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

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