The Turkish Manowarriors have demanded that MANOWAR return to Turkey, and MANOWAR has heard their calls!

For their only show in Turkey this year, MANOWAR will return to Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park on June 18, 2022.

This will give the Turkish Manowarriors the face-melting sonic explosion they deserve!

Tickets are NOW on sale at www.passo.com.tr

“We are very excited to return to Turkey!” said Joey DeMaio. “The Turkish Manowarriors are living for metal! The energy during our Turkish shows is always electrifying, and the world knows it!”

The “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour ’22/’23” features a mega anniversary setlist from eight immortal albums including “Battle Hymns”, “Into Glory Ride”, “Triumph Of Steel”, “Kings Of Metal” and “Warriors Of The World” plus other all-time favorites for the ultimate true metal experience!

For tour details and ticket links to all confirmed events go to manowar.com/tour

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MANOWAR – Confirmed Tour Dates:

JUN 18, 2022 Istanbul, Turkey – Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park
JUN 22, 2022 Athens, Greece – Release Athens Festival
JUN 30, 2022 Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona Rock Fest
JUL  21, 2022   Famalicão, Portugal – Laurus Nobilis Music Fest
FEB 01, 2023 Tallinn, Estonia – Saku Arena
FEB 03, 2023 Gothenburg, Sweden – Partille Arena
FEB 06, 2023 Copenhagen, Denmark – Black Box Forum
FEB 08, 2023 Rotterdam, Netherlands – RTM Stage @ Rotterdam Ahoy
FEB 11, 2023 Nuremberg, Germany – Arena Nürnberger Versicherung
FEB 13, 2023 Zwickau, Germany – Stadthalle
FEB 15, 2023 Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
FEB 17, 2023 Neu-Ulm, Germany – Ratiopharm Arena
FEB 18, 2023 Oberhausen, Germany – Rudolf Weber-Arena (same venue, new name)
FEB 19, 2023 Bremen, Germany – Halle 7 @ ÖVB-Arena
FEB 22, 2023 Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
FEB 25, 2023 Berlin, Germany – Velodrom
Date TBC     Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena

 

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Rescheduled dates are now confirmed for Sweden and Norway!

FEB 03, 2023 – Gothenburg, SE – Partille Arena
FEB 22, 2023 – Oslo, NO – Spektrum

If you had tickets for the previously scheduled dates in April 2022 hold on to them, they are valid for the new dates!

Tickets for Gothenburg and Oslo are available here:⁣
Sweden: https://tadc.se 
Norway: www.tadc.no

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MANOWAR haben neue Termine für Dänemark und Estland bestätigt, sind jedoch aufgrund von Pandemiebeschränkungen gezwungen, auch zuvor angekündigte Shows in Deutschland und den Niederlanden auf Februar 2023 zu verschieben.

„Aufgrund der aktuellen Beschränkungen in Deutschland können groß angelegte Indoor-Musikveranstaltungen wie unsere Mega Tour derzeit einfach nicht garantiert werden“, sagte der Produktionsleiter der Band.

Um ihren Fans für ihre Loyalität und Unterstützung zu danken, haben MANOWAR ihre lang erwartete zweite offizielle Mega Fan Convention zur Tour hinzugefügt, die es den Fans ermöglichen wird, in das MANOWAR-Universum einzutauchen, einen Einblick in das Schaffen der Band zu erhalten und eine spezielle „Mega Fan Only“ MANOWAR-Performance aus der Nähe zu erleben. Das Datum und die Details für dieses Mega-Fan-Event werden in Kürze bekannt gegeben.

„Diese Shows erneut zu verschieben basiert auf staatlichen Vorschriften. Unsere erste und wichtigste Sorge war und wird immer die Gesundheit und Sicherheit unserer Fans sein und ihre Fähigkeit, die Show zu bekommen, die sie erwarten, und nichts weniger“, sagte Joey DeMaio. „Das bedeutet auch, dass wir absolut sicher sein müssen, dass unsere Produktion in den Hallen aufgeführt werden kann, für die die Fans Tickets gekauft haben. Viele unserer Fans und Crew reisen aus anderen Ländern an und wären derzeit aufgrund von Quarantänevorschriften und anderen Einschränkungen ausgeschlossen.“

„Aber es gibt gute Nachrichten.“ ergänzte DeMaio. „Im Rahmen der Terminverschiebung wird der Wunsch unserer Fans nach der „nächsten offiziellen Mega Fan Convention“ erfüllt! Wir freuen uns, unsere Schatzkammer zu öffnen und unseren Fans die Möglichkeit zu geben, die Geschichte von MANOWAR näher als je zuvor zu erkunden! Wir appellieren an alle die ein Ticket haben, dieses aufzubewahren. Wir verstehen und teilen die Frustration, aber wir werden das Warten mit einer Killer-Tour wettmachen!“

Die aktualisierten Tourdaten sind:

22. JUN 2022 Athen, Griechenland – Release Athens Festival
30. JUN 2022 Barcelona, Spanien – Barcelona Rock Fest
21. JUL 2022 Famalicão, Portugal – Laurus Nobilis Music Fest
01. FEB 2023 Tallinn, Estland – Saku Arena
06. FEB 2023 Kopenhagen, Dänemark – Black Box Forum
08. FEB 2023 Rotterdam, Niederlande – RTM Stage @ Rotterdam Ahoy
11. FEB 2023 Nürnberg, Deutschland – Arena Nürnberger Versicherung
13. FEB 2023 Zwickau, Deutschland – Stadthalle
15. FEB 2023 Mannheim, Deutschland – SAP Arena
17. FEB 2023 Neu-Ulm, Deutschland – Ratiopharm Arena
18. FEB 2023 Oberhausen, Deutschland – Rudolf Weber-Arena (gleiche Arena, neuer Name)
19. FEB 2023 Bremen, Deutschland – Halle 7 @ ÖVB-Arena
25. FEB 2023 Berlin, Deutschland – Velodrom
Termin folgt Helsinki, Finnland – Hartwall Arena
Termin folgt Oslo, Norwegen – Spektrum
Termin folgt Göteborg, Schweden – Partille Arena

Neue Termine für die Shows in Schweden, Norwegen und Finnland stehen noch aus. Updates folgen sobald wie möglich.

Bereits gekaufte Tickets für alle verschobenen Shows behalten ihre Gültigkeit für die neuen Termine.

MANOWARs „Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour ’22/’23“ feiert über vierzig Jahre True Metal, und mit der jetzt ins Jahr 2023 verlängerten Tour Jubiläen von acht legendären Studioalben, darunter „Battle Hymns“, „Into Glory Ride“, „Triumph Of Steel“, „Kings Of Metal“ und „Warriors Of The World“. Die Setliste wird die gesamte Karriere der Band in einer brandneuen, immersiven Bühnenproduktion abdecken.

Für Ticket Links und Details zur Tour gehe auf manowar.com/tour

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MANOWAR have confirmed new dates for Denmark and Estonia but due to pandemic restrictions have been forced to also move previously announced shows in Germany and The Netherlands to February 2023.

“Based on the current restrictions in Germany large-scale indoor music events such as our Mega Tour are just impossible to guarantee at this time”, said MANOWAR’s production manager.

To thank their fans for their loyalty and support MANOWAR have added their long-awaited second Official Mega Fan Convention to the tour, which will allow fans to immerse themselves into the MANOWAR universe, experience an inside view into the band’s body of work and enjoy a special “mega fan-only” MANOWAR performance in a close-up, face-melting setting. The date and details for this mega fan event will be announced soon.

“The rescheduling of these shows once again is based on government regulations. Our first and most important concern has always been and will always be for the health and safety of our fans and their ability to get the show that they are expecting, and nothing less,” said Joey DeMaio. “This also means that we have to be absolutely sure our production can be performed in the venues that fans have purchased tickets for. Many of our fans and crew travel from other countries and at this time would be excluded due to quarantine mandates and other restrictions.”

“But there is some good news.” DeMaio continued. “Rescheduling will fulfill our fans’ wish for “The Next Official Mega Fan Convention”! We’re excited to be opening our vaults and giving our fans the chance to explore MANOWAR history closer than ever! We urge everyone with a ticket to hold on to them. We understand and share the frustration, but we’re going to make up for the wait with a killer tour!” 

The confirmed new “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour ’22/’23” schedule is:

Jun 22, 2022 Athens, Greece – Release Athens Festival
Jun 30, 2022 Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona Rock Fest
Jul  21, 2022 Famalicão, Portugal – Laurus Nobilis Music Fest
Feb 01, 2023 Tallinn, Estonia – Saku Arena
Feb 06, 2023 Copenhagen, Denmark – Black Box Forum
Feb 08, 2023 Rotterdam, Netherlands – RTM Stage @ Rotterdam Ahoy
Feb 11, 2023 Nuremberg, Germany – Arena Nürnberger Versicherung
Feb 13, 2023 Zwickau, Germany – Stadthalle
Feb 15, 2023 Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
Feb 17, 2023 Neu-Ulm, Germany – Ratiopharm Arena
Feb 18, 2023 Oberhausen, Germany – Rudolf Weber-Arena (same venue, new name)
Feb 19, 2023 Bremen, Germany – Halle 7 @ ÖVB-Arena
Feb 25, 2023 Berlin, Germany – Velodrom
Date TBC Gothenburg, Sweden – Partille Arena
Date TBC Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
Date TBC Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena

New dates for the shows in Sweden, Norway and Finland are still pending. Please stay alert for updates.

Previously purchased tickets for all rescheduled shows remain valid for the new dates.

MANOWAR’s “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour ’22/’23” celebrates over forty years of true metal, and with the tour now extended into 2023, anniversaries of eight of the band’s most celebrated studio albums including “Battle Hymns”, “Into Glory Ride”, “Triumph Of Steel”, “Kings Of Metal”, and “Warriors Of The World”. The setlist will cover the band’s entire career in a brand new, immersive stage production.

For tour details and ticket links to all confirmed events go to manowar.com/tour

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“Hell On Earth VI”, the latest instalment of MANOWAR’s popular live concert series will feature footage not only from the band’s THE FINAL BATTLE WORLD TOUR 2019/2020 but also from their upcoming CRUSHING THE ENEMIES OF METAL ANNIVERSARY TOUR ’22. The release date will be announced later.

To thank their fans for their ongoing loyalty and patience during the pandemic, MANOWAR have published a rendition of “Hand Of Doom” from the band’s record-breaking “Warriors Of The World” album on YouTube.
The performance was recorded during the FINAL BATTLE WORLD TOUR at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany on April 5th, 2019.


This is the first in a series of videos from the unreleased “Hell On Earth VI” that will be made available.
Videos from MANOWAR’s first ever performance in Mexico will follow, among other highlights.

“We are extremely excited about our upcoming tour! It may start later than planned but it will be worth the wait!” said Joey DeMaio. “The set list will be packed with songs from our entire career, and the stage set will immerse the audience into the center of the MANOWAR universe! We want to include this experience on the next “Hell On Earth” release.”

MANOWAR will embark on their CRUSHING THE ENEMIES OF METAL ANNIVERSARY TOUR ’22 in June 2022. The tour celebrates over forty years of true metal and anniversaries of six of the band’s most acclaimed studio albums with a set list covering the band’s entire career.

COVID-19 restrictions recently forced the band to reschedule their April 2022 tour dates.

Free live videos and more surprises from their vault will offer fans a digital dose of true metal until the face-melting, earth-shattering sound of MANOWAR will blast from the stages of the world again.

For tour details and ticket links to all confirmed events go to manowar.com/tour

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Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in many European countries, MANOWAR have rescheduled the German and Dutch dates of their CRUSHING THE ENEMIES OF METAL ANNIVERSARY TOUR ’22 from April to July this year. The remaining April dates will also be rescheduled. Details for these shows will be announced as soon as possible.

“We are ready, willing and able to kick ass as originally scheduled, but with restrictions in many countries ongoing and possibly being extended, there is too much uncertainty.” said Joey DeMaio. “A tour like ours requires a massive amount of organization and preparation several months in advance. We believe we’re now scheduled for a time where large scale live shows can be enjoyed again without worry for the health and well-being of our fans and crew. We’re still in the process of finding new availabilities for the remaining April shows and trust we’ll have news soon. We are as disappointed as our fans about these necessary changes. In the meantime we’ll release a few surprises for our fans to thank them for their continued faith and we’re working on new music and even more amazing moments for the upcoming shows!”

The updated tour dates are:
Sun, July 3, 2022 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – RTM Stage @ Rotterdam Ahoy
Tue, July 5, 2022 – Zwickau, Germany – Stadthalle
Thu, July 7, 2022 – Nuremberg, Germany – Arena Nürnberger Versicherung
Fri, July 8, 2022 – Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
Sat, July 9, 2022 – Berlin, Germany – Velodrom
Mon, July 11, 2022 – Bremen, Germany – Halle 7 @ ÖVB-Arena
Fri, July 15, 2022 – Neu-Ulm, Germany – Ratiopharm Arena
Sat, July 16, 2022 – Oberhausen, Germany – Rudolf Weber-Arena (same venue, new name)

To all fans who already have tickets for any of these shows – please hold on to them! Previously purchased tickets for all rescheduled shows remain valid for the new dates.

MANOWAR’s CRUSHING THE ENEMIES OF METAL ANNIVERSARY TOUR ’22 celebrates forty years of true metal and anniversaries of six of the band’s most celebrated studio albums with a set list covering the band’s entire career and a brand new stage production.

For tour details and ticket links to all confirmed events go to manowar.com/tour

Watch the official tour trailer HERE

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

MANOWAR – Confirmed Tour Dates:
Wed, June 22, 2022 – Athens, Greece – Release Athens Festival
Thu, June 30, 2022 – Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona Rock Fest
Sun, July 3, 2022 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – RTM Stage @ Rotterdam Ahoy
Tue, July 5, 2022 – Zwickau, Germany – Stadthalle
Thu, July 7, 2022 – Nuremberg, Germany – Arena Nürnberger Versicherung
Fri, July 8, 2022 – Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
Sat, July 9, 2022 – Berlin, Germany – Velodrom
Mon, July 11, 2022 – Bremen, Germany – Halle 7 @ ÖVB-Arena
Fri, July 15, 2022 – Neu-Ulm, Germany – Ratiopharm Arena
Sat, July 16, 2022 – Oberhausen, Germany – Rudolf Weber-Arena (same venue, new name)
Thu, July 21, 2022 – Famalicão, Portugal – Laurus Nobilis Music Fest
New Date TBC – Tallinn, Estonia – Saku Arena
New Date TBC – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
New Date TBC – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
New Date TBC – Gothenburg, Sweden – Partille Arena
New Date TBC – Copenhagen, Denmark – Black Box Forum

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Two more shows have been added to MANOWAR’s upcoming CRUSHING THE ENEMIES OF METAL ANNIVERSARY TOUR ’22:

Friday, April 1, 2022 – Tallinn, Estonia – Saku Arena
Sunday, April 3, 2022 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena

“Finally we will return to Finland and Estonia and we are very excited about it! The power, strength and faith of the Finnish and Estonian Manowarriors is legendary. They have been waiting for years and now they will reap their reward in brute force and unmatched power!” said Joey DeMaio. “We’ll be coming with the biggest production we’ve ever toured with and a set list that will crush anyone that isn’t strong enough for true metal!” 

MANOWAR’s CRUSHING THE ENEMIES OF METAL ANNIVERSARY TOUR ’22 will celebrate forty years of true metal and anniversaries of some of the band’s most celebrated studio albums:

40th Anniversary of Battle Hymns 
35th Anniversary of Fighting The World
30th Anniversary of The Triumph Of Steel
20th Anniversary of Warriors Of The World
15th Anniversary of Gods Of War
10th Anniversary of The Lord Of Steel

Tickets for Helsinki will go on sale on January 14, 2022, 9AM CET at www.ticketmaster.fi 

Tickets for Tallinn are already on sale at www.piletilevi.ee 

For tour details and ticket links to all confirmed events go to manowar.com/tour

Watch the official trailer below

 

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MANOWAR – Confirmed Tour Dates:
Fri, April 1, 2022 -Tallinn, EE – Saku Arena
Sun, April 3, 2022 – Helsinki, FI – Hartwall Arena
Thu, April 7, 2022 – Oslo, NO – Spektrum
Sat, April 9, 2022 – Gothenburg, SE – Partille Arena
Sun, April 10, 2022 – Copenhagen, DK – Forum Black Box
Tue, April 12, 2022 – Rotterdam, NL – Rotterdam Ahoy
Wed, April 13, 2022 – Bremen, DE – ÖVB-Arena – Halle 7
Thu, April 14, 2022 – Berlin, DE – Velodrom
Sat, April 16, 2022 – Oberhausen, DE – König Pilsener Arena
Sun, April 17, 2022 – Zwickau, DE – Stadthalle
Thu, April 21, 2022 – Nuremberg, DE – Arena Nürnberger Versicherung
Fri, April 22, 2022 – Neu-Ulm, DE – Ratiopharm Arena
Sat, April 23, 2022 – Mannheim, DE – SAP Arena
Wed, June 22, 2022 – Athens, GR – Release Athens 2022 Festival
Thu, June 30, 2022 – Barcelona, ES – Rock Fest Barcelona
Thu, July 21, 2022 – Vila Nova de Famalicão – PT – Laurus Nobilis Music Fest 

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Russian fans contributed to making The Final Battle Tour 2019 one of the greatest experiences of our career! 

Playing in new cities from Krasnodar across the whole country to Vladivostok, almost 10,000 km east, and many places in between was a dream come true!
 
We commemorate this special moment in #MANOWAR #history with this video, “House Of Death – Live In Russia 2019”. The sound was recorded live in Vladivostok on March 3, 2019 and the video features Manowarriors from Vladivostok and other cities. 
 
Now the whole world can hear and see the power of Russia’s Manowarriors, while we prepare our return to Russia in 2021!
With more shows, more cities, and our full production! 
 
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#MANOWAR #40thanniversary #2021tour #russia #louderharderbigger

Read the Russian text below the video.

Благодаря российским фанатам, тур The Final Battle 2019 стал одним из лучших в нашей карьере!
 
Это была наша мечта – дать концерты в Краснодаре и проехать по всей стране до Владивостока, почти 10000 км на восток, посетив по пути много замечательных мест!
 
Мы вспоминаем этот особый момент в нашей истории в новом видео – “House Of Death – Live In Russia 2019”. Звук для клипа был записан во Владивостоке 3 марта 2019 года и было использовано концертное видео из Владивостока и других городов.
 
Теперь Мир услышит и увидит мощь российских фанатов! Мы готовимся к возвращению в Россию в 2021-м году!
Больше концертов, больше городов, с большим масштабом!
 
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Here is a story from a true Manowarrior and Ultimate Fan, Daniela R. (Germany)
Daniela, we’re happy that you decided to share your story; it is inspirational and one that many of us can relate to.

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Of course, I know the contest – but never would have thought of me to be interesting enough to participate.
There are so many really great and crazy people, like Sam and Linda or Katja who deserve their stories to be told much more. But, I feel very humbled and honored, that you asked.

Of course, I have a lot of great memories over the years, but I am not too much socializing or photo taking girl, because I am too shy.

So, except UFE, photos are very rare till now.

A story to tell, maybe the project I have since the Spoken Word Tour:
I am taking the time from the Spoken Word Tour to the Anniversary Tour to lose some weight.

Of course, I already knew that I will have to do that to stay healthy and strong, but Joey got me the last kick in the ass to do it seriously.

It is something I am not happy about for a long time now and as he said if you are not waking up with a smile on your face, something is wrong in your life and you are the only one who can change that.”

These simple sounding words and personal contact had a big impact on me.

Most of my life, I let myself being pressed and held down by others and compensated it through eating.

The music of Manowar always helped me to bear that and gave me the power to go on since the age of 12.

Without them, I would have given up a lot of times instead of fighting and I am very thankful for that.

To meet them face-to-face at the first UFE is still like a dream to me and I have to pinch myself to believe it happened.

Since these two events, I realize more and more, that I start to overcome my problems, when I think of Joey’s words or listen to Manowar songs.

That kind of calibrates me and reminds me of my goal and to leave all the people behind that try to hold me down.

It is 10 kg down so far, but still a long way to go. I was planning to come back on UFE on the anniversary tour, if possible, so I will have a start (from the first UFE) and ending picture, then.

But I don’t know, if that is any kind of interesting for the contest or just crazy.

Daniela

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Daniela, thank you for sharing your story. Don’t let ANYONE hold you down, EVER! Those who try are losers and not worthy to be around you. You are brave and strong! MANOWAR and your MANOWAR family will always be there for you!

#MANOWAR #manowarriorforlife #ultimatefan #40thanniversary #2021tour 

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Join the “Manowarrior For Life” contest yourself and send us YOUR story! 

How to participate:
You can share your story and photos on FacebookTwitterInstagram or other social media, or answer to one of MANOWAR’s posts, and include #MANOWAR #40thanniversary #manowarriorforlife
Or you send your contribution to frontrow@manowar.com so we can share it with the world on our various social media pages, and more.

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

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Hello, my name is Katja Blackmamba.

For me, Manowar is about more than just their unforgettable music. Through them, I have been able to meet fans from all over the world, many of whom have become real friends for life.

Besides making these lifelong friends, which would have been enough, I was also blessed by finding the “replacement father” that I always wished for.

My childhood was marked by a tyrannical and violent creator (this person never deserved to be called a father). In 2007, I supported my 70-year-old mother in a divorce, that became a war. After more than 50 years of marriage, she finally had the courage to leave my biological producer. While I was facing all these struggles in my life, Manowar held the first Magic Circle Festival in my hometown.

Because of my business, I was able to meet and talk to fans from all over the world and they all had one thing in common: they shared a very deep connection with the band and their music.

This is when I first saw the many parallels to my life and the cohesion and deep loyalty of this fan base, as though they had cast a spell over me.

“Fighting the World” became the anthem to my life, and still is today.

Battles Are Fought By Those With The Courage To Believe
They Are Won By Those Who Find The Heart
– in these meaningful lyrics I recognized myself, my soul.

Each of us Manowarriors has text passages that reflect exactly one part of our lives.

The second Magic Circle Festival was held in 2008. It was even bigger and more breathtaking than the year before. Words cannot describe the spectacle of this festival, for me personally it was a time of rebirth.
I organized a big Fan Meet and Greet Party together with another fan/friend and as I got to know the fans more and more, it became more than just friendship with many, they became part of my family, my brothers and sisters.

In the following years my husband and I were present at almost every concert and eventually we met the band, and Joey also introduced my husband and I to his best friend, and legendary concert promoter, Rainer Hänsel.
From that first meeting, Rainer and I became best friends, on the many tours we spent countless hours together, but also privately, because we lived only a few kilometers apart.

Although I will never overcome his untimely death in 2017, I am deeply grateful that Joey introduced me to the man who became a loving, honest and charismatic surrogate father, and we were able to become the family that Rainer never had.

Joey himself is also one of the most open-minded, helpful, generous people I know, he has a rare sense of honor and strength of character you rarely see in people. A man who gives everything, not only for his family and friends, but also for his fans.

I believe in metal more than anybody you’ve ever met. And another thing, I’m prepared to die for metal. Are you?” When he says this, you can be sure it’s the absolute truth and not just some empty interview chatter.

I have faced a lot of suffering in my life, with lies being told about me in legal disputes etc. etc., so I always feel very emotional and hurt for Joey and the band when I read bad press, usually filled with lies or when former fans turned against him or the band in numerous comments on the World Wide Web.

But just like in his song lyrics, Joey has never, and will never give up. On the contrary MANOWAR becomes stronger.

“They can’t stop us let them try, for Heavy Metal we will die!”

Manowar is not only unforgettable music and meaningful lyrics, MANOWAR is the truth, MANOWAR is, and always will be a way of life – My Life

Hail and Kill
Katja

#MANOWAR #40thanniversary #manowarriorforlife

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