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MANOWAR Reveal Cover For ‘Kings Of Metal MMXIV’

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MANOWAR have revealed the front cover of their upcoming double album ‘Kings Of Metal MMXIV’, an evolution of the original 1988 cover by Ken Kelly.

A new painting by Ken Kelly, featured on the back of the CD, will be revealed soon.

“Ken has always been able to perfectly capture the essence of MANOWAR in his art. These covers, the two new ones and the one he created in 1988, visualize what MANOWAR, our music and our fans stand for! Just look at these paintings and the story they tell: People have tried to keep this warrior down, attacked him and attempted to destroy him. But he stood tall, no matter what! He fought for true metal in country after country. And he will continue the march and fight for his brothers and sisters all over the world, until all enemies of true metal have been crushed!” explained Joey DeMaio.

“This collaboration has been an incredible experience once again”, said Ken Kelly. “We didn’t know where the journey would lead us. The art literally takes over and the music and the lyrics guide us. I truly believe the MANOWAR fans are going to love this series.”

‘Kings of Metal MMXIV’ is a completely new recording, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of ‘Kings Of Metal’.

The ‘Kings of Metal’ release in 1988 and the following world tour in 1989 catapulted MANOWAR into a new sphere. Songs like “Heart of Steel”, “Kings of Metal”, “Hail and Kill”, and “Blood of the Kings” became instant classics, celebrated since by metal fans all over the world.

For ‘Kings Of Metal MMXIV’, MANOWAR have recorded these timeless metal anthems with new arrangements and their signature “larger than life” sound that sealed their place in heavy metal history.

‘Kings Of Metal MMXIV’ will feature 9 main tracks packed with face-melting metal, plus 10 bonus tracks with over 45 minutes of additional music.

The spoken word track “The Warrior’s Prayer MMXIV” features celebrated British actor Brian Blessed, a renowned Shakespeare and character actor who has starred, among others, in Kenneth Brannagh’s “Henry V”, in “King Lear”, and as Prince Vultan in the cult movie “Flash Gordon”.

Special effects of the highest level were provided by award winning sound designer Hamilton Sterling, known for “Batman – 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.

‘Kings Of Metal MMXIV’ will be released in retail on February 28, 2014 as a 2 Disc CD with two 24-page booklets and new cover art by legendary fantasy artist and longtime collaborator Ken Kelly, and will also be available as a digital double album.

 

Kings Of Metal MMXIV Track List (not final):

Disc 1:

Blood Of The Kings MMXIV

Hail And Kill MMXIV

Heart Of Steel MMXIV

Kingdom Come MMXIV

Kings Of Metal MMXIV
Sting Of The Bumblebee MMXIV

The Crown And The Ring MMXIV (Orchestral Version)

The Warrior’s Prayer MMXIV

Wheels Of Fire MMXIV

 

Bonus Tracks:

Heart Of Steel MMXIV (Guitar Instrumental)

The Crown And The Ring MMXIV (Metal Version)

Disc 2:

Bonus Tracks:

Blood Of The Kings MMXIV (Instrumental)
Hail And Kill MMXIV (Instrumental)
Heart Of Steel MMXIV (Acoustic Intro)

Heart Of Steel MMXIV (Orchestral Intro)

Heart Of Steel MMXIV (Instrumental)

Kingdom Come MMXIV (Instrumental)

Kings Of Metal MMXIV (Instrumental)

Wheels Of Fire MMXIV (Instrumental)

Kings Of Metal MMXIV Trailer:

The ‘Kings Of Metal MMXIV’ world tour, featuring the complete new album and many other classics in a completely new stage production starts on February 7, 2014 with a long-anticipated U.S. tour and will then resume on March 18 in Europe.

All tour dates can be found on http://www.manowar.com/tour

 

Kings Of Metal MMXIV World Tour – Confirmed Tour Dates:

Fri, February 7, 2014 – Royal Oak Theatre – Royal Oak, MI, USA

Sat, February 8, 2014 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL, USA

Sun, February 9, 2014 – Mill City – Minneapolis, MN, USA

Thur, February 13, 2014 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA, USA

Sat, February 15, 2014 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX, USA

Sun, February 16, 2014 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX, USA

Tue, February 18, 2014 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO, USA

Thur, February 20, 2014 – Regency Theatre – San Francisco, CA, USA

Sat, February 22, 2014 – Fox Theatre – Pomona, CA, USA

Tue, March 18, 2014 – Olymp Palace of Sports – Krasnodar, Russia

Fri, March 21, 2014 – Luzhniki Palace of Sports – Moscow, Russia

Sun, March 23, 2014 – Yubileyny Sports Palace – St. Petersburg, Russia

Tue, March 25, 2014 – Rock Café – Tallinn, Estonia – SOLD OUT

Thur, March 27, 2014 – Rock Café – Tallinn, Estonia – SOLD OUT

Sat, March 29, 2014 – Teatro Arena – Vilnius, Lithuania
Sat, May 17, 2014 – Spodek – Katowice, Poland
Wed, May 21, 2014 – Hangar 11 – Tel Aviv, Israel

Sat, May 24, 2014 – Metal Summer Festival – Istanbul, Turkey

Fri-Sun, June 13-15, 2014 – Legacy Open Air – Weismain, Germany

Fri-Sat, July 25-26, 2014 – Magic Circle Festival – Helsinki, Finland

Wed, January 14, 2015 – Grugahalle – Essen, Germany

Fri, January 16, 2015 – Zenith – Munich, Germany

Sat, January 17, 2015 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany

 

More info and constant updates:

www.manowar.com

www.facebook.com/manowar

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About MANOWAR:
MANOWAR´s influence in the rock music industry is undeniable. During their impressive career they have left their mark in the heavy metal genre, thanks to a combination of unique craftsmanship and characteristic songwriting. With unrivaled conviction, persistence, and the courage to unflinchingly pursue their own way, the band has weathered even the most unconquerable challenges. In an age of casting show “talents” and flimsy one-hit-wonders, this band gives their fans what they love them for: the massive, powerful soundtrack of their lives, songs that celebrate the audacity of the individual, and the spirit of the community.
The band has earned numerous gold and platinum awards and completed more than 35 tours headlining venues that averaged between 10,000 and 50,000 sold-out seats.

MANOWAR’s unparalleled loyal following all over the world is reflected in their live events: fans from more than 40 nations traveled to celebrate the Magic Circle Festival in Germany for example.

As a tribute to their devoted international following, MANOWAR’s 2009 release Thunder In The Sky achieved another first in heavy metal history by recording the power ballad “Father” in 18 different languages.
MANOWAR have recently presented their twelfth studio album, The Lord of Steel, that was described by the press as “a brutal and unstoppable force of molten metal.” The Lord of Steel was pre-released as a limited “Hammer Edition” CD and digital album in collaboration with Metal Hammer (UK).
The retail version of The Lord of Steel with different mixes and arrangements, an exclusive new song, and Ken Kelly artwork, is available as CD and digital album, and as limited edition double picture vinyl.

Kings of Metal MMXIV, a completely new recording of the bestselling award winner Kings of Metal, will be released with multiple bonus tracks and other surprises in February 2014, followed by the Kings of Metal MMXIV world tour.

MANOWAR:
Eric Adams:                 Vocals
Donnie Hamzik:            Drums
Karl Logan:                  Guitars
Joey DeMaio:               Bass

 

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