Close associates include
Ana Carolina Skaret
Tor Arne Helgesen
Since the debut in 1999, Manes has since released 4 more studio albums, several EPs, singles, and various other releases, and has chosen to first and foremost focus on studio work and the creative aspects of music.
Despite being selective and eclectic regarding live apperances, Manes has played a few gigs and festivals up through the years, both in Norway and abroad, and appreciate the possibility to experiment also in a concert setting. So far, the band has shared a stage with bands like Katatonia, Danzig, Isis, Red Harvest, Arcturus, Year Of No Light, The Ocean and Ihsahn, and played festivals like Quart, Brutal Assault, Pstereo, Inferno, Dark Bombastic Evening, Blastfest and more.