Hometown: Carlisle, United Kingdom
Laced with feedback and noise, 'Icarus, The Sunclimber' is far darker and bleaker than their previous release 'We Are Going To Track Down And Kill Vintage Claytahh, The Beard Burning Bastard', a recording that saw them collaborate with Oxbow front man Eugene Robinson. Yet, on 'Icarus...' Manatees perfectly display their ability to mix crushing heaviness with sublime introspective ambience.
Speaking to Rock Sound magazine recently, bassist/vocalist Alex Macarte said: "Volume is a big thing for us, we love being able to feel the music as well as hear it."
In 2009, Black Death Records releases their debut ep Adharma, which recieved great reviews by national and international press. After re-defining their musical ambitions the band was joined by guitarist Twan van Geel (Bunkur, Legion Of The Damned). Adding a top-of-the bill second guitar player created many extra options: better songwriting, more impact on stage and of course the possibility of extra sound layering.