Highlights From Joey DeMaio's Interview
On 'That Metal Show' On VH-1 Aired January 25, 2014
Hosts: Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson Full episode: http://on.vh1.com/1aAziGP (Access may be limited due to copyright reasons)
Transcription taken from Manowar Official Site
Eddie Trunk: (Joey) Great to have you on board! Tell everybody what's going on in "MANOWAR world" these days.
Joey DeMaio: Well, ... we're getting ready to do this tour, and we're gonna be out on the road here in America, finally. We're gonna start in Detroit, and we're going all the way to Los Angeles, and we're gonna really kick some serious ass! We're getting all the equipment dusted off and ready to really blow down these joints!
Eddie Trunk: That's something that everybody knows, the band is enormous outside of the U.S., but here in the U.S. you don't play as much. But it sounds like for people watching, they should get ready for a show coming to them soon finally.
Joey DeMaio: Yeah, and it's really interesting to see that these shows are selling amazingly well. It's a very, very big production. Just to give you a little idea mathematically: Karl's guitar rig is 5,600 watts, which equals 56 Marshall stacks, if you want to do the math, which is basically 140 feet long, so like, you know, three tractor trailers...
Eddie Trunk: ... It sounds like you're trying to beat that prestigious record you have, with the loudest band in the world, in the Guiness Book of World Records, right?
Joey DeMaio: No, we use much more gear than that in Europe; but this is all we can fit into these places.
Eddie Trunk: Anyone who has seen a MANOWAR show knows - and this is one of the things that I love about the band - it's not loud just for the sake of volume, it's pristine loud; it sounds great as well. It's very clean. I know you put a lot of work into that, you make your own instruments, it's something you pride yourselves on, right?
Joey DeMaio: Yeah, and we're bringing a semi with us, full of PA equipment, and full of the production that these clubs just don't have. I mean they're all quality clubs. But what's good enough, you know, for other people, is not good enough for the MANOWAR fans. This is a labor of love to bring the highest fidelity, highest power we possibly can to the audience and take the roof off these shacks. So, I would invite anybody who's never seen MANOWAR, come once. If you don't like it, don't come ever again. But I promise you: you'll see the strongest, heaviest, wildest, most loyal devoted fans in the world, that's for sure!
Eddie Trunk: Nice! Joey; tell everybody about the upcoming MANOWAR release; I know you've got some music coming out soon.
Joey DeMaio: Yes. We've rerecorded one of our classic records, 'Kings Of Metal', and it's been an amazing experience recording this record. We'll be out performing it in its entirety (on this tour), so we appreciate all the support and your kind words and a big thanks to everybody out there that lives, breathes and eats metal every day. Come see us on the road, and get your head blown off!
Eddie Trunk: Thank you Joey. We appreciate it. See you soon, thank you so much!
Joey DeMaio: Thank you, Eddie.
Kings Of Metal MMXIV Album Release:
Digital: February 7, 2014
CD: February 28, 2014