Following their recent movie debut with the title song for the action-western EL GRINGO, MANOWAR have confirmed their next soundtrack project, ‘Soldiers’, starring action icon Jean Claude Van Damme.
Van Damme, who is Sylvester Stallone’s co star as an arch villain in ‘The Expendables 2’ said about the collaboration: “I met with Joey DeMaio and explained my vision for the entire soundtrack, he will be writing original score as well as bringing MANOWAR songs to the movie.”
Produced by Hollywood veteran and long-term Van Damme collaborator, action specialist Moshe Diamant (‘The Black Dahlia’, ‘Hard Target’, ‘Sudden Death’), ‘Soldiers’ follows Van Damme on an action packed quest for righteousness, retribution and resurrection.
“Joey DeMaio has the musical ability to write fighting hymns, soulful ballads and deeply emotional scores”, said producer Moshe Diamant.
“We’ve always had a passion for movies, especially those that celebrate the values that matter for us: righteousness, honor, bravery. Contributing musically to such stories, and working with some of the greatest action heroes in cinema history is an honor and a pleasure. We are ready to deliver a powerful soundtrack to this really great movie”, said Joey DeMaio.
‘Soldiers’ is scheduled for release in spring 2013.
MANOWAR have recently premiered their twelfth studio album ‘The Lord Of Steel’ that has been called by the press “A brutal and unstoppable force of molten metal”. The Lord Of Steel is currently available as a limited Hammer Edition in collaboration with Metal Hammer (UK).
An entirely different version of The Lord Of Steel, loaded with surprises, will be released into international retail in September as CD, Vinyl and as a digital album.
MANOWAR will kick off The Lord Of Steel World Tour with first shows in October, across Europe.
The Lord Of Steel World Tour – Leg 1 – Confirmed Dates:
Tue, Oct 09, 2012 – Zaragoza, Spain – Interpeñas
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 – La Coruña, Spain – Coliseum
Sat, Oct 13, 2012 – Barcelona, Spain – St Jordi Club
Sun, Oct 14, 2012 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 – Paris, France – Trabendo
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 – Kerkrade, Holland – Rodahal
Sat, Oct 20, 2012 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle – NEW
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 – Prague, Czech Republic – Mala Sportovni Hala
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 – Pardubice, Czech Republic – CEZ Arena
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 – Zlin, Czech Republic – Euronics
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 – Long Island, NY – The Paramount
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 – Long Island, NY – The Paramount