In case you were wondering, Manowar are still the loudest band on the planet... 'Cuz when they're in town, the power explodes.

During the sound-check last Friday afternoon (March 11th) for their first of two shows at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio, the self-proclaimed kings of metal blew one of the city's power grids, causing a massive blackout on the entire city block where the venue is located.

Workers at the local electricity company took 24 hours to get the grid back online. Temporary generators had to be rushed in to run Manowar's sound and lights, and a lot of extra gear was brought in for the show. Fortunately, the generators worked and the show was not cancelled.


Source: smh.com.au
Band profile: Manowar
 
Posted: 15.03.2011 by flamesoficarus



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Marcel Hubregtse - 15.03.2011 at 13:40  
Oo ffs, do people actually believe this bs?

Another marketing trick by them. Because they know they won't get any attention based on their music. So they spread these sort of rumours.
They might blackout a village in India but not an entire city block in Cleveland.
J. N. - 15.03.2011 at 13:41  
This is ridiculous.
BrokenKnuckles - 15.03.2011 at 13:45  
When other band play, Manowar Kills!!!
Antidote - 15.03.2011 at 13:47  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.03.2011 at 13:40

They might blackout a village in India but not an entire city block in Cleveland.

Hahaha!!
corrupt - 15.03.2011 at 13:55  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.03.2011 at 13:40
They might blackout a village in India but not an entire city block in Cleveland.

The American power grid isn't exactly famous for it's dependability. I'd say, if they cause a blackout somewhere, it would be in the US.
daniel chack - 15.03.2011 at 14:09  
Manowar sucks. The big crap in metal scene.
DarkSwan - 15.03.2011 at 14:10  
After this cover who would ever take them serious??? http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_InbKJrpoexo/TFnyHTZpfFI/AAAAAAAAAM0/pHWruCbFz_Y/s1600/manowar.jpg
Even Massacration is more serious than them.
Adam - 15.03.2011 at 14:12  
Kings of Metal!
DoomGuard - 15.03.2011 at 14:18  
So much hate for Manowar, probably listeners of false metal XD
Yavanna - 15.03.2011 at 14:29  
If it was in my town, it wouldn't have been a whole block, but the entire city, and it would stop all the industries, the hospital, everything...
Really funny
Marcel Hubregtse - 15.03.2011 at 14:31  
Written by corrupt on 15.03.2011 at 13:55

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.03.2011 at 13:40
They might blackout a village in India but not an entire city block in Cleveland.

The American power grid isn't exactly famous for it's dependability. I'd say, if they cause a blackout somewhere, it would be in the US.


I know it isn't the most dependable. But don't you think that it would have happened before? And also with other bands?
corrupt - 15.03.2011 at 14:34  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.03.2011 at 14:31
I know it isn't the most dependable. But don't you think that it would have happened before? And also with other bands?

I certainly don't think that Manowar were the cause of the blackout. At least not the sole one.

Although, who knows. After all, all men play on ten you know
Marcel Hubregtse - 15.03.2011 at 14:35  
Written by corrupt on 15.03.2011 at 14:34

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.03.2011 at 14:31
I know it isn't the most dependable. But don't you think that it would have happened before? And also with other bands?

I certainly don't think that Manowar were the cause of the blackout. At least not the sole one.

Although, who knows. After all, all men play on ten you know


But REAL men play on 11
Marcel Hubregtse - 15.03.2011 at 14:36  
Oh btw that real man play on 10 slogan referred to the deal they signed with 10 Records back then and not playing loud hahahaha
corrupt - 15.03.2011 at 14:58  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.03.2011 at 14:36

Oh btw that real man play on 10 slogan referred to the deal they signed with 10 Records back then and not playing loud hahahaha

Seriously? "Got to make it louder, all men play on ten" is supposed to refer to a record company?
Danyael - 15.03.2011 at 15:17  
Written by DarkSwan on 15.03.2011 at 14:10

After this cover who would ever take them serious??? http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_InbKJrpoexo/TFnyHTZpfFI/AAAAAAAAAM0/pHWruCbFz_Y/s1600/manowar.jpg
Even Massacration is more serious than them.


I have a better one!

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/8465713/Manowar+80.jpg

DarkSwan - 15.03.2011 at 16:35  
Written by Danyael on 15.03.2011 at 15:17

Written by DarkSwan on 15.03.2011 at 14:10

After this cover who would ever take them serious??? http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_InbKJrpoexo/TFnyHTZpfFI/AAAAAAAAAM0/pHWruCbFz_Y/s1600/manowar.jpg
Even Massacration is more serious than them.


I have a better one!

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/8465713/Manowar+80.jpg




ROFL
Baz Anderson - 15.03.2011 at 16:46  
Haa, great story.
Holy Man - 15.03.2011 at 16:48  
I agree that the blackout was probably not their fault. At least not entirely, like somebody else said. I don't think they're as bad as everyone is saying, though I will agree that the stuff they've been comin' out with for the last few years hasn't been quite up to the standard of their older stuff. Just another band's sound degrading I suppose. I think they deserve a little more credit than they're being given here though... fair's fair...
BitterCOld - 15.03.2011 at 16:51  
The power grid intentionally self-medicated itself to prevent them from playing.
Holy Man - 15.03.2011 at 16:57  
Written by BitterCOld on 15.03.2011 at 16:51

The power grid intentionally self-medicated itself to prevent them from playing.

Hehe, somebody at the co-op got a copy of the setlist...
WorpeX - 15.03.2011 at 17:12  
Wait, they played in America!? This story has to be a fake.
Baz Anderson - 15.03.2011 at 17:29  
Written by WorpeX on 15.03.2011 at 17:12

Wait, they played in America!? This story has to be a fake.

They're doing one date in England on this tour too. I think it is the first time they will have played here in 16 years or so...
ErnilEnNaur - 15.03.2011 at 18:16  
They destroyed a power grid with their music? That's nothing, Iced Earth once restored a power grid with theirs.
Void Eater - 15.03.2011 at 18:28  
Wow, lots of hate for Manowar. Yeah, they're not that great, but they're good enough, and most likley a killer live band.
Dark Blood - 15.03.2011 at 18:30  
Really? C'mon. LOL
Pétur - 15.03.2011 at 18:35  
They do almost everything to get attention...
Vitriolic Hate - 15.03.2011 at 18:57  
The Shape 1973 - 15.03.2011 at 20:21  
I'm sure the next piece of PR garbage will be that Joey DeMaio has been called to help shut down the power stations in Japan.
White Winter Sun - 15.03.2011 at 20:28  
Written by BrokenKnuckles on 15.03.2011 at 13:45

When other band play, Manowar Kills!!!

When other bands play, Manowar kills... the light, nothing else.
Lit. - 15.03.2011 at 21:08  
HIT THE LIGHTS!!
Jack--- - 15.03.2011 at 21:41  
Written by Pétur on 15.03.2011 at 18:35

They do almost everything to get attention...

Because they posted this story on facebook, they do almost everything to get attention? lol, lots of bands post stuff like that
ScreamingSteelUS - 15.03.2011 at 22:29  
It would be Manowar. It just figures. Nobody else but Manowar would do something like this, even accidentally.
Valentin B - 15.03.2011 at 22:41  
Haha, they probably had a friend pull the switch at the right time and blame it on them being the loudest band in the world.

this happened on a smaller scale at the 2009 concert of theirs which i attended. the power failed during "Brothers of Metal". 15 minutes later they came back, tried to play the song again but the power blew up again. 15 minutes later and after a characteristic speech by Joey saying that because we're the best fans in the world and them the loudest band in the world blah blah, they resumed the show. it's all quite "Spinal Tap" if you ask me(and Manowar is the closest bands get to being ST in real life).
Enemy of Reality - 16.03.2011 at 00:36  
Other bands play, Manowar gay!

Joking i like Manowar, i'll be attending their gig soon in LIsbon. Hope they bring the place down!
RavenKing - 16.03.2011 at 00:37  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.03.2011 at 13:40

Another marketing trick by them. Because they know they won't get any attention based on their music. So they spread these sort of rumours.


Exactly.

Who will believe this bullshit, you ask? What about their braindead fanboys?
The Exorcist 10 - 16.03.2011 at 00:48  
You shouldn't judge them so harsh...
I believe they had something to offer in metal, they are good at what they do,
whether some like it or not.
It's not my favourite band, but i do respect their work,
it may seem ridiculus sometimes, but nobody's perfect, right..?
Cheers from Greece
Doc Godin - 16.03.2011 at 01:32  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.03.2011 at 13:40

Oo ffs, do people actually believe this bs?

Another marketing trick by them. Because they know they won't get any attention based on their music. So they spread these sort of rumours.
They might blackout a village in India but not an entire city block in Cleveland.

When I first read the title to this news story, I thought for a quick second it was referring to a person blacking-out. A couple thousand people simultaneously falling asleep during their show...

Perhaps they should consider investing in more electrically efficient gear.
BloodFireDeath - 16.03.2011 at 07:25  
Yeah Manwoar is a great band. Don't like em you can just go back to your Shadows Fall Bullet For my Valentine, and shitty new metallica.
morsus - 16.03.2011 at 11:56  
Just the most ridiculous band in history..... They try to convince themselves and their fans that hey are badass. Pathetic
Destructo - 16.03.2011 at 18:40  
This was more funnier than the entire "Funny Stuff" section combined !!! ROFL.....:P:P:P;D;D
worm_is_gloaming - 16.03.2011 at 21:22  
Written by corrupt on 15.03.2011 at 13:55

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.03.2011 at 13:40
They might blackout a village in India but not an entire city block in Cleveland.

The American power grid isn't exactly famous for it's dependability. I'd say, if they cause a blackout somewhere, it would be in the US.


+1
No surprise to see such snafu happening in the states. The way the infrastructure is run/maintained, we should consider ourselves extremely lucky for every day that passes without terrorists or radicals disrupting it. As this story shows, it doesn't take much at all.
WorpeX - 22.03.2011 at 07:06  
As much as making fun of this is fun, this actually did happen. I have a friend who went to the show. >.< He said he was rather disappointed in it to be honest, they weren't nearly as loud as he would have expected (although it was on back-up generators).
Void Eater - 22.03.2011 at 08:41  
Written by WorpeX on 22.03.2011 at 07:06

As much as making fun of this is fun, this actually did happen. I have a friend who went to the show. >.< He said he was rather disappointed in it to be honest, they weren't nearly as loud as he would have expected (although it was on back-up generators).

So they were quiter than your friend thought they would be, but they still caused a blackout... Did your friend want to go deaf or something?
Yasmine - 24.03.2011 at 03:54  
By the looks of the comments it's likely manowar was trying more for pissing off people than impressing anyone. Mission Accoplished, send in GWBush.

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