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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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  • ElHuevas1428574

    ⌠↑ಠ_ಠ ←:D→ ಥ_ಥ↓⌡

    20 Aug 1:26pm Reply
  • LittleDeepPurpl

    Какие-то они спидозные

    18 Aug 9:44am Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    Black Arrows!

    13 Aug 7:16am Reply
  • wert100500

    Hail and Kill!!!

    9 Aug 6:09am Reply
  • L_a_L_u

    Воины митола, объединяйтесь и скиньтесь группе на хорошего композитора, чтобы самовар ушёл красиво со сцены, а крехтя, как то было на последнем альбоме.

    8 Aug 5:42pm Reply
  • grisha_leps

    Ебаный стыд

    3 Aug 12:32am Reply
  • Tuberkulloosi

    Seeing Mano today, real excited! I remember those times playing Donkey Kong Country 4 on GBA and listening to Kings of Metal -- Warriors of the World era Manowar. Great times.

    26 Jul 9:39am Reply
  • Tuberkulloosi

    " manowar fans are the most delusional by far " this is the only one of your dumb statements I can agree with. haha.

    26 Jul 9:36am Reply
  • musicalfoodie

    FIGHT FOR THE LIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

    25 Jul 2:52am Reply
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  • Mourning-Soul

    Always listening to it before going to the gym... HAIL FROM FRANCE

    9 Jul 9:45pm Reply
  • animeshkanaruto

    Короли, они же постоянно верны своему стилю! Всем митол! Вот только как такая охуенная группа могла появиться на концерте такого убожества, как блэк саббот!?

    8 Jul 3:36pm Reply
  • bardofesgaroth

    METAL UP YOUR AAAAAARSE!!!!! Oops, wrong shoutbox

    6 Jul 8:11pm Reply
  • Woodgod

    "I'll give them the influence factor, but they really should have stopped after Louder than Hell." - Replace Louder than Hell with Kings of Metal and I'll agree (though they'd have to remain active as a live band).

    29 Jun 4:45am Reply
  • VasZaitsev

    I didn't know Spinal Tap made more albums under the Manowar name.

    22 Jun 2:35pm Reply
  • Parabellum13x

    I'll give them the influence factor, but they really should have stopped after Louder than Hell.

    21 Jun 7:44pm Reply
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  • MrIvan69

    True metal!

    19 Jun 9:27am Reply
  • shivaki07 RECENZJA Historia lubi się powtarzać. Tak również ma się i z muzyką. Sprawdźcie w czym utwierdzili, a w czym (o ile w ogóle) zaskoczyli nas Szwedzi z Sabatona w najnowszej laboratoryjnej recenzji "Heroes"!

    18 Jun 6:21pm Reply
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