Manowar's scheduled performance at the Agora in Cleveland on March 12 sold out after only one week of sale. Not to worry, Manowar was able to tack on a second Cleveland date at the Agora on March 11. Both sets will feature Manowar playing their classic debut album "Battle Hymns" from start to finish, but the band has said that the rest of the set will differ from night to night for fans that have thoughts of attending both shows.
Loin clothe clad and singing of Norse mythology, Manowar built a reputation through their early years as being one of the most metal bands. Going strong for the past 30 years (forming in Auburn, NY in 1980), realeasing 10 studio albums (11 if you count the the re-release/re-recording of "Battle Hymns MMXI") Manowar has proven that their draw is as strong now as ever with the Cleveland shows.
Stating in recent You Tube video, bassist Joey DeMaio stated that all the work accomplished thus far on their future release "Hammer of the Gods" was being scrapped, saying the songs had been "thrown away and forgotten, never to be heard from again". With the return of Donnie Hamzik on drums, the work on the future album was stated by DeMaio as being "worth the f***ing wait". With their still strong sound of the re-release and the influence evident in bands such as Amon Amarth, Manowar appears to have many strong years of Heavy Metal ahead of them.