Legendary US heavy metallers Manowar have revealed via their official Facebook page that the band's upcoming album, due to be released on June 16th, will be entitled The Lord Of Steel. It will be out first exclusively on iTunes and on the band's own online store, The Kingdom Of Steel.

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.

In contrast to the 2007 release Gods Of War, this new album is not a concept album. 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.

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.

Joey DeMaio explained: "We were talking about a concept album but then got inspired to go in a different direction. This is where we are right now. 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."


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Manowar
 
Posted: 11.05.2012 by kual21



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Bad English - 11.05.2012 at 22:56  
Film probobly be better how Manowar album
serega25 - 11.05.2012 at 23:07  
My God,the title is soooooo original !:D How many months they compose this really incredble album title ?
BudDa - 11.05.2012 at 23:14  
The bass esp in the mix in their recent records is abit excessive and also annoying.
thefallenalchmst - 12.05.2012 at 00:00  
El Gringo? Uh oh... It's gonna be another "Warriors Of The World."
Quirin - 12.05.2012 at 00:50  
So, "Lord Of Steel" eh? Bound to be fucking original.
And featuring "El gringo"... really? A soundtrack of some sort? Would I even bother checking out the sample?

The one thing Manowar has taught me over this last decade is to not expect too much (at all). At least they spared us another concept album à la Gods Of War.
RavenKing - 12.05.2012 at 01:05  
So original. I never ever could have imagined, even in my wildest dreams, that they could use the word 'steel' in an album title.
BitterCOld - 12.05.2012 at 02:00  
Lords and steel in the title... that's 2 drinks right there.
Doc Godin - 12.05.2012 at 03:13  
They didn't promise this album would be the ______est album ever recorded. Clearly this news is fake.
JohnDoe - 12.05.2012 at 03:25  
^ the last paragraph is full of self praise - death defying bass, wtf does that even mean?
Troy Killjoy - 12.05.2012 at 03:32  
Written by JohnDoe on 12.05.2012 at 03:25
death defying bass, wtf does that even mean?

Nobody knows what it means, but it's provocative.
JohnDoe - 12.05.2012 at 03:41  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 12.05.2012 at 03:32

Written by JohnDoe on 12.05.2012 at 03:25
death defying bass, wtf does that even mean?

Nobody knows what it means, but it's provocative.


the bass player is either walking a tight rope and playing bass at the same time or playing Russian roulette while playing the bass; isn't it death defying enough?
Angelic Storm - 12.05.2012 at 04:14  
I'm so excited and amazed by this news, I've already pre-ordered my copy!
JohnDoe - 12.05.2012 at 04:23  
Written by Angelic Storm on 12.05.2012 at 04:14

I'm so excited and amazed by this news, I've already pre-ordered my copy!


are you serious or just sarcastic?
Angelic Storm - 12.05.2012 at 04:26  
Written by JohnDoe on 12.05.2012 at 04:23
are you serious or just sarcastic?


Sarcastic.

I've still yet to hear a single thing from Manowar that has in any way impressed me, and I highly doubt this new album will change that...
Baz Anderson - 12.05.2012 at 05:02  
Well, I'm looking forward to hearing it
Angelic Storm - 12.05.2012 at 05:08  
Written by Baz Anderson on 12.05.2012 at 05:02

Well, I'm looking forward to hearing it


I probably will listen to it, but I'll be amazed if it changes my opinion about them. lol
Baz Anderson - 12.05.2012 at 05:19  
"King Of Kings" and "Sleipnir" from the last album were fantastic songs... they still can do it... I just hope this album is a bit more comprehensive!
Void Eater - 12.05.2012 at 05:21  
You know the song is already online, right? Pretty mediocre though.


Ravenking is stoked.
Kingface - 12.05.2012 at 12:36  
Should be interesting. 'El Gringo' song is boring aside from the Solo though.

Hopefully the album will be an improvement over the last few. We'll see.
Cynic Metalhead - 13.05.2012 at 18:23  
Will look forward too.
scissorfight - 13.05.2012 at 19:34  
Still holding out hope that Manowar can release an album that measures up to any of thier first 4-5 albums! The last one was totally forgettable,imo. Saw them for the first time in my life in Worcester MA,about 14 months ago and was totally impressed with thier live show. Then again,they played "Battle Hymns" in its entirety. So,yeah,im interested in what they come up with on this album.
Valentin B - 13.05.2012 at 22:04  
What an exercise in boredom from the crowned lords of cheese. At least their last EP had some interesting tracks (the title track mostly) which kindof rekindled my interest in Manowar, but that song is ridiculous and this "new" album filled with rehashed ideas will probably be a waste of time.

Manowar can still put on a good live show if they really want to, but ever since 1996 they have been on a constant downward spiral and I expect this album will represent a new low.
Angelic Storm - 13.05.2012 at 22:22  
Just about the only good thing I can say about "El Gringo", is that I've heard far worse both by Manowar themselves, and by other bands. But still, "El Gringo" makes "El Dorado" by Iron Maiden seem like an absolute classic of metal by comparison!
RavenKing - 14.05.2012 at 00:40  
Written by Angelic Storm on 13.05.2012 at 22:22

"El Gringo" makes "El Dorado" by Iron Maiden seem like an absolute classic of metal by comparison!


It has to be really bad to achieve this because Maiden's song sucks.
Angelic Storm - 14.05.2012 at 02:28  
Written by RavenKing on 14.05.2012 at 00:40
It has to be really bad to achieve this because Maiden's song sucks.


Well, I don't think that it sucks, but nor do I think it's a classic song of all time. But it is compared to "El Gringo".

It probably is telling though, that a lesser song of Maiden can be made to look so great in comparison to a Manowar song... and Manowar have done even worse than "El Gringo", so... that tells it's own story I think.
@gent_-_orange - 14.05.2012 at 02:51  
The Triumph of Steel, The Hell of Steel, Secrets of Steel, The Kingdom of Steel, Steel Warriors and finally the Lord of Steel. Is this another bullshit Manowar world record attempt?
enumaelis - 15.05.2012 at 21:35  
Written by Void Eater on 12.05.2012 at 05:21

You know the song is already online, right? Pretty mediocre though.


Ravenking is stoked.


"We've done a lot of work on drums too, giving Donnie room to stretch out"

Yeh, "du pah dudu pah" never sounded better!
Jack--- - 01.06.2012 at 15:08  
Written by enumaelis on 15.05.2012 at 21:35

Written by Void Eater on 12.05.2012 at 05:21

You know the song is already online, right? Pretty mediocre though.


Ravenking is stoked.


"We've done a lot of work on drums too, giving Donnie room to stretch out"

Yeh, "du pah dudu pah" never sounded better!


I think they hired Phil Rudd for this song xD

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