Anders Manga

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Anders Manga
Origin United States
Genres Darkwave, gothic rock, psychedelic rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Napalm_Records
Website www.andersmanga.com

Anders Manga (born May 15, 1973) is an American recording artist best known for his self named Darkwave work and under the name Bloody Hammers. He was nominated for "Best Band" in 2006 by Gothic Beauty Magazine and has released 6 solo albums since 1996, most recently, "Infinite Gaze to the Sun" in winter 2009. Anders' earliest work was in the style of Deathrock then moved toward a more synthesizer based dark gothic rock.

In 2012, he released new work by Bloody Hammers, a previous heavier fuzzed out gothic rock project with wife Devallia. In late 2013 he signed Bloody Hammers to Napalm_Records and are set to release "Under Satan's Sun" in the spring of 2014.

Personal life[edit]

In 1989 he started his first band called Inner Sanctum which split up in 1991. He went on to form other bands, The Traumatics, The Dogwoods and had brief stints in others before going solo in 1996. He is currently married to band member Devallia.

Musical Influences[edit]

Anders was eleven years old when he first began teaching himself Bass guitar, after borrowing a bass from a neighborhood friend. Anders identifies Alice Cooper as having been his main musical influence as a child, and has said that he was the reason why he wanted to pursue music. Other artists such as Tangerine Dream, Pentagram (band), Gary Numan, Nick Cave, Roky Erickson, Throbbing Gristle and Black Sabbath also had a major influence on his musical tastes.

Current Band Members[edit]

Devallia (Organ) & Anders Manga (Vocals, Bass, Guitar)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Solo releases[edit]

  • Catastrophe (1999) (Vampture)
  • One Up for the Dying (2004) (Vampture)
  • Left of an All-Time Low (2005) (Vampture)
  • Welcome to the Horror Show (2006) (Vampture)
  • Blood Lush (2007) (Vampture)
  • X's & the Eyes (2008) (Vampture)
  • Infinite Gaze to the Sun (2010) (Vampture, USA, Danse Mababre Records, Europe)

Bloody Hammers[edit]

  • Bloody Hammers - Phantasm (1999) (Sacrificial Records)
  • Bloody Hammers - Bloody Hammers (2012) (SoulSeller Records)
  • Bloody Hammers - Spiritual Relics (2013) (SoulSeller Records)
  • Bloody Hammers - Under Satan's Sun (2014) (Napalm Records)

Other releases[edit]

  • The Traumatics - The Traumatics (1993) (Irregular Records)
  • The Traumatics - Republic (1995) (Irregular Records)
  • The Dogwoods - The Dogwoods (1997) (Irregular Records)
  • A Tribute to Alice Cooper (1998) (Wasted Records)
  • Interbreeding VIII: Elements of Violence (2006) (BLC Productions)

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