Many Heavy Metal lovers have their hair bristle when they hear the name of Manowar. Currently formed by Eric Adams, Joey DeMaio, Anders Johansson and E. V. Martel, they are experts in the creation of authentic musical hymns, celebrated and extolled all over the world, not in vain have sold nearly 10 million records. But they are also masters of innovation and the crushing of world records:
It was the first band to introduce fantasy topics from the subgenre “sword and sorcery” in their lyrics and covers
So far, Manowar has given the longest Heavy Metal concert in history: 5 hours and 1 minute. It happened at the 2008 edition of the Kaliakra Rock Festival in Bulgaria
It is among the first Heavy Metal bands to record with an orchestra
They were the first to record a song in 18 different languages
They were the first to record in Dolby 5.1
However, their most significant achievement is that they managed to be the “loudest” band in history, a record they set in 1984, although it became official in 1994, when they reached 129.5 decibels. In 2008 this figure was surpassed… by themselves, reaching a dangerous 139 decibels during a sound test, 9 decibels more than those generated by an aeroplane taking off
It was the only band to record with the multifaceted Orson Welles, famous for sowing terror among millions of Americans with his radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds.