MANOWAR has just released a new digital EP, “The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights)”, via Magic Circle Entertainment.

For this project, which is based on “The Odyssey”Homer‘s tale of the great hero Odysseus and his long and perilous quest to return to his wife and son, MANOWAR went to great lengths: bassist/leader Joey DeMaio traveled to Athens to record a narration with father-and-son team Kostas and Konstantinos KazakosKostas, hailed in Greece for his participation in many movies and as an accomplished theater actor and writer, and his son Kostantinos, who is also a talented actor, narrated a touching dialogue between Odysseus and his son Telemachus. And to honor the historic source material, they did so in Ancient Greek, translated from English by Sakis Tolis of Greek metal gods ROTTING CHRIST.

“The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights)” track listing:

1. Athena’s Theme (00:57)

2. Telemachus – Part I (with Konstantinos Kazakos and Sakis Tolis) (Ancient Greek) (02:42)
3. Where Eagles Fly (with Chiara Tricarico) (03:27)
4. Odysseus and Calypso – The Island of Ogygia (with Kostas Kazakos) (Ancient Greek) (00:45 )
5. Immortal

MANOWAR played the first of two “secret” warm-up shows on June 4 at Jovel Music Hall in Münster, Germany. DeMaio and his bandmates were billed as THE LORDS OF STEEL (performing “the music of MANOWAR“) for the gig, which marked MANOWAR‘s debut live appearance with new drummer Dave Chedrick, who has previously played with RAVEN and KILL RITUAL, among others.

Chedrick joined MANOWAR as the replacement for Anders Johannson who announced earlier that day that he would be unable to join MANOWAR on the band’s upcoming “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour ’22/’23” due to “family commitments.”

https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-revenge-of-odysseus-highlights-ep/1630923498