Manowar have issued a statement through their management, Magic Circle Entertainment Management, after their guitarist since 1994, Karl Logan, was charged with allegedly possessing child pornography. It reads, "With regard to Karl Logan’s arrest and the charges against him: Due to the fact that Karl and his attorneys are dealing with these issues, he will not perform with MANOWAR. The new album and upcoming tour will not be affected. – Magic Circle Entertainment Management –."

Logan was charged with third degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and arrested on August 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has since been bonded out.

Manowar are on a farewell tour, "The Final Battle World Tour."