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Formed in 2010, Iceland’s MANNVEIRA have been a relatively quiet band during the first decade of existence. Four years after inception, the band released their first EP, Von er Eitur. Two years later they teamed up with the enigmatic ELLORSITH for a haunting split on Dark Descent Records. Silence has largely followed since that split as the black metal band has honed their songwriting skills for 2021‘s Vitahringur.

We got to ask them a few questions on the go.

Welcome to Metal Digest!

Please describe the band in a single sentence.

The audible equivalent of being hungover at a funeral

What’s your latest project and what are you working on right now?

Our way overdue, debut LP ‘Vítahringur’ is finally seeing the light of day, and currently we’re writing material for a follow up release

How do you want people to feel when they listen to your music?

Really bad. Or excited. Preferably both.

Major influences: Who put you on this path?

So many bands and artists that it’s damn near impossible to name anyone especially.

If you had to flee the country as a band, where would you choose to live?

Legoland outside of Billund, Denmark.

What’s the ‘wow factor’ that makes YOU decide which songs to keep, record and release?

It’s just the traditional method of throwing shit at a wall and seeing what sticks.

Works everytime.

What’s the most hilarious band memory you can think of

Probably when drummer Jón gave himself rectal trauma when he fell on a branch when we were walking.

He denies it happens, but it did.

What would be the title of the band’s biography?

‘Does anyone have a cigarette? ‘ or

‘Eating soup with a fork – The Mannveira chronicles’

Both are fairly descriptive.

What’s the next milestone you’d like to achieve as a band?

Winning the Icelandic Music Awards. Then trading the trophy for booze.

Until we meet again,


Illugi – VocalsÓskar- BassÖrlygur – GuitarSindri – GuitarJón – Drums

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