Hail Brothers and Sisters,
My name is Troy Marvin King III and I am originally from Chicago Illinois.
It was in October of 1984 when my best friend Jason Broadstone came running to my house with Sign of the Hammer telling me you NEED TO HEAR THIS!!!!!. I was hooked at 12 years old; little did I know how much this band and the people I would meet because of them would have on my life.
Helping me know that I was not alone even when I was bullied in school.
I was in a motorcycle crash in 1995 that almost took my life. I was in a coma after the surgery to save my life; they were not sure if I was going to come out of it. My friend insisted on playing Manowar in my room. It was “Mountains” that was playing when I came to.
I fought with my place in the world and it was Manowar and the faceless warrior that helped me find it.
My first time seeing MANOWAR live was at the Whisky A go go in Hollywood California. I found out about it late because there had been very little publicity about it. THE PROMOTERS IN THE USA SUCK!!! The tickets were sold out but I was told if I went to the ticket window as soon as they opened there might be a couple of tickets. I was there more than 2 hours ahead of time and met a fellow warrior in the same predicament as me. We were very lucky and not only did we get tickets but as we were walking away with our tickets we heard a voice say hey you guys coming to the show tonight. We turned and saw Joey, he threw us a couple of shirts and said see you there. They blew the fucking roof off of the place. I made a decision that since the number of shows in the US is limited I was going to go overseas. I was finally able to do this for Magic Circle Festival II, III, VI (Metalfest) and V (Finland).
My Tattoos are Manowar inspired that tell my story. I have the chains of the warrior that are broken to represent me breaking my addiction to alcohol and drugs. I have the faceless warrior and the Four Horse men (Manowar with signatures Joey, Eric, Karl, Scott)
I was lucky enough to be part of the Circle representing the United States. I have met warriors from all over the world and I am happy to call them my brothers and sisters forever.
HAIL AND KILL
FUCK THE WORLD!!!!
Thank you to Troy Marvin King III (USA) for sharing your story!
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