MANOWAR will relerase a brand new single, "The Sons Of Odin", on February 27, 2006. This 10-minute epic, in classic true metal style, sets the perfect tone for the impending release of the yet-untitled full-length album, scheduled for April 3, 2006.
Entitled "The Sons Of Odin", the upcoming CD will feature MANOWAR's patented, lion-hearted metal riffs mixed with arena-rock stomping grooves and orchestral arrangements. The single will also feature a remixed and re-recorded version of last summer's first single, "King Of Kings", another fast and furious outing originally released only as a bonus on the band's latest DVD, "Hell On Earth IV".
The 2005 festival season marked MANOWAR's most outrageous appearances to date, with the metal warriors headlining Europe's biggest festivals, including a three-hour-long concert at the Earthshaker Fest in Geiselwind, Germany. The band's performance included a 200-piece choir and orchestra and special guest appearances by all former MANOWAR members. Encouraged by the rabid fan reaction, it seems clear that the upcoming MANOWAR album will feature a well-balanced combination of die-hard metal headshakers as well as monumental ballads in the vein of "Heart Of Steel" and "Courage".
MANOWAR will continue their "Demons, Dragons and Warriors World Tour" in Europe beginning in late March, featuring Italian epic-metal legends RHAPSODY as special guests and introducing the newest female-fronted superstar 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 the world, reaching gold status in Germany.
The upcoming MANOWAR album will be released on the band’s own label, Magic Circle Music.
"Demons, Dragons and Warriors World Tour" with RHAPSODY and HOLYHELL:
Mar. 25 - Greece -Athens - Stadium Peace & Friendship
Mar. 27 - Switzerland - Winterthur - Eulachhalle
Mar. 30 - Czech Republic - Zlin - Novesta
Mar. 31 - Czech Republic - Ostrava - Poruba
Apr. 01 - Czech Republic - Plzen - Hala Lokomotiva
Apr. 02 - Czech Republic - Pardubice - Duhova Arena
Apr. 04 - Germany -Frankfurt - Festhalle
Apr. 06 - Germany - Munich - Olympiahalle
Apr. 07 - Germany - Stuttgart - Schleyerhalle
Apr. 08 - Germany - Nuremberg - Arena
Apr. 10 - Germany - Berlin - Max-Schmeling-Halle
Apr. 11 - Germany - Dortmund - Westfalenhalle