Manes is a band from Trondheim, Norway, which was formed in 1993. They started out as a two-piece band composed of Sargatanas and Cernunnus (or Cern). They are currently signed to Candlelight Records, but were originally on Hammerheart Records and the Italian experimental label Code666. The band's earlier works, up to and including Under Ein Blodraud Maane, are somewhat atypical Norwegian black metal and are highly lauded by fans of the genre. However as of Vilosophe the band has completely changed its sound to a hybrid of Jazz, Trip-hop, electronica and Metal with clean sung vocals and many progressive overtones. In spite of being highly acclaimed by critics this subsequent change of direction has alienated most of their original fan base.
In 2004 they played at the Inferno Metal Festival.