MANES, the Norwegian band featuring members of THIRD AND THE MORTAL, ATROX and CHTON, has changed the projected title of its new album to "How the World Came to an End" from the previously announced "Invention - Or How The World Came To An End And Why We Did It". The CD was recorded at Spiren, Cernobyl and Skansen studios with producers Rune Stavnesli and Stein E. Bratland and is scheduled for release on April 16 via U.K.'s Candlelight Records. The cover artwork was created by Norwegian designers TrineogKim, who have previously worked with ULVER, EPHEL DUATH, SOLEFALD, IHSAHN and others.
As previously reported, a live video by MANES performing the song "The Neoflagellata Revision" has been made available for download at this location (Windows Media, 38 MB). The clip was edited from bootleg footage shot at a 2004 gig in MANES' hometown Trondheim.
"The Neoflagellata Revision" is one of two new songs that appeared on MANES' 2006 release, the seven-track EP entitled "[view]", out on Aural Music. Among the other songs on the EP is a cover song of "Cinder Alley" (originally by 16 HORSEPOWER), which can also be heard on the band's MySpace profile.
MANES was founded back in late 1992 and released three demos, plus a debut album ("Under ein Blodraud Maane", Hammerheart Records) as a two-piece, but has since then evolved to become a multi-headed monster. With members from bands like THIRD AND THE MORTAL, ATROX and CHTON, the band released the album "Vilosophe" on the Italian label Code666 in 2003 to great reviews. As a stepping stone before the next album is released, the EP "[view]" came out as a limited edition in February 2006 on Aural Music, the mother label of MANES' previous record company, Code666. The band left Aural Music not long after the release of this EP and signed to Candlelight Records.