MANOWAR will release a new single, "The Sons of Odin", on October 6, followed by a full-length DVD containing the historic Earthshaker Fest 2005 performance on November 10. "The Sons of Odin" will be available in two different versions — a jewelcase edition and a "special edition six-flap digipack" featuring a bonus DVD. Die bonus DVD will serve as a document of the Fan Convention, band rehearsals sessions and other material in connection with the band's appearance at Germany's Earthshaker Fest 2005.
"The Sons of Odin" EP
01. The Sons Of Odin
02. Gods Of War
04. The Ascension (Live Version)
05. King Of Kings (Live Version)
"Immortal Package" Bonus DVD:
* Documentary of the 2005 Fan Convention (short version) (32 minutes)
* Band rehearsal of "Heart of Steel" in Czech Republic with full orchestra and choir (6 minutes)
* DVD Trailer for "Live at Earthshaker Fest 2005" (6 minutes)
* Slideshow of photos of 2005 Fan Convention and live shows
The "Live at Earthshaker Fest 2005" DVD containing the historic Earthshaker Fest 2005 will include the following footage:
* Live At Earthshaker Fest - Full show - 2 ½ hours
DVD 2 - Earthshaker bonus disc:
* Fan Convention documentary (long version) (3 hours)
* "The Day the Earth Shook" documentary (45 minutes)
* "Battle Hymn" - Geiselwind Rehearsal (12 minutes)
MANOWAR's new studio album, entitled "Gods of War", is tentatively scheduled for release in January.
MANOWAR were forced to reschedule some of their previously announced European dates earlier in the year due to an unfortunate accident involving MANOWAR guitarist Karl Logan. "Our first concern was to be sure that Karl was in good condition," MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio said at the time. "As soon as we were certain Karl would be able to play again in the near future, we wanted to give our fans as much information as possible to keep them abreast of plans for the tour."
MANOWAR has sold over eight million records worldwide. The group's last studio album, "Warriors of the World", was a critically acclaimed chart-topper in Europe, reaching gold status in Germany.
The upcoming MANOWAR album will be released on the band's own label, Magic Circle Music.