Coinciding with Joey DeMaio's upcoming spoken-word tour, MANOWAR will release its first-ever book, the pictorial history of MANOWAR. Titled "The Blood Of The Kings - Vol. I", the limited-edition hardcover book will be packed with rare photos of MANOWAR: onstage, in the studio and in private moments outside the limelight. Over 200 pages full of memories and mementos curated by the bandmembers themselves — a dream come true for any metal fan.
"Going through our archives, looking at all these amazing pictures of our beginnings was a phenomenal journey in time, that brought back so many incredible memories. We are excited to share them with our fans!" said DeMaio. "I can't wait to tell the stories behind the photos on my spoken-word tour."
With a vault bursting with outstanding photographs taken over four decades, "The Blood Of The Kings" will be released in several volumes. Book I unfolds MANOWAR's career in chapters, each devoted to an album — from their crushing debut "Battle Hymns" to the metal milestone "Kings Of Metal", a pivotal moment in the band's long-lasting reign.
"The Blood Of The Kings - Vol. I", the only authorized MANOWAR book, will be available exclusively at The Kingdom Of Steel and on DeMaio's upcoming spoken-word tour, starting November 1.
The spoken-word tour is a captivating one-man multimedia show, featuring rare photos and videos from MANOWAR's archives. Little-known stories about the glory and the battles; the secrets, and the triumphs of steel; life on the road and in the studio and beyond — told straight from the source.
Presale for the limited-edition hardcover book "The Blood Of The Kings - Vol. I" starts soon.
This past May, DeMaio said that MANOWAR was "not retiring," despite the fact that it announced its "final" tour more than three years ago. " I'm too young to retire," he told Bulgaria's Z Rock Radio. I'm like Peter Pan — I'm a boy in a man's body. I'm, like, 15 years old in my mind."
Back in May 2016, MANOWAR revealed that it would say "thank you", "farewell" and "goodbye" to its fans on a world tour that would be "bigger and beyond anything" the group had ever done.
MANOWAR released a new EP, "The Final Battle I", in March. Parts II and III of the trilogy will arrive at a later date, inspired by MANOWAR's adventures on the remainder of "The Final Battle".