It was 1984 when the most METAL band of all time (Manowar, obviously) delivered the loudest documented show ever played. Clocking in at a max of 129.5 decibels — the sonic equivalent of a jackhammer — the show's most brutal moment, as the legend goes, came during the playing of the 1983 semi-hit "Gloves of Metal," at the exact point where Eric Adams is all, like, "The sound of METAL so loud it cracks the beams/Played by warriors called the METAL KINGS." (On a side note, that part about the legend was made up by me just now and may or may not have happened. But it would have been pretty... More >>>