MANOWAR has shared a snippet of one of many tracks which is able to seem on the band’s upcoming album.
Earlier at present (Friday, December 23),the Eric Adams-fronted shared a brief video from the recording studio and captioned the clip: “FIRST preview into one of many new songs. Keep tuned!”
A number of days in the past, MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio stated that the band was engaged on “ass-kicking” songs for its long-awaited new studio album.
Though MANOWAR has launched a few EPs lately — together with “The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights)”, which got here out in June — the group hasn’t issued a full-length effort since 2012’s “The Lord Of Metal”.
Requested in a brand new interview with Germany’s Rock Antenne when MANOWAR followers can anticipate to see a brand new studio LP, DeMaio stated (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “This is the issue: the stuff that we simply launched [‘The Revenge Of Odysseus’] was a small portion of a large, large, huge work — a lot larger than [1992’s] ‘The Triumph Of Metal’. And so it was type of the appetizer. Which lots of people did not perceive. They have been, like, ‘What is that this shit? Classical music, narrations…’ However that music was all composed the best way Wagner composed; it was setting the tone for the way forward for what this huge work could be, like a meisterwerk. So lots of people misunderstood it. Nicely, whereas we have been planning this huge epic about Odysseus, the gentleman who spoke the narration as Odysseus handed away. So now we won’t honor him with this large work, as a result of he is gone; he would not have the ability to carry out it reside. So now we’re going to condense that right into a smaller piece that may, in fact, this nice Greek story and honor the lifetime of Kostas Kazakos; he was the best actor in Greece. In order that made us type of shift gears. So now we’re engaged on songs which might be what individuals would usually anticipate. As a substitute of some huge, epic, lengthy three-, four-hour piece, now we’re gonna be engaged on songs that I believe individuals would anticipate from MANOWAR — ass-kicking stuff that may fry the hair in your balls, mainly.”
In line with the bassist, there’s a good likelihood that a few of MANOWAR‘s new materials might be carried out reside on the band’s “Crushing The Enemies Of Metallic Anniversary Tour ’23”, which 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”.
“This anniversary tour, is what it’s, we’re gonna be enjoying, hopefully, all of the stuff individuals need, however there will be a few the newer tracks in there — stuff that is arduous hitting and kicks ass, as a result of the band now has a distinct guitar participant, a distinct drummer,” he stated. “And, in fact, that modifications the vitality construction of the band. It at all times occurs when you could have totally different members are available. They convey their vitality to what MANOWAR is. It is nonetheless MANOWAR, however with a distinct persona. It is like a distinct girlfriend, no matter. You get extra info. You combine whisky and beer; you continue to have quite a lot of alcohol, however it’s a distinct enjoyable.”
Requested if the brand new MANOWAR album is “just about completed,” Joey stated: “Nicely, for instance some songs are just about completed. As a result of now that we now have a brand new guitar participant, swiftly, as I stated, it modifications issues and concepts come: ‘Let’s do that and take a look at that.'”
Conceived as a “thanks” for the steadfast and passionate assist of the Greek Manowarriors, “The Revenge Of Odysseus” is MANOWAR‘s tackle Homer‘s basic story of the nice hero Odysseus and his lengthy and threatening quest to return to his spouse and son, and defend his house and household.
MANOWAR performed the primary of two “secret” warm-up exhibits in June at Jovel Music Corridor in Münster, Germany. DeMaio and his bandmates have 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 alternative for Anders Johannson who introduced earlier that day that he could be unable to affix MANOWAR on the band’s “Crushing The Enemies Of Metallic Anniversary Tour ’22/’23” as a consequence of “household commitments.”
Based mostly in Los Angeles, Chedrick has been a metallic addict his complete life. Early influences embrace 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 proper sound.
Three months in the past, MANOWAR introduced that it had recruited metallic shred legend Michael Angelo Batio to play guitar for the band on its 2023 “Crushing The Enemies Of Metallic” tour. The information got here within the wake of guitarist Evandro “EV” Martel‘s announcement that he was taking a break from touring for some time for “private causes”.
Batio, who will play his first exhibits with MANOWAR beginning February 2023, is a veteran each within the studio and on stage.
Voted by Guitar One journal the “No. 1 Quickest Guitar Shredder of All Time”, Chicago native Batio is an achieved musician in lots of genres, however is finest identified for his lightning-fast metallic performances. He’s famend the world over for his technical mastery of the fretboard, extraordinarily quick choosing and his invention, the “MAB Over Below” method. His skill to play a double-necked and quad-necked guitar utilizing each arms has earned him the respect of followers and fellow musicians alike.
“We have identified Michael for a few years and have at all times admired his work,” stated DeMaio. “His method is astounding. Once we invited him to return and jam with us, we performed collectively on the pace of sunshine. The whole lot fell into place instantly. We’re prepared for a killer tour!”
Michael Angelo Batio stated: “I couldn’t be extra excited! I really like metallic greater than something, and it does not get extra metallic than MANOWAR! I am unable to wait to get on stage and play for the MANOWAR followers!”
Martel, who beforehand performed with the Brazilian MANOWAR tribute band KINGS OF STEEL, ended up becoming a member of MANOWAR because the alternative for longtime MANOWAR guitarist Karl Logan. This previous July, Logan was sentenced to 5 and a half years in jail for possessing youngster pornography.
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