Manowarrior For Life: Damla Göçmen (Turkey)

The very first time I heard anything like metal was when I was 11 years old. I was not a metalhead though. I had always liked heavy music.

My Manowar story started last year when Manowar had announced their tour dates. My twin sister Yağmur  is a die-hard Manowarrior and a metalhead for a very long time. She insisted on going to a Manowar show. She wanted to go so much that she cancelled her internship and all plans related to her studies. She made me listen to all Manowar songs and prepared me for the concert.

The concert day my life changed. I finally understood my twin sister’s passion for Manowar and metal music. And i was reborn as a Manowarrior. It was the best experience of my life, pretty much like the lyrics (Die for Metal):

“They call themselves immortals
They’re the truest of the true
And in that very moment
I was born again like you

They said

Hold your head up high
Raise your fists up in the air
Play metal louder than Hell “

It’s been over a year since then and we are celebrating with our matching SWORD tattoos.

I can never thank my sister enough, without her i wouldn’t be here writing this.

One does not choose to become a metalhead. Metal will find you and make you its own.


HAIL AND KILL from Twins of Steel.

From Turkey

Damla Göçmen