Monstrous black/doom/punk chimera MANTAR have released the first single off of the band's new album, »The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze«, which is set to be unleashed August 24, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. Stated singer/guitarist Hanno: "We decided to keep the video simple. Setting up, play, destroy. Pretty much exactly what we do all the time anyways. The song itself is a hard-line in your face kinda thing, so we thought just to show the band playing to point out our strengths. As some people claim that we turn into quite ugly animals while performing we also decided to feature this flattering accusation. Enjoy!" Watch the intense music video for 'Age Of The Absurd' here: The album (as well as accompanying merchandise) is now available for pre-order in various formats: Furthermore the band has announced the first leg of the European tour for November/December 2018. Commented the band: “After months of writing, working our asses off in the rehearsal room and finally recording our new album we can't wait to hit the road again. Playing new songs, seeing new cities we have never been to and coming back to places we love! Make sure to get tickets asap as we expect some packed venues. This package will be one of the best tours we ever did and we are more than stoked to share the stage every night with three other great bands and friends we bring along.” MANTAR SKELETONWITCH EVIL INVADERS DEATHRITE 17.11.2018 Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany 19.11.2018 Musikzentrum – Hannover, Germany 20.11.2018 Hirsch – Nürnberg, Germany 21.11.2018 Turock – Essen, Germany 22.11.2018 Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland 23.11.2018 KJH Hallschlag – Stuttgart, Germany 24.11.2018 Rockhouse – Salzburg, Austria 26.11.2018 Backstage – Munich, Germany 27.11.2018 Arena – Vienna, Austria 28.11.2018 Explosiv – Graz, Austria 30.11.2018 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany 1.12.2018 SO 36 – Berlin, Germany 8.12.2018 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany