MANOWAR will release their new studio album, the ‘Kings Of Metal MMXIV’ Silver Edition, as digital album first. The worldwide digital release is set for February 7, 2014, coinciding with the beginning of MANOWAR’s long-awaited U.S. tour, the kick off to the band’s new world tour.
The ‘Kings Of Metal MMXIV’ Silver Edition CD, featuring 2 discs and two 24-page booklets will be released on February 28, 2014 in retail and at MANOWAR’s own online stores, www.thekingdomofsteel.com and www.thekingdomofsteel.eu. These stores will also offer special collector’s sets, not available anywhere else.
“We planned a simultaneous release for digital and physical, but we know that our fans don’t want to wait a moment longer than they have to. And what better timing than the beginning of our tour? Many times I would storm out of a show and want the music I just heard IMMEDIATELY,” explained Joey DeMaio “and thanks to digital albums, that’s what the fans can have now. I love it! It’s a great option for your instant craving for True Metal. As a true fan and collector you still always want the physical CD, too, but it’s great if you can have something right away.”
‘Kings Of Metal MMXIV’ celebrates the 25th anniversary of the iconic classic with completely new recordings, that, thanks to the use of the latest technology and MANOWAR’s custom-made equipment, sound bigger and better than ever.
‘Kings Of Metal MMXIV’, while staying true to the original, surprises with new arrangements, powerful drums by Donnie Hamzik, a searing new guitar sound by virtuoso Karl Logan, stellar vocal performances by Eric Adams and a new record-breaking performance of the bass solo “The Sting Of The Bumblebee MMXIV”, played at 300 beats per minute by Joey DeMaio.
“We have an amazing energy around us! Having accomplished what we were aiming for with this record – and more – we are ready for a killer tour with a production that is bigger than ever and different from everything we have ever done before, with a multi-media stage show, telling the story of ‘Kings Of Metal MMXIV’ and other highlights, and so on… We are completely pumped!” said Joey DeMaio.
For their upcoming world tour, MANOWAR have enlisted a huge team of specialists from around the world to develop new stage visuals, provide the ultimate sound and create a true metal multimedia show that will bring their music, especially ‘Kings Of Metal MMXIV’, to life in a way that it has never been presented before.
“This will be a completely new experience, even for fans that have celebrated our shows and listened to these songs many times before” promised Joey DeMaio “Get ready to get your heads blown off!”
MANOWAR’s new world tour, featuring the performance of the new ‘Kings Of Metal MMXIV’ album in full and many other classics starts on February 8, 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
Kings Of Metal MMXIV Track List (FINAL):
Kings Of Metal MMXIV
The Heart Of Steel MMXIV (Acoustic Intro Version)
A Warrior’s Prayer MMXIV
The Blood Of The Kings MMXIV
Thy Kingdom Come MMXIV
The Sting Of The Bumblebee MMXIV
Thy Crown And Thy Ring MMXIV (Orchestral Version)
On Wheels Of Fire MMXIV
Bonus Disc 1:
The Heart Of Steel MMXIV (Guitar Instrumental)
Kings Of Metal MMXIV (Instrumental)
The Heart Of Steel MMXIV (Orchestral Intro Version – Instrumental)
The Blood Of The Kings MMXIV (Instrumental)
Thy Kingdom Come MMXIV (Instrumental)
Thy Crown and Thy Ring MMXIV (Orchestral Version – Instrumental)
On Wheels of Fire MMXIV (Instrumental)
Kings Of Metal MMXIV Trailer: http://bit.ly/J2KdvL
Kings Of Metal MMXIV World Tour – Confirmed Tour Dates:
Fri, February 7, 2014 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI, USA – CANCELED
Sat, February 8, 2014 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL, USA
Sun, February 9, 2014 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN, USA
Thu, 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
Thu, 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
Thu, 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