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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

 

After 18 months of tireless work and preparation we arrived at the Hellfest site yesterday, ready to play today.

The Hellfest organizers obstructed our efforts to put on the epic show we had promised.

Despite what you may hear or read, the Hellfest organizers did have control over the circumstances that prevented our performance.

We always have and always will fight to give our fans 100%.

Our French fans and press know, if MANOWAR come to France and are unable to perform, the fault does not lie with us. Remember the Élysée Montmartre.

We are very sorry that you are being made to suffer. We want you to know that everything we do is for our fans. We stand together with all of you as we always have, and we will not allow anyone to lessen the quality of our shows.

Be very sure the truth will come out!

Thank you to the Greatest Fans In The World for your continued loyalty and support.

MANOWAR

Photo: Peero Lakanen (c) 2019 Magic Circle Entertainment

 

 

Manowarriors, get your battle gear ready! This is the #CallToArms for #TheFinalBattle #WorldTour

We will soon return for more epic celebrations of True Metal!

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

Ticket links and more info at www.manowar.com/tour

This video was taken in Birmingham, England on April 19, 2019 during the Final Battle World Tour 2019. Hail To England.

(c) 2019 Magic Circle Entertainment

Joey DeMaio talks about The Final Battle World Tour, MANOWAR’s long awaited return to Greece and new projects the band has in store for the Greatest Fans In The World!

With kind permission by Metal Hammer Greece

 

Q: MANOWAR just finished Leg I of “The Final Battle” World Tour 2019. How was it?
Joey: It was spectacular!

Q: Can you elaborate?
Joey: Absolutely! Every single aspect of this tour was mind-blowing. The places we went to for the first time – Novosibirsk, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Yekaterinburg, Samara and Rostov-On-Don in Russia; Kiev in the Ukraine and then Norwegian’s Longyearbyen, in the arctic circle! We played as close as you can to the North Pole and were joined by fans from over 34 countries! This was one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments. We are grateful and proud that we found great partners with balls of steel who helped bring our music to new places and new fans.

Q: For someone who has been doing this for so long you sound pretty impressed.
Joey: I am! We’ve completed over 35 tours in our career and every single one was great, but the last three months were every artist’s dream. Imagine – you go to a country that no record label has ever promoted you in, you haven’t been on TV or radio and you’re about to play cities you’ve never set foot in. We were excited but didn’t really know what to expect. And then what happened? We played sold out shows and the fans went absolutely berserk! They welcomed us with such passion – and they knew all our songs. It was terrific.

Q:  How do you explain your success in these new places?
Joey: I think it is a combination of reasons: We’ve always won new fans through word of mouth. Either they know someone who has seen us live, or they have seen videos and realized that we are authentic in what we say and do; and that we give our fans the greatest experience we can, in every way and every time. They also see this incredible bond not just between fans and band, but among the fans. It’s family. They meet before the shows, have parties, visit each other in their homes and travel from country to country; not just to see our concerts but also to meet their friends.

Q: You also returned to places you’ve played in the past, among others in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Norway, and you finally returned to England. Was that routine compared to the new places?
Joey: Not at all! Every place we go, every city we play is special to us. For the shows in Eastern Europe logistics didn’t allow us to bring our complete, new production; we were only able to use that starting in the Czech Republic, and then in Germany and forward. Seeing that stage come to life was equally exciting for the band and crew as it was for our fans.

Q: Indeed, you toured with a completely new stage production – a combination of giant set pieces, 4k video screens and a Viking troupe no less! How did the fans respond to that all?
Joey: We’ve received a ton of great feedback. Fans told us on social media, in emails and in person how they loved the new production. This is the result of over a year of preparation, and we are thrilled that the fans got a kick out of it. Of course, we’ll have this production with us on our upcoming summer shows.

Q: You also released three new CDs on this tour, “Hail To England Imperial Edition MMXIX”, “Into Glory Ride Imperial Edition MMXIX” and “The Final Battle I”. What can you tell us about these?
Joey: For the “Hail To England” and “Into Glory Ride” Imperial Editions we took the time and effort and went back to the original master recordings. They were transferred from analog to digital in the highest possible quality and were then completely remixed and remastered. Finally, these songs sound like we always envisioned them. And of course, we had promised our fans new music: “The Final Battle I” is where it begins. It is the first in a trilogy of EPs. It has the same title as the tour since the song writing was inspired by this great adventure: By the places, by the people and by what we associate with the spirit of a Final Battle.

Q: Let’s talk about “final”. Are these upcoming summer shows really going to be the last MANOWAR shows ever?
Joey: OK, let me clarify something. We never announced the end of MANOWAR, we didn’t even plan to never tour again. There are so many places that we constantly get fan requests from… We said it’s time for a break. So that we can work on other projects for our fans: For example, I’ll be traveling with my Spoken Word Tour this winter where I’ll be talking about the history of the band, rare photos and video included. I am working on a metal opera (think “We Will Rock You”, but MANOWAR style). And of course, we’ll continue with Part II and III of our “The Final Battle” trilogy. But I’ll be honest: With the overwhelming feedback from this tour, and fans literally begging us to continue it is really hard to not think of new touring. We’ve had fans tell us that the thought of us retiring or not touring anymore takes the joy out of their lives. Having such an impact is an honor and a responsibility that we take seriously.

Q: Anything else you’d like to say?
Joey: Yes. We want to thank all our loyal fans out there. You are the ones that made this tour such a huge success! Without you none of this would have happened. Special thanks to those who traveled from afar, many from distant countries and other continents even. We made MANOWAR history together on The Final Battle World Tour! These are the memories that will be written about and talked about, now and in the future!

Q: Thank you for taking the time, Joey.
Joey: It’s been a pleasure. We’ll see you in the summer when we continue THE FINAL BATTLE World Tour!

For tour dates and ticket info go to manowar.com/tour
For more info follow MANOWAR on manowar.com , Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

 

After just visiting Norway with their celebrated “The Final Battle World Tour 2019” MANOWAR have confirmed more good news for their Scandinavian fans: Joey DeMaio will bring his Spoken Word Tour “The Blood Of The Kings” for two exclusive events to Sweden:

November 13, 2019 @ Palladium, Malmö
November 14, 2019 @ Södra Teatern, Stockholm

 

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 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 “The Blood Of The Kings” Spoken Word Tour 2019 will go on sale on April 18, 2019 at 10AM local time through www.triffidanddanger.se

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

The Blood of The Kings – Spoken Word Tour 2019 – Confirmed Tour 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

For more info follow MANOWAR on manowar.com , Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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MANOWARs Joey DeMaio kommer till Sverige med sin Spoken Word

Efter att ha avslutat en turné I Norge med sin framgångsrika show kommer nu MANOWAR med goda nyheter till sina skandinaviska fans: Joey DeMaio kommer med sin Spoken Word-föreställning “The Blood Of The Kings” till Sverige för två exklusiva föreställningar:

13 november 2019: Palladium, Malmö
14 november2019: Södra Teatern, Stockholm

För första gången någonsin kommer MANOWAR att öppna sina stora arkiv och ge fansen möljigheten att höra den officiella historien om MANOWAR, direkt från källan!

Framgångarna och striderna, hemligheterna, livet på turné och I studio – upplev Joey DeMaio berätta historien om “The Blood Of The Kings” i verkligheten på en scen I den här fängslande enmans-multimedia-showen.

“The Blood Of The Kings” Spoken Word Tour är en unik personlig inblick I den fantastiska karriären hos ett av hårdrockens mest ikoniska och långlivade band.

Biljeter till “The Blood Of The Kings” Spoken Word Tour 2019 släpps 18 april 10.00 via www.triffidanddanger.se.

För mer biljettinfo, gå till Manowar.com/tour.

Ultimate Fan Experience (UFE) finns tillgängligt som uppgradering. Där får du en ännu mer djupgående upplevelse. Ett starkt begränsat uppgraderingar kommer att finnas tillgängliga snart. Tänk på att du måste ha en normal biljett också.

 The Blood Of The Kings – Spoken Word Tour 2019 – bekräftade turnédatum:

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

Följ MANOWAR på manowar.com, Facebook, Twitter och Instagram

 

 

 

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Manowarriors, behold! Two of the greatest classics in Heavy Metal history return to you, bigger and better than ever before!

On July 1, 1983, MANOWAR released their second album: “Into Glory Ride”, an imperious statement of metallic intent and one of the most brutal, raw and punishing records ever released. From the opening assault of “Warlord” and the monumental “Gates Of Valhalla” to the devastating drama and doom-laden fury of “Hatred”, and culminating in the morbid grandeur of “Revelation (Death’s Angel)” and the life-affirming splendour of the closing epic “March For Revenge”… all instantly recognisable as the works of four true metal maniacs.

Forced into a somewhat rushed and compromised production – which did not prevent “Into Glory Ride” from winning a prime place in metal history – “Hail To England” followed a little over six months later. Another record packed with tracks that would soon become fan favorites; from “Bridge Of Death” or the jaw-shattering “Kill With Power” to the stirring melodies of “Hail To England” itself, and others alike.

Now these two immortal landmarks have been revived and revitalised for a completely new and improved experience!

For the “Into Glory Ride Imperial Edition MMXIX” and the “Hail To England Imperial Edition MMXIX” the original multitrack master recordings of these undisputed metal classics were transferred from analog to digital in 96kHz quality, adding the depth, the power and the clarity that could not be present in the original mixes and masters.

Remixed in MANOWAR’s very own Valhalla Studios by long-time collaborator Ronald Prent utilizing their mind-boggling 27,000 Watts PMC monitors and remastered by 4-time GRAMMY Award winner Darcy Proper these Imperial Editions are a statement of what MANOWAR are committed to deliver for their loyal followers: the royal standard of sonic bliss!

Fans will first be able to secure their “Into Glory Ride Imperial Edition MMXIX” and “Hail To England Imperial Edition MMXIX” 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. The albums will also be available digitally on iTunes worldwide at the same date. The roll out will then continue into retail and online stores starting May 30, 2019 and digitally on Amazon and Google Play.

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

Upcoming MANOWAR Tour Dates – The Final Battle World Tour 2019:
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, JUN 20, 2019 – Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park – Istanbul, Turkey

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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”.

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

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

IN DEUTSCH:

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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