Paul Di’Anno with his new band Warhorse premieres a video for their first single ‘Stop The War’.
This video / single is Paul Di’Anno’s first music release after a seven-year hiatus due to severe health issues. Warhorse is his new project originated in Croatia, where Paul is still in treatment. The band was formed by Paul Di'Anno and two guitarists / authors; Hrvoje Madiraca and Ante Pupačić 'Pupi'. Just days before three important surgeries, after which Paul should get back on his feet and eventually walk, the Warhorse issues a video / single ‘Stop The War’ with universal and very clear message. This fierce, direct and brutally honest song was created as a direct consequence of the tragic events in Ukraine, but its message refers to all wars, the meaninglessness of the suffering and suffering of the innocent. "I can't stand up (YET) on my feet, but I can stand up against the wars, deaths, tears, suffering… We all need to stand up against the war and say 'enough' to tyrants and lunatics once and for all.", says Paul Di'Anno.
The release date of this video is significant, because it marks Constitution Day in Ukraine, and Warhorse wants to say that there will always be support for the helpless and those who are suffering, in their loud and fierce way so that the whole world can hear the message well.
Behind the suggestive video, which is a combination of lyrics videos and Warhorse studio recordings, stands the Warhorse team and fantastic video producer Andy Pilkington, who has made great lyric videos, among others for Judas Priest and Smith & Kotzen. The Warhorse have recorded three songs in Croatia and plan to record the entire album in a very short period of time, so that they can announce their first performances in the summer of 2023. The specificity of the huge demand for the new Paul Di'Anno project is the fantastic pre-sale of the bundle (Warhorse DVD single + event t-shirt from Paul's comeback concert in Zagreb on May 21, 2022). Namely, the Warhorse released 666 bundles (blind sale) in pre-sale and in less than two months almost all of them were sold out.
If you also want to get the last signed copies, click on www.maidencroatia.com/warhorse and hurry up! With your purchase you’ll directly help recovery of Paul Di’Anno. For all those who have already ordered bundles, they will be sent to all customers by July 7, 2022 at the latest. Track your shipment at www.maidencroatia.com/warhorsetracking
Jimmy Kay from Canada's The Metal Voice spoke to legendary former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'anno and Iron Maiden Author and publisher Stjepan Juras.
Di'anno's and Juras spoke about their meeting with Iron Maiden main man Steve Harris and manager Rod Smallwood backstage at Maiden's Show in Croatia Sunday May 22, 2022.
The two also talked about the two new Di'anno singles to help raise funds for Di'anno's on going medical expenses.
Watch full interview here
Stejpan was asked about the new to Di'anno songs that will be released to help raise funds for Di'anno's medical costs
"In April we ran out of money and did not know what to do and we said you know what we can't ask people for money again unless we give them something. Now we need to give them something and people will buy and donate. I suggested we make two singles and sell them in a bundle with T-shirts. The reaction was very good. We made 666 bundles and in just 10 days we sold almost 500"
Link here to buy song bundles, Songs, DVD and Shirt
Di'anno was asked about his experience in meeting Steve Harris and Rod Smallwood after all these years in person
"Last weekend was absolutely amazing. Me and Steve (Harris) have always talked about Football (in the past) we always have. But we haven't met for a long time (in person). I met up with Steve's sister Linda first (that day) I haven't seen her in about 30 years and then Steve and then Rob (Smallwood) as well and it made my whole year. Last time I saw Rod Smallwood was in Rock in Rio about 7 years ago but I missed the Maiden show cause I was swamped with Bloody press and stuff."
When asked was it awkward talking to Steve Harris after many years
"No. it was great, I wish I wasn't in this sort of position (needing medical assistance). It was quite emotional. Now if it had been the first time we spoke together in 30 years it would have been maybe a little bit more weird. But as I said we talked about Football (in the past) and Steve phoned me up a couple of times from the Bahamas. We are two London boys from the East end, we are both a couple of happy go lucky geezers. I owe Steve dinner big time because he looked after my Mrs. after the last Maiden tour in the states in Connecticut in Hartford. He really looked after them he gave them backstage VIP and stuff. When I get my legs back I'll take him out to dinner. The next day (after the Maiden show in Croatia) Steve called me but I missed the call but I did text him back. What annoys me is everyone is spreading rumours around that we don't like each other (him and Iron Maiden) and stuff like that, I ain't got nothing with Iron Maiden at all and I tell you the show was brilliant (when he saw them perform in Croatia) absolutely amazing. "
Stjepan Juras, a MAIDEN fan and author of many MAIDEN-related books, is taking care of Paul during his stay in Croatia.
Link to his book online here
Di'Anno recorded two classic albums with IRON MAIDEN — a self-titled effort in 1980 and "Killers" in 1981 — before being fired and replaced by Bruce Dickinson. He went on to front a number of other bands, including KILLERS and BATTLEZONE, and released several solo records.
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