MANOWAR – Battle Hymns MMXI – Reissue Releases February 1st, 2011!

MANOWAR – Fans of REAL Metal the world over unite! MANOWAR will be releasing, via Magic Circle Music, the re-recorded reissue of their 1982 debut Heavy Metal classic – Battle Hymns. On February 1st, 2011, Battle Hymns MMXI shall be unveiled unto the ears of Metalheads of all generations! This reissue includes two live tracks, recorded in 1982, that have never been released before! The tracks are: Fast Taker and Death Tone.

A recent quote by MANOWAR vocalist Eric Adams: “We constantly receive requests for the classics. Our fans love the early songs as much as they love the new ones. Our fans can be sure that we have squeezed every drop of power into Battle Hymns 2011 that today’s technology allows.”

* For this re-recorded reissue, legendary screen actor Sir Christopher Lee has replaced the late and legendary Orson Welles with narration on the classic song – Dark Avenger.

* Original MANOWAR drummer Donnie Hamzik returns on Battle Hymns MMXI.


Eric Adams – vocals

Joey DeMaio – bass

Karl Logan – guitar

Donnie Hamzik – drums

Track Listing For Battle Hymns MMXI:

Death Tone

Metal Daze

Fast Taker

Shell Shock


Dark Avenger

William’s Tale

Battle Hymn

Fast Taker – (Recorded live at Abilene Taylor City Expo Center Arena, 1982)

Death Tone – (Recorded live at Dallas Reunion Arena, 1982)

* For more info on MANOWAR, click on the links below:

MANOWAR – Official Website

MANOWAR – myspace music

* For more info on Magic Circle Music, click here: MAGIC CIRCLE MUSIC



6 Responses to “MANOWAR – Battle Hymns MMXI – Reissue Releases February 1st, 2011!”

  1. I love Manowar, but this seems a bit pretentious. Release a remastered version or something, for people who have never heard them that far back, but a re-recording of decades-old material…just seems redundant.
    First Alice Cooper now Manorwar… I wonder if this is going to be a new trend or something

    • metalodyssey Says:

      I understand what your saying. I was totally not interested in picking up the re-mastered “British Steel” and I haven’t (yet). With Alice Cooper, I’m not going to shell out the $$ just for a couple of bonus tracks, especially since I have “Along Came A Spider” already.

      It is a “trend”. The silver Metal lining is that the younger generation(s) get introduced to great Metal like Manowar. Bands currently seem to be celebrating their greatest works with re-issues/re-recordings. Another positive is it keeps these bands like Manowar in the limelight, if you will… that old saying: “any publicity is good publicity” comes into play.

      I’m kind of interested though… in what that extra “technology” has done to such a classic Metal album like “Battle Hymns”.

      – Stone

  2. I am sick of this trend of bands going in to re-record their old material, they should spend their money and time recording new material, and if they insist on releasing their old songs, then rent a venue and record it as a live album, but you cannot rewrite your history and you cannot improve upon perfection (or even lack their of ) no matter how much better technology’s gotten s9nce those classic albums where first recorded

    • metalodyssey Says:

      I had a Metal suspicion that these would be the responses to this post! Ozzy did it too with “Blizzard Of Ozz” and “Diary Of A Madman” on their 2002 reissues. Mike Bordin played drums and Robert Trujillo played bass on those reissues. (?)

      KISS did it with their KISS “Klassics” CD in the “Sonic Boom” double CD. (?) Plus, just a month ago or so, Queensryche DID IT TOO on their 20th Anniversary reissue of “Empire”. (?)

      I do “get into” the KISS “Klassics”… however, nothing beats the originals. With KISS, they seemed to put more “power” into the re-recorded Klassics songs, IMO. I’m just an admitted KISSaholic. 🙂

      Will it ever stop? Probably not. You are right on though Manny… “You cannot rewrite history” and these classic albums are just “that” for a reason.

  3. It’s not about releasing some extra bonus tracks on a Remastered version (although I find that over rated as well) it’s about trying to ‘1984’ their music past by redacting the musicians that were the originals. Alice Cooper has ‘Alice Does Alice’ and now Manowar, I didn’t know about Kiss or Queensryche, but I know Journey (not metal I know, but still) did it with their new singer, and Iced Earth has done it twice now!

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Journey really did introduce their new singer, Arnel Pineda, with a thunder strike… IMO. Arnel can really sing those Journey classics. To me, Arnel does sound very close to Steve Perry. Still, there will only be one Steve Perry. Actually, I was very impressed the first time I heard those re-recorded songs from Journey. I have not seen this Journey lineup live, people that I know who have say Arnel is incredible live and the band is as solid as ever.

      Oh, then there is Foreigner that did it too with re-recorded classics. Maybe the “mindset” with these bands is to say “that was then, this is now”. I just don’t know.

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