Norwegian band Manes from Trondheim was formed in the end of 1992/beginning of 1993. The original members were Sargatanas (vocals) and Cern (everything except for the vocals – guitars, synths, programming etc.). This line-up recorded three demos and the debut album Under Ein Blodraud Maane. Sargatanas left the band and Cern added other musicians to make the full-size band. The band’s sound is often labeled as “avant garde metal”, though the band itself disregards such classification claiming that they are playing simply “a dark mix of metal and rock with electronic elements”. The current band’s line-up comprises Cern (guitar, electronics), Eivind Ford (guitars) and Torstein Parelius (bass guitar). From our site, you can download Manes’ albums Vilosophe and Svarte Skoger in mp3. The band shared the stage with such acts like Katatonia, Danzig, Mayhem, My Dying Bride and others.