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On stage | Friday 2 October | 20.00 - 21.15 hrs

"Manes have found a way around this problem by just not caring about genres at all and creating a niche for themselves, a niche so obscure no one else could rival them."

- Everything is noise -

Logo Manes | ProgPower Europe 2020
Bandphoto Manes | ProgPower Europe 2020

Band info

Manes is a band from Trondheim, Norway, formed in 1993. The band started out as a two-piece band composed of Sargatanas and Cernunnus (or Cern). They have been signed to Candlelight Records, Hammerheart Records and the Italian experimental label Code666. The sound of the bandcompletely changed from experimental death metal to a hybrid of Jazz, Trip-hop, electronica and Metal with clean sung vocals and many progressive overtones. In spite of being highly acclaimed by critics this subsequent change of direction alienated most of their original fan base.


Tor-Helge Skei: Guitars, Keyboards, Programming
Eivind Fjøseide: Guitars
Torstein Parelius: Bass
Rune Hoemsnes: Drums, Percussion
Asgeir Hatlen: Vocals

Bandphoto Manes | ProgPower Europe 2020

"With years and years separating their releases and with only scarce touring, Manes' music emanates a warped ephemerality. 'Slow Motion Death Sequence' thus encapsulates the band's past four years—the personal struggles, the joys, and the tragedies—and sublimates them into nine excellent songs that flow organically, narrating a story full of subtle mementos and intimate incursions."

- Popmatters ezine -



MANES - The Neoflagellata Revision LIVE

MANES – The Neoflagellata Revision LIVE

Manes - Nodamnbrakes

Manes – Nodamnbrakes

Manes - Slow Motion Death Sequence (full album)

Manes – Slow Motion Death Sequence (full album)


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