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Auburn, New York, United States (1980 – present)

Manowar is a metal band from Auburn, New York, United States that prominently features mythology and fantasy in their lyrics as well as songs about Heavy Metal and a theme of camaraderie with rebellious attitude.

Manowar was founded by bassist Joey DeMaio and guitarist Ross “Ross the Boss” Friedman in 1980. Joey DeMaio was a bass/pyro technician for Black Sabbath, who were playing a show in England at the time, and Ross the Boss was the guitarist of a band called Shakin’ Street. The whole thing started when the two locked themselves in a locker room to find out which one could play the guitar harder and faster.

After agreeing that they would found a band, the two took in Eric Adams, the “man with lungs of leather”, as their vocalist, and Donny Hamzik as their drummer. They released their first album, “Battle Hymns”, with this lineup in 1982. On their second release, “Into Glory Ride” (1983), Scott Columbus was introduced as their new drummer, along with his custom made stainless steel drums (regular ones would not endure his aggressive style). The contract for Into Glory Ride was also signed in the band’s own blood.

Manowar’s third album, Hail to England (1984), started a tour in Great Britain. However, the band were fed up with their current record company’s dominant nature, and released yet another record during the same year; “Sign of the Hammer” was published by 10 Records - hence the song “All Men Play on 10” included on this album.

In the beginning of 1987, “Fighting the World” was released, featuring hit songs such as “Fighting the World”, “Black Wind, Fire and Steel” and “Defender”. Followed by a tour in Europe, “Fighting the World” was a success.


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  • onlycharles

    This main picture is too gay... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Yesterday 4:33pm Reply

    i love those outfits. much better than their music.

    27 Jul 1:08am Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    I always had a hard time listening to them because of the lyrics / metal elitism (and especially their fur-undies image), but I'll be damned if the music isn't awesome.

    26 Jul 11:43am Reply
  • dragonuts


    16 Jul 5:54pm Reply
  • beaturmumdown

    hairy vaginas =)

    12 Jul 4:13pm Reply
  • beaturmumdown

    are they true gays ?

    10 Jul 4:45pm Reply
  • Steambull

    Main pic needs "The Boss"...

    6 Jul 8:55pm Reply
  • Bruno-Thrasher


    29 Jun 7:50pm Reply
  • TenshiGeraku

    naked photos for the main please. [3]

    25 Jun 11:22pm Reply
  • raphaelmg94

    vc não conhece manowar

    23 Jun 5:41am Reply
  • zezymcurty

    Waste can be recycled . Shit can turn manure. But the audible noise produced by Manowar serves no purpose

    9 Jun 7:01pm Reply
  • Emtay13

    Is this real life

    8 Jun 7:36am Reply

    Listening to this after at least 15 years. It sound great as did back then.

    29 May 1:23am Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist I nominate this as the official image!

    15 May 6:16pm Reply
  • Steambull

    I aim to see Manowar in Stockholm next year. Now that the Kings Of Metal MMXIV tour is wrapping up, I hope they will refreshen their setlist. Note that nowadays Manowar only plays 14-15 songs in a concert as opposed to the 20+ setlists they used to have even on The Lord of Steel Tour (which had an awesome set). I think that they should drop Kings of Metal, Hail And Kill and Heart of Steel completely. Same with Manowar and Black Wind, Fire And Steel - those songs have been played in every concert for decades, and since the setlist is getting smaller, they should make room for more interesting songs!

    9 May 9:23am Reply
  • wholelottay

    Amazing concert in Monsters of Rock, Brazil! \\m/

    3 May 7:01pm Reply
  • flaviovigatto

    Yes, in Brazil: MANOWAR KILL!

    1 May 11:23pm Reply
  • Steambull

    So they played Metal Daze and Battle Hymn in Brazil... awesome!

    30 Apr 8:59pm Reply
  • marimurray

    FUCKING AWESOME! I still can't believe I was at that AMAZING concert in Monster of Rock. Kings of Metal, MANOWAR KILL!! <3

    29 Apr 8:20pm Reply
  • flaviovigatto

    It looks like they aren't...(2)

    29 Apr 5:18pm Reply
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