Samuel Nyman Interview: ‘K.K. Downing Came To Our Show’

Samuel Nyman Interview
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Samuel Nyman Interview: ‘K.K. Downing Came To Our Show’

Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden, heavy metal band Manimal just released their 3rd studio album called ‘Purgatorio’ on September 7th (see our review here). Last week, the guys were in Atlanta for their first ever USA performance at Prog Power USA 2018.

While they were in the USA I had the chance to chat with vocalist, Samuel Nyman. We talked about the new album, future tour plans and their performance at Prog Power USA. I also got him to open up and tell me a killer tour story that involved K.K. Downing (formerly of Judas Priest). This is the kind of story that will delight fans and musicians alike!

Here’s just few highlight quotes from our interview:

On Prog Power USA: “We thought it if the venue was half full, we were winners. But it was packed!”

When asked about their upcoming release show in Gothenburg: “It’s going to be a special occasion for us to get to celebrate the release with our fans, friends and family.”

About tour plans for the USA: “We have been talking a lot these last days”, Samuel continues on to say, “Maybe we should check the possibilities to come over to the US and do a whole tour here.”

Touring in Europe and Sweden: “Definitely!” 

Check out the full Samuel Nyman interview below with a sample of the title track “Purgatorio” and make sure to pick up the new album!


Manimal are:
Samuel Nyman – Vocals
Henrik Stenroos – Guitars
Kenny Boufadene – Bass
André Holmqvist – Drums

‘Purgatorio’ is out now via AFM Records. It’s available in digital download, CD and Vinyl formats at most places you buy music. Personally, I say grab that vinyl! Rock and metal sound so much better on vinyl.

Manimal Purgatorio Tracklisting:
Black Plague
Spreading The Dread
Behind Enemy Lines
Edge Of Darkness
The Fear Within

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