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26th November 2017


Just hours before playing a sold-out concert in Munich, Germany, as part of their 'Final Battle' World Tour, Manowar's Joey DeMaio made a sensational and unexpected announcement.

For the first time ever, Joey will open the secret Manowar archives so that fans can finally hear the official history of the band, from the very beginning until now.

Joey will unfold 'The Blood Of The Kings', which will include life on the road and in the studio, the glory and the battles, the secrets and the triumph of steel, chapter by chapter, live, onstage and in person, in a captivating one-man multimedia show.

'The Blood Of The Kings' Spoken Word Tour is a rare, personal look inside the exceptional career of one of the most iconic, most enduring bands in Heavy Metal and it will take place throughout Germany in November 2019.

It is expected, but not confirmed, that the 'Final Battle World Tour', Manowar's very last outing, will be over by then. Whether further dates will be added to 'The Blood Of The Kings' Spoken Word Tour 2019 also remains to be seen.

'The Blood Of The Kings' – Spoken Word Tour 2019 confirmed tour dates:
1st November 2019: Munich - Technikum
2nd November 2019: Nuremberg – Kleine Meistersingerhalle
3rd November 2019: Stuttgart – Liederhalle (Silchersaal)
4th November 2019: Frankfurt - Batschkapp
5th November 2019: Dusseldorf – Savoy Theater
7th November 2019: Bochum - Christuskirche
8th November 2019: Hamburg – Kleine Laeiszhalle
9th November 2019: Berlin – Tempodrom (Kleine Arena)
10th November 2019: Leipzig – Haus Leipzig


Monday 27th November: Messehalle – Erfurt, Germany
Tuesday 28th November: Tempodrom – Berlin, Germany
Wednesday 29th November: Tempodrom – Berlin, Germany
Friday 1st December: Grugahalle – Essen, Germany
Sunday 3rd December: Sparkassen Arena – Kiel, Germany
Tuesday 5th December: Palladium – Cologne, Germany
Friday 8th December: Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
Saturday 9th December: Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
Tuesday 12th December: Arena Trier – Trier, Germany
Friday 15th December: Porsche Arena – Stuttgart, Germany
Saturday 16th December: Porsche Arena – Stuttgart, Germany

Manowar are:
Eric Adams - Vocals
Marcus Castellani - Drums
Karl Logan - Guitars
Joey DeMaio - Bass

Photos: Sebastian Konopka (c) 2016 Magic Circle Entertainment. All rights reserved.




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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