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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2C 068 - 400.103 Battle Hymns — Manowar Manowar Battle Hymns (Album) Liberty 2C 068 - 400.103 France 1982 Sell This Version
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MRI 169-666 Into Glory Ride — Manowar Manowar Into Glory Ride (Album) Megaforce Records MRI 169-666 US 1983 Sell This Version
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TMFN-19 Hail To England — Manowar Manowar Hail To England (Album) Music For Nations TMFN-19 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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VL 2311 Sign Of The Hammer — Manowar Manowar Sign Of The Hammer (Album) 10 Records VL 2311 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
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7 90563-4, 90563-4 Fighting The World — Manowar Manowar Fighting The World (Album) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 7 90563-4, 90563-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
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81930-4, 7 81930-4 Kings Of Metal — Manowar Manowar Kings Of Metal (Album) Atlantic 81930-4, 7 81930-4 US 1988 Sell This Version
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82423-4 SR The Triumph Of Steel — Manowar Manowar The Triumph Of Steel (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 82423-4 SR USA & Canada 1992 Sell This Version
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GEFD-24925 Louder Than Hell — Manowar Manowar Louder Than Hell (Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records GEFD-24925 US 1996 Sell This Version
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UMC 70062 Hell On Wheels (Live) — Manowar Manowar Hell On Wheels (Live) (Album) Universal UMC 70062 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
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NB 379-1, 27361 63791 Hell On Stage Live — Manowar Manowar Hell On Stage Live (Album, EP) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 379-1, 27361 63791 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
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NB 716-2 Warriors Of The World — Manowar Manowar Warriors Of The World (Album, Maxi, Single) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 716-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
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Irond MC 03-213 Hell On Stage Live - Vol.1 — Manowar Manowar Hell On Stage Live - Vol.1(Cass, Album, RE) Nuclear Blast, Irond Irond MC 03-213 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
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Irond MC 03-289 Hell On Stage Live - Vol.2 — Manowar Manowar Hell On Stage Live - Vol.2(Cass, Album, RE) Nuclear Blast, Irond Irond MC 03-289 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
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SPV 99507 2DVD+CD Hell On Earth IV — Manowar Manowar Hell On Earth IV Magic Circle Music, Steamhammer SPV 99507 2DVD+CD Germany 2005 Sell This Version
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MCA 01207-2 Gods Of War Live — Manowar Manowar Gods Of War Live Magic Circle Music MCA 01207-2 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
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HEL 0616 Gods Of War — Manowar Manowar Gods Of War (Album) Magic Circle Music HEL 0616 Brazil 2007 Sell This Version
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MCA 01238-1 Battle Hymns MMXI — Manowar Manowar Battle Hymns MMXI (Album) Magic Circle Entertainment MCA 01238-1 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
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MCA 01247-2 The Lord Of Steel — Manowar Manowar The Lord Of Steel (Album) Magic Circle Entertainment MCA 01247-2 UK 2012 Sell This Version
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MCA 01254-2 Kings Of Metal MMXIV — Manowar Manowar Kings Of Metal MMXIV(2xCD, Album) Magic Circle Entertainment MCA 01254-2 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none Demo '81 — Manowar Manowar Demo '81(Cass) Not On Label (Manowar Self-released) none US 1981 Sell This Version
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12 KUT 102 Defender — Manowar Manowar Defender (Single) Music For Nations, Music For Nations 12 KUT 102 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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TEN 30-12 All Men Play On 10 — Manowar Manowar All Men Play On 10 (Single) 10 Records TEN 30-12 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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B9463, 799 463-7 Blow Your Speakers — Manowar Manowar Blow Your Speakers (Single) ATCO Records, ATCO Records B9463, 799 463-7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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PR 2053 Defender (Vocal / LP Version) — Manowar Manowar Defender (Vocal / LP Version) (Single) Atco Records PR 2053 US 1987 Sell This Version
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PR 2527 Wheels Of Fire — Manowar Manowar Wheels Of Fire (Single) Atlantic PR 2527 US 1988 Sell This Version

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Metalmakker

Metalmakker

January 29, 2022
Haha, that list of "innovations" by Manowar is just hilarious. Only a real Manowarrior would come up with a list like that. Love some of their albums though!
matilla609

matilla609

February 12, 2020
Sign of The hamer obra maestra de Manowar y del Heavy metal en general no hay nada igual ,solamente la epoca de Metalica con Clif burton Creo algo de ese nivel el heavy a creado muchos sub estilos pero discos como éste nunca más escucharemos.
ant0nis

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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