Manowar

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Manowar is an American Heavy / Epic Metal band from Auburn, New York. Formed in 1980, the group is known for lyrics based on fantasy (particularly swords and sorcery) and mythology (particularly Norse mythology). The band is also known for a loud and bombastic sound. In an interview for MTV in February 2007, bassist Joey DeMaio lamented that "these days, there's a real lack of big, epic metal that is drenched with crushing guitars and choirs and orchestras... so it's nice to be one of the few bands that's actually doing that." In 1984 the band was included in the Guinness Book of World Records for delivering the loudest performance, a record which they have since broken on 2 occasions. They also hold the world record for the longest heavy metal concert after playing for 5 hours and 1 minute in Bulgaria in 2008. They also have been known for their slogan "Death to false metal".

Although the band has never been a mainstream commercial success in the United States, they maintain a strong cult following there. In contrast, they are extremely popular in the heavy metal scene in Europe and South America. Dedicated fans are known and referred to by the band as "Metal Warriors", "Manowarriors", "Immortals" or "Brothers of Metal".

"I believe in the fans. I believe in metal more than anybody you've ever met. And another thing, I'm prepared to die for metal. Are you?" - Joey DeMaio, during a 2006 interview with Rock Hard Magazine.

Fighting The World (the band's fifth release) was metal's first full-digital recording

The creation of Gods Of War was not devoid of obstacles. The band was forced to delay its release when, deep into the recording sessions, Logan suffered a devastating injuring after crashing on his prized dirtbike. Logan dislocated his elbow in the accident, an injury so severe it could have resulted in permanent nerve damage, ending his musical career. But the guitarist fought back and after months of painful rehabilitation, he boasted he has never played his instrument better.

During Manowar's career, the band have recorded 10 studio albums; two live albums; five DVDs and countless compilations.

Manowar's many innovations include:
* The first metal band to include sword & sorcery imagery in both their lyrics and on their album covers
* The only band ever to record with Orson Welles
* Among the first metal bands to record with an orchestra
* The first band to design and build their own speaker cabinets and their own guitars as well
* The first metal band to record in Dolby 5.1 and be the spokespersons for SACD (Super Audio Compact Disc)
* The loudest band in the world (a record they have broken on three separate occasions)

Manowar created Magic Circle Music.

Aliases - real names:
Eric Adams (2) - Louis Marullo
Rhino - Kenny Earl Edwards
Ross The Boss - Ross Friedman
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Albums

Manowar - Battle Hymns album art Manowar Battle Hymns (Album) Liberty Records, Inc. France 1982 Sell This Version
Manowar - Into Glory Ride album art Manowar Into Glory Ride (Album) Megaforce Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Manowar - Hail To England album art Manowar Hail To England (Album) Music For Nations UK 1984 Sell This Version
Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer album art Manowar Sign Of The Hammer (Album) 10 Records, 10 Records Canada 1984 Sell This Version
Manowar - Fighting The World album art Manowar Fighting The World (Album) ATCO Records Europe 1987 Sell This Version
Manowar - Kings Of Metal album art Manowar Kings Of Metal (Album) Atlantic US 1988 Sell This Version
Manowar - The Triumph Of Steel album art Manowar The Triumph Of Steel (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic US 1992 Sell This Version
Manowar - Louder Than Hell album art Manowar Louder Than Hell (Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Manowar - Hell On Wheels (Live) album art Manowar Hell On Wheels (Live) (Album) Universal Argentina 1997 Sell This Version
Manowar - Hell On Stage Live album art Manowar Hell On Stage Live (Album, Maxi, Comp, Single) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Manowar - Warriors Of The World album art Manowar Warriors Of The World (Album, Single, Maxi) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast France 2002 Sell This Version
Manowar - Hell On Earth IV album art Manowar Hell On Earth IV Magic Circle Music, Steamhammer Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Manowar - Gods Of War Live album art Manowar Gods Of War Live Magic Circle Music Russia 2007 Sell This Version
Manowar - Gods Of War album art Manowar Gods Of War (Album) Magic Circle Music Japan 2007 Sell This Version
Manowar - Battle Hymns MMXI album art Manowar Battle Hymns MMXI (Album) Magic Circle Entertainment Europe 2010 Sell This Version
Manowar - The Lord Of Steel album art Manowar The Lord Of Steel (Album) Magic Circle Entertainment UK 2012 Sell This Version
MCA 01254-2 Manowar - Kings Of Metal MMXIV album art Manowar Kings Of Metal MMXIV(2xCD, Album) Magic Circle Entertainment MCA 01254-2 Europe 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Manowar - Demo '81 album art Manowar Demo '81(Cass, Single, Promo) Not On Label (Manowar Self-released) none US 1981 Sell This Version
Manowar - Defender album art Manowar Defender (Single) Music For Nations, Music For Nations UK 1983 Sell This Version
Manowar - All Men Play On 10 album art Manowar All Men Play On 10 (Single) 10 Records UK 1984 Sell This Version
Manowar - Blow Your Speakers album art Manowar Blow Your Speakers (Single) ATCO Records, ATCO Records UK 1987 Sell This Version
Manowar - Wheels Of Fire album art Manowar Wheels Of Fire (Single) Atlantic US 1988 Sell This Version
Manowar - Kings Of Metal / Herz Aus Stahl album art Manowar Kings Of Metal / Herz Aus Stahl (Maxi) Atlantic Spain 1988 Sell This Version
Manowar - Metal Warriors album art Manowar Metal Warriors (Maxi, Single, EP) Atlantic Spain 1992 Sell This Version
GED 22187 Manowar - Number 1 album art Manowar Number 1(CD, Single) Geffen Records GED 22187 Europe 1996 Sell This Version

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ant0nis

January 24, 2015
In my opinion Eric Adams has rightfully taken a place into the Heavy Metal pantheon along with Halford, Ozzy, Dickinson etc. He is a Metal Tenor.. ! After all his 31 second high vocal scream at the and of "Thor" is always there to instantly eliminate every other opinion.. Heavy Metal from Manowar makes you feel blessed just for being able to listen to them! I won't disagree with the fact that DeMaio is the center of all the "poser" attention which in my opinion destroys the "royal Heavyness" of the band.. But even so, Manowar will definitely & always be one of my favorite 3 bands! Hail an Kill from Greece!

"I hear the sound in a metal way
I feel the power rolling on the stage
'Cause only one thing really sets me free
Heavy metal, loud as it can be"

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