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Format: CD
Label: CRR
Rel. Date: 12/04/2020
UPC: 5013929924321

Black Wind, Fire & Steel: Atlantic Albums 1987-1992
Artist: Manowar
Format: CD


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
10. Wheels of Fire
11. Kings of Metal
12. Heart of Steel
13. Sting of the Bumblebee
14. The Crown and the Ring (Lament of the Kings)
15. Kingdom Come
16. Pleasure Slave
17. Hail and Kill
18. The Warrior's Prayer
19. Blood of the Kings
20. Achilles, Agony and Ecstasy in
21. Eight Parts
22. Prelude
23. I Hector Storms the Wall
24. II the Death of Patroclus
25. III Funeral March
26. IV Armor of the Gods
27. V Hector's Final Hour
28. VI Death Hector's Reward
29. VII the Desecration of Hector's
30. Body: Part 1  Part 2
31. VIII the Glory of Achilles
32. Metal Warriors
33. Ride the Dragon
34. Spirit Horse of the Cherokee
35. Burning
36. The Power of Thy Sword
37. The Demon's Whip
38. Master of the Wind
39. Herz Aus Stahl

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Manowar's origins go back to Black Sabbath's Heaven And Hell tour of the UK in 1980, when Black Sabbath bass tech and pyrotechnic operative Joey DeMaio met former Dictators guitarist Ross The Boss, then playing guitar with French support band Shakin' Street. At the end of the tour, the pair joined forces with singer Eric Adams and Manowar were born. Scott Columbus would join on drums for 1983's "Into Glory Ride". Releasing the self-explanatory and genre defining "Battle Hymns" in 1982, they would release three more influential and ground breaking albums of heavy metal before signing to Atlantic Records in 1987 for "Fighting The World". Notable for being the first Manowar LP to sport a cover painting by celebrated fantasy artist Ken Kelly, famed for his iconic artwork for KISS and Rainbow, Kelly would collaborate with Manowar for many years to come. Among the 9 tracks penned by Joey DeMaio was a revisit to the epic 'Defender' featuring Orson Welles (the only occasion that the legendary actor collaborated with a heavy metal band). Also included was lead single 'Blow Your Speakers', whose video gave the band a wider audience through the growing popularity of MTV. Wasting no time, a second LP was released by Atlantic in 1988. "Kings Of Metal" proved to be a commercial high point, featuring the singles 'Wheels Of Fire' and 'Kings Of Metal'. The "Kings Of Metal" tour would continue for three years, taking Manowar around the globe. It was four years before another Manowar record - "The Triumph Of Steel" - was released, by which time founder member Ross The Boss had been replaced by David Shankle on guitar and Rhino had replaced Scott Columbus on drums, the only record to feature this line-up. The album kicks off with one of Manowar's most ambitious pieces, the near 30 minute 'Achilles, Agony And Ecstasy In Eight Parts '. Sporting another impressive Ken Kelly painting, "The Triumph Of Steel" was released in 1992, and features the single 'Metal Warriors'. Included as a bonus track is the non-album song, 'Herz Aus Stahl'.