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  MANOWAR REVEAL COVER FOR 'KINGS OF METAL MMXIV'
18 January 2014




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.

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"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' in 1988 and the following world tour in 1989 which 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. It 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.

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 www.manowar.com/tour

Watch the trailer here:



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 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






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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