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

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