In a press conference held earlier today in Mexico City, Joey DeMaio announced that MANOWAR will headline Hell & Heaven Metal Fest 2020 on March 14, 2020 in Mexico City!

This will be their first ever Mexico show thanks to the Mexican Manowarriors who fought and won to have their favorite band finally come to their home country.

“Our dream has finally come true; now we will finally play in Mexico” said Joey DeMaio. “Our fans never gave up hope that we would come here. For many years they have traveled the world to see us. We, together with the greatest and strongest fans in the world have been waiting for this moment for a very long time! We made a promise to our fans that when we came it would be with all our power and they promised to never lose their belief in MANOWAR!”

 

Addressing the fans directly DeMaio said: “It is finally going to happen, thanks to your faith and persistence! It’s going to be a massive spectacle, deserving of a crowd that has the fire of true metal running through their veins.”

For the 10th anniversary of the festival, MANOWAR will bring their biggest stage production ever, directly from Europe, along with a set packed with fan favorites!

For tickets and further info go to hellandheavenfest.com

A limited number of ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE UPGRADES, for the most personal fan experience ever, will be available for MANOWAR’s first ever performance in Mexico! Upgrades will soon go on sale exclusively on The Kingdom of Steel.

Follow MANOWAR on manowar.com , Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for all tour dates and constant updates.

Confirmed Tour Dates:

MANOWAR: 2020 Dates:
MAR 14, 2020 – Hell And Heaven Metal Fest – Mexico City, Mexico

Joey DeMaio: “The Blood of The Kings” Spoken Word Tour 2019:
NOV 01, 2019 – Technikum – Munich, Germany
NOV 02, 2019 – Kleine Meistersingerhalle – Nuremberg, Germany
NOV 03, 2019 – Liederhalle (Silchersaal) – Stuttgart, Germany
NOV 04, 2019 – Batschkapp – Frankfurt, Germany
NOV 05, 2019 – Savoy Theater Dusseldorf, Germany
NOV 07, 2019 – Christuskirche – Bochum, Germany
NOV 08, 2019 – Kleine Laeiszhalle – Hamburg, Germany
NOV 09, 2019 – Tempodrom (Kleine Arena) – Berlin, Germany
NOV 10, 2019 – Haus Leipzig – Leipzig, Germany
NOV 12, 2019 – Kulturfabrik – Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg
NOV 14, 2019 – Södra Teatern – Stockholm, Sweden
NOV 17, 2019 – Posten – Odense, Denmark

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MANOWAR Confirmado como Headliner de Hell & Heaven Metal Fest 2020 en México

En una conferencia de prensa celebrada hoy en la Ciudad de México, Joey DeMaio anunció que MANOWAR encabezará Hell & Heaven Metal Fest 2020 en marzo del 2020 en la Ciudad de México.

Este será su primer show en México gracias a los Manowarriors mexicanos que lucharon y ganaron para que su banda favorita finalmente llegara a su país de origen.

“Nuestro sueño finalmente se ha hecho realidad; ahora finalmente tocaremos en México “, dijo Joey DeMaio. “Nuestros fanáticos nunca perdieron la esperanza de que viniéramos aquí. Durante muchos años han viajado por el mundo para vernos. ¡Nosotros, junto con los fanáticos más grandes y fuertes del mundo, hemos estado esperando este momento durante mucho tiempo! ¡Hicimos una promesa a nuestros fanáticos de que cuando viniéramos sería con todo nuestro poder y prometieron nunca perder su creencia en MANOWAR!Dirigiéndose directamente a los fanáticos, DeMaio dijo: “¡Finalmente va a suceder, gracias a su fe y persistencia! Será un espectáculo masivo, merecedor de una multitud que tiene el fuego del verdadero metal corriendo por sus venas “.¡Para el décimo aniversario del festival, MANOWAR traerá su mayor producción teatral de la historia, directamente desde Europa, junto con un conjunto lleno de favoritos de los fanáticos!Para entradas y más información, visita hellandheavenfest.com

¡Un número limitado de UPGRADES ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE, para la experiencia más personal de los fanáticos, estará disponible para la primera presentación de MANOWAR en México! Las actualizaciones pronto saldrán a la venta exclusivamente en The Kingdom of Steel. Sigue a MANOWAR en manowar.com , Instagram, FacebookTwitter para conocer todas las fechas de la gira y las actualizaciones constantes.

Fechas confirmadas del tour: 

MANOWAR: 2020 Fechas:

Marzo de 2020 – Hell And Heaven Metal Fest – Ciudad de México, México

Joey DeMaio: Tour de palabras habladas “La sangre de los reyes” 2019:

01 de noviembre de 2019 – Technikum – Munich, Alemania

02 de noviembre de 2019 – Kleine Meistersingerhalle – Nuremberg, Alemania

03 de noviembre de 2019 – Liederhalle (Silchersaal) – Stuttgart, Alemania

04 de noviembre de 2019 – Batschkapp – Frankfurt, Alemania

05 de noviembre de 2019 – Savoy Theater Dusseldorf, Alemania

7 de noviembre de 2019 – Christuskirche – Bochum, Alemania

8 de noviembre de 2019 – Kleine Laeiszhalle – Hamburgo, Alemania

09 de noviembre de 2019 – Tempodrom (Kleine Arena) – Berlín, Alemania

10 de noviembre de 2019 – Haus Leipzig – Leipzig, Alemania

12 de noviembre de 2019 – Kulturfabrik – Esch / Alzette, Luxemburgo

14 de noviembre de 2019 – Södra Teatern – Estocolmo, Suecia

17 de noviembre de 2019 – Posten – Odense, Dinamarca

 

 

 

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Magic Circle Entertainment Group have announced that Ronald Prent and Darcy Proper have arrived in the United States at VALHALLA STUDIOS NEW YORK.

Owner Joey DeMaio commented: “We are honored to have Ronald and Darcy with us; they are both megastars in their fields – Ronald in audio engineering, recording and mixing and Darcy as a multi GRAMMY® award-winning Mastering Engineer.”

Ronald Prent has worked with an impressive rollcall of world-acclaimed artists including Celine Dion, Simple Minds, Freddie Mercury, Dire Straits, The Police, Simple Minds, Rammstein, The Scorpions, Elton John, Cliff Richard, Tina Turner, Herbert Grönemeyer, Peter Maffay and MANOWAR.  Having worked at some of the world’s greatest studios including Galaxy Studios, Belgium, Ronald is globally recognized as a giant of the mixing desk.  In 2018, he earned a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Immersive Audio Album, confirming his prominence at the forefront of sound technology. Ronald is one of the most accomplished and innovative Mixing Engineers in the world, specializing in surround sound and immersive audio, not only pioneering in this field of mixing, but also playing a key role in the conceptualization and development of new technology needed to meet the demands of working in these progressive high-resolution multi-channel formats.

Meanwhile, Darcy Proper is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s premier Mastering Engineers, giving her refined finishing touches to reissue projects for legendary artists like Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong and Johnny Cash and creating her trademark immaculate stereo, 5.1 and 9.1 masters for the likes of Steely Dan and The Eagles.   In an industry where reportedly less than 10% of Audio Engineers are women, Darcy has blazed a formidable trail, with a staggering 11 GRAMMY® nominations for her many achievements, winning no fewer than four of the prestigious awards. Along the way she became the first woman to win a GRAMMY® for Best Surround Sound Album in 2008.   Darcy’s skills and unique talent are a perfect fit for VALHALLA STUDIOS NEW YORK. After studying at NYU, Darcy joined Sony Music as Studio Maintenance Technician and then worked as a QC (Quality Control) Engineer at Sony Classical.  From an initial focus on the classical genre, Darcy decided to join the mastering team at Sony, spreading her wings outside the classical field. She moved to Europe and worked at Galaxy Studios, Belgium then on to Wisseloord Studios, where she and Prent designed and supervised the complete rebuild of the studio to include Immersive Audio concentrating her workflow on high resolution surround mastering with multiple height channels in all of the various immersive audio formats.

VALHALLA STUDIOS NEW YORK is one of the most advanced and forward-thinking studios in the world, with uniquely pure acoustics and the highest quality standards.

Says Ronald Prent: “VALHALLA STUDIOS NEW YORK is unlike any other studio I have ever worked in before in my more than 30-year career as mixing engineer! I just completed some live mixes for Peter Maffay here and am very happy with the results. And so was the artist. The studio is perfect for the exciting new development in sound, Immersive Audio. I’m thrilled to be here.”

Darcy Proper explained: “It feels like coming home. Not only because I grew up just a few hours from here, but more importantly because everyone here is committed to provide us with an environment and atmosphere to do our best work.”

VALHALLA STUDIOS NEW YORK offers a wide array of services and expertise from songwriting to recording, mixing and mastering in stereo, surround all immersive audio formats and very soon Dolby Atmos®, the leaders in Immersive Audio. Immersive Audio is the sonic equivalent of 4K/HD resolution and is widely expected to become the new standard.   VALHALLA’s over 20,000 square foot facility is equipped with multiple recording studios and adjacent offices and the latest technology.

VALHALLA’s flagship, Studio 1 aka ‘The Church’ is a former church; now a 2,500 square foot recording studio with outstanding acoustics and the latest, state-of-the-art equipment including the word’s first custom built Immersive Audio console and PMC’s standout QB1 monitors.  Located directly in the center of in Upstate New York, between Syracuse and Niagara Falls, known as the Finger Lakes region, VALHALLA STUDIOS NEW YORK combines the best of both worlds: Undisturbed serenity in a beautiful landscape that allows creativity to flow and the convenience of easy access from national and international destinations.

For more information about VALHALLA STUDIOS NEW YORK services or to book your next music project, email contact@valhallastudiosny.com

 

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Coinciding with Joey DeMaio’s upcoming Spoken Word Tour, MANOWAR will be releasing their first ever book, the Pictorial History Of MANOWAR. Titled “The Blood Of The Kings – Vol. I” the limited-edition hard cover book will be packed with rare photos of MANOWAR: on stage, in the studio and in private moments outside the limelight. Over 200 pages full of memories and mementos curated by the band themselves – a dream come true for any metal fan.

“Going through our archives, looking at all these amazing pictures of our beginnings was a phenomenal journey in time, that brought back so many incredible memories. We are excited to share them with our fans!” said Joey DeMaio. “I can’t wait to tell the stories behind the photos on my Spoken Word Tour!”

With a vault bursting with outstanding photographs taken over four decades, “The Blood Of The Kings” will be released in several volumes. Book I unfolds MANOWAR’s career in chapters, each devoted to an album – from their crushing debut “Battle Hymns” to the metal milestone “Kings Of Metal”, a pivotal moment in the band’s long lasting reign.

“The Blood Of The Kings – Vol. I”, the only authorized MANOWAR book, will be available exclusively at The Kingdom Of Steel and on Joey DeMaio’s upcoming Spoken Word Tour, starting November 1, 2019.

The Spoken Word Tour is a captivating one-man multimedia show, featuring rare photos and videos from MANOWAR’s archives! Little known stories about the glory and the battles; the secrets, and the triumphs of steel; life on the road and in the studio and beyond – told straight from the source! For more information about the Spoken Word Tour, click HERE.

Presale for the limited-edition hard cover book “The Blood Of The Kings – Vol. I” starts soon.

For ticket info and more go to www.manowar.com/tour

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Joey DeMaio: “The Blood of The Kings” Spoken Word Tour 2019 – Confirmed Dates:

NOV 01, 2019 – Technikum – Munich, Germany
NOV 02, 2019 – Kleine Meistersingerhalle – Nuremberg, Germany
NOV 03, 2019 – Liederhalle (Silchersaal) – Stuttgart, Germany
NOV 04, 2019 – Batschkapp – Frankfurt, Germany
NOV 05, 2019 – Savoy Theater Dusseldorf, Germany
NOV 07, 2019 – Christuskirche – Bochum, Germany
NOV 08, 2019 – Kleine Laeiszhalle – Hamburg, Germany
NOV 09, 2019 – Tempodrom (Kleine Arena) – Berlin, Germany
NOV 10, 2019 – Haus Leipzig – Leipzig, Germany
NOV 12, 2019 – Kulturfabrik – Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg
NOV 14, 2019 – Södra Teatern – Stockholm, Sweden
NOV 17, 2019 – Posten – Odense, Denmark

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MANOWAR veröffentlichen erstes Buch: “The Blood Of The Kings – Vol. I” – Die Geschichte von MANOWAR in Bildern

Zeitgleich mit Joey DeMaios bevorstehender Spoken Word Tour veröffentlichen MANOWAR ihr erstes Buch; die Geschichte von MANOWAR in Bildern („The Pictorial History Of MANOWAR“).

Unter dem Titel „The Blood Of The Kings – Vol. I ““ erscheint ein Hardcover-Buch in limitierter Auflage, vollgepackt mit seltenen Fotos von MANOWAR: auf der Bühne, im Studio und in privaten Momenten jenseits des Rampenlichts. Über 200 Seiten voller Erinnerungen und Andenken, kuratiert von der Band persönlich – ein Traum für jeden Metal-Fan.

„Durch unsere Archive zu stöbern und all diese erstaunlichen Bilder unserer Anfänge zu betrachten war eine phänomenale Zeitreise, die so viele unglaubliche Erinnerungen wachrief. Wir freuen uns, sie mit unseren Fans zu teilen!“, sagte Joey DeMaio. “Ich kann es kaum erwarten, auf meiner Spoken Word Tour die Geschichten hinter den Fotos zu erzählen!”

Mit einem riesigen Archiv voller herausragender Fotografien aus vier Jahrzehnten ausgestattet, erscheint „The Blood Of The Kings“ in mehreren Bänden. Buch I beschreibt die Karriere von MANOWAR in Kapiteln per Album – von ihrem eindrucksvollen Debüt “Battle Hymns” bis zum Metal-Meilenstein “Kings Of Metal”, einem entscheidenden Moment in der langen Herrschaft der Band.

“The Blood Of The Kings – Vol. I “, das einzige autorisierte MANOWAR-Buch, wird ab dem 1. November 2019 exklusiv im The Kingdom Of Steel und auf Joey DeMaios bevorstehender Spoken Word Tour erhältlich sein.

Die Spoken Word Tour ist eine fesselnde Ein-Mann-Multimedia-Show mit seltenen Fotos und Videos aus den MANOWAR-Archiven. Wenig bekannte Geschichten über den Ruhm und die Schlachten; die Triumphe und die „Secrets Of Steel“; das Leben auf Tour und im Studio und darüber hinaus – direkt von der Quelle erzählt! Weitere Informationen zur Spoken Word Tour gibt es HIER.

Der Vorverkauf für das limitierte Hardcover-Buch „The Blood Of The Kings – Vol. I“ beginnt in Kürze.

Für Ticket Info und Tour Details:  www.manowar.com/tour

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Joey DeMaio: “The Blood of The Kings” Spoken Word Tour 2019 – Bestätigte Termine:

NOV 01, 2019 – Technikum – München
NOV 02, 2019 – Kleine Meistersingerhalle – Nürnberg,
NOV 03, 2019 – Liederhalle (Silchersaal) – Stuttgart
NOV 04, 2019 – Batschkapp – Frankfurt
NOV 05, 2019 – Savoy Theater Düsseldorf
NOV 07, 2019 – Christuskirche – Bochum
NOV 08, 2019 – Kleine Laeiszhalle – Hamburg
NOV 09, 2019 – Tempodrom (Kleine Arena) – Berlin
NOV 10, 2019 – Haus Leipzig – Leipzig
NOV 12, 2019 – Kulturfabrik – Esch/Alzette, Luxemburg
NOV 14, 2019 – Södra Teatern – Stockholm, Schweden
NOV 17, 2019 – Posten – Odense, Dänemark

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For all of you who have been asking – the wait is over!  A limited number of ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE UPGRADES for Joey DeMaio’s first ever Spoken Word Tour are now available!

These ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE UPGRADES offer many truly unforgettable features for die-hard fans:

– Meet and greet & personal chat with Joey DeMaio, with the opportunity to ask your MANOWAR history related
question in a private setting!
– Photo with Joey DeMaio
– Personalized autographed item from MANOWAR’s vaults
– Personalized autographed copy of MANOWAR’s upcoming Pictorial History book; a limited edition hardcover
book with over 200 pages of photos from the MANOWAR archives (release set for Fall 2019)
– Exclusive collectible laminate
– Drink voucher for 2 drinks

ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE UPGRADES are upgrades to the general admission tickets – this means owners of an ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE UPGRADE must also hold a general admission ticket (sold separately).

Upgrades are available exclusively at The Kingdom of Steel (Europe). To order your Upgrade click HERE

For ticket info and more go to www.manowar.com/tour

Join Joey DeMaio in an intimate setting unfold “The Blood Of The Kings” – the history of MANOWAR – live, onstage and in person, in a captivating one-man multimedia show, featuring rare photos and videos from MANOWAR’s archives! Hear little known stories about the glory and the battles; the secrets, and the triumphs of steel; life on the road and in the studio – told straight from the source!

“The Blood Of The Kings” Spoken Word Tour is a rare, personal look inside the exceptional career of one of the most iconic, most enduring bands in Heavy Metal.

Follow MANOWAR on manowar.com , Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all tour dates and constant updates.

Joey DeMaio: “The Blood of The Kings” Spoken Word Tour 2019 – Confirmed Dates:

NOV 01, 2019 – Technikum – Munich, Germany
NOV 02, 2019 – Kleine Meistersingerhalle – Nuremberg, Germany
NOV 03, 2019 – Liederhalle (Silchersaal) – Stuttgart, Germany
NOV 04, 2019 – Batschkapp – Frankfurt, Germany
NOV 05, 2019 – Savoy Theater Dusseldorf, Germany
NOV 07, 2019 – Christuskirche – Bochum, Germany
NOV 08, 2019 – Kleine Laeiszhalle – Hamburg, Germany
NOV 09, 2019 – Tempodrom (Kleine Arena) – Berlin, Germany
NOV 10, 2019 – Haus Leipzig – Leipzig, Germany
NOV 12, 2019 – Kulturfabrik – Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg
NOV 13, 2019 – Palladium – Malmö, Sweden
NOV 14, 2019 – Södra Teatern – Stockholm, Sweden
NOV 17, 2019 – Posten – Odense, Denmark

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In the forthcoming fall, for the first time ever, MANOWAR will open their secret archives so that fans can finally hear the official history of MANOWAR, directly from the source!

A limited number of ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE UPGRADES, for the most personal fan experience on this tour, will soon become available exclusively at The Kingdom Of Steel (Europe). ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE UPGRADES are upgrades to the general admission tickets – this means owners of an ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE UPGRADE must also hold a general admission ticket (sold separately).

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Rough translation below, for English speaking fans:

MANOWAR’s “Battle Hymn” and “Mila Rodino” rocked Sofia

There are concerts that people go to because it’s fashionable to make their own selfies and check in on Facebook. There are concerts that people go to because the singer or band is currently trendy.

But there are also concerts at which you do not meet the above two types of people. Such was MANOWAR’s show last night in Arena Armeec.

About 10,000 people aged from 6 to 60 headbanged to one of the cult metal bands that once again proved that no matter how many concerts they would do in Bulgaria, fans would always be there.

The concert was not like all the traditional ones. After the intro, Joey DeMaio, Eric Adams, Anders Johansson, Evandro Moraes and Joe Rozler went on stage and for more than two hours shook the audience with sound, video and fireworks. There were almost no pauses between the songs. After the last chords of one, the next one was beginning. For the time of the concert, Manowar let the fans stop only during the speech of Joey DeMaio, who did not fail to praise the Bulgarians, the rakija, the shopska salad, the mayors Yordanka Fandakova and Tsonko Tsonev from Kavarna. DeMaio promised that this is not the end, and that MANOWAR will come back again.

The sound was shattering. Perhaps never before Arena Armeec has heard such a loud sound. Even if you yelled – the chance that the person you hear would be almost zero, but no one had come to talk anyways, we were all there only to enjoy true heavy metal.

Besides the sound, the other impressive thing was the screen above the stage. Successfully competing animations with those of Pink Floyd’s concerts flowed throughout the show. Vikings, chariots, swords and fire in the midst of mountain ranges took the fans into the tales of Manowar’s lyrics. And all against the background of fireworks.

When the first chords of the Bulgarian anthem began, it was as if everyone was expecting it. After the first time Eric Adams sang it in Kavarna, “Mila Rodino” was the most expected song by the fans.

After two encores, the concert was over, but there no one was disappointed, because MANOWAR had done 20 of their hits for two hours and took the fans from the 80’s to the present day.

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While MANOWAR’s crushing “The Final Battle World Tour 2019” will soon celebrate its face-melting finale in Istanbul, Turkey on July 20, 2019 there is also great news for the fans in Denmark!

Joey DeMaio will bring his Spoken Word Tour, “The Blood Of The Kings”, for an exclusive evening to Odense, Denmark. The event will take place on Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ Posten.

For the first time ever MANOWAR will open their vast archives and give their fans the chance to hear the official history of MANOWAR, straight from the source!

The glory and the battles; the secrets, and the triumph of steel; life on the road and in the studio – witness Joey DeMaio in an intimate setting unfold “The Blood Of The Kings” chapter by chapter; live, onstage and in person, in this captivating one-man multimedia show.

“The Blood Of The Kings” Spoken Word Tour is a rare, personal look inside the exceptional career of one of the most iconic, most enduring bands in Heavy Metal.

General Admission tickets for this event are now on sale on postenlive.dk

Ultimate Fan Experience (UFE) Upgrades that provide an even more in-depth experience will be made available soon, in limited quantities per event. Ultimate Fan Experience Upgrades will only be valid in connection with a General Admission ticket. Fans should secure their General Admission tickets immediately.

For ticket info and more go to www.manowar.com/tour

Joey DeMaio: “The Blood of The Kings” Spoken Word Tour 2019 – Confirmed Dates:

NOV 01, 2019 – Technikum – Munich, Germany
NOV 02, 2019 – Kleine Meistersingerhalle – Nuremberg, Germany
NOV 03, 2019 – Liederhalle (Silchersaal) – Stuttgart, Germany
NOV 04, 2019 – Batschkapp – Frankfurt, Germany
NOV 05, 2019 – Savoy Theater Dusseldorf, Germany
NOV 07, 2019 – Christuskirche – Bochum, Germany
NOV 08, 2019 – Kleine Laeiszhalle – Hamburg, Germany
NOV 09, 2019 – Tempodrom (Kleine Arena) – Berlin, Germany
NOV 10, 2019 – Haus Leipzig – Leipzig, Germany
NOV 12, 2019 – Kulturfabrik – Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg
NOV 13, 2019 – Palladium – Malmö, Sweden
NOV 14, 2019 – Södra Teatern – Stockholm, Sweden
NOV 17, 2019 – Posten – Odense, Denmark

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Here a rough translation for our English speaking fans:

Almost a decade after their last visit to Bulgaria, the Manowar Metal Kings have once again come to their home scene to bring a titanic concert, to put it mildly. The months before the event, the tour was announced as a farewell and accordingly titled “The Final Battle”. The hearts of the fans were broken … but Joey DeMaio and company did announce that MANOWAR’s tour was not the last, on the contrary, the band is preparing new material, a new album, new concerts … We pray you, do not you scare us like this! 🙂

In recent years, all sorts of rock and metal names have appeared in Bulgaria, but when it comes to world-class stars, this show was on a whole different level. Because MANOWAR is undoubtedly one of the greatest musical luminaries in history – few groups can reach their popularity among different ages, genders and nationalities around the world.

What happened exactly in the evening of June 16 in Arena Armeec Hall?  It is hard to describe in words. The 120-minute fire show of the group began with the song “Manowar” from the band’s debut album “Battle Hymns” from 1982. The sound was murderous, the scene was a forge located amid bloody volcanoes, scattered bones and skeletons (apparently forgotten characters !) around where “Manowar” raged like a whirlwind of steel. One after another, the metal hymns – “Brothers of Metal”, “Blood of My Enemies”, “Warriors of the World”, “Fighting the World”, “Hail & Kill”, songs that made the blood boil, are tense and the audience erupts like a single powerful army.

Hardly anyone doubted that MANOWAR would bring the best of their work to their Bulgarian fans. But they did even more. Twelve years after his cult visit to Kavarna, during which vocalist Erik Adams performed the Bulgarian anthem, the tale was repeated. And with what power and emotion! The audience paused, disbelieving, then stood up and sang in with the Kings of Metal “Gorda Stara Planina …”.

Fire and steel, dragons and warriors leading sacred wars – epic scenes played on a huge screen during each of the songs that performed “Manowar”! The audience wanted more and more, the stage was dying and boiling, and one after another, immortal compositions – “Call to Arms”, “Swords in the Wind”, “The Power of Thy Sword” were shot, until the panting “Black Wind, Fire & Steel” and bitter separation; thankfully, not forever!

Other bands play, MANOWAR kills!

 

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Here a rough translation for our English speaking fans:

 The Warriors of MANOWAR Conquered Bulgaria 

The Heavy Metal heroes honored the local fans with “Mila Rodino”

The favorites of the local metal scene MANOWAR performed a magnificent show in front of thousands of Bulgarian fans gathered in Arena Armeec on Sunday night. The American band presented the best of its discography. The show was part of The Final Battle World Tour, with album hits over the past 30 years being performed

Traditionally, vocalist Eric Adams performed the Bulgarian anthem, which was highly and loudly appreciated by Bulgarian fans.

Then bass guitarist Joey DeMaio admitted that Bulgaria is one of his favorite destinations. He added that he liked Bulgarian beer and rakia, greeted Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova and dedicated the concert to all heavy metal defenders as well as the deceased Bulgarian translator Nelly. DeMaio even spoke Bulgarian, but that should not surprise us because he is a friend of former Kavarna Mayor Tsonko Tsonev and the first concert of the band in Bulgaria – in 2007, within Kavarna Rock Fest, he already he had learned an enormous amount of Bulgarian words with which he freely worked from the stage by the sea. The show ended with the words: ‘today, on June 16, the Warriors of MANOWAR conquered Bulgaria!’

The show was broadcast live on a huge LED screen behind the stage, and in a set of volcanoes, battle scenes and real Vikings carrying torches that symbolized the transition to Valhalla. The band came with a team of more than 60 people in Sofia.

 

Photo: Peero Lakanen (c) 2019 Magic Circle Entertainment

 

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