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Getting Into: Manowar

The articles in this series begun by our own Baz Anderson are designed to give a brief overview of a band's entire discography, so as to provide a clear point of entry for the uninitiated. It offers a different approach from the typical review format, for the curious newcomer to a well-traveled band.

Manowar
Heavy/power metal
USA

Manowar helped kick off the American power metal scene back in the '80s with their self-referential bombast and overdriven melodic metal. While their fame stems as much from their seemingly-blissful goofiness (andů 'memorable' artwork) as from their music, if not more so, their catalogue holds the resources to back up the years of shameless chest-pounding.

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Posted: 29.03.2015 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (10)

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Doro & Archer - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO USA - 11 Mar 2015

There are women in metal and then there is Doro! The fan crowned Metal Queen held the scepter high and proud the other day in Denver, CO and proved once again why she more than deserves this title.

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Posted: 19.03.2015 by D.T. Metal | Comments (1)

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MS Awards 2014 - Staff Picks!!

Finally the end of the 2014 Metal Storm Awards!

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Posted: 17.03.2015 by Darkside Momo | Comments (22)

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70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Three: Jamaica And Back We Sail

When a sea of black shirts invades the colorful island of Jamaica it can only mean one thing: the 70000 Tons Of Metal crowd has arrived.

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Posted: 14.03.2015 by D.T. Metal | Comments (4)

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My Quest To Purchase In Times - A Three Ring Viking Circus

Alternately titled "A Day In The Life Of Arthur Dent."

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Posted: 13.03.2015 by BitterCOld | Comments (4)

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Sólstafir - The Schizophreniac's Diary & The Black Sands of Iceland

Entry #53. These strange men came to visit us yesterday. They didn't look like they were doctors because they dressed funny and they sometimes spoke in a weird language. They asked if anyone had been to Iceland. I was mildly surprised that quite a few in our ward stated for a fact that they had. The men said: "there's nothing interesting in Iceland. Don't go there. Just empty land, volcanoes and black sands." When they left the world dimmed and colours faded. I don't trust them. I don't trust anyone much any more.

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Posted: 06.03.2015 by Ivor | Comments (3)

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Clandestine Cuts Vol. 5 Issue #1 - Awesome New Demos and EPs

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Liverkick, Astral Blood, Every Hour Kills, Dö, Lo!, & Tellus Effluentia.

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Posted: 03.03.2015 by Nefarious | Comments (10)

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Amaranthe - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 10.02.2015

I am usually genuinely surprised when some bands come to revisit my little country in a fairly short while, say a couple of years. For them to be back in just half a year is a pretty significant achievement, especially for something as popular as Amaranthe. Well, the new album has been released between then and now, and maybe not everybody could make it to the show in Haapsalu. Given the warm reception there, it is fairly logical for the band to take to the stage here in such a short while.

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Posted: 21.02.2015 by Ivor | Comments (10)

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70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Two: On Open Seas

After a quick cat-nap it was time again to get the show on the road - Day Two of 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 full steam ahead.

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Posted: 20.02.2015 by D.T. Metal | Comments (2)

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Cannibal Corpse + Behemoth + Aeon - The Fillmore, San Francisco, USA - 8 February 2015

Back at The Fillmore - this time 8bitglitch and I were hunkered down for some death metal. Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth play with Aeon and Tribulation. I haven't had the occasion to see many bands more than once so two repeats tonight was a real treat, having seen Aeon and Cannibal Corpse at Summer Slaughters 2013 and 2012, respectively. The strange doppelganger of my ex was in the crowd as usual, so we were ready to begin!

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Posted: 17.02.2015 by Susan | Comments (5)

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Vulture Industries - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 06.02.2015

Vulture Industries are lunatics. Crazy as you wouldn't believe it. They ought to be locked away if it wasn't for the small fact that this manifestation of craziness in music is an appealing listening experience and a delightful stage performance. Makes you forget there ever was a word for designating the lack of interest. It's exciting.

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Posted: 16.02.2015 by Ivor | Comments (4)

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70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day One: Off We Go

Now that my driveway has been cleared of snow more than once, surely but slowly my Post-Cruise-Depression is subsiding as well. Yes my friends, it's that time of the year - another 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has been lived through.

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Posted: 12.02.2015 by D.T. Metal | Comments (3)

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Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #5 - Awesome New Demos and EPs

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Shudder, Sectioned, Schematics for Gravity, Red Seas Fire, Antilop, Cave Moth, & High Fighter.

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Posted: 07.02.2015 by Nefarious | Comments (5)

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Periphery + Nothing More - The Fillmore, San Francisco, USA - 26 January 2015

Periphery plays San Francisco's historic Fillmore theatre with Nothing More during their USA + Canada tour before heading to Europe next month.

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Posted: 31.01.2015 by Susan | Comments (0)