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Below is our complete Manowar 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.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Former Manowar drummer Kenny Earl has joined Black Reign, the band featuring vocalist Wade Black (Leatherwolf, Crimson Glory), guitarist Rick Renstrom and bassist Rich Marks.
Vocalist Wade Black commented by saying: "I've heard a lot about him and they don't call him Rhino for nothing! We look forward to the future with one of the best metal drummers around and I'm happy that he's joined the fold and we will be seeing all of you soon."
American heavy metal act Manowar has revealed details behind the re-recording of its 1982 debut album "Battle Hymns." The new version, titled "Battle Hymns: 2011" is set for release before the end of 2010 and includes two live recordings as bonus tracks.
Here is the "Battle Hymns: 2011" tracklisting:
1. Death Tone
2. Metal Daze
3. Fast Taker
4. Shell Shock
6. Dark Avenger
7. William's Tale
8. Battle Hymn
9. Death Tone (live)
10. Fast Taker (live)
ROSS THE BOSS has uploaded a new song, "Kingdom Arise," on YouTube. The clip is also an album trailer for the up-coming album "Hailstorm" which will be released on October 29 (Europe) and November 9 (USA). Listen to the song below:
Ross The Boss, the side project from former Manowar guitarist Ross Friedman, has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming studio album "Hailstorm." "Hailstorm" is set for release on November 1st, 2010 through AFM Records.
Here is the "Hailstorm" tracklisting:
1. I.A.G. (1:15)
2. Kingdom Arise (4:57)
3. Dead Man's Curve (3:33)
4. Hailstorm (3:52)
5. Burn Alive (4:11)
6. Crom (3:29)
7. Behold The Kingdom (5:28)
8. Great Gods Glorious (3:16)
9. Shining Path (4:36)
10. Among The Ruins (4:30)
11. Empire's Anthem (6:18)
MANOWAR has issued the following announcement about the cancellation of their performance at the Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolívar on November 26, 2010 promoted by Eventos Seven Ltda (Grupo Internacional Seven) in Bogotá, Colombia:
Regrettably, MANOWAR must formally announce that it will not perform at the Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolívar on November 26, 2010 due to contractual failures on the part of Eventos Seven Ltda (Grupo Internacional Seven). It is MANOWAR's hope to inform its fans as soon as possible to avoid any ticket purchases based upon the mistaken belief of its performance at this event.
MANOWAR remains hopeful that it will secure an appropriate venue in the near future to perform for its fans in Colombia but unfortunately cannot perform at this event as originally planned.
All fans who have already purchased tickets or other packages for this event based upon the promised performance of MANOWAR should contact Eventos Seven Ltda (Grupo Internacional Seven) to seek refunds of any monies paid in advance of this performance.
MANOWAR again apologizes for these unfortunate circumstances which are clearly not in its control and deeply thanks its fans for their continued support.
Spain's Diabulus in Musica has checked in with the following brief update about opening for Manowar on three upcoming Spanish shows:
"Hi all! We are excited to announce that we'll be playing with Manowar this weekend, opening the shows for their Spanish tour. These are the dates: Durango 10 September. Madrid 11 September. Barcelona 12 September."
Diabulus in Musica will also be appearing at Belgium's Metal Female Voices Festival on October 24th, 2010.
International supergroup Angels of Babylon have set July 27th, 2010 as the North American release date for their debut album "Kingdom of Evil." The album was previously made available in Europe this past January and in Japan during the month of May. The album will be made available in North America through Burnhill Union Records.
Angels of Babylon features Megadeth's David Ellefson and Manowar drummer Rhino.
Ukrainian Black Metallers Balfor have been set to make an appearance on this year's Global East Rock Festival happening from the 2nd of September to the 4th of September 2010 at Kiev, Ukraine. Balforwill be scheduled to perform on the 3rd of September 2010. For more information and details, visit the Global East Rock Festival Official MySpace. The main headliners for Global East Rock Festival 2010 are Manowar and Venom. The other confirmed bands are as follows:
Maniac Depression More...
American heavy metal veterans Manowar have announced that they will be performing their first ever concert in Colombia this November in the city of Bogotá. No date has currently been scheduled for the show, but it will be part of the bands next trip to South America. More information on the tour will be revealed shortly.
Heavy metal veterans Manowar have announced that they will be compiling a tribute album in honour of recently deceased heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio, who passed away on May 16th as a result of stomach cancer.
Bassist Joey DeMaio said: "Heavy metal has lost a great artist and a true gentleman. I had the privilege of being his friend and I, along with other friends and admirers, wish to honor him."
American heavy metal veterans Manowar has announced that they will be heading to South America next month for a headlining tour. The tour will mark be the bands first appearance in Brazil in twelve years and their first appearance in Argentina for fourteen years. Bass player Joey DeMaio commented:
"Not only does the South American leg of The Death To Infidels World Tour 2010 mark a long overdue return to these hallowed grounds of metal, but it also marks the first invasion of Chile!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Manowar have announced they will be headlining the Masters of Rock Festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic on July 16th, 2010 as part of their "Death To Infidels" world tour. More information on the festival can be found at this location.
Manowar have announced a string of German shows on their upcoming "Death To Infidels" world tour. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
1/16 Leipzig @ Haus Auensee
1/18 Fürth @ Stadthalle
1/19 Berlin @ Tempodrom
1/21 Ludwigshafen @ Friedrich-Ebert- Halle
1/22 Ludwigsburg @ Arena
1/23 Offenbach @ Stadthalle
1/25 Munich @ Zenith
1/28 Tilburg @ 013 (HOLLAND)
1/30 Hannover @ AWD Halle
1/31 Cologne @ Palladium
Al, singer of the Boston heavy metal band Ravage, has issued the following tour update:
"Here is an update on how our tour has been going. We've just added a show at Traxx nightclub in NYC on Oct 16th with ROSS THE BOSS formerly of MANOWAR - and we are also playing with him in Vineland NJ on Oct 17th."
"We have a show in Los Angeles on Oct 10th at The Black Castle - check out our page for the latest tour dates..." More...
Hollywood, CA's traditional metal band, WHITE WIZZARD will playing their first ever New York City date on August 28th at Club Europa in Brooklyn. As part of the Brooklyn Thunder Fest, WHITE WIZZARD will be playing along side of Ross The Boss (who will be playing classic MANOWAR material) and RAVEN, as well as modern day metal acts such as ZANDELLE and TITANIUM BLACK.
WHITE WIZZARD bassist, Jon Leon says, "WHITE WIZZARD is totally pumped to go to New York and play. RAVEN and MANOWAR are classic bands and I expect this to be a blast. New York metal fans are some of the best so I am sure there will be a ton of energy."
GameDaily.com is reporting that the track listing for the upcoming heavy metal themed video game "Brutal Legend," which features the voice of Jack Black, has been revealed. The projected track listing can be viewed below. "Brutal Legend" is set to be released on October 13th in North America and October 16th in Europe. More...
Read the full article at GameDaily.com.
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...
Fan filmed footage has been posted online of Manowar's performance in Moscow, Russia on July 24th. The video clips can be viewed below. More...
Boston thrashers, Ravage, have issued the following update regarding the details of their upcoming North American tour:
"So the tour schedule seems to be coming together slowly but... maybe surely. We've got a lot of good potential shows put together including a possible gig with the legendary Vicious Rumors, and confirmed shows with ROSS THE BOSS (Guitarist of Manowar and The Dictators) and STRATOVARIUS. We seem to be having an easier time putting together shows on the west coast for some reason - so if you have some contacts in the East and south, particularly florida and the carolina's - and Canada - let me know. I've had a devil of a time getting any Canadian gigs so far." More...
Manowar has announced that they will be headlining the Provinssirock festival in Finland on June 13th.
The band's other confirmed festival appearances are as follows:
6/21 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
6/27 – Zaragoza, Spain - Metalway Festival
7/5 – Bucharest, Romania – B’estfest Aftershock
7/10 – Kvinesdal, Norway – Norway Rock
7/18 – Loreley, Germany – Magic Circle Festival