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Mantar

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Latest Mantar News

Below is our complete Mantar news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Cobalt Announces Tour Dates With Mantar

Colorado-based progressive apocalyptic metal duo Cobalt today confirms details of a fall live takeover.

Set to commence on September 1st in Seattle, Washington and run through nearly two dozen cities, the voyage includes an appearance at Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina as well as a special performance with Wolves In The Throne Room in Washington, DC.

The trek will come to a close on September 24th in Denver, Colorado. Support will be provided by Germany's infernal metal duo, Mantar. Catch the tour on any of these upcoming dates:

9/01/2016 Highline - Seattle, WA
9/02/2016 Ash Street Saloon - Portland, OR
9/03/2016 Golden Bull - Oakland, CA
9/04/2016 The Viper Room - Los Angeles, CA
9/05/2016 Yuca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
9/07/2016 Mohawk - Austin, TX
9/09/2016 Hopscotch Fest - Raleigh, NC **
9/10/2016 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
9/11/2016 The East Room - Nashville, TN
9/13/2016 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
9/14/2016 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
9/15/2016 DC9 - Washington, DC w/ Wolves In The Throne Room **
9/16/2016 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
9/18/2016 St. Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
9/19/2016 The Garrison - Toronto, ON
9/20/2016 Corktown Tavern - Detroit, MI
9/21/2016 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
9/22/2016 7th St Entry - Minneapolis, MN
9/23/2016 Riot Room - Kansas City, MI
9/24/2016 Hi-Dive - Denver, CO
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Mantar Premieres New Music Video "Cross the Cross"

Germany's metal duo Mantar premieres a new music video for the track "Cross the Cross", taken from the band's new album "Ode to the Flame", out in stores now via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out now "Cross the Cross" below.

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Mantar Posts Full Album Online

With the release of "Ode To The Flame," the upcoming full-length from Northern Germany's metal duo Mantar, now less than a week away, today you can hear a full advance stream.

"Ode To The Flame" will come available in CD, vinyl (black and gold - the latter of which is only available from the Nuclear Blast Mailorder), and digital formats. Preorders are available right here. Catch Mantar live:

4/14/2016 Doom Over Leipzig - Leipzig, DE
4/15/2016 Schaubude - Kiel, DE
4/20/2016 FZW Club - Dortmund, DE
4/21/2016 Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, DE
4/22/2016 B58 - Braunschweig, DE
4/23/2016 Stockrock - Hagen, DE
4/28/2016 Desertfest - Berlin, DE
4/29/2016 Desertfest - Berlin, DE
4/30/2016 Desertfest - London, UK
5/05/2016 Beta - Copenhagen, DE
5/07/2016 Volksbad - Flensburg, DE
5/13/2016 Post Valley - Gießen, DE
5/14/2016 Doomed Gatherings @ Glazart - Paris, FR
5/27/2016 Freak Valley Festival - Siegen, DE
5/28/2016 Visbek Rockt - Visbek, DE
6/03/2016 Metalhead Meeting - Bucharest, RO
6/05/2016 Metalfest Open Air - Plzen, CZ
6/18/2016 Hellfest - Clisson, FR
7/01/2016 Tuska - Helsinki, FI
7/16/2016 Gefle Metal Festival - Gävle, SE
8/07-09/2016 Heavy Montreal - Montreal, QC
8/17-20/2016 Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbühl, DE
8/26-28/2016 Psycho Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV
10/14-16/2016 California Deathfest - Oakland, CA More...

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Mantar Streaming "Praise The Plague"

"Ode To The Flame" is the smoldering, Nuclear Blast-bound new full-length album from Northern Germany's infernal metal duo, Mantar. In advance of its April 15th worldwide street date, today the band spews forth the antagonistic sounds of "Praise The Plague" for mass digestion.

This new album will be available as a CD, vinyl (black and gold - the latter of which is only available from the Nuclear Blast Mailorder), and digital download. Pre-orders are available right here. More...

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Mantar Posts Snippets From New Album

Northern Germany's infernal extreme metal duo Mantar just released a video featuring snippets of every song off the band's second album, "Ode To The Flame." Listen in below.

New album "Ode To The Flame" will be out on April 15th via Nuclear Blast, and you can pre-order right here.

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Mantar Streaming New Track

As the release of "Ode To The Flame," the punishing new full-length from Northern Germany-based infernal metal twosome Mantar, slithers ever closer to release, today the nihilistic sounds of "Schwanenstein" are offered up for communal feasting.

New album "Ode To The Flame" will be released on April 15th via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available as a digi-CD, vinyl (black and gold - the latter of which is only available from the Nuclear Blast Mailorder), and digital download. More...

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Mantar Posts "Cross The Cross" Teaser

Northern Germany's infernal extreme metal duo Mantar has released a teaser video for another track off the band's second album, "Ode To The Flame." Check out the advance taste of "Cross The Cross" below.

The band has also announced the release of a strictly limited exclusive 7" for the song. For more info, visit this location.

"Ode To The Flame" will be out on April 15th via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available as a digi-CD, vinyl (black, gold - the latter is only available from the Nuclear Blast Mailorder), and digital download. More...

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Mantar Streaming "Era Borealis"

In advance of Nuclear Blast debut, "Ode To The Flame," Germany's extreme metal duo Mantar releases the first single "Era Borealis" - listen in below.

"Ode To The Flame" will be released on April 15th via Nuclear Blast. Mantar will also inundate the band's native Germany with an exclusive run of release shows this April, with further tour dates to be announced in the near future.

4/14/2016 Doom Over Leipzig - Leipzig, DE
4/15/2016 Schaubude - Kiel, DE*
4/20/2016 FZW Club - Dortmund, DE*
4/21/2016 Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, DE*
4/22/2016 B58 - Braunschweig, DE*
4/23/2016 Stockrock - Hagen, DE
4/29/2016 Desertfest - Berlin, DE
5/07/2016 Volksbad - Flensburg, DE*
5/13/2016 Post Valley - Gießen, DE
5/27/2016 Freak Valley Festival - Siegen, DE
5/28/2016 Visbek Rockt - Visbek, DE
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Mantar Posts Album Teaser

Northern Germany's infernal extreme metal duo Mantar will release Nuclear Blast debut "Ode To The Flame" worldwide on April 15th. Watch a teaser of the track "Era Borealis" below, along with some in-studio footage.

In related news, Mantar will play a batch of exclusive release shows in April as well as various festival performances, with additional live incursions to be announced in the weeks to come.

4/14/2016 Doom Over Leipzig - Leipzig, DE
4/15/2016 Schaubude - Kiel, DE*
4/20/2016 FZW Club - Dortmund, DE*
4/21/2016 Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, DE*
4/22/2016 B58 - Braunschweig, DE*
4/23/2016 Stockrock - Hagen, DE
4/29/2016 Desertfest - Berlin, DE
5/07/2016 Volksbad - Flensburg, DE*
5/13/2016 Post Valley - Gießen, DE
5/27/2016 Freak Valley Festival - Siegen, DE
5/28/2016 Visbek Rockt - Visbek, DE
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Mantar Reveals "Ode To The Flame" Details

Northern Germany's infernal extreme metal duo Mantar has revealed the cover artwork and track list for the band's forthcoming album, "Ode To The Flame."

"Ode To The Flame" will be out on April 15th via Nuclear Blast and the band had this to say about the upcoming release:

"Actually we discussed the possibility of having no cover at all. We kinda liked the idea of boycotting the need of any so called 'art' which bands try to get people's attention with. The theme of the record is so one-dimensional and obvious that we decided to skip artwork and just put the title on the record to make it look more like an old book. A manifest, a challenge. We don't want people to speculate about any meaning. The meaning is clear: kill, destroy, fuck shit up.

"The title 'Ode To The Flame' is chosen in tradition of the debut record, 'Death By Burning' to maintain the cleansing power of fire as the key theme. Fire is able to reset anything and will erase this planet one day from any plague that's been around. Furthermore it's obviously an ode to passion and iron will. 'Ode To The Flame' isn't dramatic, it's drastic. By all means." More...

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Mantar Announces New Album Release

Northern Germany's infernal extreme metal duo Mantar has announced the worldwide release date for the band's forthcoming album. "Ode To The Flame" will be out on April 15th via Nuclear Blast.

The band commented: "The title ‘Ode To The Flame’ is chosen in tradition of the debut record, ‘Death By Burning’ to maintain the cleansing power of fire as the key theme.

"Fire is able to reset anything and will erase this planet one day from any plague that's been around. Furthermore it's obviously an ode to passion and iron will. ‘Ode To The Flame’ isn't dramatic, it's drastic. By all means." More...

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Mantar Signs With Nuclear Blast

Northern Germany's infernal extreme metal duo Mantar just inked a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast. Commented the band:

"We never had any plans to think this big with the band, but for some strange reason people seem to dig it. Within just two years we got the chance to play tons of shows all over Europe and the USA and meet people from all over the world. Actually, we were not even 100% sure if we wanted to do another record, but there were so many people out there who were begging for more that we just gave it a shot. Well, here we are... Glad to have found a powerful partner that puts trust in the band, respects our DIY background and is able to finally poison the whole world with our records. Never stop the madness!"

Nuclear Blast’s head of A&R and label manager Andy Siry added: "Mantar is the band we've been waiting for. Their sheer brutality and passion for honest and deep darkness just blew us away from the get-go. When we met it was just love at first sight. Mantar is as genuine as it gets - on a musical as well as on a personal level. So, in today's musical environment of copycats and polished plastic recordings you can tell we're super excited to be working with a band that is as unique as visionary!"

Mantar is currently working on the successor to 2014's debut album, "Death By Burning." The band's second full-length album will be entitled "Ode To The Flame" and is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2016 release. Check out an in-studio video below. More...

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Conan Coming To The U.S.

Conan will be heading out to North America this May for a headlining tour supporting second album "Blood Eagle," which was released last March via Napalm Records.

The tour kicks off May 6th in Atlanta, GA and is currently scheduled to run through May 23rd in Philadelphia, PA. Support on the tour will come from Samothrace and Mantar. Additional dates are expected to be added soon, and the currently announced details are as follows:

5/6: Atlanta GA @ The Earl #
5/7: New Orleans LA @ Siberia #
5/8: Austin TX @ The Lost Well #
5/11: Denver CO @ Marquis Theater % #
5/14: Oakland CA @ Oakland Opera House % #
5/15: Santa Ana CA @ Psycho CA, The Observatory
5/16: Tempe AZ @ 51 West % #
5/18: Oklahoma City OK @ The Conservatory % #
5/21: Baltimore MD @ Maryland Deathfest #
5/22: Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus Bar #
5/23: Philadelphia PA @ Kung Fu Necktie % #

% with Samothrace as direct support
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SXSW 2015 Metal Showcases Revealed

Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...

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Mantar Comments On Upcoming Tour Activity

Dynamic 'n' devastating power-duo Mantar has confirm dates for the group's first-ever U.S. tour, playing as direct support to Prosthetic Records recording artist Mutilation Rites.

Mantar will be touring all across the United States this month, bringing the filth 'n' fury of Svart Records debut album, "Death By Burning," to domestic audience. Dates are available below. The band also comments:

"2014 has been a crazy year for us, as we just started touring in April of that year after our debut came out and already got the chance to play 18 countries right away, including a first quick visit in the US at FEST 13 in Florida to play an awesome show with the Melvins. That was definitely one of the best Mantar shows so far, and so we are more than excited that 2015 starts with our first real US tour right away. We can't wait to play this tour together with Mutilation Rites and hope to meet shitloads of good people over there.. So, feel free to stop by and have beers with us!" More...

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Mutilation Rites Announces New Tour Dates

Brooklyn's Mutilation Rites has crossed the pond to wreak havoc alongside Hierophant on a European tour running through February 22nd.

Upon returning to the States, the quartet will immediately launch a headlining tour across North America with German monsters Mantar in tow. Full dates can be found listed below.

“Harbinger” – the second full length release from Mutilation Rites - was released last Summer via Prosthetic Records. More...

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Mantar Posts New Music Video

Mantar today premieres the new video for "White Nights" via Decibel magazine's website (also available below).

The song hails from Mantar's debut album, "Death By Burning," out now internationally and set for North American release on February 25th via Svart Records on CD, LP, tape, and digital formats. You can hear the full album right here, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Spit
2. Cult Witness
3. Astral Kannibal
4. Into The Golden Abyss
5. Swinging The Eclipse
6. The Berserkers Path
7. The Huntsmen
8. The Stoning
9. White Nights
10. March Of The Crows More...

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Mantar Streaming Full New Album

Mantar is currently stream the entirety of debut album, "Death By Burning," which can be heard below thanks to Terrorizer Magazine.

The album is being released today by Svart Records on CD, LP, tape, and digital formats. The following press release was also issued:

"Mantar manages to sound even heavier than most five-piece bands you may know, in spite of the fact that no bass guitar was used on Death by Burning - just drums and guitar set for destruction. Forget about rock 'n' roll: this will hurt. Flogging beats and blackened melodies meet feedback orgies and doom mayhem - early Melvins, Motorhead, Darkthrone, you name it. Don't call it sludge, though. Everything as black as possible, a soundtrack for the final battle. " More...

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Mantar Streaming New Song

Today, Mantar premieres the new song "Spit," which can be heard via CvltNation.com.

The track hails from Mantar's debut album, "Death by Burning," set for international release on February 7th via Svart Records on CD, LP, tape, and digital formats. The track listing is as follows:

1. Spit
2. Cult Witness
3. Astral Kannibal
4. Into The Golden Abyss
5. Swinging The Eclipse
6. The Berserkers Path
7. The Huntsmen
8. The Stoning
9. White Nights
10. March Of The Crows More...

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Mantar Announces "Death By Burning" Release

February 2014 sees the two-piece half-German/half-Turkish monster Mantar will release a debut album on Svart Records.

Recorded earlier in 2013 and titled "Death By Burning," the album is a raw, self-produced, and 100% DIY display of power. Svart Records will unleash the black 10-track attack on February 7th, 2014 on CD, LP, tape, and digital. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Mantar manages to sound even heavier than most five-piece bands you may know, in spite of the fact that no bass guitar was used on Death by Burning - just drums and guitar set for destruction. Forget about rock 'n' roll: this will hurt. Flogging beats and blackened melodies meet feedback orgies and doom mayhem - early Melvins, Motorhead, Darkthrone, you name it. Don't call it sludge, though. Everything as black as possible, a soundtrack for the final battle." More...

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