MANOWAR - The Lord Of Steel Track-By-Track Audio Explanations Launched
October 6, 2012, 2 years ago
MANOWAR's new studio album, The Lord Of Steel, will 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).
The band have just launched a track-by-track breakdown of the album. Bassist Joey DeMaio talks about the song 'Touch The Sky' below:
A preview of the album artwork, from Ken Kelly, can be seen below:
The Lord Of Steel tracklisting:
'The Lord Of Steel'
'Born In A Grave'
'Touch The Sky'
'Hail, Kill And Die'
A new trailer for the album and upcoming tour can now be seen below:
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 digital album.
"Manowar 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 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."
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 Steel 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.
Coinciding with the release of the album, Manowar will kick off the Lord Of Steel World Tour with first shows in October and November, in Europe and the United States. The band have just announced that they will also return to Russia, on Saturday, November 3rd at the Stadium Live in Moscow.
9 - Zaragoza, Spain - Interpeñas
11 - La Coruña, Spain - Coliseum
13 - Barcelona, Spain - St Jordi Club
14 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
16 - Paris, France - Trabendo
19 - Kerkrade, Holland – Rodahal
20 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
23 - Pardubice, Czech Republic - CEZ Arena
24 - Prague, Czech Republic - Mala Sportovni Hala
26 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Euronics
3 - Moscow, Russia - Stadium Live
23 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
24 - Long Island, NY - The Paramount
25 - Long Island, NY - The Paramount