MANOWAR has simply launched a brand new digital EP, “The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights)”, by way of Magic Circle Leisure.
For this mission, which is predicated on “The Odyssey”, Homer‘s story of the good hero Odysseus and his lengthy and threatening quest to return to his spouse and son, MANOWAR went to nice lengths: bassist/chief Joey DeMaio traveled to Athens to report a narration with father-and-son group Kostas and Konstantinos Kazakos. Kostas, hailed in Greece for his participation in lots of motion pictures and as an completed theater actor and author, and his son Kostantinos, who can be a proficient actor, narrated a touching dialogue between Odysseus and his son Telemachus. And to honor the historic supply materials, they did so in Historic Greek, translated from English by Sakis Tolis of Greek metallic band ROTTING CHRIST.
“It was a pleasure and privilege to work with Kostas and Konstantinos, Sakis and everybody else who was concerned on this narration,” DeMaio mentioned. “I name Kostas ‘the Greek Orson Welles‘, not solely as a result of these two giants share many exceptional skills and excellent voices, but in addition for being equally passionate to ship an ideal narration whereas being humble and type on the identical time! We won’t wait to share all the things with our followers.”
“The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights)” monitor itemizing:
01. Athena’s Theme (00:57)
02. Telemachus – Half I (with Konstantinos Kazakos and Sakis Tolis) (Historic Greek) (02:42)
03. The place Eagles Fly (with Chiara Tricarico) (03:27)
04. Odysseus and Calypso – The Island of Ogygia (with Kostas Kazakos) (Historic Greek) (00:45 )
Requested in a December 2021 interview with Metallic Hammer Greece’s TV present “TV Warfare” if the following MANOWAR launch was going to be a full-length album or if it is going to be the beforehand deliberate follow-up to 2019’s “The Ultimate Battle I” EP, Joey mentioned: “That is an excellent query. You are the primary individual to ask that. And proper now, I really do not know what’s coming subsequent, as a result of we had the inspiration to put in writing this tune, which I used to be pondering may very well be a really lengthy regular tune — like possibly 10 minutes — ‘The Revenge Of Odysseus’. And it simply received out of hand — it simply saved rising and rising. It began out with, ‘Possibly it’s going to simply be in English.’ Then it was, ‘Possibly it’s going to be in Greek.’ After which it grew to become not simply Greek — historic Greek. After which one thing like well-known narrators. After which it grew to become, ‘No, we’re gonna take some of the well-known, if not essentially the most well-known actor in Greece.’ After which his son is gonna play the a part of Telemachus. And it simply received larger and larger and larger. And now, after they got here into the studio right here in Athens and recorded, it simply turned out so superb. And now I am caught with a giant drawback — there’s a lot unimaginable stuff that these guys carried out… So the fact, simply listening to phrases has given me the problem, now how can I match this nice efficiency with music that is gonna be worthy of those stunning, stunning performances? So, it is a huge fucking drawback. So I am wanting ahead to getting again into the studio and making an attempt to serve this in one of the best ways that I can.”
MANOWAR performed the primary of two “secret” warm-up exhibits on June 4 at Jovel Music Corridor in Münster, Germany. DeMaio and his bandmates had been billed as THE LORDS OF STEEL (performing “the music of MANOWAR“) for the gig, which marked MANOWAR‘s debut dwell look with new drummer Dave Chedrick, who has beforehand performed with RAVEN and KILL RITUAL, amongst others.
Chedrick joined MANOWAR because the substitute for Anders Johannson who introduced earlier that day that he could be unable to hitch MANOWAR on the band’s upcoming “Crushing The Enemies Of Metallic Anniversary Tour ’22/’23” as a consequence of “household commitments.”
Based mostly in Los Angeles, Chedrick has been a metallic addict his complete life. Early influences embody John Bonham, Neil Peart and, most of all, late MANOWAR drummer Scott Columbus. An completed studio musician, Dave is praised for his professionalism, easy-going spirit, and willingness to all the time go the additional mile within the quest for the proper sound.
MANOWAR‘s “Crushing The Enemies Of Metallic Anniversary Tour ’22/’23” celebrates the band’s over-four-decades-long profession with give attention to 4 signature MANOWAR albums and their anniversaries: fortieth anniversary of “Battle Hymns”, thirty fifth anniversary of “Preventing The World”, thirtieth anniversary of “The Triumph Of Metal”, twentieth anniversary of “Warriors Of The World”.
Highlights From The Revenge Of Odysseus now on iTunes worldwide.
Tonight WORLD PREMIERE ON STAGE at Launch Athens!
Hail to Greece!
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Posted by MANOWAR on Wednesday, June 22, 2022