MANTAR - »The Spell« EP out now!
Posted: March 31, 2017
Monstrous black/doom/punk chimera MANTAR release their brand new 10" vinyl EP entitled »The Spell« today! The band also kicked off their European headlining tour yesterday in Bielefeld, Germany. See all tour dates below. »The Spell« contains 3 previously unreleased songs. The title track features Okoi Jones from Swiss extreme metal duo BÖLZER on guest vocals. Responsible for the haunting cover art is renowned artist Aaron Wiesenfeld ( www.aronwiesenfeld.com ) who was also responsible for MANTAR's debut record's artwork. The official lyric video (created by Wayne Horse who also did the video for 'White Nights') for the title track can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/faXx3ac9XPQ Surf here to get a glimpse of 'Age Of The Vril': https://youtu.be/MDT0NFVJfdM The snippet for 'Pest Crusade' can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/tn9P89AFGsw »The Spell« is released on 10" vinyl (black and silver (the latter being sold out already, only few copies of the black version left!), limited to only 500 copies each) as well as digitally. The limited EP is now available via this link: http://nblast.de/MantarTheSpellNB Commented MANTAR singer & guitarist Hanno: "After recording »Ode To The Flame« we had a really hard time deciding which of the 12 recorded songs should be on the final record. Since we both don't like long records and after getting completely lost in that process, we finally agreed just to draw which 10 songs should be released. So we had two additional tracks left and thought it might be a good time to put them out before we forget about them. Two old fashioned MANTAR tunes, aggressive and groovy. 'The Spell' actually is one of MANTAR's first jams ever and the instrumental was recorded in a first/one take back in 2013 during the sessions for our debut »Death By Burning«. You really can hear that it's more like jamming along and we didn´t really know where this song would take us when we started playing. But we always liked that raw but also elegant vibe, so a few month ago we finally decided to ask our good friend Okoi Jones from BÖLZER to contribute some guest vocals and make it some sort of duet between me and Okoi. Vocals were recorded in Switzerland and in Tampa, Florida. The world is small nowadays..." MANTAR DESERTED FEAR DEATHRITE Presented by: RTN-Touring, Nuclear Blast, Deaf Forever, VISIONS, Metal Hammer, Metal.de, Metalnews.de 31.03.2017 DE – Essen, Turock* 01.04.2017 DE – München, Under the Black Moon Festival 05.04.2017 UK - London, Our Black Heart* 06.04.2017 FR – Paris, O’Sullivan’s Backstage* 07.04.2017 NL – Rotterdam, Baroeg* 08.04.2017 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof* 09.04.2017 DE – Jena, Rosenkeller* 20.04.2017 DE – Nürnberg, Z-Bau, Galerie** 21.04.2017 DE – Hannover, Bei Chez Heinz** 22.04.2017 DE – Hamburg, Knust** !!! SOLD OUT !!! 23.04.2017 DE – Berlin, Lido** 28.04.2017 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage** 29.04.2017 DE – Stuttgart, Universum** 30.04.2017 CH – Pratteln, Z7** 01.05.2017 CH – Bern, ISC** *Deathrite **Deserted Fear & Deathrite More shows: 14.04.2017 ZAF - Alberton, Witchfest Open Air Johannesburg 15.04.2017 ZAF - Cape Town, Witchfest Open Air Cape Town 02.-04.06.2017 DE - Gelsenkirchen, Rock Hard Festival 05.-08.07.2017 DE - Ballenstedt, Rock Harz Open Air 08.07.2017 ES - Viveiro, Resurrection Fest 15.07.2017 DE - Weil am Rhein, Baden In Blut 09.-12.08.2017 CZ - Jaromer, Brutal Assault 10.-12.08.2017 DE - Schlotheim, Party.San 25.08.2017 AT - Spital am Semmering, Kaltenbach Open Air