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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



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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