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

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