____________________________________________________04-15-11 MAJESTY is back
____________________________________________________12-31-10 Heavy New Year
Heavy New Year from METALFORCE.
See you on the road next year!
____________________________________________________12-24-10 METALFORCE holiday greetings
METALFORCE wishes all fans, friends and partners a great christmas holiday.
Like last year METALFORCE is giving the fans something very special on Halloween.
To celebrate the dark night you can exclusively download for a limited time the song "Halloween" + the corresponding cover artwork for free.
Click here to visit the Download page and call the demons home... Happy Halloween!
____________________________________________________07-20-10 Summer Festivals were a huge success!!!
METALFORCE played two massive shows on the MAGIC CIRCLE Festval and on the MASTERS OF ROCK Festival. The band would like to thank all their fans who celebrated with them. METALFORCE also thanks the mighty MAGIC CIRCLE MUSIC crew, HOLYHELL and MANOWAR for some great days. At the moment the band is preparing some more live activities for 2010 which will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.
____________________________________________________07-01-10 Free new METALFORCE song to celebrate the soccer world cup in South Africa
METALFORCE releases a brand new song to support every team at the Soccer World Cup called "On Your Way" for free.
As a German band they of course also did a German version of the song called "Geh Den Weg" to support the German team. The band will perform the song Live at the upcoming MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL to celebrate the final of the World Cup together with thousands of Metal and soccer Fans from around the world. Click here to watch the latest episode of METALFORCE TV where Tarek and Jan talk about the project or go directly to the Download page to download the song in both languages and the corresponding CD Covers for FREE.
____________________________________________________06-16-10 Magic Circle Music Present: "Magic - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio"
Dio's contributions to heavy metal are profound and indisputable. He participated in no fewer than six of the most critically important hard rock and heavy metal albums of all time, including Rising, Long Live Rock 'n' Roll, Heaven And Hell, Mob Rules, Holy Diver and The Last In Line.
Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer on May 16th, 2010. It is one of the greatest losses ever suffered by the heavy metal community.
MANOWAR and Magic Circle Entertainment have decided to honor one of metal's greatest legends with "Magic - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio," a new CD featuring Magic Circle Music artists and friends performing some of Dio's most inspired work.
"Magic - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio" is especially poignant because Dio hails from the same fertile upstate New York soil as MANOWAR. "Heavy metal has lost a great artist and a true gentleman," says MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. "I had the privilege of being his friend and, along with other friends and admirers, we wish to honor him."
MANOWAR contributes a powerful rendition of Dio's signature song, "Heaven And Hell." Jack Starr's Burning Starr and the Magic Circle All Star Band (with Shmoulik Avigal and Joe Stump) contribute the classics "Catch The Rainbow" and "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" and his cousin and former Elf guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein delivers a song inspired and written for Dio titled "Far Beyond." The album is rounded out by several tenacious, up-and-coming bands, such as female-fronted HolyHell, featuring the voice of Maria Breon (called by many "The Female Dio") as well as METALFORCE, Awaken and Crosswind, all of whom embrace Dio's legacy in their own inspired interpretations of his songs on "Magic."
In tribute to Dio's legacy, famous fantasy painter and illustrator Ken Kelly, the man behind many of heavy metal's most classic album covers (including some by MANOWAR) has reworked his iconic Rainbow "Rising" artwork for "Magic."
"Magic - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio" is from the hearts of these musicians.
It is not only their privilege, but also their duty, to honor Ronnie by singing his praises while singing his songs.
"Magic - A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio" will be released on Magic Circle Music's online store Kingdom of Steel on June 18th, in Germany on July 16th, in the US and Canada on July 20th and further international territories in the forthcoming weeks. The album will also be available at the merchandise booth of all upcoming MANOWAR live appearances, starting at the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria on June 23rd.
1) MANOWAR - Heaven And Hell
2) HOLYHELL - Holy Diver (Live In Norway)
3) METALFORCE - The Last In Line
4) MAGIC CIRCLE ALL STAR BAND - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
5) AWAKEN - I Speed At Night
6) CROSSWIND - A Light In The Black
7) DEAN CASCIONE - Never More
8) FEINSTEIN - Far Beyond
9) HARLET - Straight Through The Heart
10) JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR - Catch The Rainbow
____________________________________________________06-06-10 METALFORCE Patches
Limited METALFORCE logo patches are now available in the online shop.
The patches are stitched and their size is 14cm x 5 cm
____________________________________________________06-05-10 METALFORCE TVThe third episode of METALFORCE TV is online. Watch it here now.
____________________________________________________06-05-10 Josef Echter
Due to personal health issues Josef Echter will not be able to continue to play in METALFORCE.
This has been a very hard decision for him but the band supports his decision.
Tarek:"We wish him all the best and the fastest possible recovery!
We will continue as a quartet from now on"
____________________________________________________03-05-10 Bombers & Barbarians Festival
Don´t miss the METALFORCE gig on the Bombers & Barbarians Festival this saturday (6th of march 2010) in the Sporthalle Dittigheim (Ger).The METALFORCE show starts at 08:30pm.
____________________________________________________02-02-10 Death To Infidels Tour - end of german tour leg
The german leg of the Death To Infidels Tour where METALFORCE was special guest of MANOWAR was a huge sucess for the band. Thanks to the crew, sound and light engineers, securities, merchandisers, catering team, drivers, everyone at MAGIC CIRCLE MUSIC, HOLYHELL and MANOWAR. A mighty salute to all the great fans welcoming the band with mighty screams of power every single show.
____________________________________________________01-16-10 METALFORCE on the road
The MANOWAR Death To Infidels Tour where METALFORCE are special guest has begun.The band has opened a tour blog to share the tour life experience with their fans.You find it at http://www.metalforce.info/mf_blog/
01-06-10 METALFORCE on the radioDon´t miss a live radio show today with METALFORCE in the "Rock Of Ages" show on "Bermuda Querfunk".The station can be received in the area of Mannheim / Heidelberg (Germany) or as an online stream on www.bermudafunk.org.The show starts at 10:00 PM on january 6th.Here is all relevant station information:Rock of Ages Radio-Show on Bermuda-Funk Radio
89.6 Mhz Mannheim
105.4 Mhz Heidelberg
01-02-10 METALFORCE Line Up complete.
METALFORCE is proud to announce their new rhythm guitar player.
His name is Josef Echter and you can see him and the band live on the upcoming MANOWAR "Death To Infidels" Tour where METALFORCE are special guests.
12-31-09 Happy New Year
METALFORCE wishes you all a great new year!
2010 will be glorious for METALFORCE and all our fans!
See you in January on the road.
12-24-09 Merry ChristmasMETALFORCE wants to wish you a merry christmas.In the next days the band will announce some great news.
12-14-09 New METALFORCE Myspace pageFrom now on the completely new designed METALFORCE MySpace page is online.Visit it right now at www.myspace.com/metalforceofficial
12-01-09 METALFORCE on Blog TV
METALFORCE has always been interested in getting more personal contact with
their fans so the band decided to be one of the first music artists in the
world to open a channel on "Blog TV".
To celebrate the occasion, the band has schedule their first LIVE show for
Sunday, December 6 2009 at 17:00 (CET) where they will talk about the
upcoming "Death To Infidels World Tour 2010" where they appear as special
guest of MANOWAR.
This is a great chance for every fan to participate and ask question to the
band members LIVE!
Visit the official METALFORCE channel at
http://www.blogtv.com/people/METALFORCE to get detailed information and
don't forget to joins METALFORCE on their first live Blog TV show this
To buy your tickets for the Death To Infidels World Tour 2010 please visit
11-27-09 Complete German Tour Dates Announced!Complete tour dates for the German leg of the Death To Infidels World Tour 2010 are confirmed! Fans can now check out the nearest and/or preferred location and purchase their tickets right away! Buy now through The Kingdom Of Steel and get one of the limited print tickets with tour artwork!
Tour dates are as follows:
January 16, 2010 Leipzig @ Haus Auensee
January 18, 2010 Fürth @ Stadthalle
January 19, 2010 Berlin @ Tempodrom
January 21, 2010 Ludwigshafen @ Friedrich-Ebert- Halle
January 22, 2010 Ludwigsburg @ Arena
January 23, 2010 Offenbach @ Stadthalle
January 25, 2010 Munich @ Zenith
January 28, 2010 Tilburg @ 013 (HOLLAND)
January 30, 2010 Hannover @ AWD Halle
January 31, 2010 Cologne @ Palladium
The Kingdom Of Steel will accept orders until January 5th, 2010. After this date, you can still order tickets through other authorized ticket outlets or at the venue's box office (unless the show is sold out). However, please note: The Kingdom Of Steel website offers the lowest and most fan-friendly ticket prices anywhere - 65 Euros all fees AND shipping included!!!
10-27-09 METALFORCE gives you a Halloween song for freeTo make this years Halloween even more evil and dark METALFORCE recorded a song to celebrate that demonic night.
Click here to download the song "Halloween" for free and click here to download a printable CD jewelcase cover artwork but do it at your own risk because you might awake some creatures of the night if you play it too loud!!! Happy Halloween.
Don´t miss the METALFORCE show on november the 7th at the Fantasydays (www.fantasydays.de)
10-17-09 Death To Infidels World Tour 2010!
That's right! The Kings Of Metal are hitting the road again. Marking MANOWAR's first world tour since 1998, Death To Infidels World Tour 2010 is sure to be a grand testament to one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time. Don't miss the chance to see MANOWAR in all their glory as they take up the reins for their first globetrotting assault in more than a decade.
Tickets for some of the shows in Germany are already on sale! This is the first time MANOWAR goes on an indoor tour of Germany since 2007. Add to this up-and-coming Magic Circle Music artists HOLYHELL and METALFORCE and the Death To Infidels World Tour 2010 is sure to be one of the "don't miss" spectacles of the New Year.
MORE DATES, BOTH IN GERMANY AND ELSEWHERE, WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON! Keep checking the Kingdom of Steel for updates. Tickets can be purchased through the Kingdom of Steel website for 65 Euros (all fees AND shipping included!!!).
And, for those who are thirsting to drink from the pool of molten metal that is filled with the blood, sweat and tears of MANOWAR in honor of their fans...then PROST! The Death To Infidels World Tour 2010 Ultimate Fan Pass... is also ON SALE NOW... for a very limited number of 50 per show!
Each Ultimate Fan Pass includes:
- Admittance into the MANOWAR show of your choice during the Death To Infidels World Tour 2010
- Ultimate Fan Pass complete with laminate and lanyard
- Early admission into the venue
- Photo with MANOWAR right before the show
- Soundcheck experience (with MANOWAR present whenever possible)
- Death To Infidels World Tour 2010 T-Shirt
- Personalized, autographed MANOWAR signature card
- Watch the show from the pit!
Priceless for any metal fan...but for MANOWAR's Ultimate Fans... Only 150 Euros! Limited number of 50 Ultimate Fan Passes available per show!
Special surprises in store for those who attend the shows! Details to be announced. Make your pilgrimage to the altar of metal and bow down before the mighty MANOWAR.
Death To Infidels World Tour 2010 - Believe. Behold. Become.
Click HERE to buy your tickets through The Kingdom Of Steel
10-15-09 METALFORCE are playing at the Fantasydays Convention in Duesseldorf, Germany!
METALFORCE are playing at the Fantasydays Convention which takes place on November 7th, 2009.
10-04-09 METALFORCE – The documentary
The reaction from the fans and from the press to METALFORCE’s debut album has been nothing short of phenomenal! The first reviews prove the album is destined to become a historic masterpiece of Heavy Metal, which includes 6 out of 7 points review in the current issue of Metal Hammer Magazine (GER).
The band has just completed a 15-minute long documentary to show fans what each song on the album really means to them. Singer Tarek comments “This documentary is an unique way to let all fans become part of the album. We wanted to show everybody how proud we are of what we already achieved and that a glorious future lies ahead for the band and for our fans!”
Click here to watch the documentary.
09-23-09 MEET & GREET @ famed Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg/Germany!
HOLYHELL's vocalist Maria Breon and keyboardist Francisco Palomo will be at the Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg on Friday, October 2nd 2009 for a fan Meet & Greet.
You'll get a chance to win prizes and get them autographed by the band right on the spot.
German metallers, METALFORCE will also attend the Meet & Greet.
You will get a chance to win autographed books from bestselling author Wolfgang Hohlbein ("Magic Moon", "Chronicles of the Immortals", "Midgard") who is creating the epic adventure THE ASGARD SAGA in collaboration with MANOWAR.
Date: Friday, 2. October 2009
Doors: 9:00 p.m.
Admission: 4,- Euro
____________________________________________________09-22-09 Time to strike!!!
The new METALFORCE album is now available in our onlineshop. Also take a look at the special package including the album + the all new "Metal Crusaders" T-Shirt.Click right here to visit the shop right now!
09-11-09 METALFORCE Release Party & Main- Tauber Newcomer Contest
Facts and Running Order
Date: Saturday, 12. September 2009
Town: Lauda-Königshofen (PLZ 97922)
The event starts with the Main-Tauber Newcomer contest where five bands will play.
AT night, METALFORCE will celebrate the upcoming release of their album with a more than two hours long concert, which will shake the ground.
Also the new METALFORCE album will be exclusively be available at the merchandise two weeks before the actual release.
Special guest will be IVORY NIGHT who will perform before METALFORCE
The admission to this FANtastic evetn is free!!
MAIN-TAUBER NEWCOMER CONTEST
17.40 Uhr Burnout Syndrom
18.15 Uhr Krümeltod
18.50 Uhr Black Scepter
19.25 Uhr Days Of Remind
20.00 Uhr In Riot
20:35 Uhr Ignorance
METALFORCE - RELEASE PARTY
21:15 Uhr Ivory Night
22:00 Uhr Announcement of the winners of the MAIN-TAUBER NEWCOMER CONTEST
22:30 Uhr METALFORCE
+++ METALFORCE - Album CD "MetalForce"
Worldwide Release: 25.10.2009 (Magic Circle Films Internatonal Ltd. / Distributed by Alive AG)j
08-19-09 METALFORCE TV Episode 2 - "Knights, Hear The Call"
Watch the second episode of METALFORCE TV right now to hear Tarek and Jan talk about the upcoming METALFORCE Release Party on September 12th. 2009 in Lauda-Koenigshofen (GER).
08-13-09 YOUR INVITATION TO THE METALFORCE CD RELEASE PARTY!
On Saturday, September 12, 2009 METALFORCE will perform an exclusive concert to celebrate the release of their self-titled debut album in the Stadthalle in 97922 Lauda-Königshofen, Germany AND THERE WILL BE NO ADMISSION FEE!
If you don’t live somewhere near southern Germany you should definitely start planning your trip to make sure you’ll be there on time to witness this metal experience:
“We are in peak form and we’ll be performing a more than two hour set which our fans will definitely never forget. We are very proud of the album and just can’t wait for its release on Magic Circle Music in September”, says vocalist Tarek Maghary enthusiastically.
METALFORCE have already demonstrated their qualities as a live band on stage at the Magic Circle Festival in July as guests of the undisputed „Kings Of Metal“ MANOWAR.
„We will play songs from the upcoming CD at the album-release party but also perform some our well-known classics to make this a huge party for all”, adds METALFORCE drummer Jan Raddat. ”And everybody is invited to celebrate with us!“
So be sure not to miss this exclusive free live performance. The album will be on sale at record stores starting on September 25, 2009 but for those loyal fans who have supported us you do not have to wait you can download the entire CD on September 11th at www.magiccirclemusic.com – check out samples of the new songs here: www.metalforce.eu
There will also be a lottery taking place and with a little luck you can win some special metal goodies. And on top of that you will have the chance to take part in the planned “Meet & Greet” with the band. Check out www.metalforce.info to register – NOW!
Admittance is at 5:00 PM! Have fun!
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Location: Stadthalle in 97922 Lauda-Königshofen
METALFORCE and their partner HIGH OUTPUT PRODUCTIONS are also proud to announce a Newcomer Contest which is to take place during the afternoon. All bands who are interested in the competition can apply here: www.highoutputproductions.de
METALFORCE – Album CD “Metalforce”
Scheduled release date: 09/25/2009 (Magic Circle Films International Ltd. Distributed by Alive AG)
08-09-09 New METALFORCE online shop
The all new METALFORCE Onlineshop is online. The ultimate source for METALFORCE releases and merchandise with guaranteed 24H shipment after payment is received!!!
07-15-09 Bass Player
METALFORCE announced a new addition to the band in the form of bass player, Freddy Schartl. More info regarding Freddy and METALFORCE will follow soon. Meanwhile, don’t miss the first performance of this line up on Saturday, July 18th at Magic Circle Festival III at the Loreley on the Rhine River in Germany.
07-10-09 The world began to quake!
METALFORCE uploaded the first samples from their forthcoming debut album online. The self-titled album is set to be released in mid- September on the MAGIC CIRCLE MUSIC label.
Don´t miss your chance to see the band performing new songs live for the first time at the upcoming MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL!
06-22-09 OnlineshopWe had lots of problems with our online shop system in the time. The server crashed several times and it sems like not all orders were executed properly.We therefor decided to close the shop for a short period of time. We will present a complete new onlineshop befor the Magic Circle Festival which will be faster, better and larger, as METALFORCE fans deserve it.In case of you have ordered something in the last time and you haven´t received your order, please send an email to email@example.com . We will take care of your order immediately than.
06-17-09 METALFORCE is ready to strike!!!
Great news for all Warriors of True Metal!
Today METALFORCE announced the name of their lead guitar player!
Tristan Visser will hold his mighty axe in the air for METALFORCE! He and the band have already recorded some killer solos!!!
More details will follow in the next days.
The band also confirmed that their first self-titled album will come out in late summer of 2009! Lead singer Tarek commented:"We are proud to tell the world, that the recordings are finished and that we can´t wait to release the album. I know from the bottom of my heart that every Heavy Metal fan on earth will love the eleven songs as much as we do. We can´t wait to hit the stages again and celebrate with all our brothers and sisters around the world. Make sure not to miss the upcoming MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL where we will play new material for the first time!"
We will post samples of the new songs in the coming days.
05-24-09 Magic Circle Festival III HAILS METALFORCE!
New York, USA – “They can’t stop us, let them try, for heavy metal come to Loreley in July!” exclaimed Joey DeMaio of MANOWAR. Known by fans as The Kings of Metal, bassist DeMaio, along with vocalist, Eric Adams, guitarist, Karl Logan and drummer, Donnie Hamzik created the Magic Circle Festival as a tribute to the fans hungry for more metal events, as well as an annual forum to meet with the international metal community. The festival has served not only to feed the need of MANOWAR fans, but all metal fans spanning the globe. Now in its third year, the Magic Circle Festival has become an unparalleled adventure famed for its innovations, destinations and creative themes.
Scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2009 at the Loreley on the Rhine River in Germany, this year’s event will also appeal to fans of fantasy novels and films due to the exclusive unveiling of a unique collaboration between MANOWAR and Germany’s best selling fantasy author, Wolfgang Hohlbein. The Asgard Saga, based on Norse mythology’s tales of Thor, the God of Thunder, will debut through the written word of Hohlbein’s book and its musical interpretation written and composed by MANOWAR. This year’s location is a romantic and adventurous tourist destination rich with legendary folklore. The Loreley serves as the perfect backdrop, while its amphitheater, modeled after ancient venues, will provide an amazing setting for this ground-breaking event in heavy metal history.
A full day of fan activities and entertainment, featuring the Heat Seekers from Norway, is scheduled for the official opening of the campgrounds on Friday, July 17.th A complete line up of multinational bands will be featured on the day of the festival, Saturday, July 18th along with a special appearance by Wolfgang Hohlbein. Slated to perform at this monumental event is METALFORCE. Paving the way for a new generation of metal giants is “true metal’ warrior Tarek Maghary. A visionary in the world of metal since founding the band Majesty at young age, Maghary’s vision expanded as he announced the formation of METALFORCE on the stages of Magic Circle Festival II. Now METALFORCE is signed to the Magic Circle Music label and about to release their first album as a force to be reckoned with.
Also scheduled to appear are: ULYTAU (Kazakhstan), WIZARD (Germany), AGE OF EVIL (USA), KINGDOM COME (Germany) , JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR (USA), CRYSTAL VIPER (Poland), DOMAIN (Germany), VAN CANTO (Germany), DIE SKLAVEN (Germany) and headliners, MANOWAR (USA) with special guests, HOLYHELL (USA).
For details and ticket sales, visit www.magiccirclefestival.com. For information on MANOWAR, The Asgard Saga, or bands featured on the visit www.manowar.com, www.asgard-saga.com, www.magiccirclemusic.com.
To watch The Asgard Saga movie trailer everyone is talking about, produced by Neil Johnson, MANOWAR’S Video Director, make sure to log onto www.asgard-saga.com!
03-04-09 MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL
METALFORCE will play at the MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL III which will take place at the 18th of july 2009 at Loreley, Germany.
Be prepared for a massive battle for True Heavy Metal!!!
For further informations click here to visit the official festival page.
01-17-09 THE SEARCH FOR METAL HEROES
METALFORCE is looking for the ultimate guitar player and bassist. Tarek „MS“ Maghary commented as follows:
“If you are ready for a new life of dedication and hard work for Heavy Metal you are the one we need. In order to complete the METALFORCE line up we are looking for a guitarist and a bass player who has the same passion and faith in our music that we do and who is ready to become part of a mighty new force which is ready to conquer the world! We don´t want any halfhearted guys but only people who are ready to start a new life which will be glorious and honorable but also needs your complete abandonment“
If you are ready to apply click here to watch the official application video and follow its instructions to join the quest for Metal Heroes!
11-30-08 GERMAN METALFORCE SITE ONLINE
From now on the official German METALFORCE site is also online
10-29-08 NEW LIMITED T-SHIRT
Get the first limited T-Shirt of METALFORCE right here and show the world that you will keep on fighting for Heavy Metal with honour and pride
10-28-08 NEW OFFICIAL WEBPAGE
The official Webpage of METALFORCE is now online. The page will soon be the ultimate source for fans to get news, infos, touring information and merchandise of METALFORCE. A new era of Heavy Metal begins right now.
07-14-08 OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM TAREK "MS" MAGHARY
Here is an official statement from Tarek „MS“ Maghary: „First of all I want to tell all fans, partners and friends , that MAJESTY no longer exists. I had a feeling for quite a while now that the time has come to start a new band to point out that Heavy Metal can never be stopped and that a new force will bring the whole world that mighty message. In a dream I recently had, only one name for that power came to my mind: METALFORCE
This new band will now begin where MAJESTY left off, but it will soar ever higher and become even bigger and more powerful. The first gig on the MCF 08 already filled me with pride as I looked into the eyes of many, many thousands of fans who stand with us our decision. We will soon release a new album and tour all over the world. Finally I want to tell you one important thing: All the things we did and things we will do are done first and foremost for all our fans out there who like we give all their blood and sweat for the only way to live: Heavy Metal!