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24th March 2012


Here's the first preview from the new Manowar album. You can listen to a rough mix of the track 'El Gringo' in the video below.

Members of The Circle, a select group of special fans who represent Manowar's worldwide fan base, were invited to a private pre-listening session of the forthcoming new album, as well as a tour of Wisseloord Studios, Netherlands where the album will be mixed and mastered.

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Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio and long-time collaborators, Mixing Engineer Ronald Prent and Grammy award winning Mastering Engineer Darcy Proper, provided insight into the making of a record, and the specific requirements in the production for a band that is world-renowned for a sound that is louder than any other band and yet equally clear and perfect.

Fans from all over the world were chosen to represent their countries and receive news and updates to share them with their fellow brothers and sisters, and listen to first songs from the new album that is set for release in June/July 2012.

"It was important to us that the fans should be the first to hear the new music. After all, it is all for them!" explained Joey.

Joey promised that the story behind the song 'El Gringo', that could not yet be explained due to confidentiality clauses, will soon be revealed and asked the fans to stay tuned on Facebook.

He did mention the word 'movie' after the song was played. The new album will be "everything you've come to know and to love about Manowar; and more", Joey recently said in a press conference.

Manowar will be headlining several festivals this summer, celebrating their new record and the 10th anniversary of one of their hit albums, 'Warriors Of The World'.


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