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19th July 2012

manowar with jean claude van damme
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Joey DeMaio, Moshe Diamant

Following their recent movie debut with the title song for the action-western El Gringo, Manowar have confirmed their next soundtrack project, Soldiers, starring action icon Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Van Damme, who is Sylvester Stallone's co star as an arch villain in Expendables 2 said about the collaboration: "I met with Joey DeMaio and explained my vision for the entire soundtrack, he will be writing original score as well as bringing Manowar songs to the movie."

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Produced by Hollywood veteran and long-term Van Damme collaborator, action specialist Moshe Diamant (The Black Dahlia, Hard Target, Sudden Death), Soldiers' follows Van Damme on an action packed quest for righteousness, retribution and resurrection.

"Joey DeMaio has the musical ability to write fighting hymns, soulful ballads and deeply emotional scores." said producer Moshe Diamant.

"We've always had a passion for movies, especially those that celebrate the values that matter for us: righteousness, honor, bravery. Contributing musically to such stories, and working with some of the greatest action heroes in cinema history is an honor and a pleasure. We are ready to deliver a powerful soundtrack to this really great movie." said Joey DeMaio.

Soldiers is scheduled for release in Spring 2013. Manowar have recently premiered their twelfth studio album, 'The Lord Of Steel', in collaboration with Metal Hammer (UK) but an entirely different version of 'The Lord Of Steel', loaded with surprises, will be released into international retail in September as CD, Vinyl and as a digital album.

Manowar will kick off 'The Lord Of Steel' World Tour with first shows in October, across Europe.

'The Lord Of Steel' World Tour will feature a power filled set, including brand new songs, a celebration of the 10th anniversary of 'Warriors Of The World' and many other classic Manowar hymns.

"We can't wait to unleash 'The Lord Of Steel' to the world. It's going to be hard, heavy and brutal! Time to face The Lord Of Steel!" said Joey DeMaio.

'The Lord Of Steel' World Tour – Confirmed Dates:

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
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 - Prague, Czech Republic - Mala Sportovni Hala
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 - Pardubice, Czech Republic - CEZ Arena
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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