Manowar Tap Guitarist E.V. Martel For Upcoming Tour

Guitarist E.V. Martel has been tapped for Manowar’s forthcoming “Final Battle” 2019 world tour. Martel will fill in for longtime guitarist Karl Logan, who will not be touring with the band after being arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.

E.V. Martel has performed for years in the only official Manowar tribute band in the world.

Tells bassist Joey DeMaio: “I can think of no one more deserving to play with Manowar than a fan themselves; one who has dedicated their entire life to our fans and our music and who he has proven to be a true Manowarrior!”

Adds E.V. Martel:

“I am honored beyond words to play for the greatest fans in the world! I live by Manowar’s message every day of my life: Believe in yourself and even your wildest dreams can come true!”

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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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Debut Album “The Enemy Within” Detailed By Mindwars

Mindwars released further details for the upcoming debut release “The Enemy Within.” The album is now set to drop on October 27th via Punishment 18 Records. The album’s track listing can be found below.

Mindwars was created in the Fall of 2013 by the desire of two individuals who wanted to bring the sound of metal from the 1980’s to the current power of 2014. Mike Alvord, formerly of Holy Terror, and Roby Vitari, formerly of Jester Beast, met by chance in 1989 when Holy Terror was touring Europe in support of the classic 1988 release “Mind Wars.” Roby, originally from Southern Italy in the region of Calabria, discovered that he had similar roots as Mike, being that his grandparents are from the same region. Approximately 25 years later, Mike and Roby reconnected through the internet and discussed creating something musically that they both believe has been lost. The result is Mindwars, an 80s rebirth of speed/thrash metal with influences ranging from Black Sabbath to NWOBHM to Soundgarden.

The track listing for “The Enemy Within”

1. Upside Down
2. Death Comes Twice
3. Final Battle
4. Masters Of War
5. Chaos
6. Crash
7. Speed Kills
8. Retrobution
9. Lost
10. Time In The Machine
11. Walking Alone

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