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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 Splits With Bassist

Sweden's Manegarm, who had previously announced the band's bassist would be missing several festival appearances, has now issued the following brief update about permanently parting ways with bass player Pierre Wilhelmsson:

"Månegarm part ways with bassist and long time member Pierre W. The band will not look for a replacement since Erik G will handle both vocals and bass on future recordings and live performances."

You can also check out sample Manegarm tracks via the band's MySpace page.

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Manegarm To Perform As Five Piece

Sweden's Manegarm has issued the following announcement about the band's bassist missing several upcoming festival appearances:

"Due to different circumstances Pierre W (Bass) will not perform with Manegarm at Kaltenbach open air, Party san open air and Summer breeze open air. On those festivals Manegarm will perform as a five-piece act as Erik will handle both vocals and bass."

You can also hear sample Manegarm songs available for streaming via the band's official MySpace page.

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Manegarm Comments On Jotunheim Cancellation

The organizers of Croatia's Jotunheim festival recently issued a statement about the 2010 edition of the festival being canceled due to pressure from an anti-fascist group. Sweden's Manegarm was scheduled to appear at the festival and has now issued the following comment about the cancellation:

"Manegarm will not appear in Croatia the 19th of June, due to a total cancellation of the Jotunheim Festival. We all think that this is very unfortunate since we really were looking forward to meet the Croatian crowd. We still hope to see you all in Croatia in the nearest future!"

Manegarm still has the following upcoming live shows:

7/16 2010 KALTENBACH OPEN AIR Spital am Semmering/Austria, AT
8/13 2010 PARTY SAN OPEN AIR Bad Berka/Germany, DE
8/19 2010 SUMMER BREEZE OPEN AIR Dinkelsbühl/Germany, DE

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Jotunheim Festival Canceled

The 2010 edition of the Jotunheim festival was scheduled to feature bands such as Thyrfing, Manegarm, Vreid, and more. The Jotunheim organizers have now issued the following statement about canceling the festival:

"We must inform you that we have unfortunately been forced to cancel the first edition of Jotunheim Festival! Jotunheim Festival is canceled due to apparent pressure from Antifa who believed that the line-up included bands that advocated fascism or were affiliated with fascistic political movements. This was completely untrue, with not a single band having ever expressed such political sympathies (if any), only pride in their heritage (though of course, any such display immediately gets Antifa up in arms anyway). Nor was there any statement made on behalf of the festival that specified any particulars about who could and could not attend, certainly not on racial grounds.

"Because of the Antifa groups, Northwind Promotion declines to do concerts and festivals in Croatia, and in the future will be focused on the external market where there are no organizations that will charge based on nonexistent facts. For a refund of the tickets, please contact us by e-mail info@jotunheim-festival.com."

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Manegarm To Perform At Noctis IV Festival

Sweden's Manegarm has been confirmed for the Noctis IV Thrones of War metal festival. The festival takes place in Calgary from the 23rd - 25th of September, 2010. The appearance will be Manegarm's first performance in Canada. Additional information about the festival can be found at this location. Manegarm's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

5/8 2010 SAPNU FABRIKA Riga/Latvia, LV
5/12 2010 STEINBRUCH THEATER Darmstadt/Germany, DE
5/13 2010 METALFEST OPEN AIR Mining/Austria, AT
5/14 2010 METALFEST OPEN AIR Pratteln/Switzerland, CH
5/15 2010 METALFEST OPEN AIR Dessau/Germany, DE
6/19 2010 JOTUNHEIM FESTIVAL Zagreb/Croatia, CT
7/16 2010 KALTENBACH OPEN AIR Spital am Semmering/Austria, AT
8/13 2010 PARTY SAN OPEN AIR Bad Berka/Germany, DE
8/19 2010 SUMMER BREEZE OPEN AIR Dinkelsbühl/Germany, DE

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Slechtvalk Reveals New Album Details Online

Dutch metal band Slechtvalk has announced that their new album, "A Forlorn Throne," will be released on May 31st. The band will host an official release show at 'De Kelder' in Amersfoort (NL) on May 28th. Support acts will be ELEXORIEN and MYRKVAR.

Slechtvalk went to Sweden to record the new album with producer/engineer Johan "the ant" Örnborg at Studio Mega. The album was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street. The cover artwork was designed by Raymond Swanland. The album also features guest vocals by Erik Grawsiö from Manegarm on 3 songs.

The tracklisting for "A Forlorn Throne" is as follows:

01. Tamers of the Seas
02. Forsaken
03. Desolate
04. Divided By Malice
05. Allegiance
06. Enthroned
07. Bewailed
08. Towards The Dawn
09. Vengeance Of A Scorned King

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Skyforger Announces Record Release Show

Pagan metal act Skyforger will be releasing their new album "Kurbads" via Metal Blade on April 26th in Europe and May 11th in North America. On Saturday, May 8th, Skyforger will present the new album at a release party in Riga, Latvia. The show will also feature special guests Manegarm and Ocularis Infernum. "Son of the Mare," a new track from the upcoming album, can also be heard at the band's MySpace page.

The details of the release show are as follows:

Club info: Sapnu Fabrika
Address: Riga, Lacpleša str.101
Doors open: 17.30
First band: 18.20
Concert end: ~23.00

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Manegarm Confirmed For Summer Breeze

Swedish metallers Manegarm have been confirmed to perform at Germany's Summer Breeze festival, which takes place from August 19th - 21st, 2010. Additional details about the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed bands include: 1349, Dream Evil, Dew Scented, Agnostic Front, Anathema, Barren Earth, Behemoth, Children of Bodom, Fiddler's Green, Gorgoroth, Hacride, Gwar, Hypocrisy, Korpiklaani, Leaves' Eyes, Obituary, and Pantheon I.

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Manegarm Confirmed For Kaltenbach Festival

Swedish metallers Månegarm have been confirmed for the Kaltenbach Open Air Festival 2010. The festival is set to take place from the 15th - 17th of July in Osterreich. More information on the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed bands include Dying Fetus, Dark Funeral, Primordial, Keep of Kalessin, Aborted, Shining, God Dethroned, Darkane, and Hail of Bullets.

Månegarm have the following upcoming tour dates:

6/19 2010 JOTUNHEIM FESTIVAL Zagreb/Croatia
7/16 2010 KALTENBACH OPEN AIR Spital am Semmering/Austria
8/13 2010 PARTY SAN OPEN AIR Bad Berka/Germany

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Manegarm Posts New Music Video Online

Swedish Viking metal band MANEGARM has posted a new video for the song "Vetrarmegin" (English translation: "Winter Force"). The song comes off the band's latest full-length, "Nattväsen" ("Night Creatures"), released in November via Regain Records. The video was filmed by Standard Film Team (Dark Funeral, Plector, Zonaria etc.) near the band's hometown of Norrtälje in a "Viking village" said to have an incredible pre-renaissance atmosphere perfectly suiting of the song's theme. Watch the video below:


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Manegarm Streaming New Song Online

Swedish metallers Månegarm are currently streaming the title track online from their upcoming album "Nattvasen." The song can be heard at the band's official MySpace page. "Nattvasen" will be released through Regain Records on November 19th.

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Manegarm To Record New Music Video

Swedish metallers Månegarm have announced they are going to record a music video this upcoming weekend for the song "Vetrarmegin" with Standard Film Team. A promotional poster for the video shoot can be viewed here. The track is off their upcoming album "Nattvasen," which will be released through Regain Records on November 19th.

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Manegarm Announces New Single Release Date

Swedish metallers Månegarm have announced that they will be releasing a second single from their upcoming album "Nattvasen" (Night Creatures) titled "Vetrarmegin" on November 19th. A promotional poster and the lyrics for the single can be found here. Månegarm is also streaming the song "Vetrarmegin" online at their MySpace page.

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Manegarm Announces Album Release Party

Swedish metallers Månegarm have announced that they will be hosting a release party for their upcoming album "Nattväsen" on November 7th with special guests Thyrfing and Skyforger. Thyrfing issued the following statement about the show:

"Swedish Månegarm will host a release party for their upcoming album and Thyrfing will appear as special guest together with Skyforger from Latvia (their first gig ever in Sweden). It will take place at Clustret in Stockholm on Saturday, November 7th. Tickets will be available at Sound Pollution and Repulsive Records."

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Manegarm Announces New Album Release Date

Swedish metallers Manegarm have issued the following update about the release date for their new album:

"Finally we have a confirmed release date for the new album 'Nattväsen'(Nightcreatures)

"The album will be released through REGAIN RECORDS 22nd of October.

"More info about the release will be announced closer to the release date! Keep your eyes open!!"

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Manegarm Signs with Regain Records

Swedish viking metal veterans MÅNEGARM have signed a new contract with Regain Records, who will release the next album from the band later this year. The band's previous album, "Vargstenen" (Black Lodge Records), entered the national charts in position 59 in May of 2007.

So far the only confirmed Månegarm show this year is an appearance at the German festival Ragnarök on April 17th-18th, where they will play alongside many other extreme folk/pagan bands such as Alestorm, Einherjer, Dornenreich, Korpiklaani, Melechesh and Thyrfing to mention a few. You can find further information on the festival here.

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Initial Bands, Dates Announced For Ragnarok Fest

The 2009 RAGNARÖK VI FESTIVAL is set to take place on Aril 17 and 18 in Stadthalle Lichtenfels (Oberfranken), Germany. The band announced so far are:

DORNENREICH (AUT) – "Metal Show"
FJOERGYN – "Jahreszeiten"-Release-Show

For more information about the festival, check out their website at ragnaroek-festival.com.

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Primordial Heidenfest TV Launched

The first clips from Primordial's Heidenfest tour have been posted online on the Heidenfest TV MySpace page. See what Alan from PRIMORDIAL has to say and what crazy stuff the other bands are doing. More clips will be posted on the tour's MySpace page as well.

Here are the remaining Heidenfest tour dates, featuring Finntroll, Primordial, Eluveitie, Equilibrium, Manegarm and Catmenia as well as special guests:

12.11.08 - DE - Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
13.11.08 - DE - Frankfurt – Batschkapp
14.11.08 - AT - Wien – Gasometer
15.11.08 - AT - Linz – Posthof
16.11.08 - HU - Budapest - Diesel More...

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Manegarm Announced As Support On Heidenfest

Manegarm has been announced as support on the Heidenfest tour European tour, featuring Finntroll, Primordial, Eluveitie, Equilibrium and Catamenia. The tour takes place during October and November of 2008. Here are the latest Manegarm tour dates:

15-08-2008 - Summerbreeze Festival, Dinkelsbuhl, DE (w/ Hail of Bullets, Onslaught, Tyr, Rotten Sound, Kataklysm, Heidevolk and many more)
16-08-2008 - Barther Metal Open Air, Barth, DE (w/ Heidevolk, Negura Bunget, Skyforger, Monolith Deathcult and many more)

Heidenfest featuring Finntroll, Primordial, Eluveitie, Equilibrium, Catamenia and Manegarm
31-10-2008 - Hellraiser, Leipzig, DE
01-11-2008 - Backstage, Munchen, DE
02-11-2008 - Z7, Pratteln, CH
03-11-2008 - Orpheum, Graz, AT
04-11-2008 - Masters of Rock cafe, Zlin, CZ
05-11-2008 - Postbahnhof, Berlin, DE
06-11-2008 - Markthalle, Hamburg, DE
07-11-2008 - Waerdse Tempel, Heerhugowaard, NL + Thyrfing
08-11-2008 - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, DE + Thyrfing, Eisregen, Enslaved
09-11-2008 - Locomotive, Paris, FR
10-11-2008 - Hof ter Loo, Antwerpen, BE
11-11-2008 - Lowensaal, Nurnberg, DE
12-11-2008 - Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg, DE
13-11-2008 - Batschkapp, Frankfurt, DE
14-11-2008 - Gasometer, Vienna, AT
15-11-2008 - Posthof, Linz, AT
16-11-2008 - Petoefi Hall, Budapest, HU

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Initial Fall 2008 Heidenfest Tour Dates Revealed

Initial tour dates have been announced for the HEIDENFEST TOUR 2008 featuring special guests Finntroll with Primordial, Eluveitie, Equilibrium, Manegarm, and Catamenia. The Heidenfest Tour will cross much of Europe, beginning in the late Fall. The tour dates are as follows:

31/Okt DE Leipzig Hellraiser
01/Nov DE Munich Backstage
02/Nov CH Pratteln Z7
03/Nov AT Graz Orpheum
04/Nov CZ Zlin Masters Of Rock Cafe
05/Nov DE Berlin Postbahnhof
06/Nov DE Hamburg Markthalle
07/Nov NL tba
08/Nov DE Essen Grugahalle *EXTENDED SHOW*
09/Nov FR Paris La Locomotive
10/Nov BE Antwerpen Hof Ter Loo
11/Nov DE Nuernberg Loewensaal
12/Nov DE Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik
13/Nov DE Frankfurt Batschkapp
14/Nov AT Wien Gasometer
15/Nov AT Linz Posthof
16/Nov HU Budapest Petoefi Hall

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