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Formed: 1995
From: Norrtalje, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Manegarm News

Below is our complete Manegarm 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Manegarm Details New Self-Titled Album

Sweden's 20-year viking metal veterans Månegarm are not afraid of developing their melodic pagan sound further. With the upcoming self-titled release - the eighth full length studio effort - the band keeps true to course: expressive and varied from the first note to the last. The album is set to drop on November 20th via Napalm Records.

From Swedish folk ballads reminiscent of campfires, to wild and forceful black metal interludes, everything the metal sounds of the north are known for is represented on "Månegarm." Fans looking for the soundtrack to life as a seafaring warrior will get just that.

The track listing for "Månegarm" is:

1. Blodörn
2. Tagen av Daga
3. Odin Owns Ye All
4. Blot
5. Vigverk - Del II
6. Call of the Runes
7. Kraft
8. Bärsärkarna från Svitjod
9. Nattramn
10. Allfader
11. Månljus (Bonus Track)
12. Mother Earth Father Thunder (Bonus Track) (Feat. Jennie Tebler - sister of Quorthon, Alan Nemtheanga (Primordial) & Mikael (Ereb Altor)) More...

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Manegarm Issues Album Update

After beginning the recording process for a new album at the end of last year, Manegarm is now in the home stretch, issuing the following update about mixing the material:

"Hard work in the studio! 4 of 8 songs mixed and done! This one will for sure be our most epic and powerful album up to date. Sounds amazing."

Hopefully the photo below is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, because it would appear the music isn't interesting enough to get anyone off their damn cell phones...

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Manegarm Checks In From The Studio

Manegarm has checked in with the following update from the studio about recording a new album:

"All bass parts are now done, both for the acoustic and for the 'metal' songs. Our good friend John has already done some rough mixes of the acoustic songs and it sure sounds great already.

"Next up for the acoustic songs is violin recordings where we will get some great help from Martin Björklund who helped us out on our previous album 'Legions of the North.' The violin has been a very special and important 'ingredient' in Manegarms music for many years and it's always a great pleasure to record the violins and hear our songs come to life in a 'Manegarm way.'

"On Sunday we will start rigging the guitar amps once again because now it's time to record some smoking guitar melodies. A lot of things are in progress as you can see but that's the way we do it! This will be amazing friends!! Take care & have a rawking weekend!"

A previously released video report from the studio for this same album track process can also be found at this location.

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Månegarm Posts Second Studio Update

Norwegian viking metal act Månegarm released a second part in a series of studio reports on the band's upcoming new release. The yet untitled release will celebrate the band's 20th anniversary, which occurs in 2015.

In the previous report, the band stated that fans can "expect a very diverse and special album." The second clip features the guitar recording. Check it out here:

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Månegarm Releases First Studio Report On New Album

Norwegian viking metal act Månegarm is gearing up for a new release in 2015, in which the band will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The band issued the first in a series of studio reports from Studio Underground showcasing the recordings for the as of yet untitled effort. The album is the follow up to the 2013 release "Legions of the North" and will be issued via Napalm Records.

The band stated that fans can "expect a very diverse and special album." Check out the first clip - featuring the drum recordings of Jacob Hallegren here:

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Månegarm Announces 20th Anniversary Plans

Månegarm has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming 20th anniversary shows and releasing a new album in 2015:

"As many of you already know Månegarm will be celebrating our 20 anniversary next year. A lot of festival shows will be confirmed and new album will be released by the end of the year.

"First show for 2015 to be confirmed are the Aprutium Paganfest at Tipografia Club in Pescara (Italy) Hope to see as many of our crazy Italian fans at the show!" More...

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Månegarm Posts New Music Video

Earlier this year Swedish pagan metallers Månegarm released their album "Legions of the North" on Napalm Records.

Månegarm has completed work on a video for the song "Sons of War." The video is now available below courtesy of Noisecreep. The band commented on the video:

"At the shimmering break of dawn a battle was fought in a land far north... 'Sons of War' is our brand new video taken from our album Legions of the North. The video was shot in the surroundings of the small town Gärdsjö in Sweden by Fredrik Agne' (Fragutopia production) and as you can see we also got some great help from the Viking reenactment group Gärdsjöriddarna (knights of Gärdsjö).

"Among lots of cool stuff, they had built their own Viking house in the exact same way that our ancestors built em'; with logs, peat and wooden bolts and bricks! So unite brothers and sisters and join our Northern sons as they fight an epic battle on the great plains of Vigrid..." More...

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Manegarm Posts Music Video Teaser

Manegarm will soon be releasing a music video for "Sons of War," which comes off the "Legions of the North" album. A teaser trailer for the video is now available online and can be seen below. The "Legions of the North" track listing is as follows:

1. Arise
2. Legions of the North
3. Eternity Awaits
4. Helvegr
5. Hordes of Hel
6. Tor Hjälpe
7. Wake the Gods
8. Vigverk
9. Sons of War
10. Echoes from the Past
11. Fallen
12. Forged in Fire
13. Raadh

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Borknagar To Tour With Ereb Altor

Borknagar will be hitting the road with Månegarm, Ereb Altor, and Shade Empire for the Niflheim Festival tour in 2014.

Jens F. Ryland (Borknagar) comments: "This is very exciting, verging on surreal. I have always wanted to play more live with the guys and after 15 years we are finally doing something that doesn't involve only a weekend. This is all thanks to the enormous support we get from our audience all over the world!"

Øystein G. Brun (Borknagar) added: "See you all out in the battlefield in a few months. Really looking forward to this ride with my fellow gunslingers! Hope to see you all! And hey, show us what you got Europe! Cheers!!"

07.03. - Erfurt, From Hell (DE)
08.03. - Oberhausen, Helvete (DE)
09.03. - Wroclaw, Alibi (PL)
10.03. - Berlin, K17 (DE)
11.03. - Budapest, Dürer Kert (HU)
12.03. - Montecchio Maggiore, E20 Underground (IT)
13.03. - Rome, Traffic (IT)
14.03. - Romagnano Sesia, Rock’n'roll Arena (IT)
15.03. - Zürich, Dynamo (CH) More...

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Heidenwahn Festival Pushed Back To 2014

The 2013 edition of the Heidenwahn Festival - which was to include a lineup featuring Manegarm, Fejd, Adorned Brood, and more - has now been cancelled and is being pushed back to a later date in 2014. The organizers of the festival comment:

"Through several problems we delay the Under The Banner of the Black Light Festival & Heidenwahn Winter Festival to 2014. The Festivals are not canceled, just delayed. All ordered tickets are valid for 2014. We try that all bands from the festivals will play in 2014 too (Gehenna, Archgoat & Throne of Katarsis too).

"We sent already a information to all bands, we hope that you have got it. It was a hard decision for us, but through personal problems and business-problems (through the cancellation from Gehenna, Throne of Katarsis & Archgoat exploited our calculation for the fest) it was the right decision.

"Sorry for this delay, but we try to arrange professional Festivals for 2014! In the next days we can release the new dates."

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Månegarm Streaming New Track "Sons Of War"

Swedish act Månegarm is streaming a new track "Sons of War" from the upcoming new LP "Legions of the North." The album is scheduled for release via Napalm Records on June 28th (ESP/SWE/NOR, G/A/S, FIN & Benelux), July 1st (Europe), July 2nd (USA/Canada) and July 5th (UK).

The track list for "Legions of the North" is:

1. Arise
2. Legions of the North (streaming here)
3. Eternity Awaits
4. Helvegr
5. Hordes of Hel
6. Tor Hjälpe
7. Wake the Gods (Bonus Track)
8. Vigverk
9. Sons of War
10. Echoes from the Past
11. Fallen
12. Forged in Fire
13. Raadh

Check out "Sons Of War" here: More...

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Månegarm Streaming Title Track Of New LP

Swedish act Månegarm is streaming the title track to the band's upcoming new LP "Legions of the North." The album drops via Napalm Records on June 28th (ESP/SWE/NOR, G/A/S, FIN & Benelux), July 1st (Europe), July 2nd (USA/Canada) and July 5th (UK). A preview clip for the release can also be heard over at this location).

Check out "Legions of the North" here:

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Månegarm Posts New Album Preview Clip

Swedish viking act Månegarm posted a preview clip for the band's upcoming new LP "Legions of the North." The album drops via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:

June 28th: ESP/SWE/NOR, G/A/S, FIN & Benelux
July 1st: Europe
July 2nd: USA/Canada
July 5th: UK

The track listing for the album is:

1. Arise
2. Legions of the North
3. Eternity Awaits
4. Helvegr
5. Hordes of Hel
6. Tor hjälpe
7. Wake the Gods (Bonus Track) (Limited Edition Only)
8. Vigverk
9. Sons of War
10. Echoes From the Past
11. Fallen
12. Forged in Fire
13. Raadh

Check out the trailer clip here: More...

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Manegarm Reveals New Album Details

Manegarm has revealed the cover artwork and track listing for upcoming album "Legions of the North," which can be viewed below. Manegarm's Markus André comments:

"After nearly 20 years of rock 'n’ roll and seven released albums, Månegarm are back with their brand-new effort - Legions of the North. Legions of the North is an album full of hard-hitting melodies and ear-catching refrains, all spiced with the special Månegarm flavor and served to you all in the best way. We’re very proud to present this new album, and we really hope that you will enjoy it. The Wolf is back…prepare for war!!"

The album is due out:

26.06.2013 ESP/SWE/NO
28.06.2013 G/A/S, FIN & Benelux
01.07.2013 Rest of Europe
09.07.2013 USA/CAN

1. Arise
2. Legions of the North
3. Eternity awaits
4. Helvegr
5. Hordes of Hel
6. Tor hjälpe
7. Wake the gods - Bonus Track Limited Edition
8. Vigverk
9. Sons of War
10. Echoes from the past
11. Fallen
12. Forged in fire
13. Raadh More...

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Demonical Announces Festival Appearance

Swedish act Demonical will be working on a new album at Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm from the end of the month through January of 2013, and the band will be returning to the live scene this spring. The band has now issued the following brief announcement about a festival appearance:

"We are confirmed for the Rockstad Falun festival on August 16th 2013 alongside Sabaton, Ensiferum, Raubtier, Månegarm and several others. More shows to be announced soon." More...

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Dew-Scented Confirmed For Summer Breeze

This year's Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available at the festival's website here. The organizers of Summer Breeze have now issued the following announcement about confirming new bands:

"Since the release of their amazing breakthrough album 'Inwards', Dew-Scented have been at the forefront of European thrash metal. Since then, the cool bunch led by frontman Leif Jensen have been producing fantastic albums full of unstoppable riff power and overwhelming intensity at nicely regular intervals, cementing the band's excellent reputation time and again. In 2012, Dew-Scented aim at kick-starting their career with an entirely new line-up – with the exception of band boss Leif – and the fantastic new album 'Icarus', and are gearing up to shatter the Summer Breeze Open Air into small pieces. We are stoked to welcome the indestructible machine called Dew-Scented at our festival once more. Get thrashed!

"When Agrypnie played the Summer Breeze festival in 2008 for the first and only time so far, they were booked as consolation for all those who were mourning the recent disbanding of Nocte Obducta. Four years, one studio album and one EP later, the Hessians have made a career for themselves, having now reached the same level as the aforementioned group. Their new studio album is still being recorded as we speak, but their last EP 'Asche' was already an announcement for big things to come in the realm of post black metal. Expressive, multi-faceted, melancholic, dynamic – all these attributes fit Agrypnie like a glove and are underlined by the fact that their songs don't ever become predictable or interchangable. One of the most exciting bands our scene has to offer nowadays."

The Summer Breeze 2012 bill now looks like: More...

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Månegarm Splits With Violin Player

Sweden's Månegarm has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's violin player:

"Due to lack of motivation, violin player Janne Liljekvist will leave MÅNEGARM on permanent basis. It's of course unfortunate after almost 15 years together, but it's also an unsustainable situation if 1 out of 5 can't find the motivation and put the effort into the band that is needed to move forward.

"However; MÅNEGARM will definitely move on as planned and this will have no impact on our music at all.

"The work with the new album goes on as planned and we can promise you that it will be a killer! The mighty wolf WILL strike again, this time harder than ever before!"

You can also check out the band's music by heading over to the Månegarm MySpace profile.

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Månegarm Signs With Napalm Records

Swedish viking metal warriors Månegarm has signed with Napalm Records. The band expects to release a follow up to the 2009 release "Nattväsen" in 2012.

The band had the following comments on the signing: "We are very proud to announce that Manegarm from now on will sail under the flag of Napalm Records. We are very exited and encouraged as we enter this new collaboration and we’re certain that this will mean a big improvement for Manegarm as a band. We expect to release a new killer album in late 2012 - Keep your eyes open!!"

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Metalhit.com Completes Free Download Series

Between October 2010 and February 2011, Metalhit.com launched a series of six free monthly music samplers showcasing various genres of extreme metal: Thrash, Death, Folk, Gothic, Doom and Black Metal.

The "Metalhit Free Download Series" was made available exclusively in the USA via Amazon.com and to eMusic subscribers worldwide. Metalhit now has the compilations posted online and available for free download worldwide.

Some select artists featured on the samplers include:

Abominable Putridity, Asphyx, Behexen, Diathra, Doom:VS, Evoken, Hirax, Inquisition, Lifelover, Manegarm, Moonspell, Nunslaughter, Obtest, Ophis, Pathology, Possessed, Sacred Reich, Sig:Ar:Tyr, Sinister, Skepticism, Skyforger, The Howling Void, Urgehal, and many more.

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More Bands Confirmed For Ragnarok Festival

Catamenia, Graveworm, and Wolfchant have now been confirmed in the lineup of the upcoming 2011 Ragarok Festival. The festival takes place on April 29th - 30th, 2011 at the Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, and additional details are available here.

The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Bran Barr
Ignis Fatuu
Hammer Horde
Negura Bunget
Path Of Golconda
Orphaned Land
Twilight Of The Gods

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