The lovable New York fathers and originators to the power metal genre MANOWAR are set to call it a day, hanging up their loin cloths, baby oil and plastic swords once and for all. A band which more or less inspired an entire genre, with a layer of sky high over the top theatrics and content that blur the fine line between of seriousness and parody.
Formed in 1980, Joey DeMaio and his merry men have fought and battled for metal with an illustrious career spanning 13 studio albums; with songs about war, glory, and Norse mythology with countless world tours during their career that has spanned three decades. They have also had actor and director Orson Welles as a narrator on the track Dark Avenger, and are famous for the track Battle Hymn that shares the name of their début album released in 1982 – often played at rock nights and favoured metal-head watering holes the world over.
The final tour, referred to on their official website as The Final Battle will start in Germany and scheduled to visit various countries worldwide; with dates to be announced soon – upping the ante from their Gods And Kings World Tour which will be a fantastic send off for fans new and old.
MANOWAR‘s post on The Final Battle:
“The Gods And Kings Tour was a groundbreaking moment in our career. The stage, sound, video and you, our fans, were magnificent!
Coming off such an amazing tour it was clear that the next time we must go even bigger and beyond anything we have ever done; something that will fulfill every Manowarrior’s dreams. Then that will be the ultimate moment to say Thank You and farewell!
The Final Battle will begin in Germany and take us all over the world to say goodbye to all of you.
If you know Metal
you know MANOWAR.
If you know MANOWAR
you know Metal!
Those who join this tour will be left with an eternal memory; having witnessed the band that has dedicated their blood, hearts, souls and every moment of their career to True Heavy Metal.
We are calling all Manowarriors to prepare yourselves now and to join us for The Final Battle!”
Tour dates will be announced soon.
Like MANOWAR on Facebook