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.
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Manowar Discography


LT-51125 Manowar Battle Hymns (Album) Liberty LT-51125 US 1982 Sell This Version
MFN 6 Manowar Into Glory Ride (Album) Megaforce Records MFN 6 UK 1983 Sell This Version
RR 9874 Manowar Hail To England (Album) Music For Nations RR 9874 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
VL 2311 Manowar Sign Of The Hammer (Album) 10 Records, 10 Records VL 2311 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
7 90563-1 Manowar Fighting The World (Album) ATCO Records 7 90563-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
781 930-1 Manowar Kings Of Metal (Album) Atlantic 781 930-1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
7567-82423-4, none Manowar The Triumph Of Steel (Album) Atlantic 7567-82423-4, none Poland 1992 Sell This Version
GED 24925, 424 925-2 Manowar Louder Than Hell (Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records GED 24925, 424 925-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
UMC 70062 Manowar Hell On Wheels (Album) Universal UMC 70062 Bulgaria 1997 Sell This Version
NB 379-9, NB 379-2, 27361 63792 Manowar Hell On Stage Live (Album, Maxi, Single) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 379-9, NB 379-2, 27361 63792 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
3076602 Manowar Warriors Of The World (Album, Single) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 3076602 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
none, 80000874 DVD Manowar Hell On Earth IV Magic Circle Music, Steamhammer none, 80000874 DVD Germany 2005 Sell This Version
MICP-90029 Manowar Gods Of War Live (Album) Magic Circle Music MICP-90029 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
MICP-10652 Manowar Gods Of War (Album) Magic Circle Music MICP-10652 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
MCA 01238-1 Manowar Battle Hymns MMXI (Album) Magic Circle Entertainment MCA 01238-1 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
MCA 01247-2 Manowar The Lord Of Steel (Album) Magic Circle Entertainment MCA 01247-2 UK 2012 Sell This Version
MCA 01254-2 Manowar Kings Of Metal MMXIV(2xCD, Album, Fat) Magic Circle Entertainment MCA 01254-2 Europe 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

12 KUT 102, 12-KUT-102 Manowar Defender (Single, EP) Music For Nations, Music For Nations 12 KUT 102, 12-KUT-102 UK 1983 Sell This Version
TEN 30-12 Manowar All Men Play On 10 (Single) 10 Records TEN 30-12 UK 1984 Sell This Version
B9463, 799 463-7 Manowar Blow Your Speakers (Single) ATCO Records, ATCO Records B9463, 799 463-7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
PR 2527 Manowar Wheels Of Fire (Single) Atlantic PR 2527 US 1988 Sell This Version
1.016 Manowar Kings Of Metal / Herz Aus Stahl (Maxi) Atlantic 1.016 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1.580, 1580 Manowar Metal Warriors (Maxi, EP, Single) Atlantic 1.580, 1580 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
GED 22187 Manowar Number 1(CD, Single) Geffen Records GED 22187 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
GED 22172 Manowar Return Of The Warlord(CD, Maxi) Geffen Records GED 22172 Europe 1996 Sell This Version

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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"


October 4, 2013
Vinylfly=True poser

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