is a Norwegian mathcore
band based in Oslo, Norway
. They are influenced by metal, hardcore
, contemporary music
After their performance at the 2005 Bodø Hardcore festival, The Faceless Masses website praised them as "one of the fastest and most technical bands in Norway today." After releasing an EP, they began recording a full-length debut album
which was intended for an early 2007 release, but due to illness within the band, this release was postponed until 2008.
Manhattan Skyline was formed in Oslo in 2002 by drummer Steffen Sæther-Larsen, guitarist Fredrik Melby and vocalist Hans Marius Midtgarden. Subsequently, members of Kaospilot, Slingshot Idol
, The Break Quintet
, and Next Life
joined and left.
In October 2003, they recorded their debut EP, Tarantula Arms,
a 3" MCD of seven songs featuring off-time rhythm patterns.
Upon the departure of bassist Anders Braut Simonsen and guitarist Christian Johansen, the band used several part-time bassists while searching for a permanent member. A long search resulted in the selection of Sigurd Mæle.
Jørgen Waag began playing bass with the band and then played guitar for approximately a year before leaving. Following his departure, Even Bekkedal, formerly with In Dialogue With Radiometer
, joined the band.
Manhattan Skyline contributed a song called "A) Spitting Milk or B) Swallow or Drown" to React With Protest's Emo Armageddon 7" compilation,... Read More