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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.
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
Carlos Zema traveled to Brazil to rejoin his Vougan band mates earlier this year for Porao do Rock, the country's largest independent rock festival. Still in Brazil, the band will be recording a live DVD performances during two concerts on November 14 & 15.
The first will be a charity event for the non-governmental agency, Amisrael, an organization known as "The Messengers of Peace." This performance will be an "unplugged" recording. The second performance, at the Atlanta Music Hall in Goiania, Brazil will be be a full-blown, live, concert video. Other bands performing include, Andre Matos (Angra/Shaman), Mindflow, Heaven's Guardian, Refine, and Dynahead.
The DVD will be packaged as a double live video, and will include plenty of extras. Some of the confirmed guests include, Andre Matos (Angra/Shaman),
David Shankle (Manowar / DSG), and Bill Hudson (Cellador/Powerquest/Circle II Circle).
All DVD sales proceeds will go to Amisrael in an effort to support world peace. Sponsorship opportunities to help finance this charitable project are available. Interested parties should contact admin[AT]metalmusicpromotions.com with the subject: SPONSOR.
San Francisco thrash metal pioneers Death Angel have been confirmed as the latest addition to a stellar Magic Circle Festival lineup. The Magic Circle Festival will be held in Bad Arolsen/Germany from July 9 to 12, 2008. Death Angel will be performing as a special guest at the MCF Events Hall on Thursday, July 10th.
The latest festival itinerary is as follows:
17:30 - 18:15 BENEDICTUM
18:45 - 19:45 MSG
20:15 - 21:15 TED NUGENT
22:00 - 23:15 ALICE COOPER More...
Michael Schenker Group (MSG), Beloved Enemy, Titanium Black, Mob Rules and Benedictum have been confirmed for the Magic Circle Festival 2008, set to take place July 9-12 in Bad Arolsen, Germany.
These bands are added to the already impressive list including Manowar, Alice Cooper, Brazen Abbot, Def Leppard, Doro, Holyhell, Ted Nugent, W.A.S.P., and Whitesnake.
Also, a third full day of music has been added to the Magic Circle Festival at no additional charge. "Magic Circle Music is all about value for the fans, and three nights at the original price is the best way we could think of to add to that value," says Magic Circle Music founder and MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio.
MANOWAR has been confirmed to perform at the Kaliakra Rock Fest 2008, set to take place on July 5th in Kavarna, Bulgaria.
The Metal Mayor of Kavarna, Tsonko Tsonev and Joker Media will bring the Kings Of Metal once again for what is certain to be another historic concert on the shores of the Black Sea. Last year's performance was attended by 25,000 fans who witnessed over 2,5 hours of true metal along with an awe-inspiring rendition of Bulgaria's national anthem, Mila Rodino.
MANOWAR's headlining show will be preceded by Sixth Sense and HolyHell.
For more information and tickets, visit kaliakrarockfest.com.
The rock ‘n’ roll rebel Ted Nugent is the latest artist confirmed to perform at the spectacular Magic Circle Festival 2008 in Bad Arolsen, Germany. Ted Nugent joins an impressive lineup that includes heavy metal powerhouses Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, WASP, Doro, Brazen Abbot (featuring Joe Lynn Turner), HolyHell, Gotthard and many more, with the mighty MANOWAR headlining the whole festival and celebrating the 20th anniversary of “The Kings of Metal.”
Two days of music was not enough to contain such an impressive lineup, so a third full day of music has been added to the Magic Circle Festival at no additional charge. “Magic Circle Music is all about value for the fans, and three nights at the original price is the best way we could think of to add to that value,” says Magic Circle Music founder and MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. The Magic Circle festival will begin on Wednesday, July 9 with opening ceremonies, followed by three days of music on Thursday, July 10 with Alice Cooper appearing as very special guest, Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12
Tickets for the Magic Circle Festival are available now at www.magiccirclefestival.com, www.nuclearblast.de, www.ticketsonline.de, www.eventim.de, www.ticketagenten.de.
Whitesnake and Alice Cooper have been confirmed to perform at the Magic Circle Festival 2008. Beloved Enemy (GER), Sixth Sense (RUS) and Titanium Black (USA) have also been added to the festival lineup.
The four-day festival is set to take place in Bad Arolsen, Germany and it will feature two historical shows by MANOWAR where they'll perform their first 6 classic albums in their entirety. 20,000 free beers, 20,000 free copies of the new MANOWAR single and four Custom Built Choppers owned by the MANOWAR band members will be given away during what is set to be the biggest metal event of 2008.
More details and band announcements will be coming soon. For more information, visit magiccirclefestival.com.
Magic Circle Music and MANOWAR are launching a Battle Of The Bands Contest where bands from around the world will compete against each other to win the once in a lifetime chance to play on the main stage at the Magic Circle Festival 2008. The winning band will be invited to play three songs on the main stage on Saturday, July 12th, 2008. The winning band will also be featured on the Magic Circle Festival Volume 2 DVD and will have their single released by Magic Circle Music.
Visit www.magiccirclefestival.com for information on how to enter. (At the time of this writing, there is no additional info there, however.)
According to Metalfan.ro, MANOWAR will play in Bucharest, Romania on July 7. More information will be made available soon.
MANOWAR will headline this year's Magic Circle Festival, set to take place July 9-12 in Bad Arolsen, Germany. This year's event will feature four days of metal, 20,000 free beers, 20,000 free copies of the new MANOWAR single and four custom-built choppers owned by MANOWAR members to be given away. Also scheduled to appear are HOLYHELL, JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, MAJESTY and STORMWARRIOR.
MANOWAR is scheduled to perform on the Friday evening of the festival, where they will play "Battle Hymns", "Into Glory Ride" and "Hail To England". On the Saturday evening, the band will play "Sign Of The Hammer", "Fighting The World" and "Kings Of Metal". This set will also feature, for the first time, a rendition of "The Crown And The Ring (Lament Of The Kings)", which will feature the original choir and orchestral performance that has never been seen before. More...
According to Sofiaecho.com, Joey DeMaio and Eric Adams from the heavy metal band MANOWAR arrived in Bulgaria to take part in the New Year concert in the coastal town of Kavarna, the town municipality announced.
IRON MAIDEN lead singer Bruce Dickinson himself flew the two to Varna Airport by the Iron Maiden jet, Dnevnik daily reported.
Kavarna mayor Tsonko Tsonev said that it was the first time in history for the lead singer of one legendary band to fly another legendary band to Kavarna.
DeMaio will be anchor of the concert. At 12pm, Adams will sing Bulgaria’s national anthems in Bulgarian.
It would be the second time Adams performs the anthem in 2007. He sang it for the first time at the concert of the band in the summer, also in Kavarna.
Yet another way you can tell metal is on the rise (commercially) is by how many metal Christmas songs are out this year. I don't recall another year that I have heard of more than one or two metal renditions of Christmas songs. This year, however, I've seen postings for more than half a dozen of them - some old, but some new as well. So I've decided to compile a list of these metal Christmas songs so that fans of this sort of thing can listen to and download them while they're still online.
Personally, I'm a sucker for metal Christmas songs, but only if they're done well. I figure if I've got to listen to something, it might as well be heavy or at least have a rock or metal edge to it. Granted, some of these songs are not ultra-heavy, but I find them to be fun expressions for the holiday season by metal bands. Others are parodies of Christmas songs or Christmas itself, and these are usually heavier than the actual Christmas carols.
Without further ado, here's the list: More...
MANOWAR have issued the following holiday message:
"Season's Greetings and our best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!"
"Click here to watch a special video message."
"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 greatest fans in the world."
"To download these free MP3s, visit www.manowar.com."