Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Archangel, Aug 29, 2000.

  1. Just to ask the question, How many people Know about my personal favorite band Manowar How many people have heard of them?
  2. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Funny you should mention them; I was just playing Fighting The World the other day. They are one of the few metal bands of the eighties that I really liked, and still do. Them, and Grim Reaper.
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i have battle hymns - "into glory ride!" i really like that album. a good friend of mine was into them heavily in the mid '80's, that's what got me into them. i remember he wrote them a letter, and joey demaio wrote him back and sent him some stuff - i thought that was pretty cool, back in the pre-internet days, for a band to be so involved with their fans.
  4. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    the band I love to hate!!!! :D as much of a metalhead as I am, I never cared for them, not in the least. I have owned several of their albums in an attepmt to like them, but it never happened. they are a good band, just never caught my ear.

    usually when I post about not liking Manowar or Pantera, I get "Die poser!!!" replies. Oh, I do like Pantera, but only the 4 albums PRIOR to Cowboys From Hell.
  5. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I have always loved Grim Reaper. See you In Hell is awesome. Steve Grimmett does vox on one of the newer Thin Lizzy tributes, brilliant!
  6. Grim Reaper will always have a special place in my heart, because they are the source of two of the funniest moments in Beavis & Butthead history. B&B are watching their video, and Butthead says "Where do they get their clothes?" and Beavis says "Probably at that metal store at the mall."
    Then, the all-time classic.. Beavis says "I think these guys played at the state fair last year." That still cracks me up!
  7. Doug


    Apr 5, 2000
    Buffalo, N.Y.
    To Acacia.

    Die, Die, Die you poser!!!!!:D

    Just wanted to make you feel right at home.;)

    Manowar, I hav'nt heard anything from them in 16 years. I forgot what they sounded like.

    Grim Reaper, my band had the privelege of opening up for those guys at the old Salty Dog in Buffalo, back in "85". Great bunch of guys to hang out with. I partied with their bass player on the tour bus. Never drank so much Jack in my life. I posted this before in the Bass Humor Forum, but for those who were'nt around at the time here it is again. I copied this from my post in the Stories thread.

    Another one was the time we got to open for the British metal band Grim Reaper back in 85. They had just finished their set and their crew was tearing down. One of their roadies decides to hang like a monkey off a sprinkler pipe and you guessed it. This thing snapped in half and it was Niagara Falls. This was a 4" main that was so old the water was black. This bar was the largest in my area and was upstairs. There was water flowing like a river down the stairs and out onto the street. This was the same night that my guitar players Marshall decided to give out on him in the middle of our set. That night was a disaster, but I did get to party with those guys on their tour bus. At 18 that was pretty cool. Ive got a ton more as soon as I get done laughing.
  8. brewer9


    Jul 5, 2000
    I used to think Manowar were awesome, but they became a parody of themselves so I lost interest. Battle Hymns, Into Glory Ride, and Hail To England are three masterpiece albums that should not be ignored.

    Joey DeMaio is a very under-rated bass talent.

    Are they still around? If so, are they a cartoon or back to kicking ass?
  9. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    they have a new live video coming out that I can get for anyone here that is interested. I am a distributor for Metal Blade Records. :D
  10. To answer Brewer9's question Yeah Manowar still kicks ass they put five or six more albums after Hail to England?
    But how have they parodyed themselves?
  11. brewer9


    Jul 5, 2000
    How have they parodied themselves? Are you serious? They became a ridiculously outfitted over the top medievel warrior act.....oh, yeah, wait a minute; you're right. They started off that way too didn't they?
  12. Hoo Hoo Thats good.......... But anyway Joey DeMaio Is really under rated. Anyone who can play the william tell overture on a bass is a god. (starts humming bridge of death)
  13. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    i think i'll go learn it, i'd love to be a god. hahahahha
  14. Manowar are great. I've always thought they were a great band who have always stayed true to the Metal.

    I have a particularly interesting connection to Manowar. The guitarist in my band, DSG, is Dave Shankle, ex-Manowar guitarist. Dave toured with the band several years and recorded Triumph of Steel with them. I am signed with Ragnar Productions, Joey DeMaio's production company. Joey is producing my band's album. I met the whole band (Manowar) just recently. They worked with us in the studio on song production. Very, very cool guys. I let Joey check out my 5-string Zon. He was very interested. I wouldn't be surprised if you see Joey touting a new custom 5-string in the near future.


  15. Jennifer


    Jul 31, 2000
    Erie, Illinois
    That's pretty cool, Brian!:) I bet there are some people on this board that would like to be signed, I wonder how many are signed. Someone should start a thread about it. Might come up with some useful hints and tips and stuff.:D I bet Joey was really checking out your Zon. Man, those are beautiful basses. I've decided that I want a 5-string lined fretless. Brad Johnson, I think, has a beautiful one in the "Show us your bass" thread.
  16. SBX1


    Apr 7, 2000
    GIve up!

    I have listen Manowar some years ago, and I don't understand, what's for you the REAL/TRUE METAL ? And the false metal ?

    Please, reply me with your answer.
    Put in the title of the songs words like "fire", "metal" or "warrior" means play true metal ? Give up!

    What it means to play true Metal is to play metal music that is uncompromising and does not bow down to the constraints of commercialism. True Metal remains true to the classic style of Heavy Metal and it is not dilluted and is played from the heart 100%. To perform True Metal means to play loud and clear with a commitment to absolutely blow your audience away with all the power and might you can muster, not just play ("Other bands play... Manowar kills!"). It is music from the heart. It is honest. There is no faking True Metal. True Metal just stomps all over anything else in its path and completely blows you away. There is no room for being half-assed. There is no holding back. It is all or nothing. True Metal or nothing.

    That's what it means to be True Metal.
  18. SBX1


    Apr 7, 2000
    I don't agree with you!

    I think that many bands play music from the heart 100%, although they don't play classic heavy metal. I like classic H.M., but I like the new type of metal too (not all of them). New Metal bands aren't false metal, they're the evolution of it. The 80's is finished and the new metal bands lives on 2000, on lucky! Try to understand them, and you don't remain disappointed.

  19. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    To Quote from 'Kings Of Metal'

    "Manowar Manowar Living On The Road
    When We're In Town Speakers Explode
    We Don't attract wimps, cos we're too loud
    Just true metal people, that's manorwar's crowd"

    (and verse 2)

    "We like it loud, we like it fast
    we've got the biggest amps, man they blast" as you can tell, true metal means valuing volume over expression, whilst still out 'Spinal Tap'ing the real 'Tap'... I hear they also signed their record contract in their own blood, which was obviously due to someone's gross oversight in forgetting a pen...

    Interestingly enough, Manowar have in the past held two (possibly unconfirmed) world records - the loudest gig (a crown they took from Status Quo) and Joey was at one point the world's fastest bass player...

    speed, volume, exploding speakers, no wimpy fans, gigs designed to permanently damage the hearing of the audience... a band with real integrity :oops:)

  20. It is true that Manowar are world record holders for the loudest band in the world. I don't know that that record has ever been surpassed. At a show in Germany in 1992, the Guiness Book of World Records oversaw the sound pressure level monitoring and recording during their show. With the help of tons of amplifiers and a line of speaker cabinets across the back of the stage 40 feet wide and 20 feet tall, mind you that this is without the help of another PA system, they measured the band at 129.5 decibels.
    My guitarist, Dave Shankle, has a plaque from GBOWR confirming his status as "The World's Loudest Guitarist." Dave used to tour with no less than 20 4x12 speaker cabinets for his guitar sound alone. These facts were recorded in the book for a while but apparently, the Guiness people did not feel comfortable associating themselves with Manowar, so they discontinued the category and dropped them from the book.

    To: SBX1
    Sure you can play from the heart with no compromise in another style of music. But that's not True Metal. You asked to explain what True Metal was, and I did that for you. False Metal on the other hand is crap like Poison, Winger, White Lion, Britney Fox, Warrant, ... you know, all the absolute crap that people who don't know any better associate with 80's metal. That poppy poser crap isn't 80's metal! 80's Metal is from bands like Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Slayer, Metal Church, Dio, Savatage, and even Metallica and Megadeth. Unfortunately, those last two mentioned have since turned to false Metal, abandoning their roots and their fans.

    I never said that new metal is false metal. You asked for an explanation of True and False Metal. I gave it to you.


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