MANOWAR have released “The Warriors Of The World 10th Anniversary Remastered Edition” today, 28th June. The album contains all 11 tracks from the original release, entirely remastered, plus a live recording of ‘House Of Death’, recorded during the Battle Hymns MMXI Tour at O2 Academy in Birmingham, England; MANOWAR’s triumphant return to England after 16 years.
“Warriors Of The World” 10th Anniversary Remastered Edition is already available as digital album on iTunes worldwide and will be released as CD on June 28, 2013 in retail across Europe. The CD is also available for worldwide shipping in MANOWAR’s own online store www.thekingdomofsteel.com
Read below an interview with Joey DeMaio, which was done in the studio while they are working on finishing the mixing and mastering for The Lord Of Steel Live album:
Q: Hi Joey. How are you?
Joey: I am doing very well, thank you. We are currently working in the studio, finishing the mixing and mastering for The Lord Of Steel Live album, and listening to the recordings from these recent shows is a blast. Brings back so many great memories.
Q: We can imagine. Speaking of memories: You have remastered Warriors Of The World and released as a 10th Anniversary Remastered Edition. You must have plenty of memories about that album, too?
Joey: Too many to count or tell. There is something special about each of our albums and that is why we and our fans enjoy looking back on our material as much as we enjoy looking forward to the new material.
Warriors Of The World was the beginning of a new era. One of the many memories is Stefan Raab of Germany’s TV Total performing with us on stage, and we also had many insane moments with German comedian Olli Pocher. And, as everyone who joined us on this tour will well remember, the Warriors Of The World Tour in 2002 was just wild.
Q: What is special about the Warriors Of The World 10th Anniversary Remastered Edition?
Joey: The new edition of course features all 11 original tracks, mixed by our brother Ronald Prent. Ronald has worked with literally everybody who has a name in the music industry. He is truly gifted and the collaboration with him was fantastic! For the new Anniversary Edition, I remastered the entire album in our own studios with our in-house engineer Dirk Kloiber. We constantly pushed each other to the limit to create a new sonic experience for these songs that we, and our fans, love so much. I love mixing and mastering as much as writing and performing. It is very liberating when you have the opportunity to bring your music to life exactly the way you envision it.
Q: What can MANOWAR fans expect after the release of the Warriors Of The World Remastered Edition?
Joey: Like I said, we are currently finishing The Lord Of Steel Live. From the first show in Zaragoza/Spain in October 2012 to the last show in Yekaterinburg/Russia in March this year, The Lord Of Steel Tour was a terrific experience. Performing new songs for the first time in front of your audience is an incredible experience, and our fans were just wild and open to this new material. Just look at the photos we posted on Facebook! So many new faces in addition to the loyal Warriors who have followed us for years.
And with that said, you have another reason why Warriors Of The World is so special to us: Our fans really are these warriors! They come from all over the world; a family of brothers and sisters under the sign of the hammer and with a spirit of unity and honor that is second to none.
Q: Thank you for your time, Joey.
Joey: Thank you. And to all of you out there: There is a lot more to come this year! Constant updates are
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1. Call to Arms
2. The Fight for Freedom
3. Nessun Dorma
5. Swords in the Wind
6. An American Trilogy
7. The March
8. Warriors of the World United
9. Hand of Doom
10. House of Death
11. Fight Until We Die
12. House Of Death – Recorded live at O2 Academy in Birmingham, England, 03/27/2011
MANOWAR will also release highlights of their Lord Of Steel World Tour 2012/2013 on a live EP, featuring performances from the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Russia and Sweden.
“From the first show in Zaragoza/Spain to the last show in Yekaterinburg/Russia, The Lord Of Steel World Tour was a terrific experience,” said Joey DeMaio. “Performing new songs for the first time in front of your audience is the ultimate test of the power of the songs to connect to the only people that matter. Our fans were totally brutalized and went wild as you will hear on this new EP,” he continued. “‘The Lord Of Steel Live’ is a thank you to our amazing fans; it will forever immortalize this tour and those who attended it.”
The album will be mixed and mastered at MANOWAR‘s own studios Hell and Haus Wahnfried by Joey DeMaio personally with long time MANOWAR engineer Dirk Kloiber. ‘The Lord Of Steel Live’ will be released digitally as an iTunes exclusive worldwide on July 9, 2013 and on CD in retail and through www.thekingdomofsteel.com on August 16, 2013.
Hail, Kill And Die
The Lord Of Steel
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