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24th March 2011


Just three days to go now until Manowar reclaim England and fans across Europe have been praising the band's performances on the 'Battle Hymns 2011' tour.

Manowar are bringing the latest sound system over to the UK to add to their already incredible show. Digital Audio Sound (D.A.S.). This is a very serious sound system and you can read all about it by clicking here.

Birmingham is going to experience some very serious power on Sunday night.

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But the power of Metal itself is mightier than even Manowar's supersonic superb sound system.

Hiroyuki Kashiwagi: "I went to both shows in Cleveland and they were the greatest shows I've ever seen. I flew all the way from Japan and it was totally worth it. 100% pure true Metal was there. You gave me the power to help my country which is suffering from the terrible disaster."

There's a lot more fan reaction to the recent gigs in Europe on the official Manowar site and you can read it all by clicking here.

"The sound systems of other bands are like toasters compared to MANOWARS!" Comment from Zack D.

Speculation is rife over what the set-list will be on Sunday. Joey said when the gig was annnounced that the band would be playing the 'Battle Hymns' album in its entirety and this has been the case in the recent European shows.

Here is the setlist from the concert at Principal Club Theatre, Thessaloniki, Greece on Saturday 19th March 2011. This should be a good indicator of what to expect, however surely 'Hail To England' will be included on Sunday? How could it not be...

Death Tone
Metal Daze
Fast Taker
Shell Shock
Dark Avenger
William's Tale
Battle Hymn
Sun Of Death (guitar solo)
Brothers of Metal Pt. 1
Kill With Power
Metal Warriors
Fighting the World
Heart of Steel
The Gods Made Heavy Metal
Sons of Odin
Call to Arms
Hail and Kill
Sign of the Hammer
House of Death


Kings of Metal
King of Kings
Warriors of the World United
Black Wind, Fire and Steel
The Crown And The Ring (Outro)

We'll be doing a full review of Manowar's triumphant return to these shores of course and we'll publish this as early we can next week. In the meantime, a mighty welcome and Hail to Manowar. Return Of The Warlords.

I will not cease from Metal Fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England's green and pleasant Land

Remaining dates on Manowar 'Battle Hymns' Tour 2011

Friday March 25 @ St. Jakobshalle in Basel - Switzerland
Sunday March 27 @ O2 Academy in Birmingham - UK (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday March 29 @ Tradgarn in Gothenburg - Sweden (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday March 30 @ Tradgarn in Gothenburg - Sweden (SOLD OUT)
Thursday March 31 @ Tradgarn in Gothenburg - Sweden
Saturday April 02 @ Campo Pequeno in Lisbon - Portugal
Friday April 08 @ Rodahal in Kerkrade - The Netherlands
Sunday April 10 @ La Riviera in Madrid - Spain



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

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