Darkgrove had a great pleasure to work on the exclusive edition of the new Manowar album. Here an extract from the Manowar newsletter:

With the release of their new album, The Lord Of Steel, only days away, MANOWAR have revealed that the exclusive pre-release of the band,s 12th studio album will be a limited edition with exclusive artwork.

“Metal Hammer has shown a great understanding for MANOWAR and the special bond to our fans. They understand that we always strive to do something special for our Manowarriors and with great enthusiasm they have put a special magazine together.” said MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. “The Metal Hammer Steel Edition and The Lord Of Steel – Hammer Edition are a perfect match!”

The Lord Of Steel – Hammer Edition will first be released digitally on June 16, 2012 on www.thekingdomofsteel.com and in a limited variant ‘Steel Edition’, of Metal Hammer #233 on June 26, 2012, exclusively from Metal Hammer UK. For the Metal Hammer Steel Edition featuring The Lord Of Steel – Hammer Edition, go to (international shipping options available).

The album was presented to media and fan representatives at Wisseloord Studios on June 12th.

MANOWAR will be headlining several European open-air festivals this summer.

Upcoming MANOWAR headlining tour dates:

Sat, June 16, 2012 – Ost Fest – Bucharest, Romania
Thu, June 21, 2012 – Gods Of Metal – Milan, Italy
Fri, July 6, 2012 – Getaway Rock Festival – Gävle, Sweden
Mon, July 9, 2012 – Dortmunder Music Week Festival – Dortmund, Germany

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