British band formed in the late 1980's. Band members includes:
- Nicky Wire (bass)
- James Dean Bradfield (vocals and guitars)
- Sean Moore (drums)
- Richey Edwards (former rhythm guitar)
In the beginning of 1990's, the manics was most known for and an incident where their guitarist Richey Edwards cut the phrase 4REAL into his arm after an argument with a journalist.
The band released three albums as a four-piece, before Richey Edwards vanished in early 1995. To this date, he hasn't been found.
In 1996 they released their fourth album, Everything Must Go, which were their first really successfull album.
The band is still making music. Their latest studio album, called Lifeblood, were released in 2004.
Manic Street Preachers is the only band in the world that really matters.