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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS 'THE BOSS' FRIEDMAN: 'If You Have To Rely On Backing Tracks, I Don't Think You're A Very Good Live Band'

Former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman says that bands who rely heavily on backing tracks during their concerts are not very good live performers. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology...
February 27, 2023

MANOWAR's JOEY DEMAIO 'Can't Wait To Get To Court' In Band's Dispute With HELLFEST Organizers

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio says that he is looking forward to presenting his case in court in his dispute with the Hellfest organizers over the cancelation of the band's concert at the 2019 edition of the French heavy metal festival. It was reported on June 21, 2019 that MANOWAR's performance at th...
February 11, 2023

MANOWAR Releases New Song 'Loud And Hard Strong And Fast' Dedicated To The Band's Loyal German Fans

MANOWAR has just released a new song called "Laut Und Hart Stark Und Schnell" dedicated to the band's loyal German fans. Check out the official lyric video below. "Laut Und Hart Stark Und Schnell", which translates into "Loud And Hard Strong And Fast", is an anthemic mid-tempo hymn in the vein of MA...
February 9, 2023

Watch New MANOWAR Lineup Perform In Brno, Czech Republic

The Classic Rock Forever 91 YouTube channel has uploaded video of MANOWAR's January 26 concert at Hala Vodova in Brno, Czech Republic. Check it out below. Four months ago, MANOWAR announced that it had recruited Michael Angelo Batio, a veteran both in the studio and on stage, to play guitar for...
January 26, 2023

Raised On Heavy Radio

Having sung with Ritchie Blackmore 's RAINBOW to great acclaim and, more recently, taken on the frontman role with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, Ronnie Romero could reasonably claim to have little to prove at this point. Fortunately, the Chilean has a voracious appetite for doing what he does best. A sequ...
January 25, 2023

At The Heart Of Wintervale

From the very start, TWILIGHT FORCE made it plain that their ambition knew no limits. On the surface, the Swedes were another symphonically inclined power metal band with a hard-on for the exploration of wild, fantasy realms, with additional LARP-ing possibilities for the truly devoted. Even on thei...
January 16, 2023

GUS G., MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO And ROWAN ROBERTSON ATo Join Forces For 'Electric Guitarlands' European Tour

Gus G., Michael Angelo Batio, Rowan Robertson and Andy Martongelli will team up for the "Electric Guitarlands" European tour this spring. Each concert will be a fantastic musical evening with four of the best guitarists in the world of rock music, performing for more than two hours of entertainment....
January 12, 2023

K.K. DOWNING's KK'S PRIEST To Perform At Sweden's TIME TO ROCK Festival

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing's new band KK'S PRIEST will perform at this summer's Time To Rock festival, set to take place July 8-10 in Knislinge, Sweden The announcement comes one month after KK'S PRIEST revealed that it would co-headline this year's edition of the Alcatraz open air h...
January 9, 2023

MANOWAR Guitarist MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO Addresses 'Controversy' Over JOEY DEMAIO's Bass Playing

In the two-and-a-half-minute video below, new MANOWAR guitarist Michael Angelo Batio responds to the controversy about Joey DeMaio's bass playing technique, as seen in his solo during MANOWAR's show in Mexico Michael Angelo's and Joey's warm-up shredding in the studio. Michael Angelo addresses comme...
January 7, 2023

MANOWAR Shares 'Metal In The Arctic' Mini Documentary About Concert In Svalbard, Norway

On April 16, 2019, MANOWAR was the first major heavy metal band to play in Longyearbyen on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Longyearbyen is the world's northernmost settlement with a population greater than 1,000, meaning nobody lives closer to the Arctic Circle year round than the people of Lon...
December 27, 2022


Hugely popular in their native Germany — and therefore, almost by default, in Austria and Switzerland, too — FEUERSCHWANZ have been injecting the folk / medieval metal scene with bombast and boisterousness since 2004. When they first emerged with debut album "Prima Nocte" in 2005, their sound was on...
December 27, 2022

Watch Pro-Shot Video Of MANOWAR Performing 'Warriors Of The World United' In Mexico

MANOWAR has shared a performance video of the song "Warriors Of The World United", recorded live at the band's first-ever concert in Mexico at the Hell & Heaven Metal Fest on March 14, 2020. "Warriors Of The World United", first released on MANOWAR's 2002 best-selling album "Warriors Of The Worl...
December 25, 2022

MANOWAR Shares Snippet Of New Song

MANOWAR has shared a snippet of one of the tracks which will appear on the band's upcoming album. Earlier today (Friday, December 23),the Eric Adams-fronted shared a short video from the recording studio and captioned the clip: "FIRST preview into one of the new songs. Stay tuned!" A few days ago,...
December 23, 2022

JOEY DEMAIO: MANOWAR Is Working On 'Ass-Kicking' Songs For Next Studio Album

Joey DeMaio says that MANOWAR is working on "ass-kicking" songs for the band's long-awaited new studio album. Although MANOWAR has released a couple of EPs in recent years — including "The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights)", which came out in June — the group hasn't issued a full-length effort since...
December 20, 2022

TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On KK'S PRIEST: 'The Plan Is To Just Tour Non-Stop For A Year Or Two'

In a new interview with The Metal Voice, former JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens spoke about the status of the sophomore album from his new group KK'S PRIEST, in which he is joined by another ex-JUDAS PRIEST member, guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NE...
December 16, 2022