LOL the idea of MANOWAR in a big hollywood movie is HYSTERICAL, good one (there'd be dozens of DC-10 wind machines for that bad boy)
Anyone who could sing all of "Acilles: Agony and Ecstasy in 8 Parts" can't be knocking 'em too hard
And I saw MANOWAR a couple years ago- They were totally incredible in almost every respect- they can play like nobodies business, they are REAL loud and they are really funny onstage- I think they played just under 15 tunes and they did every possible guitar face and metal stunt you could imagine, they were kinda like POISON on acid- there is a series of videos/dvds called "Hell on Earth", I have only the first one but it's pretty funny and very METAL (at the end of it there is a title that says "To our ENEMIES- buy this video then F* off and die")
4 Kings they truly are (oh and they were doing some "reunion" recently where all the former members joined them to play songs they had done with the band, and they had "defender" and "Dark Avenger" read LIVE by Christopher Lee, little SW crossover there)
And sorry about missing the Gamma Ray mention man, I concur, "Powerplant" is indeed one hell of an album, it's like a sequel to "Sad Wings of Destiny"
Oh- anyone listen to EARLY Scorpions?? like "in trance" and stuff like that??? they were WAY better before they got "marketed" (if you are interested, look for the tune "Stemrock fever" or maybe "Robot Man" killer stuff)