An interview with Joey DeMaio was posted on Manowar's official website ( Among other things, the band's bassist clarified that the "Final Battle Tour" isn' t the end of the legendary epic metal group. 

When asked whether the upcoming summer shows are really going to be the last Manowar shows ever, DeMaio answered: "Okay, let me clarify something. We never announced the end of Manowar; we didn't even plan to never tour again. There are so many places that we constantly get fan requests from… We said it's time for a break. So that we can work on other projects for our fans: For example, I'll be traveling with my spoken-word tour this winter where I'll be talking about the history of the band, rare photos and video included. I am working on a metal opera (think "We Will Rock You", but Manowar style). And, of course, we'll continue with Part II and III of our "The Final Battletrilogy. But I'll be honest: With the overwhelming feedback from this tour, and fans literally begging us to continue it is really hard to not think of new touring. We've had fans tell us that the thought of us retiring or not touring anymore takes the joy out of their lives. Having such an impact is an honor and a responsibility that we take seriously."