Manowar & Me

“I had originally started out on Manowar in 2008, and the song I started out on was “Die For Metal”. As the years have progressed, I have come to realize Manowar has become such a big part of my life that it has inspired me to learn about Norse Mythology/Vikings, and most importantly, my own Swedish heritage.

Manowar has inspired me to do so many things in life I cannot figure out where to start. The main reason I listen to Manowar, is because it gives me the courage and strength to power through anything. For example, when I was very sad one day, and then Manowar’s “Father” (in Swedish) came on my music player, and I really found my strength again, and during that time, I felt like I could find my strength again and ignore my weaknesses.

I also listen to Manowar to help me achieve a goal that I have set in life. Manowar has also helped me out through a hard life of having Autism, and few other mental issues, and to be honest, it has given me great strength and courage to never let people get me down about my issues in life, and I highly thank Manowar for being such a great band, and for helping me out in life. I have never been more thankful for Manowar, Manowar are the true metal kings, and I am willing to march into battle with them against the people who play false metal.

Thank you so much for being a big part of my life Manowar, I really owe you guys big time for helping me out through a tough life, and pushing me to learn about my heritage and giving me new light to many other music genres. I hope to see you in Germany sometime within the next few years, and I hope to meet you guys at the show. I will drink to you guys once I obtain a chance to see you in Germany, and I will do anything for you guys, no matter what.

I hail you as the kings of metal, and you have created a legend, which will live on for all eternity. Ride on with the Valkyries brothers, and make sure that they keep you as safe as possible during your tours.”

– Aharon M. of British Columbia, Canada

danny_g“In this photo is myself (Danny G.) my wife Tricia G. and my son Silas G. at the Agora in Cleveland. We came to see you both nights (front row) and I would like to thank everyone that made our weekend so special.

Paul Clark Jr. gave us a stick friday afternoon in the parking lot, Eric threw sticks to my son on friday night until he was finally able to get one (thanks Eric that was awesome of you), Manoel for introducing us to Donnie, Donnie for taking the time out to talk with us for a moment (first time in my life that i have been star-struck), and to Joey for giving my son your pick and a bass string on saturday night.

It was a true climax to the entire weekend. We were all in tears during the Crown and the Ring saturday night. I expected to be impressed when I saw you guys but the shows you guys put on that weekend cannot be described well enough to do it justice. I have seen many bands but none have even come close to comparing to the Manowar shows I attended in Cleveland. Not Tool ,Ozzy ,Megadeth,Iron Maiden ,Black Sabbath,TSO,Motorhead,Testament,Bon Jovi (I took my wife) or Roger Waters.

I felt emotions I may never feel again in my lifetime. Thank you again, all of you , for giving us the greatest weekend we have ever spent together. We are waiting patiently for the next opportunity to see you all again. 500 miles, $500 worth of tickets and $500 worth of merchandise, but being there and being a part of the entire experience was absolutely priceless.

You have been my favorite band for almost 24 years now and I feel blessed that you are still going strong and that I was able to see you live and share it with my family. In our eyes you’re immortal and in our hearts you’ll live forevermore. You are truly the greatest band on Earth and it’s no wonder that you have the greatest fans on Earth.

Thank you again, your #1 fan,

– Danny G.

“My relationship with MANOWAR’s music started at the age of 12 when I first listened to the song “Fighting The World” which it was the first metal song that I ever heard. Eric’s vocals, and the perfect combination of the bass, the guitar… the sound of drums… excited me and after this my life changed for ever.

I stopped listen pop music I figured out that it was so far away from me, I realized that I didn’t want to go with the “maze”. Then the years passed I’m 27 now and I still have the same passion for MANOWAR’s music.

Six months ago my family and I had some health problems my father got sick and I had to stand as a “rock” to my family because I am the only child with no brothers and sisters.. every night when I was coming back from the hospital I was listening to MANOWAR trying to get strength and courage in order to continue.

If I could tell which songs compose the soundtrack of my life, which still continues until my heart stop beating, I would say that it is “Heart Of Steel” and ” The Crown And The Ring”.

The ancient Greek Philosofer Platon said that “The music gives soul to the hearts and wings in mind”, this is how I feel every time I hear MANOWAR… you speak right in to my heart, my soul and mind.

Thank you for all those music years.

I wish you all the best, I love you guys and I send a kiss to all and each one of you Joey, Eric, Karl, Donnie as one of MANOWAR’s lady knows how to do it…

Also I would like to say that I’m so sorry for the passing of our brother Scott… R.I.P!

I hope to see you again really soon here in Greece! It would be an honor for me to publish my story at The Kingdom Of Steel.

With love – HAIL AND KILL!”

– Maria / Greece

“The first time that the music of MANOWAR preyed upon my ears was in the mid 80’s. During a time of very “pop-ish” music, as a teenager full of young angst, I needed music that possessed some freakin’ balls! With the heart-pounding pulse of the music, the amazing lyrics, and the sky-piercing vocals of Eric Adams… a void in my heart and spirit was since then fulfilled.

Dick Clark once quoted that “music is the soundtrack of our lives”, and if that is the case… then MANOWAR’s incredible songs will follow me beyond the grave! Throughout my life (and I am in my 40’s now), MANOWAR’s music has gotten me through the best and the worst of times. From the trials and tribulations of being a teenage METALHEAD in a very “Frank Sinatra” neighborhood; all the way to my tours of duty in the United States Army during a time of war. I was proud to blast MANOWAR songs into the deserts of “not-so-desirable” parts of the world.

As much as my loyalty goes out to my fellow soldiers in our armed forces, so does my loyalty to my fellow soldiers in the Army of Immortals. Words cannot express the courage and support that MANOWAR’S music has given to me that helped reinforce my actions as a soldier and a man, and the bond that has created many friendships in my life as a result.

The recent passing of our Brother, Scott Colombus, has affected me in a way that is as he was one of my own… and he was. Safe travels into the Halls of Valhalla, my warrior Brother!

It has been an honor and a privilege serving not only as a U.S. soldier, but as a soldier in the MANOWAR army as well.

GODSPEED my Brothers of metal, and my Sisters of steel… see you all on the FINAL BATTLEGROUND!”

– Scottishooz / Quantico, VA

DrunkenMaster“It was about ten years ago when I was still a teenager.

I was zapping through the channels and everything was boring at that particular time. It happened that I stumbled on MTV (which I almost never watch) and saw four guys dressed in leather who were singing about the battlefield. It sounded quite good (I am using this term because at that time I was not listening to metal) so I decided to look them up. With them, and more precisely with their song “Warriors of the World”, I started listening to heavy metal.

From then I have been inspired by their songs about courage, honor and last but not least the wish to die laughing on the battlefield. With their music and your support we have to keep the flame of Heavy Metal alive.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Hail everyone!”

– DrunkenMaster