MANIMAL was founded in Gothenburg in 2001. After numerous demo-CDs the band finally recorded their first full-length album, The Darkest Room, which was released in 2009. When the album entered the official Swedish album chart at 36th place they got signed by AFM Records who thereupon released the album worldwide.
The album received fantastic response in media with high ratings (7/7 in Metal Hammer, 8/10 in Sweden Rock Magazine, 7,5/10 in Rock Hard – to name a few!).
MANIMAL has since done countless gigs as supporting act for bands like Mustasch, Entombed, Freedom Call, Circus Maximus and been on tour with U.D.O. They have also played at Sweden Rock Festival, Metaltown, Peace & Love Festival and Basin Firefest.
With new songs and new blood in the band (drums and bass) MANIMAL entered the studio in 2014 to start recording their new album, Trapped in the Shadows, which will be released by AFM on November 20th 2015.
On this album metal legend Udo Dirkschneider is featured as guest singer on the track „The Journey“.
Awaiting the album release, the band will record a video for the first single, Irresistible, during October and also play at the Heavy Metal Maniac Festival in Holland on the 17th October.
So mark your calendars: Trapped In The Shadows“ out on November 20th!!
March 18th – BOCHUM Matrix (DE)
March 19th – BREMEN Tivoli (DE)
March 20th – BERLIN K17 (DE)
March 21st – MANNHEIM Alte Seilerei (DE)
March 22nd – NÜRNBERG Hirsch (DE)
March 23rd – LUDWIGSBURG Rofa (DE)
March 24th – MÜNCHEN Backstage (DE)
March 25th – BUDAPEST Club 202 (HU)
March 26th – VIENNA Viper Room (AUT)
March 27th – SALZBURG (AUT)
March 28th – ASCHAFFENBURG Colos-Saal (DE)
March 30th – PRATTELN Z 7 (CH)
March 31st – BRESCIA Circus Colony (IT)
April 1st – MEMMINGEN Kaminwerk (DE)
April 2nd – ANDERNACH Juz (DE)
April 3rd – ARNHEM Willemee (NL)
Album: Trapped In The Shadows
Release date: November 20th, 2015
2. March Of Madness
3. The Dark
4. Trapped In The Shadows
6. Man-Made Devil
7. Silent Messiah
8. The Journey
9. Screaming Out
Produced by: MANIMAL
Mixed & Mastered by: Achim Köhler – Indiscreet Audio
Artwork: Mattias Norén – ProgArt Media