| February 17, 1987|
Kings of Metal
17 February 1987
Manowar, Jason Flom
| Universal Recording, Chicago, Illinois, US|
Heavy metal, Power metal, Speed metal
Manowar albums, Heavy metal albums
Fighting the World is the fifth album by the American heavy metal band Manowar, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). This was the first Manowar album to feature artwork by long-time collaborator Ken Kelly, and also one of the first heavy metal albums to be recorded and mixed entirely on digital equipment (Turbo album, by Judas Priest, was prior to that). Since Fighting The World, all Manowar album covers have been painted by Ken Kelly.
The song "Defender" features a speech by famous American actor 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.
All songs written by Joey DeMaio."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).
Eric Adams - vocals
Ross the Boss - guitar, keyboards
Joey DeMaio - 4, 8 strings bass guitars
Scott Columbus - drums
Richard Breen - engineer, mixing, Synclavier programming
Vince Gutman - digital programming, recording and mixing supervision
Howie Weinberg - mastering at Masterdisk, New York
Jason Flom - executive producer
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