SAMUEL NYMAN (MANIMAL): “Who Doesn’t Want To Put Their Fist In The Air And Scream, Die! Die! Metal Is Our Destiny?”


Half Beast, Half Man

Armageddon is the fourth album by Swedish Power Metal act Manimal. As our own Bryce Van Patten said in the review, “This is a really good album that delivers the goods from start to finish.” I have to firmly agree with that assessment. Manimal have defined their own sound on Armageddon, with shades of influence from Halford and King Diamond. I had the chance to speak with vocalist Samuel Nyman ahead of the album’s official release.

Highlights Include

  • MANIMAL - ArmageddonDiscussion of the band’s new album Armageddon
  • How each member contributed to making the album
  • Why their release date had to be pushed back
  • How Stan W. Decker was recruited for the album’s artwork
  • Touring plans
  • Samuel’s favorite Manimal live show
  • Significance of their war paint
  • Working with Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O.) on their 2015 song “The Journey”
  • Origins of the band’s name
  • … and much, much more!

Manimal is

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


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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