February 17, 2008
MANES is no longer on Candlelight Records. According to an official statement the band will use this "window of opportunity" to do various stuff, so expect a frenzy of ‘free’, ‘open’ and ‘experimental’ activity (not just music) for a while before they start hunting for a "new home". Their website manes.no is currently still "under construction", but things will change, improve, evolve… You are invited to check in from time to time for lots of exclusive stuff and "insider information" as soon as things have stabilized. When it comes to MANES releases, there’s a lot of stuff going on at the moment: "Reinvention" has been made available at the band’s website. It features 6 remixes of songs from "How The World Came To An End" by a bunch of groups and individuals, such as Rune Sørgård, Zweiss, Shadow Orchestra, Rachmiel and DJ Don Tomaso. "Solve Et Coagula" will be the title of a re-recording of two songs from 1994-95, with a few collaborators (Niklas Kvarforth from SHINING, Malefic from XASTHUR and Geir Nilsen of THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL). If everything goes according to plan, there will also be remixes / remakes by people from BLUT AUS NORD and ISIS. And last but not least around 35 minues of their "Be All End All" album is already "on tape" as well.