Former MANOWAR/current DICTATORS guitarist and solo artist Ross The Boss kicked off his "New Metal Leader" tour with a warm-up show last Thursday night (November 6) at the Jugend- und Programmzentrum in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Ross said, "Basically, we kicked ass!!! To me it was the climax of a long wait in my life. Finally with the right band, the right songs, the right label, the right time! Because it's right now!"He added, "The whole night was great. We got a very great feedback and the club was packed full of metalheads. They screamed every song with us, they knew the words already and we had a big party with all of them. "Because of my band — Patrick, Matze and Carsten — we played that show in their hometown Kaiserslautern. We're seeing all of our old friends and we are making many new ones." Watch fan-filmed video footage of the warm-up concert below. The "New Metal Leader" tour officially kicks off on November 11 in Barcelona, Spain. "New Metal Leader", the new album from Ross The Boss, recently entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 99. According to a press release, Ross "continues his legacy with a true metal album that doesn't deny his past and displays his charismatic style of creating great music. Imagine a basket of first-class, stomping, ground shaking epic heavy metal in the style of 'Battle Hymns', 'Into Glory Ride', 'Hail To England' and 'Sign Of The Hammer' — this is exactly what you get here. . . Tracks like 'Blood Of Knives', 'God Of Dying' and 'I Got The Right' would have been highlights even on MANOWAR's glorious releases from 1982-1988. The battle shouts of 'We Will Kill' haunt you to the day you die, the thrilling up-tempo smasher 'Death & Glory' and a goodtime-rocker like 'May The Gods Be With You' then round off the whole spectrum of ROSS THE BOSS. Add to this the majestic epic tracks 'God Of Dying' and 'Immortal Son' (both in the tradition of eternal hymns like 'Bridge Of Death' and 'Guyana (Cult Of The Damned)', every fan of the early MANOWAR must be crying out in joy!" "New Metal Leader" was made available in the following formats: standard CD, limited digipack CD and limited two-LP gatefold vinyl. The limited digipack and the gatefold vinyl contain two bonus tracks.
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