Drummer Anders Johannson has introduced that he will probably be unable to hitch MANOWAR on the band’s upcoming “Crushing The Enemies Of Metallic Anniversary Tour ’22/’23” as a consequence of “household commitments.” He will probably be changed on the trek by Dave Chedrick, who has beforehand performed with RAVEN and KILL RITUAL, amongst others.

Earlier in the present day (Saturday, June 4), Anders issued the next assertion through social media: “Whats up pals. Household commitments make it obligatory that I stay as shut as doable to my dwelling in Sweden right now. I’ll due to this fact not be capable of carry out on MANOWAR‘s upcoming tour.

“The assist from MANOWAR, their crew and followers has been overwhelming from the start. Everybody concerned has welcomed me into their hearts with out hesitation, and I’ve made pals for all times.

“Thanks all for the good instances.

“Hail and Kill!”

In a separate assertion, MANOWAR band chief and bassist Joey DeMaio stated: “Anders is a uncommon mixture of intelligence, kindness, humor and expertise. It has been a pleasure working with him. He’s a part of our brotherhood, now and without end! We assist his dedication to his household.”

Based mostly in Los Angeles, Chedrick has been a steel addict his total life. Early influences embrace John Bonham, Neil Peart and, most of all, late MANOWAR drummer Scott Columbus. An completed studio musician, Dave is praised for his professionalism, easy-going spirit, and willingness to all the time go the additional mile within the quest for the right sound.

DeMaio stated: “Dave‘s drumming is a mixture of pace, energy and the spirit of true steel that we imagine our followers will get pleasure from.”

Added Chedrick: “The Manowarriors are legendary. I’m honored that I will probably be taking part in for the best followers on the earth!”

Johansson joined MANOWAR greater than three years in the past. The Swedish musician made his reside debut with the band in March 2019 in Brno, Czech Republic.

Johansson could be heard on MANOWAR‘s “The Ultimate Battle I” EP, which was initially made accessible in an unique pre-sale on the merchandise sales space of “The Ultimate Battle” world tour.

MANOWAR‘s “Crushing The Enemies Of Metallic Anniversary Tour ’22/’23” celebrates the band’s over-four-decades-long profession with give attention to 4 signature MANOWAR albums and their anniversaries: fortieth anniversary of “Battle Hymns”, thirty fifth anniversary of “Combating The World”, thirtieth anniversary of “The Triumph Of Metal”, twentieth anniversary of “Warriors Of The World”.

Final November, MANOWAR introduced that it had recorded a tune titled “The Revenge Of Odysseus” for the band’s upcoming studio album. DeMaio additionally traveled to Athens to document a narration with father-and-son group Kostas and Konstantinos Kazakos. Kostas, hailed in Greece for his participation in lots of motion pictures and as an completed theater actor and author, and his son Kostantinos, who can be a proficient actor, narrated a touching dialogue between Odysseus and his son Telemachus. And to honor the historic supply materials, they did so in Historic Greek, translated from English by Sakis Tolis of Greek steel band ROTTING CHRIST.

Requested in a latest interview with Metallic Hammer Greece’s TV present “TV Conflict” if the following MANOWAR launch will probably be a full-length album or if it is going to be the beforehand deliberate follow-up to 2019’s “The Ultimate Battle I” EP, Joey stated: “That is an excellent query. You are the primary individual to ask that. And proper now, I actually do not know what’s coming subsequent, as a result of we had the inspiration to write down this tune, which I used to be considering might be a really lengthy regular tune — like possibly 10 minutes — ‘The Revenge Of Odysseus’. And it simply obtained out of hand — it simply saved rising and rising. It began out with, ‘Perhaps it’s going to simply be in English.’ Then it was, ‘Perhaps it’s going to be in Greek.’ After which it grew to become not simply Greek — historic Greek. After which one thing like well-known narrators. After which it grew to become, ‘No, we’re gonna take probably the most well-known, if not essentially the most well-known actor in Greece.’ After which his son is gonna play the a part of Telemachus. And it simply obtained larger and larger and larger. And now, once they got here into the studio right here in Athens and recorded, it simply turned out so wonderful. And now I am caught with an enormous drawback — there’s a lot unbelievable stuff that these guys carried out… So the fact, simply listening to phrases has given me the problem, now how can I match this nice efficiency with music that is gonna be worthy of those lovely, lovely performances? So, it is a huge fucking drawback. So I am trying ahead to getting again into the studio and making an attempt to serve this in the easiest way that I can.”

As steel followers will know, 2022 marks the thirtieth 12 months for the reason that launch of “The Triumph Of Metal”. With this album, MANOWAR shocked its followers with the over-28-minute-long monitor “Achilles, Agony And Ecstasy In Eight Elements”, impressed by Homer‘s historic Greek poem “The Iliad”. In celebration of this memorable anniversary and as a “thanks” for the steadfast and passionate assist of the Greek Manowarriors, MANOWAR has now taken on “The Odyssey”, Homer‘s story of the good hero Odysseus and his lengthy and threatening quest to return to his spouse and son.

“The Ultimate Battle I” got here out in March 2019. On the time of its launch, it was introduced that components II and III of the trilogy would arrive at a later date, impressed by MANOWAR‘s adventures on the rest of “The Ultimate Battle”.

Former MANOWAR guitarist Karl Logan was arrested in August 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina and charged with six counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor. He was jailed after pleading responsible to 2 child-pornography counts.

Just a few days after Karl‘s arrest was made public, MANOWAR issued an announcement saying that he would now not carry out with the group. He has since been changed by E.V. Martel, who beforehand performed in a MANOWAR tribute band.

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