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Latest Manifest News

Below is our complete Manifest news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Manifest Streaming "Burning Brimstones"

ViciSolum Productions has made the track "Burning Brimstones" from the upcoming Manifest album "…And For This We Should Be Damned?" available for streaming online. Check it out below.

"...And For This We Should Be Damned?" will be released on February 27th, 2015 and features artwork made by K3n Adams. K3n is probably best known for his extensive design work for Lamb of God, but he has worked with dozens of other bands including Slayer, Hellyeah, and Coheed & Cambria. The track listing is as follows:

1. Seven Doors Won`t Do
2. Stretched & Strung
3. Violently Engaged
4. Sancta Vénere
5. The Cadaver On Your Mental Doorstep
6. Justified Means
7. Immune
8. Burning Brimstones
9. Sincerely
10. Olympia Cathrin More...

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Manifest Signs To ViciSolum Productions

Norwegian thrash outfit Manifest has signed a worldwide record deal with ViciSolum Productions. Manifest hired Håkon Gebhardt (ex-Motorpsycho) as producer for the band's as-yet untitled fourth album.

Recording is scheduled to take place at Das Boot Studio later this year, while the album is planned for release in early 2015. Manifest comments:

"We're happy to announce that Manifest has signed a record deal with the Swedish label/management ViciSolum Productions (Diabolical, Exeloume, Souldrainer). ViciSolum is a hard working, dedicated and ambitious label with a lot of killer bands on their roster. We have been in touch with them since 2011, when they did some promotion work for us when Written In Blood was released. Thomas (label manager) is a great guy and a true professional, we're excited to be working with him."

Manifest's latest album "Written In Blood" was released in Norway in 2010 and the rest of Europe in 2011, by the band's own label Violent Media.

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Manifest Working On New Album

Norwegian outfit Manifest has issued the following announcement about working on an upcoming new album:

"Time for an update, it's been a while! After the tour we did with Master in November 2012, we have been focusing on writing songs for a new album.

"Right now we have 13-14 tracks that we are working on, most of them are more or less finished while others still has some work left on them. We hooked up with Håkon Gebhardt (ex-Motorpsycho drummer) and he will be producing the album.

"Gebhardt has done tons of good stuff, both as a musician and as a producer, and working with him will most definitely add something unique to the album. We had a listening session together a while ago, going over demo versions of most of the tracks, and the chemistry was just great.

"So that`s what`s happening, we are preparing our fourth album! Recording will happen at Das Boot Studio later this year."

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Raw In Sect To Support Master On Tour

Greek thrash act Raw In Sect will continue to support latest album "Red Flows" by hitting the road with Master and Norwegian act Manifest. Dates for the run can be found in the tour poster below or over at the Master Facebook profile here. More...

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Manifest Forms New Record Label

Norwegian death thrashers Manifest have announced that they have formed thier own record label, Violent Media. Manifest have also partnered Violent Media with the Norway based distribution network Indie Distribution.

All this comes in time for the band to prepare their upcoming fourth studio album titled ""Written In Blood." "Written In Blood" was recorded in Trondheim, Norway and was produced by Knut Prytz.

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In Vain To Appear At Southern Discomfort Fest

Norway's In Vain has checked in with the following update about appearing at the Southern Discomfort Festival:

"Finally we are able to make this happen. We are very happy to announce that we will play this year's Southern Discomfort Festival 17-18 Sept. Other acts include Ihsahn, 1349, The Batallion, Manifest, etc. We will play Friday night. We area also working on booking more gigs for the upcoming autumn/winter. More information about that later!"

More information on the 2010 edition of the Southern Discomfort Festival can be found at this location.

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Manifest Recording New Album

Norwegian metal band Manifest has issued the following update regarding the progress of their upcoming album:

"We entered Trøndertun Studio with producer Knut Prytz on August 8th to record the new MANIFEST album. Alessandro has done an amazing job with the drums, working against the clock and his day job. We are now working on rhythm guitars and bass. 11 tracks are being recorded. Got some stupid working titles that we will spare you for."

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Manifest Issues Studio Update

Norway's Manifest has issued the following update regarding the progress of their upcoming album:

"Just spent a week of rehearsing in Snotpope Studio, finishing the material for our next album. During the last six months we have been on and off, working on ideas, recording pre-productions and rehearsing in between...feels good to have it all ready for recording, knowing that the songs are rock solid! Right now we are waiting to have the dates for recording confirmed...should not take too long before we hit the studio! We are also going to have to find a new label to release the album. Plenty of work ahead. The way it should be!"

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Manifest Post Footage From The Studio Online

Norway's MANIFEST have issued the following update:

"Yeah... check out some high quality footage from the weeks spent in Spiren Studio, Rognes City recording Hedonism with some friends hangin` around and making life in the studio worth living!!!!"

"Thanks to Ragnar Berge for editing, you rule!!!! And everyone: go out and buy the album........twice!!!!!"

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Manifest Announce "Hedonism" Release Party

Norway's MANIFEST have issued the following update:

"Do not miss the release party for Hedonism, which is held at UFFA in out hometown Trondheim on Decemer 1st!!

"We will have some brand new T-shirts for you to buy, and Morningstar Records will most likely have a stand where you can buy Hedonism and other Morningstar releases."

"Sounds like the perfect place to go shopping for Christmas gifts!!!!!!!! CC is at an amazing 60 NOK!! BTW: No alcohol will be served at UFFA, but it is more than OK to bring your own booze..." More...

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Manifest Guitarist Breaks Elbow

Guitarist Ole Marius Larmerud of the Norwegian noise-thrashers MANIFEST fell off his bike yesterday and broke his elbow. "This puts us out of business for some time," reads a posting on the group's web site.

Commented Ole: "Yesterday I fell of my bike and broke my left elbow. This forces MANIFEST to cancel the upcoming gigs in Horten, Kristiansand, Trondheim and Oslo. I am not sure if we will be able to do the Norwegian tour in support of ENTOMBED [in late September]. I am going to an examination at the hospital in a week, so hopefully I`ll know more then. The timing of this stupid accident could of course not have been worse, as we have a lot of gigs in the near future. This sucks big-time, but there is nothing we can do about it. Right now, my arm hurts as hell, but at least, the doctor believes that it will heal fast and not have any permanent damage. For now, I'll just eat painkillers and focus on getting well." More...

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Manifest To Support Entombed In Norway

Norwegian noise-thrashers MANIFEST have been confirmed as main support for ENTOMBED on their upcoming Norwegian tour. "ENTOMBED is one of our favourite metal bands ever and to join them on the road for five gigs will kick major ass!!" MANIFEST said in a statement.

MANIFEST supporting ENTOMBED on the "When In Norge '06" tour:

Sep. 22 - Blæst - Trondheim, NOR
Sep. 23 - Union Scene - Drammen, NOR
Sep. 26 - Hulen - Bergen, NOR
Sep. 27 - Folken - Stavanger, NOR
Sep. 28 - Kick Music Hall - Kristiansand, NOR More...

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Manifest Part Ways With Bassist

Norwegian noise-thrashers MANIFEST have parted ways with bassist Cato Iversen. "During the last weeks we have been working with a new guy on bass," guitarist Ole Marius Larmerud writes on the band's web site. "No decision has been made if he will join MANIFEST full-time, but he will be plaing bass on the upcoming gig with WITCHHAMMER in Halden on April 8th. Hope to see a lot of metalheadz there!" More...

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