Norwegian extreme metallers MANNGARD will enter Lydriket studios on March 15 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled sophomore album.
Commented the band: In the years that have passed since we originally released 'Circling Buzzards', we've all been busy in the metal field, it not necessarily keeping MANNGARD in the public eye at all times."
Vocalist Olav Iversen has seen major exposure and massive gigging activity with his doom outfit SAHG, also featuring members of AUDREY HORNE and GORGOROTH. Guitarist Olav Kristiseter has made his Norwegian debut as a novelist with "Blodlenka" (The Bloodchain), a morbid tale of Norwegian backwood monstrosity, largely based on the lyrical themes from "Circling Buzzards", as well as appearing on the JAZKAMER album "Metal Music Machine", alongside Ivar Bjørnson and Iver Sandoy. Drummer Iver Sandoy has seen his services being utilized by ENSLAVED (the "Terje Vigen" movie project), more JAZKAMER recordings and gigs around Europe, and he is now also drumming for TRINACRIA, the new band featuring (among others) Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson and Arve "Ice Dale" Isdal of ENSLAVED.
While staying busy with other projects, MANNGARD has kept writing new material and fine-tuning it in rehearsals. Their considerable collective energy is now focused on the recording of the new MANNGARD album, which promises to be even more massive, twisted and evil than the debut.