Manowar are preparing a new live album after the release of their latest studio album The Lord Of Steel last year. The band will use material from their The Lord Of Steel Tour which has come to an end.
Manowar has revealed that they will resume The Lord Of Steel World Tour in 2013 and has already confirmed shows in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland for March for the second leg. The band will be promoting their latest album The Lord Of Steel.
Manowar have just revealed the official The Lord Of Steel cover artwork, the band's twelfth studio album. Check out the artwork created by Ken Kelly below. The Lord Of Steel digital version will be available on October 9th, 2012 while the CD version will be available on October 19th in retail (dates may vary from territory to territory) and on all dates of the upcoming Manowar The Lord Of Steel World Tour.
As you probably know, US power metal/steel warriors Manowar have a new album coming up titled The Lord Of Steel, which will be released digitally on June 16th. Now the band has revealed that the album will be released in retail stores on September 7th (dates may vary from territory to territory).
Legendary US heavy metallers Manowar have revealed via their official Facebook page that the band's upcoming album, due to be released on June 16th, will be entitled The Lord Of Steel. It will be out first exclusively on iTunes and on the band's own online store, The Kingdom Of Steel.
US heavy/power metal legends Manowar have announced that they will perform an exclusive show in Germany's Signal Iduna Park Stadium (Westfalenstadion) in Dortmund on July 9th. This will be the band's only show in Germany in 2012. The band will celebrate the release of a new studio album and also the 10th anniversary of Warriors Of The World.
In a video message posted today, Joey DeMaio has announced that after 16 years, Manowar will return to the UK later in the year for a full tour up and down the country. The whole of the Battle Hymns album will once again be played at each date on this tour.
According to a Facebook posting by former Manowar guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, ex-Manowar drummer Scott Columbus passed away yesterday evening (Monday, April 4th) at the age of 54. A cause of death is still unknown at this time.
This information was later verified by Columbus' girlfriend Nancy who wrote: "For all you to know, this is Scott Columbus's girlfriend of over 3 1/3 years... and I cannot get the words out, but he died today... Please send your thoughts and prayers. I can't believe he is gone. He was the absolute love of my life."
Scott Columbus was a part of the band from 1983 until 1990, when he was eventually forced to leave the band when his son fell ill. He was replaced by Rhino for The Triumph of Steel album but returned for Louder Than Hell and remained with the band until the summer of 2008 when he was replaced once again by Rhino during Manowar's performances in Bulgaria and Magic Circle Festival.
In case you were wondering, Manowar are still the loudest band on the planet... 'Cuz when they're in town, the power explodes.
During the sound-check last Friday afternoon (March 11th) for their first of two shows at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio, the self-proclaimed kings of metal blew one of the city's power grids, causing a massive blackout on the entire city block where the venue is located.
Workers at the local electricity company took 24 hours to get the grid back online. Temporary generators had to be rushed in to run Manowar's sound and lights, and a lot of extra gear was brought in for the show. Fortunately, the generators worked and the show was not cancelled.
Finally, technology has caught up with Manowar's custom-built touring and recording equipment. The band decided that their fans deserved to hear the songs from their debut album Battle Hymns with the massive sound and production that has become their signature over recent years and records.
Due for release at the end of November 2010, Battle Hymns will soon be available with the unbridled power of today's technology: Battle Hymns 2011.
With the decision to reinterpret the music came the need to revisit the famed narration of the legendary Orson Welles. There was only one obvious choice and that was Sir Christopher Lee. Recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London, his own inspired interpretation of the late, great Orson Welles on "Dark Avenger" will be another jewel in the crown of the Kings Of Metal.
Self-proclaimed kings of metal Manowar and Magic Circle Music - the company owned by bassist Joey DeMaio - find themselves in the middle of a media storm because of their Dio tribute album (read: cash grab).
It all started when Manowar and Magic Circle Entertainment decided to "honor one of metal's greatest legends with Magic - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio, featuring Magic Circle Music artists and friends performing some of Dio's most inspired work."
Magic - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio features a Manowar cover of "Heaven And Hell", while HolyHell covers "Holy Diver", with other performances of Metalforce, Jack Starr's Burning Starr, Feinstein and a thing called the "Magic Circle All Star Band" covering "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll".
The band have announced that they will embark on their "Death To Infidels World Tour 2010" next year. Two German dates have been announced, the rest are to follow.
"That's right! The Kings Of Metal are hitting the road again. Marking Manowar's first world tour since 1998, Death To Infidels World Tour 2010 is sure to be a grand testament to one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time. Don't miss the chance to see Manowar in all their glory as they take up the reins for their first globetrotting assault in more than a decade.
Tickets for some of the shows in Germany are already on sale! This is the first time Manowar goes on an indoor tour of Germany since 2007. Add to this up-and-coming Magic Circle Music artists HolyHell and Metalforce and the Death To Infidels World Tour 2010 is sure to be one of the "don't miss" spectacles of the New Year.
US metallers Manowar have issued the following update on their official website:
"The long awaited sequel of the "Hell On Earth" series is finally coming out on November 27, 2009.
"Hell On Earth V" will cover Manowar's recent world tours including Germany, Norway, Spain, Finland, Russia, Romania, Turkey, USA and Canada. It will feature live performances of old and new classics such as "Gloves Of Metal", "The Crown And The Ring", "Hand Of Doom", "Hymn Of The Immortal Warrior", "Father", "God Or Man" and many others.
Director Neil Johnson adds: "Picking up where the Earthshaker left off... "Hell On Earth V" covers the amazing "Demons Dragons & Warriors Tour" complete with onstage Vikings and all the craziness that happens behind the scenes of a Manowar show. I have done my best to show new and classic songs never captured on camera before, including the much-requested "Mountains" and songs from the new EP, "Thunder In The Sky". It will be a step above "Hell On Earth IV" in quality and spectacle."
Manowar has posted the following piece of news on their website:
"Hail Brothers and Sisters of Steel! Fantasy becomes reality as Manowar releases the EP, "Thunder in the Sky." The introduction to The Asgard Saga, Manowar's collaboration with Germany's best-selling fantasy author, Wolfgang Hohlbein, will feature 6 songs and a bonus CD with "Father" recorded in 16 versions in 16 different languages. The EP is the prequel to the complete CD "Hammer of the Gods," due to be released at the end of 2009.
Destined to be a collector's item, the tour edition of the EP will be available at all the festivals Manowar headlines on The Death to Infidels Tour 2009.
After Manowar's last year's live performance to break the world record for the longest heavy metal concert, Manowar are ready to make metal history again... so they say themselves:
"Manowar fans, another kickass first from the "Kings Of Metal"! Striving to please the best fans in the world, Manowar continues to make history with innovative ways for warriors from all corners of the globe to enjoy metal at its finest.
Manowar is currently recording a song from their new album in 15 (and counting...) different languages. Never before has this been attempted by any heavy metal band. Stay tuned for video clips of each version as they are recorded with an indepth look at Eric Adams' odyssey into the world of multi-lingual vocals.