Dodsfard, the latest promising studio album of Swedish viking heroes Manegarm will have even more emphasis on the viking themes and lyrics! The title is referring to the ancient burials of the vikings, and the music has shown to be a fine, yet very recognizable elaboration of the band's first two impressive releases!
BIOGRAPHY: M_negarm were formed in the cold end of november 1995 but under another name, which they changed the month after. In May 1996 the very first demotape was recorded at Underground Studios. The tape got named 'Vargaresa' and included four cold nordic hymns. Unfortunally, because of passivity of the band it didn't reach many labels and zines.
After a couple of months playing, a lack of interest was noticed in the band, so the guitarist, drummer and bass player decided to form a new project with a new vocalist and second guitarist. The project ended up as M_negarm, with a new line-up. With new material they were about to record the second demo at the end of 1996, when the vocalist suddenly jumps off. But with some vocal help of a friend the second demo was recorded in late february 1997 at Sunlight Studios. This time the tape was sent to quite many labels and the response was very good and in August 1997 M_negarm signed to Displeased Records. The rest is history, so to speak. Three well-received full lengths followed, with a new one expected in April 2005.
The 'Vargaresa' CD compiles the aforementioned demo tapes, with optimal remastered sound and original artwork, and impressive cover artwork of well-known artist Kris Verwimp. An essential addition for all M_negarm fans.