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

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