All hail to ye brethren of the hammer,
Shark here with another update on happenings with regards to Manilla Road and Hellwell. First of all I would like to announce that Manilla Road is going to be playing a show in our home town of Wichita, Kansas on January 13th 2017. That just happens to be Friday the 13th ha ha. Randy Thrasher Foxe will be the drummer for this show and it will also be the first live appearance of Phil Ross playing bass with Manilla Road. Seeing that 2017 is the 30th anniversary of the release of Mystification we will be playing a lot of songs from that album plus other classics that Randy recorded with us from the past.
Our manager is currently booking and finalizing our shows for the 2017 Manilla Road tour and it looks like it will be a very busy and killer year for Manilla Road. I am eager to get back out on the road to play for and see all our friends across the globe. If you wish to contact our management for possible bookings you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new Manilla Road album is finished as far as the recording process is concerned. We are finalizing our mixes of the songs now so the project should be finished very soon. Looking for a release of the album in 2017.
The new Hellwell album is completely finished and in the hands of High Roller Records now. It should be coming out in early to mid 2017 with the front cover art done by Paolo Girardi. (also did The Blessed Curse cover). He really outdid himself again and has painted another masterpiece. I mentioned this in an earlier post but good news is always worth repeating: Randy Thrasher Foxe is now the drummer for Hellwell and he did a killer job on this project so you won’t want to miss this one.
We have more new merchandise on this site that you might want to check out. New patches and pins that are very cool if I don’t say so myself. So check out the merchandise part of our site here at manillaroad.net and find that special Manilla Road gift that will light up anyone’s Christmas.
Don’t forget to watch our tour dates on this site for upcoming Manilla Road shows in your area. We will be adding the shows as we can announce them so just keep an eye on the tour dates part of this site and you will be able to keep yourself informed as to the live happenings of Manilla Road for the year to come.
Last but not least I want to wish all of you a very Metal Christmas and a Heavy New Year. Thanks so much for all the support and love we get from all of you. Up The Hammers & Down The Nails.