Two of the most popular MANOWAR album covers — "Kings Of Metal" and "Warriors Of The World" — are now available as giclée prints at The Kingdom Of Steel.
Giclée (from the French verb gicler meaning "to squirt, to spray") is the use of the ink-jet process for making fine-art prints (first done in the early 1990s). The term "giclée" (or the anglicized "giclee") is frequently used to describe any high-resolution, large-format ink-jet printer output of pigment based inks. Each print is carefully protectively sprayed, then final varnished, then mounted on wood stretchers and shipped ready for framing.
"Warriors Of The World" is rife with heavy riffs and heavier attitude. But how about that artwork? The Ken Kelly design is one of his heaviest.
While MANOWAR music brings the thunder, Kelly's art captures the gallantry of the conquering hero in all his magnificent splendor.
MANOWAR's metal mastery and the majesty of medieval heroism in battle are fully evident, both musically and visually, on "Kings Of Metal". It was on this record that MANOWAR proclaimed their metal superiority thusly: Other bands play, MANOWAR kill. Artist Ken Kelly affirmed that sentiment with a provocative album cover that embodies the band's prodigious metal musicianship.
A video message from MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio can be viewed below.