According to Nocturnal Art Productions, Norwegian extreme metallers MANNGARD have set "European Cowards" as the title of their sophomore album, due on August 27. The CD was recorded at Lydriket studios.
Commented the band: "The sessions in Lydriket has been most successful, and the band has knocked out and captured 10 songs over three days. All songs have been recorded live in studio, capturing an immense stage-like energy from the band.
"The album [is] turn[ing] out much more thrash metal-y than we had anticipated. This is possibly a result of the large amounts of beer consumed during the sessions. Or the thrashy material could be what has inspired this excessive gluttony. We are honestly not sure. Either way, a lot of beer has been consumed, and we stumble out with our hands on one hell of a thrash metal monster, with the characteristic MANNGARD twists, of course!!"
MANNGARD re-released its debut album, "Circling Buzzards", in February 2006 via Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records.
"Circling Buzzards" was engineered by Brynjulv Guddal and Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED).