Origin: New York, New York, USA  
Genres: Power Metal
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Last update/review: March 31, 2014

Manowar

After almost thirty years in the business, Manowar continues to rally around their "Death To False Metal" battle cry. Though their over-the-top image and lyrics occasionally come across as slightly cheesy, their determination to stand by their beliefs is commendable, and the fact of the matter is that songs such as "Blood Of My Enemies", "Guyana", "Battle Hymns", and "Defender" rank as among the most brilliant, majestic metal songs ever recorded by any band. It's amazing that, after all this time, Manowar still has a sound that really isn't like anyone else, highlighted by Eric Adam's excellent vocals and a pounding rhythm section led by bassist (and chief songwriter) Joey DeMaio. While Manowar fanatics will doubtless argue that all of their albums are equally outstanding and brilliant, the opinion here is that their early work, particularly the first four albums, are far superior to their later albums, with the 1984 pair of Hail To England and Sign Of The Hammer being their best works. They've mainly stuck to releasing live albums and DVDs over the last decade, along with two studio albums in 2002 and 2007, and they're clearly still a major metal force in Europe.

Recent album: The Final Battle I, released on March 29, 2019.

Current Members

Eric Adams

vocals

Evandro Moraes

guitars

Joey DeMaio

bass

Anders Johansson

drums (ex-HammerFall, ex-Keegan, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Silver Mountain, ex-Winterlong)

Former Members/Guests

Ross Friedman

guitars (Brain Surgeons, Death Dealer, Ross The Boss)

David Shankle

guitars (David Shankle Group)

Karl Logan

guitars

Donnie Hamzik

drums

Scott Columbus

drums RIP: April 4, 2010, age 54

Rhino (Kenny Earl Edwards)

drums (Burning Starr, ex-Death Dealer, ex-Forgotten Realm, ex-Holyhell)



Discography



Battle Hymns  
1982 Capitol
  1. Death Tone
  2. Metal Daze
  3. Fast Taker
  4. Shell Shock
  5. Manowar
  6. Dark Avenger
  7. William's Tale
  8. Battle Hymn
  • Eric Adams
  • Ross Friedman
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Donnie Hamzik
1982 Readers' Album #4





Into Glory Ride  
1983 Megaforce
  1. Warlord
  2. Secrets of Steel
  3. Gloves of Metal
  4. Gates of Valhalla
  5. Hatred
  6. Revelation (Death's Angel)
  7. March for Revenge (By The Soldiers Of Death)
  • Eric Adams
  • Ross Friedman
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Scott Columbus



Hail To England  
1984 Music For Nations
  1. Blood of My Enemies
  2. Each Dawn I Die
  3. Kill With Power
  4. Hail to England
  5. Army of the Immortals
  6. Black Arrows
  7. Bridge of Death
  • Eric Adams
  • Ross Friedman
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Scott Columbus
1984 Readers' Album #10





Sign Of The Hammer  
1984 10
  1. All Men Play On 10
  2. Animals
  3. Thor (The Powerhead)
  4. Mountains
  5. Sign of the Hammer
  6. The Oath
  7. Thunderpick
  8. Guyana (Cult of the Damned)
  • Eric Adams
  • Ross Friedman
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Scott Columbus
1984 Readers' Album #5





Fighting The World  
1987 Atlantic
  1. Fighting The World
  2. Blow Your Speakers
  3. Carry On
  4. Violence And Bloodshed
  5. Defender
  6. Drums Of Doom
  7. Holy War
  8. Master Of Revenge
  9. Black Wind, Fire And Steel
  • Eric Adams
  • Ross Friedman
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Scott Columbus



Kings Of Metal  
1988 Atlantic
  1. Wheels of fire
  2. Kings of metal
  3. Heart of steel
  4. Sting of the bumblebee
  5. The crown & the king (Lament of the kings)
  6. Kingdom come
  7. Pleasure slave
  8. Hail and kill
  9. The warrior's prayer
  10. Blood of the kings
  • Eric Adams
  • Ross Friedman
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Scott Columbus
1988 Readers' Album #9




Triumph Of Steel  
1992 Atlantic
  1. Achilles, Agony and Ecstasy In Eight Parts
  2. Metal Warriors
  3. Ride the Dragon
  4. Spirit Horse of the Cherokee
  5. Burning
  6. The Power of Thy Sword
  7. The Demon's Whip
  8. Master of the Wind
  • Eric Adams
  • David Shankle
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Rhino
1992 Readers' Album #8




The Hell Of Steel  COMPILATION
1994 Atlantic
  1. Fighting the World
  2. Kings of Metal
  3. The Demon's Whip
  4. The Warrior's Prayer
  5. Defender
  6. The Crown and the Ring (Lament of the Kings)
  7. Blow Your Speakers
  8. Metal Warriors
  9. Black Wind, Fire and Steel
  10. Hail and Kill
  11. The Power of Thy Sword
  12. Herz aus Stahl
  13. Kingdom Come
  14. Master of the Wind
  15. The Demon's Whip (Retail/Radio Edit)
  16. Ride The Dragon
  17. Metal Warriors
  18. Fighting The World
  19. Kings Of Metal
  20. Defender
  21. Black Wind, Fire And Steel
  22. The Blood Of The Kings



Louder Than Hell  
1996 Geffen
  1. Return Of The Warlord
  2. Brothers Of Metal Pt 1
  3. The Gods Made Heavy Metal
  4. Courage
  5. Number 1
  6. Outlaw
  7. King
  8. Today Is A Good Day To Die
  9. My Spirit Lives On
  10. The Power
  • Eric Adams
  • Karl Logan
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Scott Columbus
1996 Readers' Album #14




Hell On Wheels  LIVE
1997 Geffen
  1. Manowar
  2. Kings of Metal
  3. Kill With Power
  4. Sign of the Hammer
  5. My Spirit Lives On
  6. Piano Interlude
  7. Courage
  8. Spirit Horse of the Cherokee
  9. Blood of My Enemies
  10. Hail and Kill
  11. Warriors of the World
  12. Wheels of Fire
  13. Metal Warriors
  14. Army of the Immortals
  15. Black Arrows
  16. Fighting the World
  17. Thor the Power Head
  18. King
  19. The Gods Made Heavy Metal
  20. Black Wind Fire and Steel
  21. Return of the Warlord
  22. Carry On
  23. Battle Hymn
  • Eric Adams
  • Karl Logan
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Scott Columbus
1997 Readers' Album #91




Anthology  COMPILATION
1997
  1. Manowar
  2. Metal Daze
  3. Fast Taker
  4. Battle Hymn
  5. All Men Play on 10
  6. Sign of the Hammer
  7. Fighting the World
  8. Blow Your Speakers
  9. Heart of Steel
  10. Blood of the Kings
  11. Violence and Bloodshed
  12. Wheels of Fire
  13. Metal Warriors
  14. The Demon's Whip



The Kingdom Of Steel  COMPILATION
1998
  1. Manowar
  2. Blood of My Enemies
  3. Kill With Power
  4. Sign of the Hammer
  5. Courage
  6. Fighting the World
  7. Kings of Metal
  8. Metal Warriors
  9. Heart of Steel
  10. Number 1
  11. The Gods Made Heavy Metal
  12. Hail and Kill
  13. Warlord
  14. The Power
  15. Battle Hymn
  16. The Crown and the Ring (Lament of the Kings)



Steel Warriors  COMPILATION
1998
  1. Secret of Steel
  2. Black Arrows
  3. Each Dawn I Die
  4. Hatred
  5. Warlord
  6. Gloves of Metal
  7. Bridge of Death
  8. Hail to England
  9. Kill With Power
  10. March for Revenge (By the Soldiers of Death)
  11. Gates of Valhalla
  12. Army of the Immortals



Hell On Stage  LIVE
1999 Nuclear Blast
  1. Metal Daze
  2. Dark Avenger
  3. March For Revenge
  4. Hatred
  5. Gates Of Valhalla
  6. Bridge Of Death
  7. William's Tale
  8. Guyana (Cult Of The Damned)
  9. The Warrior's Prayer
  10. Blood Of The Kings
  11. Sting Of The Bumblebee
  12. Heart Of Stee;
  13. Master Of The Wind
  14. Outlaw
  15. The Power
  16. The Crown And The Ring
  • Eric Adams
  • Karl Logan
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Scott Columbus
1999 Readers' Album #89




Hell On Stage  VIDEO
1999 Nuclear Blast



Warriors Of The World  
2002 Nuclear Blast
  1. Call To Arms
  2. The Fight For Freedom
  3. Nessun Dorma
  4. Valhalla
  5. Swords In The Wind
  6. An American Trilogy
  7. The March
  8. Warriors Of The World United
  9. Hand Of Doom
  10. House Of Death
  11. Fight Until We Die
  • Eric Adams
  • Karl Logan
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Scott Columbus
2002 Readers' Album #12




Warriors Of The World United  VIDEO
2002 Nuclear Blast



Fire And Blood  VIDEO
2002 Steamhammer/SPV



Hell On Earth III  VIDEO
2003 Steamhammer/SPV



Hell On Earth IV  VIDEO
2005 Steamhammer/SPV



The Sons Of Odin  EP
2006 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Acension (live)
  2. King of Kings (live)
  3. Odin (Orchestral, Immortal version)
  4. Gods of War (Immortal Version)
  5. The Sons of Odin (Immortal version)
  • Eric Adams
  • Karl Logan
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Scott Columbus
2006 Readers' Album #50




The Absolute Power  VIDEO
2006 Magic Circle



Gods Of War  
2007 Magic Circle
  1. Overture to the Hymn of the Immortal Warriors
  2. The Ascension
  3. King of Kings
  4. Army of the Dead, Part I
  5. Sleipnir
  6. Loki God of Fire
  7. Blood Brothers
  8. Overture to Odin
  9. The Blood of Odin
  10. The Sons of Odin
  11. Glory Majesty Unity
  12. Gods of War
  13. Army of the Dead, Part II
  14. Odin
  15. Hymn of the Immortal Warriors
  16. Die For Metal (bonus track)
  • Eric Adams
  • Karl Logan
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Scott Columbus
2007 Readers' Album #24




Gods Of War Live  LIVE
2007 Magic Circle
  1. Manowar
  2. Call to Arms
  3. Gloves of Metal
  4. Each Dawn I Die
  5. Holy War
  6. Mountains
  7. The Oath
  8. Secret of Steel
  9. Son of William's Tale
  10. The Gods Made Heavy Metal
  11. Die For Metal
  12. Kings of Metal
  13. Warriors of the World United
  14. Black Wind, Fire and Steel
  15. The Blood of Odin
  16. The Sons of Odin
  17. Glory Majesty Unity
  18. Gods of War
  19. Army of the Dead
  20. Odin
  21. Hymn of the Immortal Warrior
  22. The Crown and the Ring
  • Eric Adams
  • Karl Logan
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Scott Columbus



Thunder In The Sky  
2009 Magic Circle
  1. Thunder in the Sky
  2. Let the Gods Decide
  3. Father
  4. Die With Honor (edit version)
  5. The Crown and the Ring (metal version)
  6. God or Man
  7. Tatko (Father - Bulgarian version)
  8. Otac (Father - Croatian version)
  9. Isä (Father - Finnish version)
  10. Mon père (Father - French version)
  11. Vater (Father - German version)
  12. ?at??a (Father - Greek version)
  13. Apa (Father - Hungarian version)
  14. Padre (Father - Italian version)
  15. ? (Father - Japanese version)
  16. Far (Father - Norwegian version)
  17. Ojciec (Father - Polish version)
  18. Pai (Father - Portuguese version)
  19. Tata (Father - Romanian version)
  20. Padre (Father - Spanish version)
  21. Baba (Father - Turkish version)
  • Eric Adams
  • Karl Logan
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Donnie Hamzik
2009 Readers' Album #45




Battle Hymns MMXI  
2010 Magic Circle
  1. Death Tone
  2. Metal Daze
  3. Fast Taker
  4. Shell Shock
  5. Manowar
  6. Dark Avenger
  7. William's Tale
  8. Battle Hymn
  9. Death Tone (live)
  10. Fast Taker (live)
  • Eric Adams
  • Karl Logan
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Donnie Hamzik



The Lord Of Steel  
2012 Magic Circle
  1. The Lord of Steel
  2. Manowarriors
  3. Born in a Grave
  4. Righteous Glory
  5. Touch the Sky
  6. Black List
  7. Expendable
  8. El Gringo
  9. Annihilation
  10. Hail, Kill and Die
  • Eric Adams
  • Evandro Moraes
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Donnie Hamzik
2012 Readers' Album #10




The Triple Album Collection  BOXED SET
2012 Rhino



The Lord Of Steel Live  LIVE EP
2013 Magic Circle
  1. Thunder in the Sky
  2. El Gringo
  3. Expendable
  4. The Lord of Steel
  5. Hail, Kill and Die
  6. Manowarriors
  • Eric Adams
  • Evandro Moraes
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Donnie Hamzik
2013 Readers' Album #89




Kings Of Metal MMXIV  
2014 Magic Circle
  1. Hail and Kill MMXIV
  2. Kings of Metal MMXIV
  3. The Heart of Steel MMXIV (Acoustic Intro Version)
  4. A Warrior's Prayer MMXIV
  5. The Blood of the Kings MMXIV
  6. Thy Kingdom Come MMXIV
  7. The Sting of the Bumblebee MMXIV
  8. Thy Crown and Thy Ring MMXIV (Orchestral Version)
  9. On Wheels of Fire MMXIV
  10. Thy Crown and Thy Ring MMXIV (Metal Version)
  11. The Heart of Steel MMXIV (Guitar Instrumental)
  12. Hail and Kill MMXIV
  13. Kings of Metal MMXIV
  14. The Heart of Steel MMXIV (Orchestral Intro Version)
  15. The Blood of the Kings MMXIV
  16. Thy Kingdom Come MMXIV
  17. Thy Crown and Thy Ring MMXIV (Orchestral Version)
  18. On Wheels of Fire MMXIV
  • Eric Adams
  • Evandro Moraes
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Donnie Hamzik
2014 Readers' Album #98




The Final Battle I  EP
2019 Magic Circle
  1. March of the Heroes into Valhalla
  2. Blood and Steel
  3. Sword of the Highlands
  4. You Shall Die Before I Die
  • Eric Adams
  • Evandro Moraes
  • Joey DeMaio
  • Anders Johansson




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