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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.
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."
Magic Circle Music issues the following update:
"Visit MANOWAR.COM now to download a FREE mp3 of the Kings of Metal's first Christmas recording ever. 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. The song was recorded in "Hell" and mixed by Ronald Prent of Galaxy Studios, Belgium."
"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of the true metal warriors from MANOWAR!"
To download both English and German Hi-Fi mp3 versions, please visit their website.
Magic Circle Music has issued the following update:
"MANOWAR fans have requested a special piece of merchandise from their favourite metal band. Manowar has heard these requests and delivered. The new Manowar condoms are the perfect romantic accessory for all true metal couples. Whether you are looking to spice things up in the bedroom or meet somebody new after the show, Manowar condoms will do the trick. Now, you are ready for any chance meetings that turn into unexpected friendships.
This special 'Warrior's Shield' is made of 100% natural rubber latex and transparent in colour. All condoms are FDA approved against pregnancy, AIDS and other STD's. Expiration date, lot numbers and health advisories printed on the back of each condom.
The 'Warrior's Shield' is individually packaged with the white Manowar logo emblazoned on the package. The "Warrior's Shield" is sold five (5) condoms per bag.
Manowar condoms now available at The Kingdom Of Steel Online Store, just in time for the holidays!
Now you can not only say Fuck The World, you can do it as well.
The Kingdom Of Steel is now exclusively offering all MANOWAR and HOLYHELL MP3s from the upcoming Magic Circle Festival Volume 1 DVD, which you can buy here.
This double-DVD package includes songs recorded live at their performances on July 6th and 7th of 2007, in Bad Arolsen, Germany and on June 30th, 2007, at the Kaliakra Rock Fest, in Kavarna, Bulgaria.
MANOWAR's performance from the German festival includes classic songs such as "Brothers Of Metal," "Kill With Power," "Holy War," "Black Wind, Fire And Steel" as well as newer songs "Gods Of War" and "Hymn Of The Immortal Warriors." The material live from the Kaliakra Rock Fest in Kavarna traverses MANOWAR's entire history, from fan favorites "Kings Of Metal," "Metal Warriors" and "Hail And Kill" to the powerful new anthem "Die For Metal" and MANOWAR's metal version of the Bulgarian National Anthem "Mila Rodino."
Magic Circle Festival Volume 1 DVD will be released on November 22nd and will be available for sale on MANOWAR's "True Metal Dealer" promo tour.
MANOWAR drummer Scott Columbus has told Brazil's NovoMetal.com that he is working on his first solo album.
"Over the past year, I've been working on a solo project, and it's instrumental — there is no vocals, it's all music," he said. "I've got about 80% of the songs [done] and hopefully, in the next year, 2008, it will get released. [Musically it's] a little different from MANOWAR, [but] it's really cool. It's fucking great driving music. You'll see yourself driving at high speeds if you listen to that."
MANOWAR has scheduled several German signing sessions at the end of November in connection with the release of the "Magic Circle Festival Volume I" DVD.
MANOWAR has confirmed that it will perform the band's first six albums in their entirety at next year's Magic Circle Festival, set to take place July 9-12, 2008 in Bad Arolsen, Germany. The 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.
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". The following night, 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.
Tickets for the four-day event are priced at $115.00 (80 euros) and can be purchased at this location.
For more information, go to www.magiccirclemusic.com.
MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music has announced that Universal Pictures, one of the world's foremost motion picture companies, will release the "Magic Circle Festival 2007 - Volume I" double DVD, which includes footage from the 2007 Magic Circle Festival, as well as two full MANOWAR live sets. MANOWAR's own Joey DeMaio says, "Universal Pictures are the real deal and they are ready, willing and able to blow the roof off the house with this first release."
Hinrich Stuerken, the band's manager and Managing Director of Magic Circle Music Germany joins: "As the entertainment industry continues to evolve this new partnership with Universal Pictures will create a synergy that will provide us both with new opportunities for the future."
Universal Pictures' representatives are also enthusiastic about the deal, which was spurred by MANOWAR's lasting appeal and the impressive quality of their DVD products. Universal Pictures Germany's A&R/Local Acquisition Manager Susanne Wagner: "MANOWAR's remarkable documentary of 'Magic Circle Festival 2007' is Universal Pictures Germany's first music acquisition. We are very excited to work with a band who are a trademark in the music industry!"
Dirk Lisowsky, Managing Director of Universal Pictures Germany is confident in Universal's ability to make the most of the deal. "We are looking forward to our new partnership with MANOWAR and Magic Circle Music. Music DVDs are a relatively new segment for us. We see great opportunities here and we are positive our expertise in other genres will become a driving force in this area, too."
The inherent value of each Magic Circle Music DVD to date has made a great impression on Universal Pictures. "Music shows on DVD offer the audience the chance to experience a great session again and again. MANOWAR's outstanding spectacles have set — and raised — standards for live events. Their DVDs with hours of live music and multiple bonus features offer the best value-for-money a consumer could possible dream of," says Universal Pictures Germany's Local Aquisitions Manager Peter Preisser.
"A wider partnership between Magic Circle Music and Universal Pictures could offer even bigger and better things in the future," concludes Hinrich Stuerken.
Lion Music recently announced the signing of Roger Staffelbach's Angel Of Eden. Acclaimed for his unique style, aggressive rhythm playing and his considerable soloing skills over 7 albums with prog metallers Artension, guitarist Roger Staffelbach has served up a potent offering of first class song writing over the ten tracks on the debut Roger Staffelbach's Angel Of Eden album "The End Of Never".
Fuelled by Roger's virtuoso guitar work, the melodic soaring vocals of Carsten "Lizard" Schulz [Evidence One, ex Domain], keyboard wizardry of Mistheria [solo, Bruce Dickinson], the powerhouse drumming of Rami Ali [Evidence One] and thunderous bottom end of Steve Di Giorgio [ex-Testament,ex-Death] along with guest performances from John West [ex-Royal Hunt], David Shankle [ex Manowar] and Ferdy Doernberg [Axel Rudi Pell], "The End Of Never" is a first class album from some of metal most respected names offering lush vocal melodies, pulsating rhythms and virtuoso lead breaks within captivating songs.
Here is the complete "The End of Never" track listing:
01. The End Of Never
03. Angel Of Eden
04. Return Of The Pharaoh (Pt. I)
05. The Battle Of 1386
06. Into The Black
07. Return Of The Pharaoh (Pt. II)
08. Keys To Avalon
10. Towards The Light
A five-minute video clip containing left-over fan interviews from the upcoming Magic Circle Festival DVD can be viewed below.
The Magic Circle Festival, which was organized by MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music, took place July 6-7, 2007 Bad Arolsen, Germany and was reportedly attended by 25,000 fans.
In addition to different sets by MANOWAR on each day, this year's Magic Circle Festival featured performances by GAMMA RAY, MAJESTY, HOLYHELL, MOB RULES, STORMWARRIOR, MESSIAH'S KISS, DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, LION'S SHARE, HEAVENLY, IMPERIA and SAIDIAN.
MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio reportedly announced at this year's Magic Circle Festival that the event will be held annually from now on. On the first day of next year's gathering, MANOWAR will sign as much stuff as they can and will give away "thousands" of free beers and copies of their new single as well as four custom-built chopper bikes, each belonging to one of the bandmembers. On top of that, MANOWAR will apparently play their first six albums in their entirety, from "Battle Hymns" to "Kings of Metal". More...
Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four-disc, 70-song set boasts classic tracks from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead and Slayer, among dozens of others.
Arranged chronologically from 1968 to 1991, the compilation also boasts hits from bands like Deep Purple, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly, Pantera, Alice Cooper, Venom, Testament, Rush and Megadeth; the project will be packaged in a box resembling a Marshall guitar amp.
The liner notes will include extensive photos, track commentary and interviews with Ronnie James Dio and Lita Ford.
Here is the track list for "The Heavy Metal Box": More...