Manowar: 'Our Music Makes People Want to Drink and Make Love'

Bassist Joey DeMaio discusses the effect his band's music has on people.

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In a recent interview on Russian Ekburg TV, Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio spoke about the current tour and the band's music and sound in general. When asked about the group being one of the world's loudest acts, 59-year-old responded by saying that "heavy metal is about power and sound. And we have the most powerful people, so we have to give them top sound, the top people deserve the top sound."

On the possibility of someone from the audience getting a heart attack during a concert, the bassist commented: "No, our music only makes people want to drink and make love and have fun. That's all our music does to people."

Manowar is currently busy touring to promote their latest record "The Lord Of Steel," released online in June 2012. After numerous shows in all parts of Europe, the band is set to take on the second leg of "The Lord Of Steel World Tour."

"This tour has been fantastic so far. The audience was wild and crazy. We can't wait to unleash 'The Lord Of Steel' to more countries!", says DeMaio.

You can check out the entire interview below, featuring DeMaio inviting the female show host out for a dinner and talking about his x-rated experiences.

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    Manowar is one of those bands that's so bad it's good. Every once in a while my brother and I pop in a Manowar album and have a good laugh reading the lyrics. SO cheesy..
    yep, though among the giant slab of cheese there's still some jems. they've got the talent and musicality for sure, but DeMaio's lyrics are just atrocious and cringe-worthy and they always seem to bring the band down with them. but hey songs like king of kings and dawn of battle are pretty ****ing awesome lyrics aside
    Sheep Shagger
    Their music makes me thankful that I don't listen to their music.
    Actually, your music makes me wanna set myself on fire. Not in a good way. But whatever you say, mates.
    link no1
    No, our music only makes people want to drink and make love and have fun.
    Yea, when Manowar starts playing I too usually leave the room to do these things.
    I don't always wear a leather loin cloth when I listen to metal, but when I do I listen to Turisas
    Heavy metal or no metal at all whimps and posers leave the hall \M/ Let us drink to the power drink to the sound Thunder and metal are shaking the ground Drink to your brothers who are never to fall We're all brothers of metal here in the hall
    Nowadays Manowar is crap... The old Manowar was great: cool music, sometimes really good and not a bit cheese lyrics (like "Guyana").
    Manowar was never good...
    Spoken like someone who knows nothing about Metal. Ross the Boss-era Manowar provided some of the greatest Traditional Heavy Metal ever. You can take all their material after 1988 with a grain of salt, but anyone who seriously doesn't like early Manowar.. Well, their taste in Metal is about as questionable as the quality of modern Manowar.
    What I basicly read your comment as was: "If you don't agree with me about my opinion on the early material of this band, your taste in metal sucks, and you cannot call yourself a fan!" Perhaps that is not what you meant, but that's how I read it - And if it is what you meant, let me just point out that I could turn it around and apply it too you - I have no idea what metal-bands you don't like, so I will just make a hypothetical situation: "If you don't like Deaths "Human" your taste in metal is invalid..." Makes just as much sense - which is none.
    Well, Tradition Heavy Metal is Metal, one of the most basic forms of Metal outside Doom Metal, and Manowar made some of the best Traditional Heavy Metal. If you like Traditional Heavy Metal, and don't like Manowar, it's laughable. But, considering you don't like Manowar, I find it hard to believe you like Traditional Heavy Metal, which makes your taste in Metal questionable.
    Thankfully Manowar legitimise my shopping in a leather thomg . Other bands play , MANOWAR KILL !!
    Wow this interview is gold haha one of the best things I've read on UG. So Spinal Tap.