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

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