Original MANOWAR Guitarist's ROSS THE BOSS BAND Hard At Work On Debut Album
September 27, 2007
Norton Records plans to release of a compilation of DICTATORS demos and unreleased tracks called "Every Day Is Saturday" in the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, former DICTATORS/MANOWAR guitarist Ross The Boss and the ROSS THE BOSS BAND are focusing solely on writing new music for their highly anticipated first album.
When asked why he's not giving away much info about the new stuff, Ross replied, "Just because a lion is still does not mean it is not ready to attack."
Ross The Boss recently inked a deal with Germany's AFM Records.
Ross founded MANOWAR along with Joey DeMaio in the early '80s and recorded such metal milestones as "Battle Hymns" (1982),"Into Glory Ride" (1983),"Hail to England" (1984),"Sign of the Hammer" (1984),"Fighting The World" (1987) and "Kings of Metal" (1988). He left the band after the recordings of "Kings of Metal" and made a brief appearance with them at the legendary Earthshaker Fest in 2005.
In 2006 Ross played along with the MANOWAR cover band MEN OF WAR, featuring members of the German metal act IVORY NIGHT, at the Keep It True festival, playing songs from the early MANOWAR albums. More shows followed and finally Ross decided to make a new record with the same musicians under the name ROSS THE BOSS.
ROSS THE BOSS' debut album will be released in 2008. Samples of two songs, entitled "I Got the Right" and "We Will Kill", are available for download at this location. Video footage of ROSS THE BOSS performing the MANOWAR classic "Hail and Kill" at the Rock Hard Festival in Germany can be viewed below.