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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
It's been nine years since the Australian metallers of PEGAZUS have released their last studio album and although the band always stayed active, they are now back with a worldwide release. PEGAZUS will release their brand new album "In Metal We Trust" on April 15, 2011 through Black Leather Records. The distribution is in hands of the German company Twilight Vertrieb.
The album contains 11 brand new classic heavy metal songs with original singer Justin Fleming back on vocals. As a tribute to the great guitarists of the 80's, Pegazus has invited Ross The Boss (Founding member Manowar, Ross The Boss, The Dictators a.o.), Jeff Watson (ex-Night Ranger / Mothers Army) and David Shankle (formerly of Manowar, DSG) to contribute a solo for the song "Old Skool Metal Dayz."
In addition, the band has posted the first sample, for the song "Metal Messiah" from the new album, on their MySpace page.
The band is revealing now for the very first time the cover artwork for "IN METAL WE TRUST" with the complete tracklisting:
1. Metal Messiah
2. Road Warrior
3. Old Skool Metal Dayz
4. We Live To Rock
5. Haunting Me
6. Eye For An Eye
7. Ghost Rider
8. Metal Gods
9. End Of The World
10. Death Or Glory
11. Old Skool Metal Dayz Extended Version feat. David More...
Swede's Faster Katt has issued the following update about the recording of a new album:
"Heydiho! Reporting from the magical shores of the Mekong river, accompanied by an icecold BeerLao, I'm childishly happy and proud to announce the release of four sparkling fresh tunes, including a cover on Manowar's old jawbreaker 'Each dawn I die.' Actually, another one of the songs is also a 'cover', though only a lyrical one, a free translation of an old Swedish classic. See if you can figure it out, if not, ask your grandfather.
"This time, we've really worked together as a band and, in our humble opinion, improved especially on the vocal arrangements, which were put on tape in yours truly's wardrobe (see pictures here). Patric's new oversized vintage-style Gretch drumkit, as always recorded by Chrille in Studio Evil Grill, didn't hurt the sound either.
"Once again, Mattias has done an awesome mixingjob and Jonas whipped together some funky new artwork, and so we ceased the opportunity to pimp up the myspace layout, making two flies pregnant in one blow. Well, hell, enough blabbering, we hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did producing it! All the best!"
Heavy metal act Manowar has issued the following statement about the band playing different sets for the upcoming live shows scheduled in Cleveland:
"Since we have two shows in a row at the Agora in Cleveland on March 11 and 12, a lot of fans have been asking if we are going to play the same set list on both nights. The answer is NO.
"Although we will play Battle Hymns from beginning to end on both nights, the set lists WILL be different. See you there!"
Manowar recently announced two upcoming live shows in Cleveland and Worcester, along with a handful of European dates. The band has now issued the following brief statement denying rumors that Manowar has lined up any additional U.S. tour dates:
"In response to rumors of other shows in the USA. Due to the travel schedule, there will be NO OTHER SHOWS USA on this leg. The band is scheduled to re enter the studio April.
"Those wishing to see the 'Battle Hymns Tour' are advised to purchase tickets for Worcester Massachusetts on Saturday March 5th or the second Cleveland show on Friday March 11th. 2011."
Manowar has issued the following announcement about confirming an upcoming show in Swizterland:
"The demands from the Swiss fans have been answered and Manowar will be heading to Basel to bring TRUE metal to Switzerland on March 25, 2011 at the St. Jakobshalle! After confirming shows in the UK and in the USA, now it's time for Continental Europe to witness the raw power of a live performance by the Kings Of Metal once again! In addition to performing MANOWAR classics, the band will perform the entire Battle Hymns record in celebration of the release of Battle Hymns 2011. The time to strike is now! Proscht!"
The upcoming Manowar tour dates are as follows:
Friday March 12, 2011 @ The Agora in Cleveland, OH - USA
Friday March 18, 2011 @ Principal Club Theater in Thessaloniki - Greece
Friday March 25, 2011 @ St. Jakobshalle in Basel - Switzerland
Sunday March 27, 2011 @ O2 Academy in Birmingham - UK
Friday April 08, 2011 @ Rodahal in Kerkrade - The Netherlands
After announcing that Manowar has booked a live show in Ohio, Magic Circle Music has issued the following announcement about Manowar performing an upcoming live show in the Netherlands:
"The demands from the Dutch fans have been answered and Manowar will be heading to Kerkrade to bring TRUE metal to The Netherlands on April 8, 2011 at the Rodahal!
"After confirming shows in the UK and in the USA, now it's time for Continental Europe to witness the raw power of a live performance by the Kings Of Metal once again! In addition to performing Manowar classics, the band will perform the entire Battle Hymns record in celebration of the release of Battle Hymns 2011. The time to strike is now!"
Heavy metal legends Manowar have announced that it will be performing its now classic debut album, 1982's "Battle Hymns", in its entirety during the band's headlining performance on March 12, 2011 at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio. The performance is being billed as the band's one and only scheduled appearance in North America. Tickets go on sale January 7, 2011 with support on the bill coming from Holyhell.
It was previously announced that Manowar will also play "Battle Hymns" in its entirety on March 27, 2011 at O2 Academy in Birmingham, England.
Manowar has issued the following announcement about an upcoming live show in the U.S. in 2011:
"Manowar returns to the USA! On March 12, 2011, Manowar will crush all disbelievers at the Agora, in Cleveland Ohio. This is Manowar's one and only scheduled appearance in North America! After 6 years, the wait for true metal in America is over! Tickets go on sale January 7, 2011, details to follow soon!"
More details on upcoming Manowar tour dates can be found here.
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:
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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.