We saw a huge amount of releases in 2022, as bands came out of the isolation of Covid-19 to record together again and show the world that you can’t silence the metal. Månegarm was one of those bands and what a release they gave us. “Ynglingaättens öde” was named Best Album of 2022 on folk-metal.nl and it is a pleasure to interview a band I have followed since 2015. Månegarm’s inception was in 1995, and has provided some awesome metal over the past twenty-eight years.
After two years of being postponed, for obvious reasons, the Folk Metal faithful were finally able to descend on the small Swedish town of Norrtälje for the second installment of Månegarm Open Air. Thankfully the line-up from the planned 2020 festival remained mostly unchanged as the majority of the bands, …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 15 April 2022 Label: Napalm Records Folk/Viking Metal favorite Månegarm is back with their 10th studio album ‘Ynglingaättens Öde’ (which translates to ‘fate of the Ynglinga kin’), out April 15, 2022 via Napalm Records. Månegarm incorporate Pagan inspired lyricism based on the Old Norse poem Ynglingatal. Hard to …Continue reading →
What’s a better opportunity to talk with the guys of Månegarm then when they’re out in the open, wild and free at their own festival in Sweden? I managed to slip into their busy schedule for a nice chat.
From the moment I woke up on Saturday 24th August, the omens were good for the inaugural Månegarm Open Air festival, held in the headliner’s hometown of Norrtälje in Sweden and with a lineup featuring a veritable who’s who of Swedish Folk Metal. The sun was shining on an unseasonably warm day and …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 26 April 2019 Label: Napalm Records A few years ago I took a friend of mine to a festival, filled with black, pagan and folk metal bands. One of the performing bands was Manegarm. I enjoyed the gig massively. My friend, who isn’t that into metal, didn’t …Continue reading →
Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands Date: 7 April 2016 North Winds over Europe It’s the 8th day of the North Wind over Europe Tour of Månegarm, Skyforger and Ereb Altor. On this thursdayevening the Dutch Metalclub was a kind of ‘Little Loki’ for one night, with Folk- and Pagan Metal …Continue reading →
Rating: 10/10 Release: 20 October 2015 Label: Napalm Records Oh, what torture it is to have to review the new Månegarm album….. if you can’t sense the sarcasm then I apologize and if anything the torture would be inflicted on you for having to wait for another 3 weeks for …Continue reading →
25/26 April 2014 Stadthalle Lichtenfels, Germany Ragnarök is a small festival that’s taking place in Lichtenfels. However, never let the size of things misguide you, because on this festival the best of pagan- folk- and black-metal come together. With bands like Arkona, Finntroll, Skálmöld en Manegarm, there were enough bands …Continue reading →
Venue: La Machine du Mouline Rouge 23 February 2014 By: Charlotte Photography: psychopathia-melomania.com 23 febuary 2014. After a journey of about 500 kilometers we made it to the city of love; Paris. We didn’t just come here for some sightseeing but for a night of metal! In the Moulin Rouge! …Continue reading →