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vestigial wings EP http://manawithorn.bandcamp.com/album/vestigial-wings

The first record featuring manawi thorn as a power trio, the release of vestigial wings marked the beginning of a musical turning point for the band. While Roth's distinctive guitar layers remain, a new emphasis on rhythm and raw emotion emerged with the stripped-down energy of a 3-piece as Boyer switched to fill in double duties on both bass and lead vocals.

feed and weep, full-length CD

Clocking in at over 45 minutes, manawi thorn's 12-song debut was a heavy and memorable introduction. Roth's swirling guitars and Mintchev's thundering drums fill the sonic space just as they do in a live performance. This early work features gems like the decidedly creepy Jenny Greenteeth and even a metal version of a Bjork track.


Manawi Thorn was formed by Ian Roth and Kalin Mintchev in 2007. The maddeningly talented duo remained the core of the band during various lineup changes: original vocalist Zach Prewitt bowed out after only a few months and was replaced by Josh "jsh"/"jingles" Boyer, a man with several nicknames but a singular determination to rock. Original bassist Jim Hoey appeared on the debut CD but parted ways with the band prior to its first nationwide tour in fall 2010, with Boyer taking up the slack on bass.

One expensive transmission rebuild and thousands of miles later, the band continues as a power trio and regularly appears at such events as the Buffalo Infringement Festival as well as gigs local and regional to the NYC area.

Invite us...we'll come play for YOU.


melvins; jesus lizard; paper chase; slint; slayer; sleepytime gorilla museum, pj harvey; sonic youth; iron maiden; lightning bolt; fantomas; other stuff that rocks, slinks, and makes flesh crawl.

oh - and Queen.

General Info

Band Members
ian, jsh, kalin
Artist Name
Home Page
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Rock / metal / math

Contact Info

Brooklyn, NY

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