Be prepared for an epic show experience surpassing anything MANOWAR have ever done before, with more surprises than you can imagine.
Thank you to all Manowarriors who joined us this summer during our CRUSHING THE ENEMIES OF METAL TOUR ’22/’23!
The tour continues starting winter 2023 with more hits, more surprises, and more metal than ever. The “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour 2023” celebrates over four decades of MANOWAR and iconic albums such as “Battle Hymns”, “Into Glory Ride”, “The Triumph Of Steel”, and “Warriors Of The World”, and more!
For tour dates and ticket info, go to www.manowar.com/tour
Following guitarist E.V. Martel’s announcement that he will not be available next year, MANOWAR have invited metal shred legend Michael Angelo Batio to perform with them.
Martel announced on social media that he will take a break from touring for personal reasons. He added: “MANOWAR, their crew, along with all the Manowarriors around the world have been really great to me from the moment I came onboard. I could not be more thankful for the good times we have shared.”
“We love and respect E.V. and support his decision.” said Joey DeMaio. “He is a true brother, and we’ll forever share unforgettable memories like playing near the Arctic Circle or in Mexico for the first time!”
Batio, who will play his first shows with MANOWAR starting February 2023 is a veteran both in the studio and on stage.
Voted by Guitar One Magazine the “No. 1 Fastest Guitar Shredder of All Time” Chicago-native Batio is an accomplished musician in many genres, but is best known for his lightning fast metal performances. He is renowned the world over for his technical mastery of the fretboard, extremely fast picking and his invention, the “MAB Over Under” technique. His ability to play a double-necked and quad-necked guitar, using both hands has earned him the respect of fans and fellow musicians alike.
“We’ve known Michael for many years and have always admired his work.” said Joey DeMaio. “His technique is astounding, When we invited him to come and jam with us we played together at the speed of light. Everything fell into place immediately. We’re ready for a killer tour!
“I could not be more excited!” said Michael Angelo Batio. “I love metal more than anything, and it doesn’t get more metal than MANOWAR! I can’t wait to get on stage and play for the MANOWAR fans!”
MANOWAR’s “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour 2023” celebrates the band’s over four decades long career and iconic albums such as “Battle Hymns”, “Into Glory Ride, “The Triumph Of Steel” and “Warriors Of The World”.
For tour dates and ticket info go to www.manowar.com/tour
For personal reasons I will take a break from touring for a while and will therefore not be able to perform on the upcoming “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal” Tour 2023.
MANOWAR, their crew, along with all the Manowarriors around the world have been really great to me from the first moment I came onboard. I could not be more thankful for the good times we have shared.
With everything that is being prepared for next year’s tour I know you are all going to have an amazing time Crushing The Enemies Of Metal.
Thanks to all of you again.
Hail and Kill!
Evandro “E.V.” Martel
We have found out today, at the same time as you, that the promoter of Barcelona Rock Fest does not count on us for the performance on June 30, 2022.
Please note that everything the promoter has published about MANOWAR is completely false and we will take the appropriate legal action against him.
The promoter agreed with us in September 2021 on the conditions for our performance and now he refuses to comply with them.
It appears that he had already booked a performance with Avantasia, when we were still trying to solve the problem with him. He has done all this behind our backs.
We reiterate that, unfortunately, there have been many irregularities with the organization of the festival that sooner or later will have to come to light.
We have not demanded any last-minute conditions. What we demanded, of course, is what was agreed upon and that now the promoter refuses to comply with, causing us not to perform at the festival for reasons solely attributable to the promoter.
The only person responsible for this whole situation is the promoter.
We have tried until the last moment to fulfill the contract we had. In fact, we believed we still had time to fix all this when we were surprised by today’s announcement of the new group.
The only thing that the promoter is after is to enrich himself at the expense of us and our fans, acting ruthlessly and without the slightest consideration of your interests, the fans.
We deeply regret this situation since we really wanted to meet our fans again at Barcelona Rock Fest 2022.
Do not doubt that the truth will come to light, with the help of the Spanish justice if necessary.
Nos acabamos de enterar al mismo tiempo que vosotros que el Promotor del BRF no cuenta con nosotros para la actuación del próximo día 30 de junio.
El promotor acordó con nosotros en septiembre de 2021 unas condiciones para la actuación y ahora se niega a cumplirlas.
Tenemos conocimiento de que ya había contratado una actuación con Avantasia, cuando todavía estábamos intentando solucionar el problema con él. Lo ha hecho todo a nuestras espaldas.
Reiteramos que, lamentablemente en la organización del Festival se han producido muchas irregularidades que tarde o temprano tendrán que salir a la luz.
No hemos exigido ninguna condición de última hora. Lo que exigimos como es lógico es lo que se acordó y que ahora el promotor se niega a cumplir provocando por causas únicamente imputables al mismo que no actuemos en el Festival.
El único responsable de toda esta situación es el Promotor.
Nosotros hemos intentado hasta el último momento, que se cumpliera el contrato que teníamos. De hecho, pensábamos que todavía estábamos a tiempo de arreglar todo esto cuando nos ha sorprendido el anuncio del nuevo grupo. Lo único que persigue el Promotor es enriquecerse a costa de nosotros actuando de forma despiadada y sin contar en lo más mínimo con las preferencias de vosotros, los fans.
Lamentamos profundamente esta situación puesto que teníamos unas enormes ganas de reencontrarnos con nuestros fans en el Barcelona Rock Festival 2022.
During their long-awaited headlining performance at Release Athens 2022, MANOWAR paid homage to Greece and their Greek fans with a preview of their forthcoming opus “The Revenge Of Odysseus”.
“The Revenge Of Odysseus”, MANOWAR’s interpretation of Homer’s Odyssey, has stirred interest not only in the Greek metal community but has captured interest around the world due to its epic nature.
It features music by MANOWAR and narrations by Greek father/son actors Kostas and Konstantinos Kazakos as Odysseus and his son Telemachus respectively, retelling the classic tale.
The heart of the night’s performance was a 15 minute long extract from “The Revenge Of Odysseus” featuring MANOWAR’s brand new song “Immortal”, a powerful mid-tempo hymn inspired by Odysseus’ escape from the island of Ogygia, a live appearance by Konstantinos Kazakos as Telemachus and Sakis Tolis of the band Rotting Christ as the Oracle Halitherses, and the power ballad “Where Eagles Fly” with guest vocalist Chiara Tricarico.
MANOWAR drove the crowd to the highest heights of Epic Metal Ecstasy thanks to the power of trademark classics including “Battle Hymn”, “Kings Of Metal” and “Hail And Kill”, and rarely performed fan favorites like “Dark Avenger”, “Defender” and “Fight Until We Die”.
The untamed force of these metal anthems was matched by powerful video imagery, transporting the audience into the heart of each story, told in song and narration.
A surprise guest appearance by iconic Scottish actor James Cosmo, star of “Braveheart”, “Highlander”, “Troy” and “Game Of Thrones” added another high note to this special night.
Mr. Cosmo made metal history with his narration on MANOWAR’s “The Sword Of The Highlands” and “The Revenge Of Odysseus” for which he narrates the part of Odysseus in the English speaking version of this new piece.
In an emotional speech Joey DeMaio thanked all collaborators in the Odysseus project, the promoters of Release Athens and most importantly the loyal Greek Manowarriors. “Working on this project has been unforgettable. Reading the Odyssey at ten years old changed my life forever!” said DeMaio. He ended his speech by promising that MANOWAR will return to Greece to present the rest of “The Revenge Of Odysseus” live.
The digital EP “Highlights From The Revenge Of Odysseus” is now available on iTunes worldwide and will soon be available on all other leading digital platforms including YouTube, Amazon, Tidal and Spotify.
In response to the publication made by Barcelona Rock Fest on their official social media pages regarding our performance scheduled for June 30, 2022 we must communicate the following:
First, we must clarify that the statements contained in their announcement do not conform with reality.
The Festival Promoter and MANOWAR reached an agreement in June 2020 regarding MANOWAR’s performance at Barcelona Rock Fest; otherwise we would not have authorized and supported the festival’s announcement of our participation and their promotional efforts.
The promoters of this festival are now trying to unilaterally modify the terms.
MANOWAR’s greatest wish is to reunite with our Spanish fans and to perform at Barcelona Rock Fest. This will only be possible if the agreed upon terms will be fulfilled by the promoters.
We are ready to fulfill our obligations under the deal and have made substantial efforts preparing for this show. The only party that is refusing to comply with their side of the deal are the promoters of Barcelona Rock Fest by demading to change significant terms at the last minute.
We have the utmost confidence that the situation will be resolved and that the promoters of the festival will finally fulfill their obligations, so that the fans of Barcelona Rock Fest can see the headliner that has been advertised for June 30, 2022.
Unfortunately, several problems with the organization of this year’s edition of the festival have ocurred, that we hope will not have to come to light.
MANOWAR reiterates that we are prepared to perform at this festival as long as the agreement is met, and we deeply regret all this inconvenience that is being caused by the promoter to the fans.
This situation in Spain does not affect any of our other scheduled performances.
Following an announcement by drummer Anders Johannson that he will be unable to participate in MANOWAR’s upcoming “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour ’22/‘23″ for personal reasons MANOWAR have announced that drummer Dave Chedrick will perform with them.
“The support from MANOWAR, their crew and fans has been overwhelming from the beginning.” said Johansson. “Everyone involved has welcomed me into their hearts without hesitation, and I have made friends for life.”
“Anders is a rare combination of intelligence, kindness, humor and talent. It has been a pleasure working with him.” said MANOWAR band leader and bassist Joey DeMaio. “He is part of our brotherhood, now and forever! We support his commitment to his family.”
Based in Los Angeles, Dave Chedrick, has been a metal addict his entire life. Early influences include John Bonham, Neil Peart, and most of all, Scott Columbus.
An accomplished studio musician, Dave is praised for his professionalism, easy-going spirit, and willingness to always go the extra mile in the quest for the perfect sound.
DeMaio said: “Dave’s drumming is a combination of speed, power and the spirit of true metal that we believe our fans will enjoy.”
“The Manowarriors are legendary.” said Dave Chedrick. “I am honored that I will be playing for the greatest fans in the world!”
MANOWAR’s “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour ‘22/’23” celebrates the band’s over four decades long career with focus on iconic albums such as “Battle Hymns”, “Fighting The World”, “The Triumph Of Steel” and “Warriors Of The World”.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR TURKISH PROMOTER
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Meanwhile, join us in Greece, Cyprus or one of our other shows this summer!