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Watch: MANOWAR Plays ‘Secret’ Show In Germany As THE LORDS OF STEEL

MANOWAR performed the primary of two “secret” warm-up exhibits on Saturday, June 4 at Jovel Music Corridor in Münster, Germany. Bassist/chief Joey DeMaio and his bandmates had been billed as THE LORDS OF STEEL (performing “the music of MANOWAR“) for the gig, which marked MANOWAR‘s debut reside look with new drummer Dave Chedrick, who has beforehand performed with RAVEN and KILL RITUAL, amongst others.

Chedrick joined MANOWAR because the substitute for Anders Johannson who introduced on Saturday that he could 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.”

Anders issued the next assertion by way of social media: “Hi there associates. Household commitments make it mandatory that I stay as shut as potential to my dwelling in Sweden right now. I’ll due to this fact not be capable to carry out on MANOWAR‘s upcoming tour.

“The help 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 associates for all times.

“Thanks all for the nice occasions.

“Hail and Kill!”

In a separate assertion, 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 ceaselessly! We help his dedication to his household.”

Primarily based in Los Angeles, Chedrick has been a steel addict his whole life. Early influences embody John Bonham, Neil Peart and, most of all, late MANOWAR drummer Scott Columbus. An achieved studio musician, Dave is praised for his professionalism, easy-going spirit, and willingness to at all times go the additional mile within the quest for the right sound.

DeMaio stated: “Dave‘s drumming is a mix of pace, energy and the spirit of true steel that we consider our followers will take pleasure in.”

Added Chedrick: “The Manowarriors are legendary. I’m honored that I will likely be enjoying 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 may be heard on MANOWAR‘s “The Closing Battle I” EP, which was initially made accessible in an unique pre-sale on the merchandise sales space of “The Closing Battle” world tour.

MANOWAR‘s “Crushing The Enemies Of Metallic Anniversary Tour ’22/’23” celebrates the band’s over-four-decades-long profession with concentrate on 4 signature MANOWAR albums and their anniversaries: fortieth anniversary of “Battle Hymns”, thirty fifth anniversary of “Preventing 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 file a narration with father-and-son workforce Kostas and Konstantinos Kazakos. Kostas, hailed in Greece for his participation in lots of motion pictures and as an achieved theater actor and author, and his son Kostantinos, who can be a gifted actor, narrated a touching dialogue between Odysseus and his son Telemachus. And to honor the historic supply materials, they did so in Historical 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 Struggle” if the following MANOWAR launch will likely be a full-length album or if it is going to be the beforehand deliberate follow-up to 2019’s “The Closing Battle I” EP, Joey stated: “That is an excellent query. You are the primary individual to ask that. And proper now, I really do not know what’s coming subsequent, as a result of we had the inspiration to put in writing this tune, which I used to be pondering may very well be a really lengthy regular tune — like perhaps 10 minutes — ‘The Revenge Of Odysseus’. And it simply acquired out of hand — it simply stored rising and rising. It began out with, ‘Perhaps it will simply be in English.’ Then it was, ‘Perhaps it will be in Greek.’ After which it turned not simply Greek — historic Greek. After which one thing like well-known narrators. After which it turned, ‘No, we’re gonna take one of the well-known, if not probably the most well-known actor in Greece.’ After which his son is gonna play the a part of Telemachus. And it simply acquired 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 a giant drawback — there’s a lot unimaginable 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 stunning, stunning performances? So, it is a huge fucking drawback. So I am wanting ahead to getting again into the studio and making an attempt to serve this in one of the best ways 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 stunned 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 help of the Greek Manowarriors, MANOWAR has now taken on “The Odyssey”, Homer‘s story of the nice hero Odysseus and his lengthy and threatening quest to return to his spouse and son.

“The Closing 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 Closing 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.

A number of 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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