Manowar have announced that the upcoming Kings Of Metal MMXIV album will be released on February 28th, 2014. Kings Of Metal MMXIV is a completely new recording with many surprises, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of the opus Kings Of Metal and Manowar's following world tour.
"Our fans have made us the Kings Of Metal, and with this tribute to one of their favorite albums, we honor them and thank them for their unparalleled support and loyalty!" said Manowar vocalist Eric Adams.
"We have pushed man and machine to the maximum level to honor the original recordings that we all love, and to add new aspects and surprises that give this new album its own character", said Manowar bassist and producer Joey DeMaio. "The sound is again as massive and majestic as it has always been", he continued.
"Recording this album has been an amazing experience! After playing the songs so many times on tour, Donnie and I now had the opportunity to contribute our own sound and elements that the fans have come to love from our live performances," explained guitarist Karl Logan.
Kings Of Metal MMXIV will be released in retail on February 28th, 2014 as a two disc CD with two 24-page booklets and additional new art by legendary fantasy artist and longtime collaborator Ken Kelly, and as a digital double album. For the special anniversary, Manowar will also open their vaults and reveal never-before-seen photos and other insights into the history of Manowar and the Kings Of Metal era. Kings Of Metal MMXIV will feature 9 main tracks plus 9 bonus tracks with over 40 minutes of additional music.