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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.
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
Donnie Hamzik, the original drummer for MANOWAR, will be on tour with the band in 2009. MANOWAR and special guests HolyHell will be headlining some of Europe's major metal festivals, including their very own Magic Circle Festival III at the Loreley on the Rhine River in Germany on Saturday, July 18, 2009.
Polish female fronted metal band Crystal Viper is the latest band confirmed for the 2009 Magic Circle Festival, which will take place on Saturday, July 18 in Loreley, Germany. The other confirmed bands so far are Manowar, Metalforce, and Holyhell.
In an interview with Metalitalia.com, ICS Festival Service GmbH managing director Thomas Jensen (Wacken Open Air organizers) reveals that the festival is in negotiations with MANOWAR to headline the 2009 edition of the festival.
Says Thomas Jensen: "For 2009 we are discussing with Manowar... my friend Joey is really crazy but I like him. [laughs] SAXON should play as well. We're in contact with METALLICA too, and we'll meet with John Jackson at the end of March to plan out their next Waken appearance, that probably will be in 2010".
Read the full article at Metalitalia.com.
New York City thrashers, Castrofate, have just uploaded a new unmixed version of their song "Flying Blind" to their MySpace page. The song originally appeared on their latest album, "Cataclysmic Insanity." According to the band the song is, "From the recording sessions with John Rup (Magus Beast) and Ross the Boss (Manowar) at the production helm (TWIN TERROR PRODUCTIONS)."
Castrofate’s current line-up on the recordings is as follows:
Dan Castro - vocals and guitars
John Orsi - bass
Jaimen Shinn - drums
Manowar has issued the following statement about an upcoming show in Norway:
"A Norwegian hero has risen!
"MANOWAR has found a promoter with the balls to bring us to the country of Norway! His name is Kelly Aamodt. He and his team are TRUE viking warriors!
"Kelly along with The Atomic Agency have sworn to bring MANOWAR'S TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO NORWAY with very special guests HOLYHELL. On July 10, 2009 MANOWAR will headline the Norway Rock 2009 set to take place in Kvinesdal.
"For more information, tickets and directions please go here. MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS IS THE ONE AND ONLY EXCLUSIVE SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL APPEARANCE OF THE KINGS OF METAL IN 2009.
"We call all warriors from Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the world over to stand beside our Norwegian brothers in our battle against false metal. The Kings Of Metal will crack the earth in Kvinesdal! More tour dates for 2009 will be announced shortly, including the third edition of the Magic Circle Festival."
Last year, MANOWAR recorded both German and English versions of "Stille Nacht" - known to English speaking fans as the classic Christmas carol "Silent Night" - as a holiday gift to all of their loyal fans. The song was recorded in "Hell" and mixed by Ronald Prent of Galaxy Studios, Belgium.
If you missed the opportunity to download these free gifts from MANOWAR last year, you can now do so once again now.
Reunited thrash metal act Sacred Reich has announced that they will be performing at Hellfest in France next year. The festival takes place from June 19th- 21st and also boasts a lineup featuting Heaven And Hell, Anthrax, Amon Amarth, Orange Goblin Cathedral, Manowar, God Forbid, Gorgoroth and Stratovarius. More bands will be announced soon.
On July 5th, 2009 MANOWAR will headline the B'estfest Aftershock set to take place at the Romexpo in Bucharest along with special guests HolyHell. Tickets are for sale online at www.myticket.ro. For more information and directions, visit bestfest.ro.
More Manowar tour dates for 2009 will be announced shortly, including the third edition of the Magic Circle Festival.
SINNER have announced the following tour dates with ROSS THE BOSS are as follows:
11/11 - ES - Barcelona, Apollo2
11/12 - ES - Bilbao, Santana27
11/14 - I - Milan, Legend54
11/15 - I - Florence, Siddharta
11/17 - NL - Kerkrade, Rocktemple
11/19 - D - Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
11/20 - D - München, Metropolis
11/21 - D - Memmingen, Kaminwerk
11/22 - D - Bochum Matrix
11/23 - CH - Pratteln, Z7