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

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