Fighting the World

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Fighting the World
Studio album by Manowar
Released February 17, 1987
Recorded 1986-1987, Universal Recording, Chicago, Illinois, US
Genre Heavy metal, power metal
Length 34:16
Label Atco Records
Producer Manowar
Manowar chronology
Sign of the Hammer
(1984)
Fighting the World
(1987)
Kings of Metal
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Fighting the World is fifth album released by Manowar on 1987 (see 1987 in music). This was the first Manowar album to feature artwork by long-time collaborator Ken Kelly, and also the first heavy metal album to be recorded and mixed entirely on digital equipment. Since Fighting The World, all Manowar album covers have been painted by Ken Kelly.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Joey DeMaio.

No. Title Length
1. "Fighting the World"   3:46
2. "Blow Your Speakers"   3:36
3. "Carry On"   4:08
4. "Violence and Bloodshed"   3:59
5. "Defender"   6:01
6. "Drums of Doom"   1:18
7. "Holy War"   4:40
8. "Master of Revenge"   1:30
9. "Black Wind, Fire and Steel"   5:17

Song information[edit]

  • "Defender" features the speech of Orson Welles. The album was released 2 years after Welles died. The recording of Welles' speech was re-used from the original 1982 demo of the song.

Cover versions[edit]

  • "Fighting the World" was covered by German Power metal band Mystic Prophecy as a bonus track on their album Regressus.
  • "Black Wind, Fire and Steel" has been covered by Brazilian heavy metal band Immortal Choir, by Swedish punk band Venerea and by Spanish rock/punk band Reserva Dos, this last under the name "Viento negro, fuego y acero" (in Spanish).

References in Popular Culture[edit]

  • The cover is parodied in the Metalocalypse episode "Dethfashion". In the episode, Dethklok is visited by a sadistic fashion designer who is upset that their measurements for their fashion line were not reflective of their actual physiques. The designer used a cover of the band's previous album as a reference for his designs, and like the cover of Fighting the World, the band is standing shirtless on a pile of stones. The cover had been airbrushed to make the band members look much thinner and more physically fit than they actually were.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. Fighting the World at AllMusic
  2. ^ Pedro B. (2010-05-04). "Fighting the World". Sputnikmusic. 

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