Manowar Working On “The Final Battle II” EP, Putting Finishing Touches On DVD/Blu-Ray Featuring Mexico Show

During a recent interview with The Metal Circus, Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio offered an update on the band’s current plans. He said the following:

“We are currently completing a DVD and Blu-ray of our first-ever show in Mexico with an amazing 8K video production. We’re in the studio recording songs for the next EP, ‘The Final Battle II’, and we are already preparing the massive production for our 40th-anniversary tour that will kick off in spring 2021.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Former Manowar Guitarist Karl Logan Faces 25 Years In Prison After Admitting To Downloading Child Porn

According to the Charlotte Observer, ex-Manowar guitarist Karl Logan is facing at least 25 years in prison after admitting to downloading child porn in a federal courtroom. U.S. District Court records show that he plead guilty to two child-pornography counts. However, a sentencing date is still pending. This news comes after Logan was previously arrested and charged with six counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor. According to arrest warrants he possessed multiple disturbing videos with girls between the ages of four and 12 engaging in sexual acts with unidentified men.

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Manowar To Head Out On 40th Anniversary Tour In 2021

Manowar have announced that they will be celebrating their 40th anniversary on tour next year. The trek will feature an “orchestra and choir, Viking reenactors, stunning visuals and a powerful set list full of immortal classics.”

The following dates have been confirmed:

04/06 Zwickau, Germany – Stadthalle
04/08 Rotterdam, Netherlands – Rotterdam Ahoy
04/09 Oberhausen, Germany – König Pilsener Arena
04/10 Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
04/12 Bremen, Germany – ÖVB-Arena
04/13 Berlin, Germany – Velodrom
04/16 Ulm, Germany – Ratiopharm Arena
04/17 Nuremberg, Germany – Arena Nürnberger Versicherung

Bassist Joey DeMaio commented:

“All of us, everywhere in the world, are living in a very challenging time right now. But we will get through this, standing together, stronger than ever! Music is a universal power! It guides us through tough times and unites us! And when it is time to celebrate again, we will raise our hands in victory, with the greatest fans in the world!”

Manowar Film Hell & Heaven Metal Fest Performance For New DVD/Blu-Ray Release

According to Summa Inferno, Manowar’s March 14 set at the Hell & Heaven Metal Fest in Mexico City was recorded for a new Blu-ray/DVD. Release plans for that effort have yet to be revealed.

Manowar performed the following songs at the aforementioned festival:

01. “Manowar
02. “Brothers Of Metal Pt. 1”
03. “Blood Of My Enemies”
04. “Call To Arms”
05. “Hand Of Doom”
06. “Sons Of Odin”
07. “Swords In The Wind”
08. “Bass Solo”
09. “Battle Hymn”
10. “Thor (The Powerhead)”
11. “Kings Of Metal”
12. “Fighting The World”
13. “Hail And Kill”
14. “House Of Death”
15. “King Of Kings”

Encore:

16. “Joey’s Speech”
17. “Warriors Of The World”
18. “Black Wind, Fire And Steel”

[via Blabbermouth]

Manowar Say Their Hellfest Performance “Was NOT Cancelled By The Band”

As previously reported, Manowar were supposed to perform a headlining set at Hellfest in Clisson, France on June 21, but the performance got pulled at the last minute. The group have now commented on the situation once again saying the show “was NOT cancelled by the band.”

Here’s Manowar’s new statement:

“Regarding Hellfest cancellation

Our performance at Hellfest scheduled for June 21, 2019 was NOT cancelled by the band; it was cancelled by the Hellfest organizers in their announcement that appeared on their websites.

In the days prior to Hellfest, Switzerland, Greece, and Bulgaria all witnessed our massive production that brought The Kingdom Of Steel to life. We brought it to Hellfest because we came to play.

We fought to give our fans the performance we promised last year at Hellfest, but we will not be pushed around by the Hellfest promoters who chose not to honor their contractual obligations and think they can do wrong to us and to our fans.

Those of you who have requested information regarding ticket refunds should contact the outlet where you purchased your ticket or the Hellfest organizers directly, as they are responsible.

We are currently seeking every legal remedy available to us by law.”

Manowar Cancel Hellfest Performance

Manowar were supposed to perform a headlining set at Hellfest in Clisson, France tonight (June 21), but the band ended up cancelling at the last minute. The group are claiming that the “organizers obstructed [their] efforts to put on the epic show [they] had promised.”

Hellfest organizers issued the following statement:

“Despite a presence on site on June 20, the teams and members of the group decided to leave the site.

The MANOWAR concert, scheduled Friday, June 21, will not take place for reasons beyond our will.

We are sincerely sorry for all MANOWAR fans and more widely for all the fans attending Hellfest.”

The band then responded with this statement:

“Regarding Hellfest (June 21, 2019)

After 18 months of tireless work and preparation we arrived at the Hellfest site yesterday, ready to play today.

The Hellfest organizers obstructed our efforts to put on the epic show we had promised.

Despite what you may hear or read, the Hellfest organizers did have control over the circumstances that prevented our performance.

We always have and always will fight to give our fans 100%.

Our French fans and press know, if MANOWAR come to France and are unable to perform, the fault does not lie with us. Remember the Élysée Montmartre.

We are very sorry that you are being made to suffer. We want you to know that everything we do is for our fans. We stand together with all of you as we always have, and we will not allow anyone to lessen the quality of our shows.

Be very sure the truth will come out!

Thank you to the Greatest Fans In The World for your continued loyalty and support.

MANOWAR”

Manowar Guitarist Karl Logan Booked Into Jail Following Hearing On Child Pornography Charges

According to Blabbermouth, Manowar guitarist Karl Logan has been booked into jail after appearing in court for child pornography charges yesterday (May 28). The federal magistrate judge ordered him to stay detained until his next hearing, which may happen as soon as tomorrow (May 30). Logan is facing federal prison time after being charged with six counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor and he has yet to formally enter a plea. According to arrest warrants he possessed multiple videos with girls between the ages of four and 12 engaging in sexual acts with unidentified men. All of the disturbing videos have been described in graphic detail, including one in which a young girl “chokes and becomes visibly upset.” Logan was originally arrested by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office on August 9, 2018 and was previously released on a $35,000 bond. The offenses took place between June 18, 2018 and August 2, 2018.

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Manowar Guitarist Karl Logan Facing Federal Prison Time On Child Pornography Charges

According to WSOC-TV, Manowar guitarist Karl Logan is facing federal prison time after being arrested on child pornography charges. He was charged with six counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor and according to arrest warrants he possessed multiple videos with girls between the ages of four and 12 engaging in sexual acts with unidentified men. All of the disturbing videos have been described in graphic detail, including one in which a young girl “chokes and becomes visibly upset.” Logan was arrested by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office on August 9, 2018 and was released on a $35,000 bond. The offenses took place between June 18, 2018 and August 2, 2018. He is expected to appear in court on Tuesday (May 30) and his attorney, Brad Smith, claims his client has been “extremely cooperative with the investigation from the beginning, and he’ll continue to do that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Manowar Recruit Guitarist E.V. Martel For Upcoming Tour

Manowar have announced that guitarist E.V. Martel will be joining them on their “Final Battle” world tour. He will be taking over for Karl Logan, who was arrested on disturbing child pornography charges.

The band posted the following about that:

Guitarist E.V. Martel Will Join MANOWAR On The Final Battle World Tour 2019

E.V. Martel will be the guitarist on MANOWAR’s upcoming Final Battle World Tour 2019.

A musician since the age of 8 and devoted MANOWAR fan, E.V. lives the life of true metal and the music of MANOWAR. He has performed for years in the only official MANOWAR tribute band in the world. E.V. is proud to know every MANOWAR song ever recorded, and his style is a mix of all previous MANOWAR guitarists combined with his own metallic burning.

“I can think of no one more deserving to play with MANOWAR than a fan themselves; one who has dedicated their entire life to our fans and our music and who he has proven to be a true Manowarrior!” said Joey DeMaio.

“I am honored beyond words to play for the greatest fans in the world!” said E.V. “I live by MANOWAR’s message every day of my life: Believe in yourself and even your wildest dreams can come true!”

MANOWAR’s Final Battle World Tour 2019 will kick off on February 25th, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel and will span over 28 cities; from Siberian Russia to Germany, Scandinavia and Birmingham, England to the far west of France!

A limited number of ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE UPGRADES, for the most personal fan experience ever, are available on this tour!

ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE UPGRADES are upgrades to the general admission tickets – this means owners of an ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE UPGRADE must also hold a general admission ticket (sold separately).

Upgrades are available exclusively on The Kingdom of Steel (Europe).
To order your ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE Upgrade click HERE

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The Final Battle World Tour 2019 – Confirmed Tour Dates:
Mon, February 25, 2019 – Hangar 11 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Fri, Mar 1, 2019 – Expo Center – Novosibirsk, Russia
Sun, Mar 3, 2019 – Fetisov Arena – Vladivostok, Russia
Tue, Mar 5, 2019 – Erofey Arena – Khabarovsk, Russia
Thu, Mar 7, 2019 – Teleclub – Yekaterinburg, Russia
Sun, Mar 10, 2019 – MTL Arena – Samara, Russia
Tue, Mar 12, 2019 – Yubileyny Sports Palace – St. Petersburg, Russia
Thu, Mar 14, 2019 – VTB Dynamo Arena – Moscow, Russia
Sat, Mar 16, 2019 – KSK Express – Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Mon, Mar 18, 2019 – DS Olymp – Krasnodar, Russia
Thu, Mar 21, 2019 – Sports Palace – Kiev, Ukraine
Sat, Mar 23, 2019 – Sports Palace – Minsk, Belarus
Mon, Mar 25, 2019 – Hala Vodova – Brno, Czech Republic
Tue, Mar 26, 2019 – RT Torax Arena – Ostrava, Czech Republic
Fri, March 29, 2019 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
Sat, March 30, 2019 – Westfalenhalle 1 – Dortmund, Germany
Mon, April 1, 2019 – Valby-Hallen – Copenhagen, Denmark
Wed, April 3, 2019 – Velodrom – Berlin, Germany
Fri, April 5, 2019 – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle – Stuttgart, Germany (rescheduled date)
Sat, April 6, 2019 – Zenith – Munich, Germany
Tue, April, 09, 2019 – Scandic Scene – Hamar, Norway
Wed, April 10, 2019 – Scandic Scene – Hamar, Norway
Fri, April 12, 2019 – Konserthuset – Stavanger, Norway
Sat, April 13, 2019 – USF Verftet – Bergen, Norway
Sun, April 14, 2019 – USF Verftet – Bergen, Norway
Tue, April 16, 2019 – Kulturhuset – Longyearbyen, Norway
Fri, April 19, 2019 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK
Sat, April 20, 2019 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK
Fri, June 14, 2019 – Plateia Nerou – Athens, Greece
Fri, June 21, 2019 – Hellfest – Clisson, France
Thu, July 18, 2019 – Gasklockorna – Gävle, Sweden