Manowar Guitarist Karl Logan To Miss Upcoming Tour After Arrest

Following the news reported yesterday that Manowar guitarist Karl Logan was arrested and charged with six counts of third degree exploitation of a minor, Manowar’s management has posted a statement online confirming that the guitarist will not be taking part in the band’s upcoming tour. Magic Circle Entertainment stated:

“With regard to Karl Logan’s arrest and the charges against him: Due to the fact that Karl and his attorneys are dealing with these issues, he will not perform with Manowar. The new album and upcoming tour will not be affected.”

There has been no word yet on who will replace Logan on the upcoming tour dates and potentially the recording of the next album, but former guitarist David Shankle posted a lengthy statement on Facebook claiming he would be delighted to return to the fold:

“After thinking a lot, I consider appropriate to put together some words about the unfortunate events that have happened recently with Karl, which are of public knowledge and I will not repeat here, I just want to emphasize that I believe in the justice of my beloved country and I am sure that the truth will come to light very soon. Meanwhile, I want to thank you all for the innumerable messages I am receiving, for that reason, as I said before, I consider important to say a few words…

“For those who do not know, I joined Manowar back in 1988 after overcoming a casting from around 150 guitar players, I can proudly tell you that I was present during the mix of the iconic Kings Of Metal and I had the privilege of doing the tour to present the album. As everyone knows, I did not intervened in the composition of such a great album.

“Situation that changed on the double platinum awared “The Triumph Of Steel”, where I composed approximately half of the material, I always thought about the sequel to that album, both me and all the fans always imagined what the second part would be like … well. ..the truth is that the second part is already composed and is now being recorded together with my brothers of FEANOR, along with them, I have forged 10 songs of roaring steel, including THE ODYSSEY in 7 parts, an epic song like all of you expected and waited for so long…

“Well, the wait is over !!! get ready to listen to how Achilles should have evolved, Ride The Dragon, Master Of The Wind … Now I can show you and, in fact, I will show you how was the continuation of those songs that I kept for many years. in my head.

“Today, as you can imagine, I am full of duties and responsibilities, but it is also true that I am part of the Manowar family, I always had the best relationship with Joey, Eric and all the other guys that I consider nothing less but brothers, so if Duty calls my door, I will be happy to be present my weapons once again. As always I will give the best of me, 100%, as I did in Manowar and as I currently do in FEANOR, with whom I will do an extensive tour of South America in November.

“Finally, thanks once again for so much love and for so many beautiful words, I know that many of you want me back in Manowar, but the reality is that I am very excited about the record that we ended up with FEANOR and that I know. I’M SURE, all of you will enjoy greatly. I do not know what destiny has for me, I can only assure you that THE SHRED DEMON is more active than ever and very soon we will see each other again on the tour and they will be able to listen to the tremendous new songs that I have. for all of you. I love you all.”

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Manowar Guitarist Karl Logan Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Karl Logan, the fifty three year old guitar player for heavy metal legends Manowar, has been arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina and charged with six counts of third degree exploitation of a minor. His bail was set at $35,000 and has been posted. Currently, no further information has been revealed, though the arrest record can be seen at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office web site by clicking here.

Logan joined Manowar in 1994, replacing David Shankle on guitar and made his recording debut with the band on the “Louder Than Hell” album, which also marked the return of drummer Scott Columbus. In 2016, Manowar announced that they would be retiring after a final world tour dubbed “The Final Battle,” which is currently scheduled to continue into next year.

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Manowar Guitarist Karl Logan Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Karl Logan, the fifty three year old guitar player for heavy metal legends Manowar, has been arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina and charged with six counts of third degree exploitation of a minor. His bail was set at $35,000 and has been posted. Currently, no further information has been revealed, though the arrest record can be seen at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office web site by clicking here.

Logan joined Manowar in 1994, replacing David Shankle on guitar and made his recording debut with the band on the “Louder Than Hell” album, which also marked the return of drummer Scott Columbus. In 2016, Manowar announced that they would be retiring after a final world tour dubbed “The Final Battle,” which is currently scheduled to continue into next year.

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Details Of New Album “Still A Warrior” Available From David Shankle Group

David Shankle Group, featuring ex-Manowar guitarist David Shankle and Damien Thorne vocalist Warren Halvarson, has detailed the band’s upcoming third full length studio album, which will be entitled “Still A Warrior.” The album is set for release on April 24, 2015 via Pure Steel Records.

The track list for the release is:

1. Still A Warrior
2. Ressecution
3. Glimpse Of Tomorrow
4. Demonic Solo* (From the movie “Jezebeth”)
5. Fuel For The Fire
6. Eye To Eye
7. The Hitman (instrumental)
8. Suffer In Silence (Agenda 21)
9. Into The Darkness
10. Across The Line Total

The album’s artwork can be viewed here:

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New Album “Tides Of The Final War” Detailed By Zix

Lebanese female-fronted act Zix posted details on the upcoming debut album “Tides of the Final War.” The band has tapped Grammy Award winning producer Steve Thompson (Guns N’ Roses/Metallica/Anthrax) for the album, which includes the All-Star Protest Song “Metal Strike.”

Zix was formed in 2010 by composer/bassist Ziad and is devoted to breaking metal music in the Middle East. Zix is fronted by Maya on vocals and features Argentinian guitarist Juan Carrizo on guitar and ex-Manowar/ex-Death Dealer drummer Kenny Earl Rhino.

The star studded track “Metal Strike,” a song protesting the oppression of metal heads throughout the Middle East, includes the likes of: Tony Martin (Ex-Black Sabbath), Blaze Bayley (Ex-Iron Maiden/Wolfsbane), Paul Di’Anno (Ex-Iron Maiden), Ronny Munroe (Metal Church), Ross The Boss (Ex-Manowar/Death Dealer), David Shankle (DSG), Jack Starr (Burning Star/ex-Virgin Steel), Giles Lavery (Dragonsclaw/ex-Warlord), David Marcelis (Lord Volture), Frederic Bartolomucci (Legend), Stu Marshall (Death Dealer/Empires of Eden) and Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot/Rough Cutt). The cast of stars is is joined by local metal celebrities Dany Deaibesson (vocals), Vík Bajac (Impulse); Tony Ghanem (Ostura); Walid WolfLust (Kaoteon) and Nathalie J (Bandage), who is a Lebanese metal activist that has worked with the likes of Doug Katsaros (Aerosmith).

In classic metal style, “Tides of the Final War” will tell an apocalyptic story about a normal human-being who finds himself in a world of good and evil, but struggles to understand the difference in the wake of an apocalyptic global digital revolution which will bring forth a new age of Aquarius.

The artwork was created by Anime Artist Philippe Hage Boutros and can be seen below.

The track list is:

1. Night of Evil
2. Heaven’s Eyes
3. The Crucible
4. Dark Days of Babylon
5. The Buyer of Souls
6. A Thousand Wars At Sea
7. The Warwhore
8. Shadow of a Dying Sun
9. Tides of the Final war

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