Gig Of The Week: Manowar
WHERE:Glasgow O2 Academy
WHEN: Tuesday, November 1
The kings of true metal return to the UK, and at a time when the type of metal they pioneered so long ago is bigger than ever, Manowar’s stock on this Metal Hammer sponsored visit has never been higher.
The band – vocalist Eric Adams, guitarist Karl Logan, bassist Joey DeMaio and drummer Donnie Hamzik – will be playing the whole of their classic debut album Battle Hymns (recently re-recorded as Battle Hymns MMXI), and are also promising, “Face-melting metal classics, as requested by our fans”.
The band have no doubts as to why their reputation now is bigger than ever over here.
“Because we have persisted. Manowar fans know that we are true to ourselves and to our music. We are no ass-kissers who would ever follow trends or do anything we don’t believe in. Our fans are the same. That has formed this unique bond between Manowar and our fans that you don’t find with other bands.”
However, while the band are very much looking forward to following up the huge buzz created by their show in Birmingham on May 27 this year, right now they have no plans for any further live activity here. Still, after Glasgow you can seem then during November at:
Fri. 4: Leeds O2 Academy
Sat. 5: London Brixton O2 Academy
Sun. 6: Cardiff Great Hall
Wed. 9: Dublin Academy
Thu. 10: Belfast Mandella Hall
Says DeMaio: “After 16 years, Manowar will return to the UK — I mean, the whole of the UK: England, Scotland, Ireland, North Ireland and Wales. Fuck the world! Hail and kill!”
Find out more at www.manowar.com