MANOWAR has just revealed some of the incredible things that are scheduled to happen at the Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany.
MANOWAR will invite all of the original members from each lineup to join them on stage for a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Ross The Boss and original MANOWAR drummer Donnie Hamzik will perform, and so will Rhino and David Shankle.
Speaking of special guests, the legendary actor Mr. Christopher Lee will narrate the original parts recorded by Orson Welles in the songs "Dark Avenger" and "Defender" live on stage with MANOWAR.
The festival will be filmed in high definition with 30 cameras and recorded live in Surround Sound with Germany's best mobile recording truck.
This will be MANOWAR's biggest production ever that will feature a 100-piece orchestra and a 100-piece choir.
Famed stage and lighting designer Rick Smith is working with the band at this very moment on an incredible stage and lighting design that is sure to be one of the, if not the biggest PA, lighting and staging ever for a metal festival.
Finally, the first Official MANOWAR Mega Fan Convention will take place as a three-day event to be held on July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany.
Here is a list of just some of the things that are planned:
- Autograph, interview and photo sessions with current and past band members;
- Rare historical items from the band's personal archive will be on display as well as for sale;
- Guest speakers and seminars will include: Ken Kelly (artist who has painted all MANOWAR album and DVD covers since "Fighting The World"), Paul Clark (MANOWAR's original road manager), Dawk (MANOWAR's equipment design engineer), Dan Lee (head of MANOWAR's security team), Jay Bergen (MANOWAR's attorney), John Kalodner (legendary A&R guru), Scott Harris (MANOWAR's chopper mechanic), Neil Johnson (MANOWAR's video director), Rainer Hansel (MANOWAR's German tour promoter) and more!
- Guitar and drum clinics;
- Many incredible prizes;
- Miss Manowar Contest 2005;
- And much more! Visit the Worldwide Web Warriors Zine at www.webwarriors.tk for more information.
Also, a custom made chopper will be given away to a lucky fan on stage!
MANOWAR's DVD "Hell On Earth Part 4" will be released around the time of the festival and will include a brand new MANOWAR single with some possible additions of a few other surprises. And those are just a few of the very special moments MANOWAR has planned for you.
Tickets for the Earthshaker Fest 2005 are available for sale now. Tickets for the Mega Fan Convention will be available soon.