Previously purchased tickets for Teatro Teletón remain valid.
Previously purchased tickets for Teatro Teletón remain valid.
Hail Brothers and Sisters,
My name is Troy Marvin King III and I am originally from Chicago Illinois.
It was in October of 1984 when my best friend Jason Broadstone came running to my house with Sign of the Hammer telling me you NEED TO HEAR THIS!!!!!. I was hooked at 12 years old; little did I know how much this band and the people I would meet because of them would have on my life.
Helping me know that I was not alone even when I was bullied in school.
I was in a motorcycle crash in 1995 that almost took my life. I was in a coma after the surgery to save my life; they were not sure if I was going to come out of it. My friend insisted on playing Manowar in my room. It was “Mountains” that was playing when I came to.
I fought with my place in the world and it was Manowar and the faceless warrior that helped me find it.
My first time seeing MANOWAR live was at the Whisky A go go in Hollywood California. I found out about it late because there had been very little publicity about it. THE PROMOTERS IN THE USA SUCK!!! The tickets were sold out but I was told if I went to the ticket window as soon as they opened there might be a couple of tickets. I was there more than 2 hours ahead of time and met a fellow warrior in the same predicament as me. We were very lucky and not only did we get tickets but as we were walking away with our tickets we heard a voice say hey you guys coming to the show tonight. We turned and saw Joey, he threw us a couple of shirts and said see you there. They blew the fucking roof off of the place. I made a decision that since the number of shows in the US is limited I was going to go overseas. I was finally able to do this for Magic Circle Festival II, III, VI (Metalfest) and V (Finland).
My Tattoos are Manowar inspired that tell my story. I have the chains of the warrior that are broken to represent me breaking my addiction to alcohol and drugs. I have the faceless warrior and the Four Horse men (Manowar with signatures Joey, Eric, Karl, Scott)
I was lucky enough to be part of the Circle representing the United States. I have met warriors from all over the world and I am happy to call them my brothers and sisters forever.
HAIL AND KILL
FUCK THE WORLD!!!!
Thank you to Troy Marvin King III (USA) for sharing your story!
Join the “Manowarrior For Life” contest yourself and send us YOUR story!
How to participate:
You can share your story and photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media, or answer to one of MANOWAR’s posts, and include #MANOWAR #40thanniversary #manowarriorforlife
Or you send your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: Before you participate read the terms and conditions of this contest HERE
Witness it yourself on the upcoming 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
All tour dates on manowar.com/tour
Hail Brothers and Sisters,
My name is Yiğit Elvis İlgü and I am one of the millions of MANOWAR fans. I studied making plucked music instruments and am also working as a tour guide in Berlin. I love history, art and I’m a proud member of the ever-growing Army Of Immortals! What a privilege it is when the Kings Of Metal ask a fan to write something about himself.
My MANOWAR story started when I was just 13 years old. I was going through some CDs in a secondhand shop and after seeing the killer artwork of the “Kings Of Metal” album I had to buy it. I remember coming home, putting the CD into my discman, holding the booklet in my hands to follow the lyrics and the first song “Wheels Of Fire” basically took my breath away! (Well, the speed made it kind of impossible to follow the lyrics:)) This was nothing I could compare with any other heavy music I knew before! I listened to the second song, “Kings Of Metal” and it was so clear: this was my band! When the marathon was finished with “The Blood Of The Kings” I guess I was already a die-hard fan. And I had to get all the other albums asap! Today I’m 35 and still collecting everything about MANOWAR and searching for new items.
I got my first tattoo, Sign Of The Hammer, when I was 15 and many people around me said it was a mistake, that this was just a teen ambition and I wouldn’t like this music in some years anyways. Well, I never cared what others said, those people were wrong, and they were too weakhearted to build their own way of life … and now they must be complaining every day about their boring lives.
My biggest dream when I was a teenager was to attend one single MANOWAR concert. I’m from Istanbul and in the 90s we thought it was very unlikely that the Kings would ever play in Turkey. Luckily, I moved to Berlin almost 20 years ago and since then I’ve seen 60 MANOWAR shows in 20 different countries. Besides the Earthshaker Festival/Fan convention, my first show was a very special one. I was 17 and it was gonna be only an autograph-day of the band in a music store in Hamburg. But a small stage was built there and the surprise was that the band was going to play some songs! I got to the store early in the day and it was no one but Scott Columbus himself setting up his drum kit! I remember myself running towards him and he just started to laugh, calmed me down and told me there was no need of running.
That day I got to see three live songs, meet the band and I could give Joey my fan-letter signed with my own blood! The way MANOWAR had done it when they signed the contract for the “Into Glory Ride” album. This was how they wanted to show the world that they were dead serious in their dedication and that they were unstoppable! And I had to show my dedication the same way. Don’t try this at home! 🙂
One of the special moments of being a Manowarrior is when I’m on the street or in the public transport wearing my MANOWAR t-shirt as usual and some random person shouts „Hail and Kill“ at me or just does the Manowar sign. Then we know we talk the same language! That reminds me that what we share is more than the music, but also a way of life. I truly doubt that any other band could create the brotherhood and the passion for true metal like MANOWAR does. Going to a MANOWAR show is not only celebrating the best band on earth and having a great time but also having a huge family meeting, catching up with old friends from all over the world and meeting new brothers and sisters. Other than making lifelong friends, the greatest thing was meeting my wonderful wife at a MANOWAR show.
Thank you MANOWAR for the most glorious music on earth and for always being there for me. Without your music I wouldn’t be the person I am today. And happy 40th anniversary! See you on the tour, because I will be there!
Yiğit Elvis İlgü
MANOWAR are working on the next epic piece of art with longtime friend and collaborator, graphic art icon Ken Kelly for their upcoming new album.
Recently returned from the Monsters Of Rock festival in São Paulo, Brazil, where they led a 40,000 crowd to metal ecstasy, MANOWAR are now back in the studio working on their new studio release that is set to come out this winter.
“São Paulo was an unforgettable experience! 80,000 fists in the air, chanting our hymns in unison. Many of these metal heads were just 16 to 18 year old. They have been waiting for our return to see us for the first time in their life.” said Joey DeMaio. “This energy stays with you as a band, wherever you go, what ever you do: working in the studio or on the artwork – there is no better inspiration than the power of metal and our loyal Army Of Immortals!”
“I am thrilled to be part of this next chapter in the MANOWAR history”, said Ken Kelly. “We never quite know where exactly the road will take us. The music guides the artwork… and the artwork inspires the music. I can’t say too much, but it will be massive! And as always, we’ll push ourselves to the limit, because only the absolute best is good enough for the MANOWAR fans!”
For constant updates on the new album, and MANOWAR’s 2016 tour that will first hit Europe mid of January 2016 go to www.manowar.com and www.facebook.com/manowar soon.
Confirmed Tour Dates:
Thu, January 14, 2016 – ČEZ Aréna – Ostrava, Czech Republic
Fri, January 15, 2016 – Kajot Arena – Brno, Czech Republic
Sat, January 16, 2016 – Torwar Hall – Warsaw, Poland
Mon, January 18, 2016 – Aegon Arena Bratislava, Slovakia
Tue, January 19, 2016 – Forum Karlín – Prague, Czech Republic
Wed, January 20, 2016 – Forum Karlín – Prague, Czech Republic
Fri, January 22, 2016 – Zenith – Munich, Germany
Sat, January 23, 2016 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
Sun, January 24, 2016 – Thüringenhalle – Erfurt, Germany
Wed, January 27, 2016 – Tempodrom – Berlin, Germany
Fri, January 29, 2016 – Porsche Arena – Stuttgart, Germany
Sat, January 30, 2016 – ISS Dome – Düsseldorf, Germany
Sun, January 31, 2016 – SCC – Aarhus, Denmark
Tue, February 2, 2016 – Konserthus – Stavanger, Norway
Fri, February 5, 2016 – Älvhögsborg – Trollhättan, Sweden
Sat, February 6, 2016 – Fryshuset Arenan – Stockholm, Sweden
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