According to SofiaEcho.com, Joey DeMaio and Eric Adams from MANOWAR arrived in Bulgaria to take part in the New Year'e Eve concert in the town of Kavarna on Bulgaria's Black Sea.
Novinite.com reports that Kavarna will celebrate New Year's Eve with a heavy metal concert, as has become traditional in recent years, featuring Bulgarian rock band BTR, U.S. power metal act HOLYHELL and British metal veterans SAXON.
Adams and DeMaio, who also produces HOLYHELL, will also take part in the New Year's Eve concert. The musicians were flown to the Varna Airport on Saturday on the IRON MAIDEN jet by none other than MAIDEN lead singer Bruce Dickinson, the daily newspaper Dnevnik reported.
Kavarna mayor Tsonko Tsonev said that it was the first time in history that the lead singer of one iconic heavy metal band flew another legendary rock group to Kavarna.
Kavarna is the location of the annual Kaliakra Rock Fest, which featured MANOWAR as the headliner band in 2007. The festival and the rock concerts on New Year's Eve have made the town a popular holiday location for rockers from Bulgaria and neighboring countries.
The three-hour-long concert on Monday, broadcast on cable channel BBT, will end with Eric Adams singing the Bulgarian anthem, which he performed during the band's concert in June, as well. [See fan-filmed footage of that performance below.]
After the concert, the celebrations will continue with a feast, paid for by the city hall, including ten lambs and more than 500 litres of wine.