Gods of War is the tenth album by heavy metal band Manowar, released in 2007. It's the first of a series of concept albums dedicated to different war gods from various mythologies. Gods of War is centered on Odin, King of Gods and primary god of war in the Norse Mythology. All the text on the booklet was written in the Runic alphabet. The booklet is available for download in the official Manowar site. Cover art is painted by Ken Kelly. It is the last studio album to feature Manowar drummer Scott Columbus, who died in 2011.
"Die for Metal" is a metal anthem present on all copies of the album, but is listed as a bonus track because it is not part of the concept of the album.
"Die for Metal" is featured in the video game Brütal Legend.
Besides the normal Jewel Case version, Gods of War was also released as a limited edition in an embossed metal slipcase containing a high grade media book bound in leather. Furthermore, this limited edition features a bonus DVD with unreleased material about the making of the album and some special behind-the-scenes footage. A double-vinyl LP in a gatefold sleeve was also available.