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BATTLE HYMNS 2011
In yet another brilliant stroke of unwavering determination, MANOWAR have decided to re-record their now-classic debut album. What? You might be asking yourself. Re-record a classic? But think about it; in the words of the band themselves “we constantly receive requests for the classics. Our fans love the early songs as much as they love the new ones,” says vocalist Eric Adams.
Okay, but why re-record it?
The band decided that their fans deserved to hear these songs with the massive sound and production that has become their signature over recent years and records. Finally, technology has caught up with MANOWAR’s custom-built equipment and studio innovations. Now it is time to revisit Battle Hymns and reinterpret it with the unbridled power of today’s technology. And with the return of original drummer Donnie Hamzik, the timing could not be better.
And frankly, the material on Battle Hymns is simply too good NOT to do it. Great songs only ever mature over time and with the extra-added benefit of powerful, state-of-the-art tools at their disposal, MANOWAR have created a win-win scenario that will maintain both the integrity of the music and the determined loyalty that Manowarriors have come to expect from the band. “Re-recording our classics is our way of thanking the fans,” says bassist Joey DeMaio, “those who’ve followed us since the very beginning and those who have just joined the fight”.
With modern technology and 30 years of experience at the helm (not to mention Christopher Lee providing his own inspired interpretation of the late, great Orson Welles on “Dark Avenger”), MANOWAR is poised to prove that both the band and the immortal Battle Hymns record are indeed “Born To Live Forevermore”.
‘Battle Hymns 2011’ – a new chapter in Heavy Metal history.