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

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