpeñas
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 - La Coruña, Spain - Coliseum
Sat, Oct 13, 2012 - Barcelona, Spain - St Jordi Club
Sun, Oct 14, 2012 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 - Paris, France - Trabendo
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 - Kerkrade, Holland – Rodahal
Sat, Oct 20, 2012 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 - Pardubice, Czech Republic - CEZ Arena
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 - Prague, Czech Republic - Mala Sportovni Hala
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Euronics
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 - Long Island, NY - The Paramount
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 - Long Island, NY - The Paramount

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

Wish they would hit Charlotte NC! Have yet to see the mighty MANOWAR....

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2. CROMCarl writes:

"[F]eature different mixes and mastering"? Right, now they do it after that fantastically horrid mix of the Hammer Edition. I am still getting that buzz out of my head.

Hmmmmm......I wonder..., no it couldn't be why, could it?

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3. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

Its cool to see them nobly attempting to keep physical music alive....never been a huge fan(embarassed by album covers lolz) but their die for metal song is awesome....have also heard they are louder than motorhead, venom, slayer, maiden and metallica....can anyone confirm or deny?

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