MANOWAR will release their first-ever EP, entitled "The Sons of Odin", on the following dates:
October 6, 2006 (Germany)
October 9, 2006 (rest of Europe)
October 24, 2006 (USA)
"We decided that just a single wasn't enough," said bassist Joey DeMaio. "We want to give our fans maximum value for minimum expense and the EP format is the best way to do that. It gives us the opportunity to cram tons of audio and video content into one package."
The EP will feature over 27 minutes of total playing time. Besides "The Sons of Odin" — which features MANOWAR's patented, lion-hearted metal riffs mixed with arena-rock stomping grooves and orchestral arrangements — the EP includes the title track from the upcoming MANOWAR full-length album, "Gods of War", an orchestral version of the new song "Odin" and live performances of "The Ascension" and "King of Kings" from the Earthshaker Fest 2005. A special Immortal Package digipak version will also feature a bonus DVD boasting 38 minutes of footage from the first-ever MANOWAR Fan Convention in 2005 and the band's rehearsal of "Heart of Steel" — recorded in the Czech Republic with a full choir and orchestra — as well as a video trailer for the upcoming "Live at Earthshaker Fest 2005" DVD. Finally, the DVD will also include a special audio section with 5.1 audio mixes of all 5 EP songs as well as a slide show of exclusive MANOWAR live shots and photos submitted by fans.
MANOWAR will continue their "Demons, Dragons and Warriors World Tour" in Europe beginning in late November, featuring Italian epic-metal legends RHAPSODY OF FIRE as special guests and introducing the newest female-fronted group HOLYHELL to the world.
MANOWAR has sold over eight million records worldwide. The last studio album, "Warriors of The World", was a critically-acclaimed chart-topper throughout Europe, reaching gold status in Germany.
The upcoming MANOWAR album will be released on the band's own label, Magic Circle Music.
MANOWAR's "Live at Earthshaker Fest 2005" DVD is scheduled for release on November 10.