On April 16, 2019, MANOWAR was the first major heavy metal band to play in Longyearbyen on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Longyearbyen is the world’s northernmost settlement with a population greater than 1,000, meaning nobody lives closer to the Arctic Circle year round than the people of Longyearbyen.
Residents from almost 53 different countries live here, making it the perfect location for a gathering of Manowarriors from around the world. More than three and a half years ago, MANOWAR fans from Norway and many nations around the globe came to this magical, remote location for a celebration of true metal.
MANOWAR has just released a 14-minute mini documentary commemorating this special event and taking you behind the scenes of an unforgettable moment in MANOWAR and metal history. Says MANOWAR: “Hail to our Norwegian fans and to all our Warriors Of The World!”
Although MANOWAR has released a couple of EPs in recent years — including “The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights)”, which came out in June — the group hasn’t issued a full-length effort since 2012’s “The Lord Of Steel”.