Manowar Release New EP “The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights)”

Manowar have digitally released a new EP titled “The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights).” You can find the cover art and track listing for that effort below:

“The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights)” Track Listing:

01. “Athena’s Theme”
02. “Telemachus – Part I” (with Konstantinos Kazakos and Sakis Tolis) (Ancient Greek)
03. “Where Eagles Fly” (with Chiara Tricarico)
04. “Odysseus And Calypso – The Island Of Ogygia” (with Kostas Kazakos) (Ancient Greek)
05. “Immortal”

The following was said about the EP [via Blabbermouth]:

“For this project, which is based on “The Odyssey”, Homer’s tale of the great hero Odysseus and his long and perilous quest to return to his wife and son, MANOWAR went to great lengths: bassist/leader Joey DeMaio traveled to Athens to record a narration with father-and-son team Kostas and Konstantinos Kazakos. Kostas, hailed in Greece for his participation in many movies and as an accomplished theater actor and writer, and his son Kostantinos, who is also a talented actor, narrated a touching dialogue between Odysseus and his son Telemachus. And to honor the historic source material, they did so in Ancient Greek, translated from English by Sakis Tolis of Greek metal band ROTTING CHRIST.”

Joey DeMaio added:

“It was a pleasure and privilege to work with Kostas and Konstantinos, Sakis and everyone else who was involved in this narration. I call Kostas ‘the Greek Orson Welles’, not only because these two giants share many remarkable talents and outstanding voices, but also for being equally passionate to deliver a perfect narration while being humble and kind at the same time! We can’t wait to share everything with our fans.”

Manowar Recruit Drummer Dave Chedrick For Upcoming Live Shows

Manowar have recruited drummer Dave Chedrick for their upcoming shows. He will be filling in for Anders Johannson, who will be sitting out the band’s “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour” due to “family commitments.”

Johannson said the following:

“Hello friends. Family commitments make it necessary that I remain as close as possible to my home in Sweden at this time. I will therefore not be able to perform on MANOWAR’s upcoming tour.

The support from MANOWAR, their crew and fans has been overwhelming from the beginning. Everyone involved has welcomed me into their hearts without hesitation, and I have made friends for life.

Thank you all for the great times.

Hail and Kill!”

Bassist Joey DeMaio also commented:

“Anders is a rare combination of intelligence, kindness, humor and talent. It has been a pleasure working with him. He is part of our brotherhood, now and forever! We support his commitment to his family.”

“Dave’s drumming is a combination of speed, power and the spirit of true metal that we believe our fans will enjoy.”

Chedrick added:

“The Manowarriors are legendary. I am honored that I will be playing for the greatest fans in the world!”

[via Blabbermouth]

Manowar Premiere “Hand Of Doom” Live Video

Manowar have premiered a new live video for their song “Hand Of Doom.” The footage was captured during the band’s April 5, 2019 show at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. The track appears on their 2002 album “Warriors Of The World.”

Sabaton Release New Two-Track Single “Kingdom Come/Metal Trilogy”

Sabaton have released a new two-track single. The effort includes a cover of Manowar’s “Kingdom Come” and a medley of “Metal Ripper,” “Metal Crüe,” and “Metal Machine,” which the band are calling “Metal Trilogy.” Pär Sundström said the following about the Manowar cover:

“Our fans have spoken. YOU requested the release of this song everywhere, so this is for all of you! This recording was meant to be a tribute to Manowar and a collaboration with a video game bearing the same name when we recorded it a few years ago. We are happy to see that you appreciate the song so much, and we have paid attention to your wishes and requests. You asked for it, you got it!”

Manowar To Celebrate Six Album Anniversaries On 2022 “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal” Tour

Manowar will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Battle Hymns,” the 35th anniversary of “Fighting The World,” the 30th anniversary of “The Triumph Of Steel,” the 20th anniversary of “Warriors Of The World,” the 15th anniversary of “Gods Of War,” and the 10th anniversary of “The Lord Of Steel” on a special tour next year. The following dates have been confirmed:

04/12 Rotterdam, Netherlands – Ahoy
04/13 Bremen, Germany – ÖVB-Arena – Halle 7
04/14 Berlin, Germany – Velodrom
04/16 Oberhausen, Germany – König Pilsener Arena
04/17 Zwickau, Germany – Stadthalle
04/21 Nurnberg, Germany – Arena Nürnberg Versicherung
04/22 Neu-Ulm, Germany – Ratiopharm Arena
04/23 Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
06/30 Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain – Rock Fest Barcelona
07/04 Plovdiv, Bulgaria – Hills Of Rock

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]