Singing: Eric Adams, born on 07.12.1954 in Auburn (New York, USA)
Guitar: Karl Logan
Bass: Joey DeMaio, born on 063.03.1954 in Auburn (New York, USA)
Drums: Scott Columbus
Guitar: Ross "The Boss" Friedman
Guitar: David Shankle
Drums: Donnie Hamzik
Drums: Karl Kennedy
Drums: Kenny "Rhino" Earl
In 1980, bassist Joey DeMaio and guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman founded the band Manowar. Both had previously learned on a Black Sabbath tour know. Together with Eric Adams and Charles Kennedy, a demo tape was recorded a year later.
Latter has been replaced for the debut album "Battle Hymns" by Donnie Hamzik. For two titles Manowar could even Orson # 160; win Welles as speaker, "Dark Avenger" on the album and the single "Defender". Also, almost 30 years later, the voice of the famous director is heard before the concerts the group by saying, "Ladies and gentlemen, from the United States of America, all hail Manowar!" For the track "Battle Hymn" and "Dark Avenger" the later typical style of the band is already very visible.
For the second album by the drummer was replaced again, on Donnie Hamzik followed Scott Columbus. Now that the record contract was terminated at EMI signed Manowar the new contract with their own blood. The album "Into Glory Ride" was created by the record company from the sent demo tape and published almost unchanged.
this is the fourth studio album, "Sign Of The Hammer" in 1984 the band had once again searching for a new label. Following the publication Manowar went on tour in Europe. The real breakthrough came in the band with the fifth album "Fighting The World" in 1987, which was first released on a major label.
After the recording of "Kings Of Metal" Ross "The Boss" left the band due to musical differences. He was replaced by David Shankle. Scott Columbus also had to leave Manowar, but for personal reasons, his son had fallen ill, and only for six years. "Kings Of Metal" was awarded with a gold scarf plate.
On the album "Triumph of Steel", the fans had to wait for 4 years. In 1991 Manowar could own recording studio "Wahnfried" inaugurate, in which the album was recorded. "Triumph of Steel" reached in the German album charts in eighth place in the first week. It was also awarded a gold record.
In summer 1994, again a reshuffle on guitar took place. David Shankle got out of the band and formed the Dave Shankle Group. He was replaced by Karl Logan. In 1996, then the album "Louder Than Hell" was released, here already was back Scott Columbus on drums, the "Return Of The Warlord" even a separate title devoted to the album. The album's title is a reference to the entry in the Guinness Book of Records, there Manowar was performed at that time with a sound pressure level of 129.5 decibels. In live performances a fan at "The Gods Made Heavy Metal" may accompany the stage and the band on the electric guitar since then.
Six more years passed until Manowar 2002 published the next studio album "Warriors of the World". The album reached up to second place in the German album charts and was able to keep in the top 100 31 weeks in addition there was again a gold record. The most popular title of the album should be undeniably "Warriors Of The World United", which was presented among others on 18.04.2002 at TV Total.
In 2006, the long-awaited tenth studio album should appear. However, it had to be postponed because Karl Logan had broken his arm in a motorcycle accident. In the lock-up time Joey worked the album to complete and developed it into a concept album about the Germanic chief god Odin. Despite many negative reviews in the press, the managed on their own label Magic Circle Music published album the leap to second place in the German album charts. On the routes Manowar played full album as a bonus.
On the own Magic Circle Festival 2008, the band topped the Guinness world record volume again, Manowar reached 139 dB. Since 2007, the festival can find place in Bad Arolsen annually.
Typical for fans of the band is the "Sign Of The Hammer", in which a hand encloses the wrist of the other. The enclosed hand is stretched as a fist over his head.
2014: Kings of Metal MMXIV
2012: The Lord Of Steel
2010: Battle Hymns MMXI
2008: Die With Honor
2007: Gods Of War , Gods Of War Live
2006: Sons Of Odin
2005: King Of Kings
2002: Warriors Of The World , The Dawn Of Battle , Warriors Of The World United (Part I II) , An American Trilogy
1999: Hell On Stage , Live In Spain , Live In Germany , Live In France , Live In Portugal
1998: Steel Warriors , The Kingdom Of Steel
1997: Anthology , Hell On Wheels
1996: Louder Than Hell , courage , Courage (Live) , Return Of The Warlord , Number One
1994 The Hell Of Steel , Defender
1993 Secrets Of Steel [Box Set]
1992 The Triumph Of Steel , Metal Warriors
1988 Kings Of Metal , heart of steel
1987: Fighting The World , Blow Your Speakers
1984: Hail To England , Sign Of The Hammer , All Men Play On Ten
1983 Into Glory Ride , Defender
1982: Battle Hymns
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