Månegarm

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This article is about the metal band. For the wolf in Norse mythology, see Mánagarmr.
Månegarm
Manegarm.jpg
Background information
Origin Norrtälje, Sweden
Genres Viking metal
Folk metal
Black metal
Years active 1995 – present
Labels Napalm Records
Regain Records
Black Lodge
Displeased Records
Associated acts Två Fisk Och En Fläsk
Website Manegarm
Members Erik Grawsiövocals/Bass/Percussion/Acoustic guitar
Markus AndéGuitar
Jonas AlmkvistGuitar
Jacob Hallegren — Drums
Past members

Svenne Rosendal
Mårten Matsson
Jonny Wranning
Viktor Hemgren

Janne LiljeqvistViolin

Månegarm is a Swedish Viking/black metal band from Norrtälje. The band's name is derived from Mánagarmr, a wolf in Norse mythology.[1]

History[edit]

The band was started by Svenne Rosendal, Jonas Almqui, and Pierre Wilhelmsson in 1995. After finding another guitarist (Mårten Matsson) and a drummer (Erik Grawsiö), they began rehearsing as "Antikrist". By 1996, they had changed their name to Månegarm, after the wolf of Norse legend, apt for a band concentrating on Viking metal, and early that year, they began recording their first demo collection, Vargaresa (Wolf's Journey).[2] After the recording, Rosendal and Matsson left to be replaced by Jonny Wranning (vocals) and Markus Andé (guitar).[2]

With a second demo, Ur Nattvindar, folk metal became part of their sound, including violins and female vocals for the first time, and they were signed by Displeased Records. Soon afterwards, Wranning left the band and was replaced by Viktor Hemgren. At the end of the year, they went back into Sunlight studios to record their first full-length album, Nordstjärnans Tidsålder (The Age of the Northstar).[3]

In summer 1999, they began recording their next album, Havets Vargar. Because of some difficulty with the recording studio, they took some time off from recording the album, during which, Viktor Hemgren was fired. Grawsiö took over as vocalist along with his drumming. Also during this time, Janne Liljekvist was added as a full member. With the line up now set, they finished recording the album and released it in 2000.[3]

The band's two demos were remastered and released as an album in 2004, with a fourth studio album, Vredens Tid (Age of Wrath), issued in 2005, followed by performances on the European festival circuit that summer. After one further EP on Displeased, a completely acoustic folk music EP, Urminnes Hävd (The Forest Sessions), the band moved to the Swedish label Black Lodge, which issued the group's sixth album, Vargstenen (Wolf Stone) in 2007.[2]

A new album called Nattväsen was released on October 22, 2009, by Regain Records.[4]

At the end of June/beginning of July 2013 (dates vary depending on territory) they released a new album, Legions of the North, through Napalm Records.[5]

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album name Release Chart Peak
SWE
Nordstjärnans tidsålder
1998
 –
Havets vargar
2000
 –
Dödsfärd
2003
 –
Vredens tid
2005
 –
Vargstenen
2007
59
Nattväsen
2009
 –
Legions of the North
2013
 –
Månegarm
2015
 –
Rereleased albums
Album name Re-Release Original
release
Chart Peak
SWE
Nordstjärnans tidsålder
2015
1998
16
Havets vargar
2000
8
Dödsfärd (re-mastered)
2003
16

Compilations[edit]

Album name Release Chart Peak
SWE
No. of
tracks
Vargaresa - The Beginning
2004
8
9

EPs[edit]

Rereleased EPs
Album name Re-Release Original
release
Chart Peak
SWE
Urminnes hävd (The Forest Sessions)
2015
2006
28

Singles[edit]

  • 2007: "Genom världar nio"

Demos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Månegarm
  2. ^ a b c Rivadavia, Eduardo "Månegarm Biography", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  3. ^ a b Månegarm - Official Homepage
  4. ^ "Månegarm To Release New Album In October", blabbermouth.net
  5. ^ Legions of the North, manegarmsweden.com

External links[edit]