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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 Joey DeMaio, and drummer Donnie Hamzik. The group's kitschy approach was designed to be the raw, primal, macho antithesis of classic rock. Their music was based on raw, aggressive riffs, and their lyrics were mostly about fighting, violence, and death. The group dressed in animal skins in concert to underline the point. Their first album featured a solo bass arrangement of the "William Tell Overture," and the press branded the group 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 Joey DeMaio, and drummer Donnie Hamzik. The group's kitschy approach was designed to be the raw, primal, macho antithesis of classic rock. Their music was based on raw, aggressive riffs, and their lyrics were mostly about fighting, violence, and death. The group dressed in animal skins in concert to underline the point. Their first album featured a solo bass arrangement of the "William Tell Overture," and the press branded the group as a joke. The band tried to become even more extreme with each album and usually ended up dropped from their labels. They tried to take a more commercial direction in the late '80s, but this approach failed too, and Ross the Boss quit in disgust in 1988; undeterred, Manowar continued recording into the next decade, issuing records including 1992's Triumph of Steel, 1994's Hell of Steel, and 1996's Louder Than Hell. With each release and subsequent tour, Manowar began to build a devoted fan base, especially in Europe, where the group regularly sold out stadiums. A flurry of live DVDs followed, each boasting hours of music, interviews, and Viking machismo. The band returned to the studio in 2002 for Warriors of the World, followed by the Sons of Odin EP in 2006 and Gods of War in 2007. « hide

Similar Bands: Ross the Boss, Dio, HammerFall, Thor, Virgin Steele

LPs
The Lord of Steel
10/19/2012

2.4
115 Votes
Gods of War
2007

2.7
195 Votes
Warriors of the World
2002

3.1
223 Votes
Louder Than Hell
1996

3.3
216 Votes
The Triumph of Steel
1992

3.5
247 Votes
Kings of Metal
1988

3.8
389 Votes
Fighting the World
1987

3.3
253 Votes
Sign of the Hammer
1984

3.8
217 Votes
Hail to England
1984

3.9
273 Votes
Into Glory Ride
1983

3.7
222 Votes
Battle Hymns
1982

3.8
345 Votes
EPs
Highlights from the Revenge of Odysseus
2022

1.9
9 Votes
The Final Battle I
2019

2.2
16 Votes
The Lord of Steel Live
07/09/2013

3.1
5 Votes
Thunder in the Sky
2009

3.1
32 Votes
The Sons of Odin
2006

2.7
30 Votes
The Dawn Of Battle
2002

3.5
5 Votes
Demo - '81
1981

3.6
8 Votes
Live Albums
Gods of War Live
2007

3.7
15 Votes
The Day the Earth Shook – The Absolute Power
2006

3.9
5 Votes
Hell on Stage
1999

3.8
21 Votes
Hell on Wheels
1997

3.6
18 Votes
Compilations
Kings of Metal MMXIV
2014

1.8
57 Votes
Battle Hymns MMXI
2010

2.1
55 Votes
Steel Warriors
1998

2.9
7 Votes
The Kingdom of Steel
1998

3
10 Votes
Anthology
1997

2.9
15 Votes
The Hell of Steel
1994

2.6
17 Votes
Manowar Kills
1992

3.4
4 Votes

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