Manowar fans from all over the world were given a special holiday hour of power when all four members of their favorite band were online for an impromptu chat with their fans on Facebook.
"It was a spontaneous idea. The response to 'Battle Hymns 2011' has been massive! We received it almost in real time via Facebook, literally moments after the fans downloaded the album at its first day of release from The Kingdom Of Steel. So we wanted to thank them immediately", said Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio.
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From touring requests to discussions about beer, bikes, girls and guitars to comments on the new album 'Battle Hymns 2011'; the topics were diverse and both fans and band had a great time.
"We had a blast!" said vocalist Eric Adams after the session ended. "Nothing can compare to meeting the fans face to face - but the direct interaction on the internet comes as close as it gets. We'll definitely do this again!"
'Battle Hymns 2011', featuring 'Lord Of The Rings' star Sir Christopher Lee as special guest, is available right now as instant digital download and as CD and Limited Edition Picture Vinyl pre-order at http://www.thekingdomofsteel.com/. The store exclusively also offers a limited quantity of autographed CDs and Vinyls as special Christmas treats.
'Battle Hymns 2011', will be released across Europe starting December 3rd 2010 and in the USA and Canada on February 1st 2011.
The album is available as DRM-free digital download, CD and Limited Edition Picture Vinyl.
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If you want to find out when the next Facebook chat with the members of Manowar will happen, just go to www.facebook.com/manowar and click "Like". Chat announcements will be posted as status updates.
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Fan Quotes from www.facebook.com/manowar :
Sebastian S.: "I'm listening now to Dark Avenger. Christopher Lee is doing an awesome job. Hope that he has some work to do for Hammer Of The Gods. Can't stop listening the new Battle Hymns. This new power in these old songs is just shattering my mind."
Tamás H.: "No doubt! The album sure kicks ass! HAIL!"
Steven J.: "Ordered my copy a yesterday. Got the digital download. What an album, Hail and Kill from New Zealand."
Deane P.: "I'm amazed about how good it is i thought it was amazing before so didn't think the original album could be topped :D"
Lyrian S.: "Thank you for improving a masterpiece beyond anyone's expectations!! Hail From Denmark & Greece"
Matt F.: "You've taken one of the greatest metal albums of all time and made it even better. Exceptional."
Giovanna F.: "I still cannot tell which one I like better!!!! But Dark Avenger made me cry! Amazing! Best purchase of the year! Thank you, guys! Just can't wait for the cd! HAIL!"
Danny G.: "Damn guys.... you really outdid yourselves on this one........ great job now I anxiously await Hammer Of The Gods...... great to hear Donnie tearing it up with you guys again..... 180 of my friends fists up in the air and counting.... hail my brothers and goodnight..... ManOwaR kills!"
Giovanna F.: "Thank you guys, for what I've been listening to the last 12 hours! Thank you Joey, for William's Tale! And thank all of you, who made everything just perfect!! Metal heals! HAIL!"