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Manowar

Manowar was formed by ex-Dictators and Shakin' Street guitarist Ross the Boss. The original lineup included vocalist Eric Adams, bassist JoeyDeMaio, and drummer Donnie Hamzik. The group's kitschy approach was designed to be the raw, primal, macho antithesis of classic rock. Theirmusic was based on raw, aggressive riffs, and their lyrics were mostly about fighting, violence, and death. The group dressed in animal skins inconcert to underline the point. Their first album featured a solo bass arrangement of the "William Tell Overture," and the press branded thegroup as a joke. The band tried ...read more

Manowar was formed by ex-Dictators and Shakin' Street guitarist Ross the Boss. The original lineup included vocalist Eric Adams, bassist JoeyDeMaio, and drummer Donnie Hamzik. The group's kitschy approach was designed to be the raw, primal, macho antithesis of classic rock. Theirmusic was based on raw, aggressive riffs, and their lyrics were mostly about fighting, violence, and death. The group dressed in animal skins inconcert to underline the point. Their first album featured a solo bass arrangement of the "William Tell Overture," and the press branded thegroup as a joke. The band tried to become even more extreme with each album and usually ended up dropped from their labels. They tried totake a more commercial direction in the late '80s, but this approach failed too, and Ross the Boss quit in disgust in 1988; undeterred, Manowarcontinued recording into the next decade, issuing records including 1992's Triumph of Steel, 1994's Hell of Steel, and 1996's Louder ThanHell. With each release and subsequent tour, Manowar began to build a devoted fan base, especially in Europe, where the group regularly soldout stadiums. A flurry of live DVDs followed, each boasting hours of music, interviews, and Viking machismo. The band returned to the studio in2002 for Warriors of the World, followed by the Sons of Odin EP in 2006 and Gods of War in 2007. « hide

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LPs
Kings of Metal MMXIV
2014

2.3
15 Votes
The Lord of Steel
06/16/2012

2.8
61 Votes
Battle Hymns MMXI
2010

2.3
24 Votes
Gods of War
2007

2.8
135 Votes
Warriors of the World
2002

3.1
142 Votes
Louder Than Hell
1996

3.4
120 Votes
The Triumph of Steel
1992

3.6
147 Votes
Kings of Metal
1988

3.9
235 Votes
Fighting the World
1987

3.3
149 Votes
Sign of the Hammer
1984

3.7
124 Votes
Hail to England
1984

3.8
157 Votes
Into Glory Ride
1983

3.7
124 Votes
Battle Hymns
1982

3.9
212 Votes
EPs
The Lord of Steel Live
07/09/2013

3.3
2 Votes
Thunder in the Sky
2009

3.3
20 Votes
The Sons of Odin
2006

2.8
25 Votes
Demo - '81
1981

3.6
6 Votes
Live Albums
Gods of War Live
2007

3.8
9 Votes
The Day the Earth Shook – The Absolute Power
2006

4
1 Votes
Hell on Stage
1999

3.8
14 Votes
Hell on Wheels
1997

3.6
11 Votes
Compilations
Steel Warriors
1998

2.9
5 Votes
The Kingdom of Steel
1998

2.8
9 Votes
Anthology
1997

2.9
12 Votes
The Hell of Steel
1994

2.8
10 Votes
Manowar Kills
1992

3.3
2 Votes

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