Manowar - Attempt To Break Guinness World Record


The concert of the legendary kings of metal, Manowar, on the opening night of Kaliakra Rock Festival 2008 in the Bulgarian "rock capital" of Kavarna on July 5 lasted for five hours and one minute. The performance was the metal band's attempt to break the world record for the longest heavy metal concert, which they themselves set in 2007 at last year's edition of the festival.

Joey DeMaio, Eric Adams, Karl Logan and Scott Columbus pleased a crowd of 20.000 people with a playlist of more than 40 songs, a selection reflecting the band's history and all its studio albums.

Тhis year, the self-annointed "kings of metal" had promised Bulgarian fans to beat last year's performance of three hours on stage, and had specially invited representatives of Guinness book of records to witness the unprecedented event.

Hundreds of fans of the legendary band have been waiting for their arrival at Kaliakra Stadium ever since 10am to pour inside in a frantic hurry to the stage after the gates were opened.

As was the case last year, the audience was warmed up by Holyhell, the power metal band produced by Joey DeMaio, performing tracks from their upcoming debut album and cover versions of classic hits by Aerosmith and Dio.

At 9.49pm, Manowar came out. The band began with classic hits from their earliest albums such as "Heavy Metal Daze", "Fast Taker", "Death Tone", "Dark Avenger", "Carry On", "Kings Of Metal" and many others.

"Bulgaria, we devote this concert to you," the informal leader and main songwriter of the legendary band, Joey DeMaio, said during the pauses between back-to-back hits. "Where it is written in Guinness' book of records about the longest heavy metal concert, it will be written that this was the concert of Manowar in Bulgaria," he said. The bassist added that Bulgaria was the place where people knew how to enjoy true heavy metal music.

At the peak of the concert, a classical string orchestra and a choir of the Sofia Philharmonics joined the musicians in performing some of their greatest hits, among which "Warriors Of The World", "Hail And Kill", and "Defender". In front of the Bulgarian audience, Manowar presented for the first time their new single, "Die With Horror".

With the concert approaching its end, Kavarna mayor Tsonko Tsonev, known as "the metal mayor", congratulated the group and thanked them for performing in his town. Manowar promised to return to Kavarna whenever they were invited.

As a sign of gratitude towards Bulgarian fans, the legendary band once again performed the Bulgarian anthem, continuing afterwards with a classical symphonic ballad, "The Crown And The Ring", under the sparks of fireworks.

When the last sounds of the song subsided, after four and a half hours of non-stop performance, Manowar announced that a new record had been set. Fans began to leave as lights illuminated Kaliakra stadium. However, the kings of metal returned for another thirty minutes to the surprise and delight of their admirers.

Source: sofiaecho.com
Band profile: Manowar
 
Posted: 07.07.2008 by Thryce


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08.07.2008 - 15:56
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Another pathetic stunt by the Kings Of Cheese. Well if you can't draw attention with your boring albums (except for their first 3-4) than you gotta try it in other ways, such as with condoms (but they stole that idea from Kiss) or an utterly boring 5 hour live cheesefest.
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08.07.2008 - 23:06
Elodie Artour
Slania
Yeah, I come from Sofia, Bulgaria!

Hail!
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08.07.2008 - 23:26
the stranger
Written by K†ulu on 08.07.2008 at 07:24

holy crap. how can one play a show for 5 hours? That's tough I have to say. 5 HOURS... Man... Big fans of their will indeed be so freaking happy.


The AVERAGE Led Zeppelin gig lasted from 3 and a half to 4 hours. Still, a hour 5 gig is pretty impressive.
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08.07.2008 - 23:29
Valentin B
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.07.2008 at 15:56

Another pathetic stunt by the Kings Of Cheese. Well if you can't draw attention with your boring albums (except for their first 3-4) than you gotta try it in other ways, such as with condoms (but they stole that idea from Kiss) or an utterly boring 5 hour live cheesefest.

oh come on, Kings of Cheese maybe(your opinion), but a band that can play 5 hours still deserves A LITTLE respect?
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08.07.2008 - 23:33
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Valentin B on 08.07.2008 at 23:29

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.07.2008 at 15:56

Another pathetic stunt by the Kings Of Cheese. Well if you can't draw attention with your boring albums (except for their first 3-4) than you gotta try it in other ways, such as with condoms (but they stole that idea from Kiss) or an utterly boring 5 hour live cheesefest.

oh come on, Kings of Cheese maybe(your opinion), but a band that can play 5 hours still deserves A LITTLE respect?


With the sort of music they play it is damn easy and also with the fact that they are very static on stage. Now, if it were The Dillinger Escape Plan or Benighted doing it now THAT would be impressive. The way they run around etc. it is already impressive they can keep it up for more than an hour.
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08.07.2008 - 23:35
Doc Godin
Obnoxious
Written by wrathchild on 07.07.2008 at 23:58

I know what kind of jokes will succeed the now famous Chuck Norris jokes

Bahaha. Strangely enough when I was reading this I kept thinking of Chuck Norris jokes for some reason.....
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09.07.2008 - 19:35
worm_is_gloaming
When will they do a US tour for a change??!
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10.07.2008 - 01:07
DieH@rd
They should release 10dvd boxet of this concert. Another guinness record.
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14.07.2008 - 22:54
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by LeChron James on 07.07.2008 at 23:09

a 40 song set list is unimaginable to me.

You've never been to a grind gig, have you?
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14.07.2008 - 23:17
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by Promonex on 14.07.2008 at 22:54

Written by LeChron James on 07.07.2008 at 23:09

a 40 song set list is unimaginable to me.

You've never been to a grind gig, have you?

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24.07.2008 - 04:09
Thunderdrake
Haha. Manowar was one of the first metal bands I got into. Pure awesome right there. There'd better have been some super-sick soloing somewhere in that 5 hrs.
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31.07.2008 - 12:33
Einherjarus
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Well the idea is great, but honestly.... 5 hours of any band, no matter what kind of fan are you is just too much
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01.08.2008 - 21:04
ThunderAxe1989
Irreligious
5 hours......damn that's long.
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12.11.2008 - 03:54
NeverDeath
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You know, people can say what they want about Manowar. I don't like their music, I don't like their attitude, whatever you want to say.

They have done a lot for metal, without influences such as Manowar and Helloween there wouldn't even be Power Metal as we know it today, which would in itself eliminate probably 40% of all currently active, talented metal bands in existence.

The facts though, are that for almost 30 years Manowar has preached true metal, and since "'cause there ain't no way, that we'll ever turn down!", They are still doing what they've always done, and have remained true to themselves. Many great bands have come, gone, risen and fallen into the ruin of commercialized shit-metal. Manowar remains. Like them? That's preference. Respect however, is due to any who call themselves metalheads.

Enough with the emo kids crying because they got hooked on DragonForce by playing guitar hero at their friend's house. Cut the crap already, nobody cares if you like them, but you'd have to be an idiot not to respect them.
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12.11.2008 - 15:00
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 12.11.2008 at 03:54



They have done a lot for metal, without influences such as Manowar and Helloween there wouldn't even be Power Metal as we know it today...


And both Helloween and Manowar should still be brought to court for that. Cause European flowery power metal is a crime against humanity. So let the trial begin in The Hague...
European power metal as we know it today is one of the biggest atrocities of metal around (yes on the same level with nu-metal)
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12.11.2008 - 15:18
Valentin B
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.11.2008 at 15:00

Written by Guest on 12.11.2008 at 03:54



They have done a lot for metal, without influences such as Manowar and Helloween there wouldn't even be Power Metal as we know it today...


And both Helloween and Manowar should still be brought to court for that. Cause European flowery power metal is a crime against humanity. So let the trial begin in The Hague...
European power metal as we know it today is one of the biggest atrocities of metal around (yes on the same level with nu-metal)

imo indirectly, i could say that Manowar influenced Children Of Bodom, who in my book are the best modern metal band around. i mean just look at their music: it's pretty much european generic power metal with a slightly darker atmosphere and growled vocals.
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12.11.2008 - 22:19
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Valentin B on 12.11.2008 at 15:18

i could say that Manowar influenced Children Of Bodom, who in my book are the best modern metal band around. i mean just look at their music: it's pretty much european generic power metal with a slightly darker atmosphere and growled vocals.


Yet another reason to bring them to justice. Sorry to say but Chicken of Boredom are, imo and many others as well, the worstexample of modern metal. They play sort of metal, and also their stage presence and Alexi's acting all tough mannners with all the 'fucks' etc, that puts metal to shame.
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12.11.2008 - 22:27
Thryce
Retired Staff
Written by Valentin B on 12.11.2008 at 15:18

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.11.2008 at 15:00

Written by Guest on 12.11.2008 at 03:54

They have done a lot for metal, without influences such as Manowar and Helloween there wouldn't even be Power Metal as we know it today...

And both Helloween and Manowar should still be brought to court for that. Cause European flowery power metal is a crime against humanity. So let the trial begin in The Hague...
European power metal as we know it today is one of the biggest atrocities of metal around (yes on the same level with nu-metal)

imo indirectly, i could say that Manowar influenced Children Of Bodom, who in my book are the best modern metal band around.

Oh but don't worry about that, we'll be having a book burning at The Hague too...
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13.11.2008 - 10:53
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Hahahahah, revenge of the metal dinosaurs!!

ok, i'll shut up now
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13.11.2008 - 18:54
GT
Coffee!!
A five hours concert is IMO impressive no matter if you like the music or not. I would have went if I had the chance
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29.11.2008 - 11:18
Jewfasa
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Manowar does what Manowar wants.
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14.04.2009 - 23:40
BMR Monkey
THats why they still kick ass
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