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The wait is over! MANOWAR have finally confirmed the impending release of “The Final Battle I”, an EP comprised of eagerly awaited brand new material. Fans will first get their chance to own this initial instalment in a trilogy of thunderous EPs in an exclusive pre-sale at the merchandise booth of the band’s “The Final Battle World Tour 2019”, starting with their show in Frankfurt/Germany on March 29, 2019.
An exclusive digital presale period will start on iTunes the same day.

“The Final Battle I” is guaranteed to blow your speakers and your heads off with a whirlwind of crushing sonic destruction, orchestral majesty and epic, pulverising insanity.

The first of three parts which will constitute the highly anticipated new MANOWAR album, this EP is destined to go down in heavy metal history as one of the most insanely epic releases of all time. An imperious demonstration of the band’s undisputed mastery of both skull-crushing metal anthems and extraordinary feats of symphonic bombast, these four new molten metal tracks have been inspired by MANOWAR’s “The Final Battle World Tour” and fuelled by the support and energy of their fans. All music was conceived, recorded and mixed at MANOWAR’s very own VALHALLA STUDIOS, utilizing the unparalleled power of their PMC statement monitors with over 27,000 watts of ground-shaking clarity.

“The sheer power of these four songs is mind-blowing! We simply couldn’t release more songs at one time; it’s just too much!” says Joey DeMaio. “We want to give our fans the chance to take in every note, every word. Gain more strength from this experience and then be ready for the battles they fight every day. And join us on the road, on The Final Battle!”

“The Final Battle I” covers a vast amount of musical ground in its quest to deliver the ultimate heavy metal experience. The opener, the epic fantasy-brought-to-life March Of The Heroes Into Valhalla re-imagines MANOWAR’s music in vivid, cinematic form, providing a deeply moving journey through the warrior’s life, from bloody battles to ascension into Valhalla. The battle filled mood continues with the spine-shattering might and fury of the new anthem Blood And Steel. Next is Sword Of The Highlands, one of the most explosive and dramatic songs DeMaio has ever penned: a profound and stirring tribute to heroes long perished, it begins with exquisite elegance before erupting into a grand crescendo of power and glory, exemplified by a possible career best vocal performance from the ever impressive Eric Adams.

Finally, the most startling surprise arrives in the dark, lurking, brutal and merciless form of You Shall Die Before I Die; a hypnotic and coruscating epic that delivers a vengeful statement of intent and invincibility… with lead vocals by Joey DeMaio himself!

(by Dom Lawson)

“The Final Battle I” comes with a crushing new artwork by iconic fantasy artist Ken Kelly, masterfully echoing the emotional rollercoaster you’ll be taken on.

Magnificent, monstrous and heavier than Hell, “The Final Battle I” will first be unleashed exclusively at the merch booth during MANOWAR’s “The Final Battle World Tour”, starting in Frankfurt/Germany on March 29, 2019 and on all further dates on this tour leg. It will also be available digitally on iTunes worldwide at the same date. The roll out will then continue into retail and online stores on May 30, 2019 and digitally on Amazon and Google. Play.
Parts II and III of the trilogy will arrive in course, inspired by MANOWAR’s adventures on the remainder of
“The Final Battle World Tour”.

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Upcoming MANOWAR tour dates – The Final Battle World Tour 2019:
Mon, MAR 25, 2019 – Hala Vodova – Brno, Czech Republic
Tue, MAR 26, 2019 – Ostravar Arena – Ostrava, Czech Republic
Fri, MAR 29, 2019 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
Sat, MAR 30, 2019 – Westfalenhalle 1 – Dortmund, Germany
Mon, APR 1, 2019 – Valby-Hallen – Copenhagen, Denmark
Wed, APR 3, 2019 – Velodrom – Berlin, Germany
Fri, APR 5, 2019 – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle – Stuttgart, Germany
Sat, APR 6, 2019 – Zenith – Munich, Germany
Tue, APR 9, 2019 – Scandic Scene – Hamar, Norway
Fri, APR 12, 2019 – Konserthuset – Stavanger, Norway
Sat, APR 13, 2019 – USF Verftet – Bergen, Norway
Tue, APR 16, 2019 – Kulturhuset – Longyearbyen, Norway
Fri, APR 19, 2019 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, England
Sat, APR 20, 2019 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, England
Sat, JUN 8, 2019 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, Switzerland
Fri, JUN 14, 2019 – Plateia Nerou – Athens, Greece
Sun, JUN 16, 2019 – Arena Armeec – Sofia, Bulgaria
Fri, JUN 21, 2019 – Hellfest – Clisson, France
Sat, JUL 20, 2019 – Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park – Istanbul, Turkey

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Das Warten ist vorbei! MANOWAR haben endlich die unmittelbar bevorstehende Veröffentlichung ihrer EP
„The Final Battle I“ bestätigt, die aus mit Spannung erwartetem brandneuem Material besteht. MANOWAR Fans haben die Chance diese erste aus einer Trilogie donnernder EPs in einem exklusiven Vorverkauf am Merchandise Stand der „The Final Battle World Tour 2019“ zu erwerben, erstmals während der Show am 29. März 2019 in Frankfurt am Main. Die EP wird ab diesem Tag außerdem in einem exklusiven digitalen Vorverkauf weltweit bei iTunes erhältlich sein.

„The Final Battle I“ wird mit ihrem einzigartigen Mix aus ungezähmter Kraft, orchestraler Majestät und epischem Ausmaß zweifellos Köpfe und Lautsprecher bersten lassen.

Der erste von drei Teilen, die zusammen das mit Spannung erwartete neue MANOWAR Album bilden, wird als eine der unglaublichsten Veröffentlichungen in die Geschichte des Heavy Metal eingehen. Vier neue Tracks aus geschmolzenem Metal demonstrieren eindrucksvoll, daß MANOWAR alle Facetten des Genres meisterhaft beherrschen; von Schädel-zersplitternden Metal-Hymnen zu einzigartigen Bravourstücken symphonischen Bombasts. Inspiration für die neuen Stücke fanden MANOWAR in ihrer “The Final Battle World Tour” und in der Unterstützung und Energie ihrer Fans. Die gesamte Musik wurde in MANOWARs eigenen VALHALLA STUDIOS erdacht, aufgenommen und unter Einsatz ihrer beispiellosen 27.000 Watt starken PMC Monitore in einzigartiger Klangqualität abgemischt.

„Die schiere Kraft dieser vier Songs ist umwerfend! Wir konnten einfach nicht mehr auf einmal veröffentlichen.
Es wäre einfach zu viel!“, sagte Joey DeMaio. „Wir möchten unseren Fans die Möglichkeit geben, jede Note, jedes Wort aufzunehmen, Kraft aus dieser Erfahrung zu gewinnen und sich damit für die Schlachten zu stärken, mit denen sie jeden Tag konfrontiert werden. Und uns dann auf Tour zu treffen, zum Final Battle!“

„The Final Battle I“ deckt ein weites Terrain ab um das ultimative Heavy Metal-Erlebnis zu liefern. Der Opener, der epische, Soundtrack-reife Track „March Of The Heroes Into Valhalla“ entdeckt MANOWAR’s Musik in lebendiger, cinematographischer Breitwandqualität neu, und nimmt den Hörer auf eine tief bewegende Reise durch das Leben des Kriegers, von blutigen Schlachten bis zum Einzug in Valhalla. Die Kampfstimmung geht weiter mit der furchterregenden Macht und Wut der neuen Hymne „Blood And Steel”, gefolgt von „Sword Of The Highlands“, eines der explosivsten und dramatischsten Stücke die DeMaio jemals geschrieben hat: Eine tief bewegende Hommage an längst verstorbene Helden. Der Song beginnt mit exquisiter Eleganz bevor er in ein gewaltiges Crescendo von Kraft und Erhabenheit ausbricht, getragen vom beeindruckenden Gesang des zeitlosen Eric Adams in einer der besten Leistungen seiner Karriere.
Zum Schluß schließlich die wohl größte Überraschung, in Gestalt des dunklen, lauernden, brutalen und erbarmungslosen „You Shall Die Before I Die“; ein hypnotisches und ergreifendes Wuchtstück und unversöhnliche Absichtserklärung mit unabwendbarem Ausgang zugleich… mit Lead-Vocals von Joey DeMaio!

Für „The Final Battle I“ schuf der legendäre Fantasy Maler Ken Kelly ein neues Kunstwerk, das visuell meisterhaft die emotionale Achterbahn widerspiegelt die den Hörer erwartet.

Prächtig, ungebändigt und monströs wird “The Final Battle I” erstmals während MANOWARs “The Final Battle World Tour 2019” ab 29. März 2019 in Frankfurt/Main und allen weiteren Termine auf dieser Tour-Etappe entfesselt. Die EP wird ab diesem Tag außerdem exklusiv digital bei iTunes verfügbar sein. Der Roll-Out folgt dann am 30. Mai 2019 im stationären und Online Einzelhandel und digital auf Amazon und Google Play.

Teil II und III der Trilogie werden folgen, inspiriert von den weiteren Abenteuern die MANOWAR während der „The Final Battle World Tour“ noch erleben.

(by Dom Lawson)

Folge MANOWAR auf manowar.com, Facebook, Instagram und Twitter für regelmäßige Updates.

The Final Battle World Tour 2019 – Bestätigte Tourdaten:
Sa, 23. März 2019 – Sports Palace – Minsk, Weißrussland
Mo, 25. März 2019 – Hala Vodova – Brno, Tschechien
Di, 26. März 2019 – Ostravar Arena – Ostrava, Tschechien
Fr, 29. März 2019 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Deutschland
Sa, 30. März 2019 – Westfalenhalle 1 – Dortmund, Deutschland
Mo, 1. April 2019 – Valby-Hallen – Copenhagen, Dänemark
Mi, 3. April 2019 – Velodrom – Berlin, Deutschland
Fr, 5. April 2019 – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle – Stuttgart, Deutschland (Ersatztermin)
Sa, 6. April 2019 – Zenith – Munich, Deutschland
Di, 9. April 2019 – Scandic Scene – Hamar, Norwegen
Fr, 12. April 2019 – Konserthuset – Stavanger, Norwegen
Sa, 13. April 2019 – USF Verftet – Bergen, Norwegen
Di, 16. April 2019 – Kulturhuset – Longyearbyen, Norwegen
Fr, 19. April 2019 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, England
Sa, 20. April 2019 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, England
Fr, 14. June 2019 – Plateia Nerou – Athens, Griechenland
So, 16. June 2019 – Arena Armeec – Sofia, Bulgarien
Fr, 21. June 2019 – Hellfest – Clisson, Frankreich
Sa, 20. Juli 2019 – Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park – Istanbul, Türkei

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MANOWAR’s Final Battle World Tour 2019 will be sponsored by WALLTOPIA, the world’s leading manufacturer in artificial climbing walls. Operating in over 70 countries across 6 continents, the Bulgarian based company shares many values with MANOWAR and their international fan base.

“When we were introduced to WALLTOPIA, and its founder Ivaylo Penchev we were immediately impressed by the passion, dedication and vision of Ivaylo and his team!” said Joey DeMaio “But not only that – Ivaylo is a MANOWAR fan and he explained that our music and philosophy have been with him every day of his life, inspiring him to build this successful business empire from nothing!”

Believing in yourself, never giving up and being true to your values and forging your own path is the message that MANOWAR and their loyal fans live by; the exact same message drives WALLTOPIA in developing the very best artificial climbing structures.

“WALLTOPIA’s climbing structures challenge the mind and the body!” continued DeMaio. “Conquering the WALLTOPIA wall is training one to conquer life’s obstacles! We are truly honored that our music had a life changing impact on Ivaylo and we want to share his story with our fans all over the world!”

For more information on WALLTOPIA visit Walltopia.com

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The Final Battle World Tour 2019 – Confirmed Tour Dates:
Mon, February 25, 2019 – Hangar 11 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Fri, Mar 1, 2019 – Expo Center – Novosibirsk, Russia
Sun, Mar 3, 2019 – Fetisov Arena – Vladivostok, Russia
Tue, Mar 5, 2019 – Erofey Arena – Khabarovsk, Russia
Thu, Mar 7, 2019 – Teleclub – Yekaterinburg, Russia
Sun, Mar 10, 2019 – MTL Arena – Samara, Russia
Tue, Mar 12, 2019 – Yubileyny Sports Palace – St. Petersburg, Russia
Thu, Mar 14, 2019 – VTB Dynamo Arena – Moscow, Russia
Sat, Mar 16, 2019 – KSK Express – Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Mon, Mar 18, 2019 – DS Olymp – Krasnodar, Russia
Thu, Mar 21, 2019 – Sports Palace – Kiev, Ukraine
Sat, Mar 23, 2019 – Sports Palace – Minsk, Belarus
Mon, Mar 25, 2019 – Hala Vodova – Brno, Czech Republic
Tue, Mar 26, 2019 – Ostravar Arena – Ostrava, Czech Republic
Fri, March 29, 2019 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
Sat, March 30, 2019 – Westfalenhalle 1 – Dortmund, Germany
Mon, April 1, 2019 – Valby-Hallen – Copenhagen, Denmark
Wed, April 3, 2019 – Velodrom – Berlin, Germany
Fri, April 5, 2019 – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle – Stuttgart, Germany (rescheduled date)
Sat, April 6, 2019 – Zenith – Munich, Germany
Tue, April 9, 2019 – Scandic Scene – Hamar, Norway
Fri, April 12, 2019 – Konserthuset – Stavanger, Norway
Sat, April 13, 2019 – USF Verftet – Bergen, Norway
Tue, April 16, 2019 – Kulturhuset – Longyearbyen, Norway
Fri, April 19, 2019 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, England
Sat, April 20, 2019 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, England
Sat, June 8, 2019 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, Switzerland
Fri, June 14, 2019 – Plateia Nerou – Athens, Greece
Sun, June 16, 2019 – Arena Armeec – Sofia, Bulgaria
Fri, June 21, 2019 – Hellfest – Clisson, France
Sat, July 20, 2019 – Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park – Istanbul, Turkey

Photos courtesy of Walltopia

Tell us what MANOWAR’s “Into Glory Ride” and “Hail To England” mean to you for the chance
to find your words in the CD booklet of the Imperial Editions!

As a special gift to their fans, MANOWAR have recently revisited the very original multitrack master recordings of two of their classic masterpieces, “Into Glory Ride” and “Hail To England” and will now release these metal milestones remixed and remastered in 96kHz quality, with the depth, the power and the clarity that could not be present in the original mixes and masters. Read more HERE.

The “Into Glory Ride – Imperial Edition” and “Hail To England – Imperial Edition” will be released in spring 2019.

And here is another surprise for you: Tell MANOWAR and the world what “Into Glory Ride” and/or “Hail To England” mean to you for the chance to have your words imprinted into metal history:
With a little luck YOUR QUOTE will be included in the CD booklet of the upcoming Imperial Edition releases or used on the official MANOWAR website!

Post what these albums mean to you on Facebook, Twitter , Instagram or other social media and include #IntoGloryRide or #HailToEngland (whichever you talk about), #remix and #share.
You can of course respond to an existing MANOWAR post.

Note: The hashtag #share is important if you want to allow your quote to be included in the booklets or shared on the official MANOWAR websites!

Before you participate read the terms and conditions of this contest HERE.

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

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For the greatest fans in the world, all future MANOWAR releases will be recorded and mixed in MANOWAR’s very own Valhalla Studios, New York using the might of PMC’s exceptional statement monitors that have no equal in terms of sheer power and resolution! Over 27,000 Watts of ground-shaking clarity.

Get ready for the ultimate immersive audio experience! Stay tuned for more exciting news.

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

#MANOWAR #PMCSpeakers #ImmersiveAudio #TheFutureIsNow

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With regard to Karl Logan’s arrest and the charges against him:

Due to the fact that Karl and his attorneys are dealing with these issues, he will not perform with MANOWAR.
The new album and upcoming tour will not be affected.

– Magic Circle Entertainment Management –

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Voting for MANOWAR’s Final Battle Tour Germany 2019 has begun!

MANOWAR have confirmed their rescheduled Stuttgart, Germany show and four additional dates in March/April 2019 for their final return to Germany. Read the full announcement HERE.

MANOWAR will ride into battle under the flag of FAN FAVORITES ONLY!
The set lists for these shows will be based solely on MANOWAR fans voting for their favorite songs from their favorite MANOWAR albums.

Everyone who wants to take part in creating the set list for these shows should vote NOW!
Votes can be submitted by posting #ManowarFavorite2019 and hashtags with your favorite songs (for example #CallToArms #SonsOfOdin) on Facebook and Twitter or by sending an email to frontrow@manowar.com with “MANOWAR Favorite 2019”.

Voting for your MANOWAR favorites to be considered on the Final Battle Tour Germany 2019 has now started and will continue through April 7, 2018.

Follow MANOWAR on manowar.com , Facebook and Twitter for constant updates.

The Final Battle World Tour 2019 – Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri, March 29, 2019 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
Sat, March 30, 2019 – Westfalenhalle 1 – Dortmund, Germany
Wed, April 3, 2019 – Velodrom – Berlin, Germany
Fri, April 5, 2019 – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle – Stuttgart, Germany (rescheduled date)
Sat, April 6, 2019 – Zenith – Munich, Germany

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Good news for our Manowarriors regarding the rescheduled Stuttgart shows!

We expect to be able to announce the new dates for these rescheduled shows beginning of February!

Our promoter is tirelessly working with us to finding availabilities for venue and crew to give you THE FINAL BATTLE that you deserve!
Hold on to your tickets and fasten your seat belts!

We will also be announcing a very special surprise for all of you True Manowarriors!

These shows are going to be MASSIVE!

For constant updates go to manowar.com and follow facebook.com/manowar and twitter.com/manowar.

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Gute Nachrichten für unsere Manowarrior bezüglich der neu terminierten Stuttgart Shows!

Wir erwarten dass wir Anfang Februar die Daten für die neu terminierten Shows bekanntgeben können.

Unser Promoter arbeitet unermüdlich mit uns um Verfügbarkeiten für Halle und Crew zu finden, um Euch den FINAL BATTLE zu geben den Ihr verdient!

Haltet an Euren Tickets fest und schnallt Euch an!
Wir werden außerdem eine ganz besondere Überraschung für all unsere treuen Manowarrior bekanntgeben!

Diese Shows werden MASSIV!

Für mehr Info gehe zu manowar.com und folge facebook.com/manowar und twitter.com/manowar

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Photo: Sebastian Konopka (c) 2017 Magic Circle Entertainment All rights reserved

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I want to thank our loyal Manowarriors for their overwhelming support and understanding regarding the two Stuttgart, Germany concerts that need to be rescheduled.

The doctors meanwhile confirmed that I am well enough to fly back to the U.S. in a few days and should be able to ring in the New Year at 100%. That means alcohol and true metal – and lots of it! The same as you all will be doing!

In the meantime our promoter, Lars Berndt Events, is working on securing new dates for Stuttgart.

Hold on to your tickets. We will return to Stuttgart with an ass kicking, ground-shaking show that will be well worth the wait. You don’t want to miss these shows!!

Happy holidays and happy New Year to you all!

Joey

MANOWAR Gods and Kings Tour 2016 Berlin

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Unfortunately due to food poisoning and dehydration Joey DeMaio is under doctor’s care and has been ordered not to travel or perform at this time.

Therefore the last two shows of the FINAL BATTLE World Tour 2017 will be rescheduled.

Joey is expected to make a full recovery and with proper rest and treatment he will be back to lead the battle once again.

Fans with tickets for the Stuttgart shows on December 15 and 16, 2017 please be patient and hold on to your tickets while we work to reschedule these shows as soon as possible.

Follow MANOWAR on manowar.com and facebook.com/manowar and twitter.com/manowar for constant updates.

TFB 2017 reschedule