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

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