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Below is our complete Manilla Road news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
The Warriors of Metal Fest V has announced that all the fans who will attend the festival this year on June 29th and 30th at Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio will receive a special 2012 Double CD Fest Compilation album which is in pressing right now. Additionally, thanks to the efforts of the WOM Fest European Street Team, 2000 of the Keep It True XV Festival attendees this year will also receive this compilation for free.
This 158 minute metal monster was funded by all 36 participating bands from five different continents, mixed by the WOM Fest promoter Datis Alaee and mastered by Thord Klarstrom at the 7th Gate Studio in Arvika, Sweden. The layout and arrangement of the accompanying 16 page full color booklet was done by the WOM Fest organizer Lea Alaee. All the artwork for this official Fest release was done by Dragonfyre Studios' Wayne Smith and Frank Parr in Defiance, Ohio - who also designed the soon to be revealed Fest poster and Fest T-shirt designs.
The 17 tracks on Disc 1 contain bands from USA, Australia (Taberah), Greece (Power Crue), Sweden (Gallows End) and Brazil (Machinage) and includes exclusive pre-release tracks from: Power Crue (Lighten The Underground from Greece), Gallows End (Independent from Sweden) and American bands; Mystic-Force (Siegen Records), Power Theory and Fiakra (Pure Steel Records).
The 19 tracks on Disc 2 contain bands from USA, Brazil (Woslom) and Jordan (Dragonrider); and includes exclusive pre-release tracks from Seax and Iron Will from Massachusetts, Lady Beast from Pennsylvania, The Last Alliance from New York and Banshee from Kansas. For the full track listing, please see the back panel of the album below. For all event related information visit the Warriors Of Metal Fest's website here. More...
Epic metal masters Manilla Road will headline Friday night of the Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air on June 29th at the Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio. Mark "The Shark" Shelton states: "We have not played in Ohio since 1988 or '89 and we're really looking forward to playing at this American True Metal festival in Ohio!" On Saturday night, June 30th, Helstar will return to performing in Ohio after 26 years. Last time Helstar performed in Ohio was after the release of their "Remnants Of War" album in 1986. Head over the Warriors Of Metal Fest V website for more information.
Metal Blade Records artists, Ravage, from Boston, MA, has announced an extensive North American Tour in support of their forthcoming full-length CD, "The End Of Tomorrow," which due out on August 18th.
The tour will be in essence, a collection of mini-tours featuring the best regional and local support acts appearing on short strings of dates. In the North East, Ravage will be joined by Las Vegas power metallers, SEVENTH CALLING, for a series of shows. Some tour dates will also include Heaven and Hell Record's East Coasters HELLRAZOR. Southern dates will include appearances by A LOWER DEEP, and in the Northwest, Ravage will be joined by SKELATOR for some dates. In addition, Ravage will make a special guest appearance at the Seattle tour date of STRATOVARIUS and will kick off the tour at the Mexico Metalfest in Mexico, Maine with PSYCHOSTICK. Further festival appearances will include The KC Power Fest in Kansas City with MANILLA ROAD, The Binghampton NY Metalfest with THE RODS and CAGE, The Iron and Steel Festival in New Jersey with ROSS THE BOSS (ex-MANOWAR) and FAITH FACTOR (ex-DEADLY BLESSING) and The Pathfinder Metalfest in Atlanta with HALLOW'S EVE. More...
The Exalted Piledriver has issued the following statement about playing at the 2009 Headbangers Open Air Festival in Germany:
"It gives us great pleasure in our pants to announce that we will be returning to Europe next summer with our "UNSUCK THE CONTINENT TOUR" in support of our new album "METAL MANIFESTO". We have our first confirmed festival date: HEADBANGER'S OPEN AIR!!!
"There are many awesome bands on this bill including our metal-bro's RAZOR, the ever- powerful ENFORCER, the stunning JACOBS DREAM horde, the freakin' RODS!, the influential Tankard, the pounding Manilla Road, and classics Helstar and Angel Witch amongst other incredible bands. . . and it is our esteemed honour to share the stage with all of 'em!
"We'll keep you posted when we discover which day and time we'll be on at HOA, and continuing updates as we receive more date confirmations to post for our 'UnSuck The Continent' EuroTour '09."
MERCILESS DEATH annihilated the unsuspecting masses in early 2007 with their scorching debut "Evil in the Night". Eager to keep fans banging their heads, thrash metal purveyors MERCILESS DEATH have set a release date for their highly anticipated sophomore effort entitled "Realm of Terror", which will be unleashed on May 20. Gracing the cover of "Realm of Terror" will be artwork be legendary metal artist Andreas Marschall, whose talents have been displayed on classic albums by such bands as SODOM, KING DIAMOND, DESTRUCTION and OBITUARY. And once again Heavy Artillery Records will be pulling out all the stops with limited edition vinyl featuring a full color gatefold jacket, inner sleeve, deluxe 24” x 24” poster and limited colored vinyl.
MERCILESS DEATH will land on European soil for the first time with an exclusive appearance at the upcoming Keep It True X festival on April 4. This historic event marks the tenth installment of the legendary festival and is celebrated with exclusive early material sets by JAG PANZER, MANILLA ROAD, HELSTAR, OMEN, TITAN FORCE, and ATTACKER, amongst others.
For more information, visit their MySpace page.
Long-running Wichita, Kansas-based "epic metal" band MANILLA ROAD will release its new album, "Voyager", later in the year via Italy's My Graveyard Productions. Check out the CD cover artwork at this location.
More information on the album will be made available soon.
MANILLA ROAD's last CD, "Gates of Fire", came out in 2005.
Long-running Wichita, Kansas-based "epic metal" band MANILLA ROAD has inked a deal with Italy's My Graveyard Productions. The group is currently putting the finishing touches on its new album, entitled "Voyager", for a tentative 2008 release. More details will be made available soon.
MANILLA ROAD's last CD, "Gates of Fire", came out in 2005. More...
SOLEMNITY: New EP To Feature MANILLA ROAD, CIRITH UNGOL Covers - Nov. 7, 2005
Germany's SOLEMNITY will be issuing a new EP, "Another Bloody Sabbath", in April 2006. The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Hache De Guerre (w/ French lyrics)
02. Mystification (MANILLA ROAD cover)
03. What Does It Take (CIRITH UNGOL cover)
04. Dreamtime (instrumental)
05. Mephisto (live version)
A strictly limited edition vinyl picture dics will also be made available.
SOLEMNITY's cover of CIRITH UNGOL's "What Does It Take" will also be included on the first "official" tribute to CIRITH UNGOL, entitled "One Foot in Fire" (Solemnity Music). The album is tentatively scheduled to be released in January/February2006 on regular CD and a special limited 12-inch picture vinyl edition with inlay. More information is available at this location.
SOLEMNITY's third album, "Shockwave of Steel", was released earlier in the year.
Veteran metallers MANILLA ROAD have inked a deal with Greece's Black Lotus Records. The group's new album will be recorded early next year for a late 2006 release.
Commented guitarist/vocalist Mark Shelton: "MANILLA ROAD is highly honoured to join with the groundbreaking label Black Lotus. We are very excited about this partnership and are sure that only great epic things shall come about because of this union. With the outstanding business expertise of the Black Lotus staff at the helm combined with the best line-up that MANILLA ROAD has ever been blessed with and the ever faithful support of the best fans in the world we shall raise the banners high and bring forth true epic metal thunder with our next album. It is a huge honour to have such a great label behind us."