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One of the most internationally successful bands in all of heavy metaldom, Auburn, New York-born power metal outfit Manowar -- Eric Adams (vocals), Karl Logan (guitars), Joey DeMaio (bass), and Donnie Hamzik (drums) -- have sold over nine million records since their inception in 1980. Steeped in the pageantry of heavy metal, the group's approach was designed to be the raw, primal, Viking antithesis of classic rock, and their music followed suit, based on raw, aggressive riffs, with lyrics that were mostly about fighting, violence, honor, and death. The band issued a pair of well received yet not so widely distributed albums -- Battle Hymns (1982) and Into Glory Ride (1983) -- before breaking in the U.K. and Europe with 1984's Hail to England and Sign of the Hammer, leading to the group inking a deal with Atlantic and breaking big internationally with 1987's Fighting the World, the latter of which featured guest narration on the track "Defender" from Orson Welles, who had died two years prior, yet recorded his part on a 1982 demo of the song. Released in 1988, Kings of Metal was even bigger and bolder, but it also marked the departure of founding member and guitarist Ross Friedman (Ross the Boss). The ambitious Triumph of Steel arrived in 1992, followed by a string of new releases -- Louder Than Hell (1996), Warriors of the World (2002), Gods of War (2007), and The Lord of Steel (2012) -- as well as re-recordings of early albums Battle Hymns MMXI (2010) and Kings of Metal MMXIV (2013). ~ James Christopher Monger & Steve Huey
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   The Gods Made Heavy Metal
  3.   Fighting the World
  4.   All Men Play on 10
  5.   Kings of Metal
  6.   Manowar
  7.   Hail and Kill
  8.   Metal Warriors
  9.   Warriors of the World United
  10.   Outlaw
  11.   Return of the Warlords
  12.   Black Wind, Fire and Steel
  13.   Carry On
  14.   Kingdom Come
  15.   Violence and Bloodshed
  16.   Animals
  17.   Blow Your Speakers
  18.   Shell Shock
  19.   The Power of Thy Sword
  20.   Burning
  21.   Master of the Wind
  22.   Sign of the Hammer
  23.   William's Tale
  24.   Metal Daze
  25.   Battle Hymn
  26.   Master of Revenge
  27.   Wheels of Fire
  28.   Courage
  29.   The Demon's Whip
  30.   Ride the Dragon
  31.   Thunderpick
  32.   Thor (The Powerhead)
  33.   Dark Avenger
  34.   Fast Taker
  35.   Death Tone
  36.   Holy War
  37.   Drums of Doom
  38.   Blood of the Kings
  39.   The Crown and the Ring
  40.   Sting of the Bumblebee
  41.   The Power
  42.   Today Is a Good Day to Die
  43.   King
  44.   Number 1
  45.   Brothers of Metal, Pt. 1
  46.   Spirit Horse of the Cherokee
  47.   Achilles, Agony, and Ecstasy in Eight Parts: Prelude/Hector Storms the
  48.   Guyana (Cult of the Damned)
  49.   The Oath
  50.   My Spirit Lives On
  51.   Defender
  52.   Pleasure Slave
  53.   Heart of Steel
  54.   Mountains

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