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Manntis will be touring for several weeks with Eyes Of Fire, 2 Cents, and Burden Of Guilt. Here's the latest:
8/10 Carbondale, CO @ The Avalon
8/11 Grand Junction, CO @ Stadium Sports Bar & Grill
8/13 Davenport, IA @ Quad City Live
8/16 Detroit, MI @ Iroc
8/17 Akron, OH @ Voodoo
8/19 Philadelphia, PA @ The Tracadero
8/20 Trenton, NJ @ Sovereign Bank Arena (Hellfest)
8/21 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
8/24 Saugus, MA @ The Palace
8/25 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
8/26 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
9/3 Tempe, AZ @ Big Fish Pub
9/4 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
9/5 Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
The explosive Southern California quintet Manntis recently completed a nationwide U.S. tour with Otep in support of Sleep In Your Grave, their critically acclaimed debut album. The group’s new offering, produced by Cameron Webb (Danzig, Motorhead, Social Distortion), is now available and goes straight for the jugular with its scorching guitar work and pummeling rhythmic assault. Their staggering blend of hardcore and metal is delivered with authority and conviction, proving to the genre’s elite that they will soon be a force to be reckoned with.
Jake Sirokman (vocals) checks in with his thoughts on the release of their debut album:
I just wanted to say we are stoked about our debut album, "Sleep In Your Grave," finally being available to the masses. We would like to thank Century Media for all that they have done for us; we are very excited to be with such a great label. We look forward to a long and hard year of touring our asses off, and we will not let anyone down. Also, look for our new video for “Axe of Redemption” to make its debut on Metal Asylum and Headbangers Ball in late July. Well, that's about it, see you all on the road and make sure to pick up the new album.
Manntis initially gained worldwide exposure via the hit MTV show “Battle For Ozzfest” and the recent “Battle For Ozzfest” U.S. tour. Their influences come from a diverse number of bands, ranging from Meshuggah and Pantera to Killswitch Engage and Zao, to name just a few, and their dynamic sound reflects the combination of these influences. Make no mistake, this is a band that is not content with being television personalities, as their only goal in life is to deliver the music they love to a willing audience. In the process, their determination and talent will quickly help them develop a devoted legion of rabid fans.
Embrace the End have announced a June 28th release date and is playing a free show at the Troubadour in Hollywood with Manntis, Watch Them Die, Eyes of Fire. Embrace the End has also announced the beginning of their summer tour that will start on the West Coast, dates are as follows:
6/10 San Jose, CA - The Cave w/ Arsis, Through The Eyes Of The Dead
6/11 Roseville, CA - The Underground w/ On Broken Wings, Ion Dissonance
6/12 Lodi, CA - The Junkyard
6/13 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk w/ Himsa, Scars Of Tomorrow
6/18 Los Angeles, CA - Hanging Jury
6/20 Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza
6/24 Tuscon, AZ - The Boardwalk
6/27 Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour w/ Manntis, Watch Them Die, Eyes Of Fire
Southern California quintet MANNTIS will embark on a nationwide U.S. tour along OTEP and DEVILINSIDE this June in support of "Sleep In Your Grave", their debut album. The group's new offering, produced by Cameron Webb (DANZIG, MOTÖRHEAD, SOCIAL DISTORTION), is set for a June 28 release via Century Media Records. Click here to download the song "Axe of Redemption" and look for a video for the track to make its Fuse and MTV2 debut this summer.
MANNTIS initially gained worldwide exposure via the hit MTV show "Battle for Ozzfest" and the recent "Battle for Ozzfest" U.S. tour. Their influences come from a diverse number of bands, ranging from MESHUGGAH and PANTERA to KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and ZAO, to name just a few, and their dynamic sound reflects the combination of these influences.
MANNTIS w/ OTEP, DEVILINSIDE, DAYS END: More...
Southern California quintet MANNTIS have officially signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group’s debut album, "Sleep In Your Grave", is set for a June 28th release. The disc was produced by Cameron Webb (DANZIG, MOTÖRHEAD, SOCIAL DISTORTION) and features 11 blistering tracks of unrelenting metal intensity. The group have been influenced by a diverse number of bands ranging from MESHUGGAH and PANTERA to KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and ZAO, to name just a few, and their pummeling sound reflects the combination of these influences.
MANNTIS originally formed in 2000 and immediately began playing anywhere and everywhere possible. Their stunning stage presence was undeniable and overwhelmed anyone that stepped in front of them. The buzz spread quickly throughout the underground, but their biggest break would come in 2004 when they gained worldwide recognition from their participation on the hit MTV show "Battle For Ozzfest". The group are now out to prove that they can easily go head to head with the genre's elite.
Jake Sirokman (vocals) further conveys his excitement over the recent signing: "We're extremely happy to be with Century Media Records. We love the other bands on the roster and are proud to be alongside them for years to come. One thing is for sure: some people may have heard about us because of the 'Battle for Ozzfest' show, but we're a dedicated band with over five years in the scene, not just some reality show poseurs looking to extend our 15 minutes of fame. No doubt that 'Battle for Ozzfest' was a great opportunity, but we're grateful that CM saw through smoke and mirrors of TV and saw us for the band we are. Bottom line, we're here to bring the fucking metal. See ya on the road."
MANNTIS recently embarked on the nationwide "Battle For Ozzfest Tour" with A DOZEN FURIES and CYN, the show's other two finalists.
MTV's reality show Battle For Ozzfest runner's up CURSE YOUR NAME (formerly CYNDER) have re-enlisted founding member JJ Moore on lead guitar, and brought former HEARTSCARVED drummer Mike Lawrence on board as their keyboardist and backing vox. CYN embarks on the nationwide 29-day Battle For Ozzfest Tour 2005, beginning on Saturday, March 26, at Avalon in Los Angeles, and ending in Richmond, VA on April 23.
The Battle For Ozzfest Tour featuring A DOZEN FURIES, Curse Your Name and MANNTIS will play the following tour dates: More...
Three of the bands that competed in the "Battle for Ozzfest" contest ? A DOZEN FURIES, CYN (CURSE YOUR NAME; formely CYNDER) and MANNTIS ? will be teaming up for the "Battle for Ozzfest" tour beginning in late March. Confirmed dates so far, according to Ozzfest.com:
Mar. 26 - Hollywood, CA @ The Avalon Theater
Mar. 28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Martini Ranch
Apr. 01 - El Paso, TX @ Xcape
Apr. 05 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
Apr. 06 - New Orleans, LA @ Howlin' Wolf
Apr. 12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Ascot Room (at The Quest)
Apr. 13 - Chicago, IL @ Durty Nellies
Apr. 14 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
Apr. 15 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
Apr. 16 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
Apr. 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Odeon
Apr. 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Apr. 21 - Boston, MA @ Axis
Apr. 22 - Washington, DC @ Nation
Three of the bands that competed in the "Battle for Ozzfest" contest - A DOZEN FURIES, CYN (formely CYNDER) and MANNTIS - will be teaming up for the "Battle for Ozzfest" tour beginning in late March. So far, only one date has been confirmed: March 26 at the The Avalon Theater in Hollywood, CA. More information will be made available soon.
The bands taking part in the MTV Reality Series "Battle for Ozzfest", that gives competing bands a chance to land a spot on the coveted 2nd stage on OZZFEST 2005 are as follows:
A DOZEN FURIES
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