Joey DeMaio

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Joey DeMaio
DeMaio with Manowar in 2016
DeMaio with Manowar in 2016
Background information
Birth nameJoseph G. Maio
Born (1954-03-06) March 6, 1954 (age 68)[1]
Auburn, New York, U.S.
GenresHeavy metal, power metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s)Bass, keyboards
Years active1971–present
LabelsMagic Circle Music
Member ofManowar

Joey DeMaio (born March 6, 1954) is an American musician who is the bass player and main songwriter for the heavy metal band Manowar which he founded in 1980.[2] He is also the founder and CEO of Magic Circle Music.[3]


He is a childhood friend of Manowar singer Eric Adams.[4] DeMaio played bass in several school bands. In the 1970s, he toured with the musical Godspell (premiere in 1971 in New York City), taking musical lessons with the conductor.[5] He worked as a pyro-tech for Black Sabbath during their "Heaven and Hell" tour.[6][7]

In 2006, shortly after creating the record label Magic Circle Music, DeMaio became a manager of the Italian metal band Rhapsody of Fire.[8] He is also a producer for the band HolyHell.[9]

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  1. ^ "How old is Joey DiMaio of manowar?". Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Maria Vassileva (July 7, 2008). "Manowar goes for Guinness record with five-hour concert – Life". The Sofia Echo. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
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  4. ^ "Joe Kleon Interviews Joey DeMaio from Manowar". Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  5. ^ Michael Custodis, chapter: Manowar und das Erbe Richard Wagners, in: Klassische Musik heute. Eine Spurensuche in der Rockmusik, Bielefeld transcript-Verlag 2009 ISBN 978-3-8376-1249-3
  6. ^ "Manowar Biography". Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  7. ^ "Manowar – Biography – Metal Storm". Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  8. ^ "Music: Rhapsody: Live in Canada 2005: The Dark Secret [Bonus DVD]". January 31, 2006. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  9. ^ "Online Metal Magazine – Infernal Scream – Offline". Infernal Scream. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2011.

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