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Manowar Taps Hamilton Sterling For "Kings Of Metal MMXIV"

Following movie and theater legend Brian Blessed (“Hamlet,” “Flash Gordon”) Manowar has now teamed up with another Hollywood veteran - sound designer Hamilton Sterling - for “The Warrior’s Prayer MMXIV” fromforthcoming new album “Kings Of Metal MMXIV.”

Brian Blessed had recorded the epic narration earlier this year and called it “a brilliant piece of writing” and the collaboration with Manowar “completely miraculous and life changing.”

“Brian did a sensational job! He didn’t just narrate the story. He performed it.” said Manowar bassist and producer Joey DeMaio. “When you listen to the narration, you feel like you are watching a short Hollywood movie. We instantly knew that we had to complement Brian’s outstanding performance with sound effects of the same quality. We searched for another Hollywood heavyweight, and Mr. Hamilton Sterling was the perfect choice!”

Hollywood veteran Hamilton Sterling is a sound effects specialist with numerous credits including action blockbusters like “The Dark Knight,” “Men In Black 3,” “War Of The Worlds,” and “Master And Commander: The Far Side of the World,” two of which won Oscars for Best Sound Editing.

Sterling comments: “My friend, the Grammy Award winning Audio Engineer Rich Breen, contacted me regarding Manowar’s soundscape project The Warrior’s Prayer MMXIV. In this case, a previously recorded narrative framework was in place, spoken by the excellent actor Brian Blessed, who I had seen as a young man in Robert Graves’ I, Claudius. His evocative performance was a marvel of emotion, and its dynamic range allowed me the space to move from the most quiet and ethereal sounds to full-on battle. His imaginative performance was an excellent guide, as was Mr. DeMaio’s sense of story and direction.”

Catch the band live:

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 - Olymp Palace of Sports - Krasnodar, Russia
Friday, Mar 21, 2014 - Luzhniki Palace of Sports - Moscow, Russia
Sunday, March 23, 2014 - Yubileyny Sports Palace - St. Petersburg, Russia
Saturday, July 26, 2014 – Suvilahti Open Air – Helsinki, Finland

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