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[21.07.2011 18:59] Manowar UK / Irleand - Tour 2011

After 16 long years, Manowar returned triumphantly to England in March 2011 with a historic sold-out concert in Birmingham. That obviously wasn't enough for the Manowarriors in the UK and they demanded the loudest band in the world return, but this time for a FULL UK/Ireland tour: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Wales! And once again Manowar heard the call of their fans!

During the spring, the Leg 1 of the sold-out Battle Hymns 2011 Tour conquered the USA, Greece, Switzerland, England, Sweden, Portugal, The Netherlands and Spain. The Battle Hymns 2011 UK/Ireland Tour will bring the power of Manowar's incredibly intense performance back into the halls and will shake the walls! The band will perform their debut album "Battle Hymns" in its entirety, along with the other epic hymns that all Manowar fans live for!

During an exclusive pre-sale period, which starts on Friday, July 22 2011, tickets will only be available through Metal Hammer UK. Stay tuned for more details!

Battle Hymns 2011 UK/Ireland Tour Dates:

Tue, Nov 1, 2011 – O2 Academy Glasgow – Glasgow, Scotland
Fri, Nov 4, 2011 – O2 Academy Leeds – Leeds, England
Sat, Nov 5, 2011 – O2 Academy Brixton – London, England
Sun, Nov 6, 2011 – The Great Hall – Cardiff, Wales
Wed, Nov 9, 2011 – The Academy – Dublin, Ireland
Thu, Nov 10, 2011 – Mandela Hall – Belfast, Northern Ireland

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[08.07.2011 23:38] Manowar confirmed headliners for Getaway Rock Festival Sweden 2012

Late Friday night, Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio appeared onstage at this year’s Getaway Rock Festival in Gävle, Sweden and announced that Manowar, the"Kings Of Metal", will perform as next year’s festival headliners.

This will be the fulfillment of Manowar’s promise to return in triumph to the Swedish festival scene after 12 years.

"The Swedish fans have won; their belief, shown by their non acceptance of false metal is the reason we will finally return." said DeMaio after the announcement."There was no compromise in their voices, nor in our resolve; we promised each other that it’s all or nothing. It is no secret that there was a war between promoters as to who would bring Manowar back to Sweden and finally give the fans what they want and Getaway won."

"This is a major step for us and naturally we are honored that we could secure Manowar as headliners for Getaway Rock Festival 2012." said festival organizer Tomas Gernberg."Manowar have a strong and loyal following in Sweden, Scandinavia and all over the world. We are proud to be the ones to bring the band back to Sweden."

"We played our last festival in Sweden in 1999 and we promised we would not return until we could give our fans what they deserve and next year that promise will be fulfilled. We vow to crack the earth with power and might," said Joey DeMaio.

"This will be a show which no true metal warrior will want to miss. We are calling all Manowarriors not only from Scandinavia, but from all over the world to join us for earth-shattering, face-melting metal." continued DeMaio.

"The voice of the fans in Sweden has been heard, many other countries will also take heed and their voice too will be the reason Manowar will appear in their country next" said DeMaio."There will be more news and surprises to be announced!" promised DeMaio.

Secure your ticket for Getaway Rock Festival 2012 here:

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[25.05.2011 20:09] Brand new and restocked items at the Kingdom of Steel

In addition to multiple new and restocked items the Kingdom Of Steel now offers you the newest re-design of an all-time favorite: ‘Kings Of Metal’ – design 2011!

We have gone back to the original artwork, re-scanned at the highest resolution possible and in true MANOWAR style have re-done the entire shirt to bring you the best quality available anywhere.

This is the first in our new series of ‘modern classics’. Discover your favorite items as you’ve never seen them before.

MANOWAR – Kings Of Metal T-Shirt – updated design!
‘Kings Of Metal’ design 2011: An immortal classic with new touches! The front of this t-shirt showcases the majestic MANOWAR Warrior® (known as The King Of Metal) originally created by renowned fantasy artist Ken Kelly. The back showcases the world flags from the “Kings Of Metal” cover, printed in vibrant full color on heavy weight rich black cotton.

Also available now:

MANOWAR - Poster ‘Battle Hymns 2011’
Commemorate the triumphant ‘Battle Hymns 2011’ tour with this eye-catching poster. A visual statement of strength and power!

MANOWAR - Ladies Zip Hoodie with MANOWAR Logo
Metal girls walk proud and look great wearing this hooded zipper with the MANOWAR logo in a light silver glitter on the chest is a subtle metal statement that can be worn anytime, anywhere. High quality and snug fit for every metal girl in the world.

MANOWAR - Hooded Sweatshirt ‘Die With Honor’
Finally! ‘Die With Honor’ hooded sweatshirts, featuring the powerful artwork from the ‘Die With Honor’ single on the front have arrived. The back features the anthemic words: "Fight With Blood, Fight With Steel, Die With Honor, Never Yield!"

MANOWAR – Patch MANOWAR Logo 3" Silver/Black
Small only in size, grand in the message: The 3” (ca. 7,6 cm) version of our quality logo patches, completely embroidered, identifies you as a true MANOWARRIOR! Get one on your favorite jacket or backpack or wherever you want!

MANOWAR - Pen MANOWAR Logo - Black/Silver
The ultimate Manowarrior’s roller ball pen featuring the MANOWAR logo. A must-have for all fans! This is sure to disappear if you ever set it down so HOLD ON TO IT!

HolyHell - Poster HolyHell
This amazing, apocalyptic dream captures the depth and soul of the band’s visions of the Holy and the Hellish. This is an original Ken Kelly artwork, designed exclusively for HolyHell.


HOLYHELL – Angel Wings Girlie T-Shirt White / Black
The name says it all: HOLYHELL! It’s about light and dark, good and evil, an angelic voice and powerful sound and lyrics. This girlie shirt features the band logo on the front, and an eye-catching design of the band’s ‘Angel Wings’ across the whole back.Show the world that you have great taste in music AND in fashion!

HOLYHELL – Angel Wings Ladies Zip Hoodie Black / White
The high quality hooded sweatshirt features the band logo as a pocket print on the front, and an eye-catching design of the band’s ‘Angel Wings’ across the whole back.

HOLYHELL – Demon Wings T-Shirt Grey / Black
A high quality T-Shirt for men features the band logo all across the front, and an eye-catching design of the band’s ‘Demon Wings’ across the whole black.

HOLYHELL – Demon Wings Zip Hoodie Grey / Black
This high quality zip hoodie features the band logo as a pocket print on the front, and an eye-catching design of the band’s ‘Demon Wings’ across the whole back. Not just for men!

HOLYHELL – HolyHell CD – Limited ‘Jet Black’ Edition
‘Giving Satan one almighty kick in the balls’ wrote a journalist about this album. 'Holyhell' is a thirteen-song concept album that explores, both lyrically and musically, the eternal struggle between darkness and light, life and death, evil and divine. Get the Limited ‘Jet Black’ Edition – a jewel case in hellish jet black with the band logo engraved in heavenly silver - as long as stocks last!

The Kingdom Of Steel is working on further great surprises for you that will be released in the forthcoming months.

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[05.04.2011 07:01] Scott Columbus dead

Blabbermouth is reporting that former Manowar drummer Scott Columbus has passed away at the age of 54. The information was first posted by former Manowar guitarist Ross The Boss on his own Facebook page, and later verified by Columbus girlfriend Nancy. According to the posts available at the time of this writing, Columbus died early in the evening of Monday, April 4, 2011. Cause of death is not known at this time.

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[04.03.2011 08:57]FREE Road Warrior Shirts Available At ALL Shows!

In response to various fan requests, The Kingdom Of Steel is pleased to confirm that the exclusive, FREE Road Warrior T-Shirts will be available at ALL shows during the forthcoming Manowar 'Battle Hymns 2011' tour, including the most recently added additional shows in Gothenburg, Sweden on March 31 and in Madrid, Spain on April 10!

If you are eligible to the FREE Road Warrior T-Shirt, pre-register now to ensure you will get a shirt that will show the world that you are a TRUE ManowarRIOR! The FREE shirt will only be given to those who pre-register online!

To find out if you are eligible, and for more information about this gift from Manowar to their most loyal fans, go to

For immediate pre-registration, go to

Don't forget: Registration closes ONE WEEK prior each show date. Don't wait too long!

The Kingdom Of Steel team is looking forward to seeing you on tour!

Upcoming Manowar tour dates worldwide:

Saturday March 05, 2011 @ The Palladium in Worcester, MA - USA
Friday March 11, 2011 @ The Agora in Cleveland, OH - USA
Saturday March 12, 2011 @ The Agora in Cleveland, OH - USA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday March 17, 2011 @ Principal Club Theater in Thessaloniki - Greece
Friday March 18, 2011 @ Principal Club Theater in Thessaloniki - Greece (SOLD OUT)
Saturday March 19, 2011 @ Principal Club Theater in Thessaloniki - Greece (SOLD OUT)
Friday March 25, 2011 @ St. Jakobshalle in Basel - Switzerland
Sunday March 27, 2011 @ O2 Academy in Birmingham - UK (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday March 29, 2011 @ Tradgarn in Gothenburg - Sweden (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday March 30, 2011 @ Tradgarn in Gothenburg - Sweden (SOLD OUT)
Thursday March 31 2011 @ Tradgarn in Gothenburg - Sweden
Saturday April 02, 2011 @ Campo Pequeno in Lisbon - Portugal
Friday April 08, 2011 @ Rodahal in Kerkrade - The Netherlands
Sunday April 10 2011 @ La Riviera in Madrid - Spain

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