Manowar have revealed the replacement for Karl Logan, who was sacked from the band in October after being arrested and charged with six counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor.

Logan is yet to face trial and is facing a prison sentence of up to sixty years, up to ten years jail time for each alleged offence.

EV Martel has been appointed in his place and will be the Manowar guitarist for ‘The Final Battle’ world tour 2019, dates in full below.

​Manowar announced their new guitarist in a statement, in which Joey DeMaio said: “I can think of no one more deserving to play with Manowar than a fan themselves.”

​Here’s Manowar’s statement, in full:

“EV Martel will be the guitarist on Manowar’s upcoming Final Battle World Tour 2019.

“A musician since the age of 8 and devoted Manowar fan, EV lives the life of true Metal and the music of Manowar. He has performed for years in the only official Manowar tribute band in the world. EV is proud to know every Manowar song ever recorded, and his style is a mix of all previous Manowar guitarists combined with his own metallic burning.

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“‘I can think of no one more deserving to play with Manowar than a fan themselves; one who has dedicated their entire life to our fans and our music and who he has proven to be a true Manowarrior!’ said Joey DeMaio.

“‘I am honored beyond words to play for the greatest fans in the world!’ said EV. ‘I live by Manowar’s message every day of my life: Believe in yourself and even your wildest dreams can come true!'”

Manowar’s ‘Final Battle World Tour 2019’ will kick off on February 25th in Tel Aviv, Israel and will span over 28 cities; from Siberian Russia to Germany, Scandinavia and Birmingham, England to the far west of France.

The last ever Manowar dates in England will be at Birmingham’s O2 Academy on 19th and 20th April. Tickets are on sale right here

The Final Battle World Tour 2019 – Confirmed Tour Dates:
Monday 25th February: Hangar 11 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Friday 1st March: Expo Center – Novosibirsk, Russia
Sunday 3rd March: Fetisov Arena – Vladivostok, Russia
Tuesday 5th March: Erofey Arena – Khabarovsk, Russia
Thursday 7th March: Teleclub – Yekaterinburg, Russia
Sunday 10th March: MTL Arena – Samara, Russia
Tuesday 12th March: Yubileyny Sports Palace – St. Petersburg, Russia
Thursday 14th March: VTB Dynamo Arena – Moscow, Russia
Saturday 16th March: KSK Express – Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Monday 18th March: DS Olymp – Krasnodar, Russia
Thursday 21st March: Sports Palace – Kiev, Ukraine
Saturday 23rd March: Sports Palace – Minsk, Belarus
Monday 25th March: Hala Vodova – Brno, Czech Republic
Tuesday 26th: Mach: RT Torax Arena – Ostrava, Czech Republic
Friday 29th March: Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
Saturday 30th March: Westfalenhalle 1 – Dortmund, Germany
Monday 1st April: Valby-Hallen – Copenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday 3rd April: Velodrom – Berlin, Germany
Friday 5th April: Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle – Stuttgart, Germany (rescheduled date)
Saturday 6th April: Zenith – Munich, Germany
Tuesday 9th April: Scandic Scene – Hamar, Norway
Wednesday 10th April: Scandic Scene – Hamar, Norway
Friday12th April: Konserthuset – Stavanger, Norway
Saturday 13th April: USF Verftet – Bergen, Norway
Sunday 14th April: USF Verftet – Bergen, Norway
Tuesday 16th April: Kulturhuset – Longyearbyen, Norway
Friday 19th April: O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK – tickets here
Saturday 20th April: O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK – tickets here
Friday 14th June: Plateia Nerou – Athens, Greece
Friday 21st June: Hellfest – Clisson, France
Thursday 18th July: Gasklockorna – Gävle, Sweden

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