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Eric Adams

Eric Adams

Eric Adams


Eric Adams has been the singer of the heavy metal band Manowar since 1980. He is known for holding high note screams for over 40 seconds at Manowar shows. About his own artistic influences, Adams declared that as a young man he used to go to every show of Deep Purple's, because he loved Ian Gillan's voice. Afterwards, he worked to create his own, personal style. A considerable part of Manowar's production implies the intent to optimize and underscore Adams's vocal skills (for instance Read more on Last.fm
Eric Adams has been the singer of the heavy metal band Manowar since 1980. He is known for holding high note screams for over 40 seconds at Manowar shows. About his own artistic influences, Adams declared that as a young man he used to go to every show of Deep Purple's, because he loved Ian Gillan's voice. Afterwards, he worked to create his own, personal style. A considerable part of Manowar's production implies the intent to optimize and underscore Adams's vocal skills (for instance, the whole album Into Glory Ride (1983), where the singer "makes the difference"). As a singer and showman, he has gained respect and appreciation even from critics who do not express particular esteem for the band. Recently, Adrien Begrand has written about him: "They (Manowar) have one of the most likeable, charismatic frontmen in the genre". Although he essentially devoted his artistic life to metal, Adams can sing other genres too.

One of his most interesting and unusual exploits was singing the aria "Nessun Dorma" (from G. Puccini's opera Turandot) live in Milan (1999) as a tribute to the Italian Manowar fans, and later recording the event for the "Warriors of the World" album (2002). The same album also contains "An American Trilogy", which Adams first performed at the popcom. While touring in 2007, he sang the famous duet from Andrew Lloyd-Webber's musical The Phantom of the Opera with Maria Breon of HolyHell.

The song has been included in HolyHell's first studio disc, Apocalypse (Magic Circle Music). Adams has also sung the Christmas carol "Silent Night, Holy Night". He also recorded the song "Where eagles fly" with world's best-selling soprano Sarah Brightman for her album "Harem", although this song has never been officially released. In addition to performing with Maria Breon, he has also performed in various musicals on Broadway in New York City, NY. Most notably Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and most recently A Tale of Two Cities.

On June 30, 2007 Eric Adams sang the Bulgarian National Anthem during Manowar's concert in Kavarna (Bulgaria) as a tribute to the Bulgarian fans. It was recorded for the Magic Circle Festival DVD. Adams is an accomplished bow hunter and a qualified bow Instructor. Together with Chester Moore, he produced, and featured in, the outdoor DVD *"Wild Life and Wild Times"(2006) The soundtrack was composed by Adams himself, who also plays guitar and keyboard. He was also featured in several hunting radio shows and magazines.

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