Fan-filmed video of MANOWARJune 22 concert in Athens, Greece during the “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour” can be seen below.
Earlier this week, MANOWAR released a new digital EP, “The Revenge of Odysseus (Highlights)”through Magic Circle Entertainment† For this project, which is based on: “The Odyssey”† Homerthe story of the great hero Odysseus and his long and perilous quest to return to his wife and son, MANOWAR went to extremes: bassist/leader Joey DeMaio traveled to Athens to record a story with the father-and-son team It costs and Konstantinos Kazakos† It costsacclaimed in Greece for his participation in many films and as an accomplished theater actor and writer, and his son Constantinewho is also a talented actor told a moving dialogue between Odysseus and his son telemachus† And to honor the historical source material, they did so in Ancient Greek, translated from English by Sakis Tolis from Greek metal band ROTARY CHRIST†
“It was a pleasure and a privilege to work with It costs and Constantine† Sakis and all others involved in this narration,” from may said. “I call It costs ‘the Greek Orson Welles‘, not only because these two giants share many remarkable talents and outstanding voices, but also because they are equally passionate about delivering a perfect narration while being humble and kind at the same time! We can’t wait to share everything with our fans.”
“The Revenge of Odysseus (Highlights)” tracklist:
01. The theme of Athens (00:57)
02. Telemachus – Part I (with Konstantinos Kazakos and Sakis Tolis) (Ancient Greek) (2:42)
03. Where eagles fly (with Chiara Tricarico) (3:27)
04. Odysseus and Calypso – The Island of Ogygia (with Kostas Kazakos) (Ancient Greek) (00:45 )
Asked in an interview in December 2021 with Metal hammer The Greek TV show “TV War” as the following MANOWAR release would be a full album or be the previously planned sequel to 2019’s “The Last Stroke I” ep, Joey said, “That’s a really good question. You’re the first to ask that. And right now I really don’t know what’s coming because we had the inspiration to write this song, which I thought could be a very long normal song – maybe 10 minutes – ‘The Revenge of Odysseus’† And it just got out of hand – it just kept growing and growing. It started with, “Maybe it’ll just be in English.” Then it was, “Maybe it will be in Greek.” And then it didn’t just become Greek – ancient Greek. And then something like famous storytellers. And then it became, ‘No, we’ll take one of the most famous, if not the most famous actor in Greece.’ And then his son plays the part of Telemachus. And it just got bigger and bigger and bigger. And now, when they came into the studio here in Athens and started recording, it turned out to be so amazing. And now I’m in a big problem – there are so many incredible things these guys have performed… So the reality, just hearing words has given me the challenge, how can I match this amazing performance with music worthy of this one will be beautiful, beautiful performances? So it’s a big damn problem. So I’m looking forward to getting back into the studio and serving this as best I can.”
MANOWAR played the first of two “secret” warm-up shows on June 4 at the Jovel Music Hall in Münster, Germany. from may and his bandmates were billed as THE MEN OF STEEL (performing “the music of MANOWAR“) for the performance, which marked MANOWARDebut live performance with new drummer Dave Chedrickwho has previously played with RAVEN and DEATH RITUALamong other things.
Chedrick joined MANOWAR as a replacement for Anders Johannson who announced earlier that day that he could not participate? MANOWAR about the upcoming band “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour ’22/’23” because of ‘family obligations’.
Based in Los Angeles, Chedrick has been a metal addict all his life. Early influences include: John Bonham† Neil Peart and especially late MANOWAR drummer Scott Columbus† An experienced studio musician, Dave is praised for his professionalism, easygoing spirit and willingness to always go one step further in the quest for the perfect sound.
MANOWAR‘s “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour ’22/’23” celebrates the band’s four-decade career with a focus on four signatures MANOWAR albums and their anniversaries: 40th anniversary of “Battle Songs”35th birthday of “Fight the World”30th birthday of “The Triumph of Steel”20th anniversary of “Warriors of the World”†