От нас — Королям
From the hearts and souls of all Russian brothers of metal and sisters of steel we, the representatives of Russian brotherhood, thank you for recording the Russian version of your beautiful song Father. Eric has told, Eric has made. It is a deal of a real man. Moreover, it is difficult to expect a gift more precious than this.
We’d like to thank you for your deeds: for fidelity to ideals and to admirers, for sincerity and for firmness in fight for True Metal. During all these 30 years of your existence your music raises up new generations of people. Your music has united the father and the son, has given a life for those who lost it’s meaning and has given strength to those who were weak. You speak simply and openly about great and small, about what all of us have deep inside our hearts, remind us not to hide it. You let people know that in this world of cruelty, injustice and cynicism there is an island where laws of the states do not operate, but where operate the laws of True Metal. And the name of this island is Manowar.
Manowar is a soul of Heavy Metal culture. And it is not correct to call us “Fans”. Because now the word “Fan” has lost it’s initial meaning. Now the fan is a man, who only tries to correspond to any culture because this culture surrounds him. But those who really love Manowar are not in any culture. The «culture» is inside all of us, it is a part of our souls. And this part is above races and nations, above borders of the states and even above languages, as your work from song Father has shown us. We are such not because we aspire such to become, but because we were born with it. And we are glad to be part of this Heavy Metal soul, which will never allow to despond, which will always get us up, even when we absolutely have no strength, which will not allow us to lost ourselves even if heavy music suddenly disappears. Not only your music unites all of us, but also your spirit which is one for all.
Thank you, brothers!
The final text has been made of the pieces sent by fans from all Russia by Dmitriy Zhikharevich.
The message has been translated by Dmitriy Zhikharevich and Pavel Vlasov.
People who have responded and who have taken part in a writing this message: Viktor Kamshilin, Evgenij Kolesnikov, Yurij Cheremushkin, Sergey Zhavoronkov, Igor Krupnov, Denis Sherishorin, Evgenij Smirnov, Alexey Mikhaylov, Pavel Volneykin, Pavel Vlasov, Dmitriy Zhikharevich and many-many other True brothers and sisters of Manowar’s family.
P.S. Due to the current situation with announcing tour dates and selling tickets for non existent Manowar shows, please, let us know your plans about visiting our country. Somebody wants to spoil the image of Manowar or just to make money using your name. Russian brotherhood and Manowar can together solve this problem. We hope for your support and we will wait for the correct information.
Sincerely yours, Russian brotherhood
Нам — от Королей
Sorry it has taken so long for us to reply to you brother, but we are unable to answer our emails when on tour, and since we have returned we are trying to catch up with all of our other brothers and sisters that have written us. First off brother thank you for your kind words, we rarely receive such an eloquent email, let alone one written by not-native English speakers. All of you that have help write and translate this email are not “fans,” you are True Brothers and Sisters that fully understand everything we do and everything we have achieved. We truly love playing in Russia, because of brothers and sisters like you and hopefully return later this year during our “Death To Infidels” 2010 World Tour. We are aware of the false show announcements and the bull shit tickets that have been sold. The only website that has all the absolutely 100% confirmed show listings is our website, www.MANOWAR.com. Do not believe any other website, for now obvious reasons. Thank you all again, and we hopefully see you soon to split the fucking ground in Russia again.
Hail and Kill, MANOWAR