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  MANOWAR ANNOUNCE DIGITAL RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM FOR JUNE 16th 2012
17th May 2012

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Manowar's new studio album, 'The Lord Of Steel', will first be released worldwide on June 16, 2012 exclusively on iTunes and on the band's own online store, The Kingdom Of Steel (www.thekingdomofsteel.com). On the same date, Metal Hammer UK will release a special 'Steel Edition' of Metal Hammer #233, including the CD and a digital copy of the album.

'The Lord Of Steel' is blazing with pure power, untamed energy, and a sound as raw and wild as a force of nature. Track titles like 'Annihilation' and 'Hail, Kill And Die!' set the tone for a record that is packed with surprises.

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In contrast to the 2007 release 'Gods Of War', this new album is not a concept album, yet each song tells a different story, retaining the Manowar vision of righteousness, honour and everything Manowar fans have come to know and love.

Manowar fans should expect to have "their heads completely blown off" said Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio in a recent interview, and explained that "this album is all about brutality and raw power!"

The album will be mixed and mastered at the legendary Wisseloord Studios by long-time collaborators mixing engineer Ronald Prent and two-time Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper.

Known for their adventurous spirit and for never releasing the same style of album twice in a row, Manowar have this time 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 recently announced that 'El Gringo' will be the theme song of the action western El Gringo, featuring Scott Adkins (Expendables 2, The Bourne Ultimatum) and Christian Slater and produced by After Dark Films (An American Haunting) and Joel Silver's (Matrix, Lethal Weapon) Dark Castle Home Entertainment.

The trailer for the film 'El Gringo' featuring a short sample of the theme song can be seen here:



A sneak preview into the song ‘El Gringo' can be viewed here:



A sneak preview into the song 'Expendable' can be viewed here:



"We were talking about a concept album but then got inspired to go in a different direction. This is where we are right now," explained Joey DeMaio. "I've been doing research on getting the best microphones and pre-amps for the guitars. The bass sound is death defying. We've done a lot of work on drums too, giving Donnie room to stretch out. And Eric will simply sound bigger than life as always."

Manowar are ready to celebrate their new album in a manner worthy of The Kings Of Metal with headlining performances at open-air summer festivals across Europe.

Upcoming Manowar headlining tour dates:

Sat, June 16, 2012 – Ost Fest – Bucharest, Romania
Thu, June 21, 2012 – Gods Of Metal – Milan, Italy
Fri, July 6, 2012 – Getaway Rock Festival – Gävle, Sweden
Mon, July 9, 2012 – Dortmunder Music Week Festival – Dortmund, Germany


WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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