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

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