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Lord Mantis

From: Chicago, IL, United States
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Below is our complete Lord Mantis 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.

Lord Mantis Announces Lineup Changes

Chicago's Lord Mantis has declared a major lineup restructuring in recent days, parting ways with several members and inducting even more new blood into the fold, including several additional ex-members of recently dissolved outfit, Indian, and more.

With the new lineup, founding Lord Mantis drummer Bill Bumbardner and lead guitarist Andrew Markuszewski (Avichi, ex-Nachtmystium) have joined forces with several new members, including Will Lindsay (Anatomy Of Habit, Abigail Williams, ex-Indian, ex-Nachtmystium, ex-Wolves In The Throne Room) on bass, Dylan O'Toole (ex-Indian) on vocals, and Scott Shellhamer (American Heritage, ex-Mares Of Thrace) on guitars.

Additionally, the band will also collaborate with former Lord Mantis member Greg Gomer who will contribute to the band's upcoming new recorded works. Lord Mantis tour plans will be announced at a later time, and the current lineup is preparing to enter the studio in the weeks ahead to record a new EP. The band also issued this statement: More...

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Lord Mantis Releases New Music Video

Following several months in incubation, Lord Mantis now delivers the video for "Possession Prayer," delivering a repulsively gritty musical/visual conveyance, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.

"Possession Prayer" hails from from Lord Mantis' third LP, "Death Mask," and the extremely graphic video was produced by Profound Lore Records and New Density.

The brutalizing visual transformation of the already unsettling track was provided by Brooklyn-based Gretchen Heinel, known for recent videos for Batillus, Theologian, Statiqbloom and others, who directed, filmed and edited the entire more than seven-minute long video. More...

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Today Is The Day Adds More Live Shows

While Today Is The Day is currently in tour preparation mode -- leaving for a brutal trek with support from Lord Mantis in less than a week -- the band has confirmed a rash of additional new tour actions, including a crushing U.S. run with the infamous Eyehategod.

All this life activity sees the band going to battle for incoming tenth studio album, "Animal Mother." Southern Lord will release "Animal Mother" on LP, CD, and digital download in North America on October 14th, as the band's first venture for the label.

10/07/2014 Geno's - Portland, ME w/ Lord Mantis
10/08/2014 Sonny's - Dover, NH w/ Lord Mantis
10/09/2014 Spotlight Tavern - Beverly, MA w/ Lord Mantis
10/10/2014 Dusk - Providence, RI w/ Lord Mantis
10/11/2014 The Pinch - Washington, DC w/ Lord Mantis
10/12/2014 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Lord Mantis
10/13/2014 Kung-Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA w/ Lord Mantis
10/14/2014 Church - Boston, MA w/ Lord Mantis
10/15/2014 The Depot - York, PA w/ Lord Mantis
10/16/2014 Cafe 611 - Frederick, MD w/ Lord Mantis
10/17/2014 Summit Music Hall - Columbus, OH w/ Lord Mantis
10/18/2014 Jabber Jaws - Allentown, PA w/ Lord Mantis
10/19/2014 Hideaway - Johnson City, TN w/ Lord Mantis
10/20/2014 The Handlebar - Pensacola, FL w/ Lord Mantis
10/21/2014 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Lord Mantis
10/22/2014 Will's Pub - Orlando, FL w/ Lord Mantis
10/23/2014 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC w/ Lord Mantis
10/24/2014 TBA w/ Lord Mantis
10/25/2014 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO w/ Lord Mantis
10/26/2014 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN w/ Lord Mantis
10/27/2014 Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK w/ Lord Mantis
10/29/2014 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Lord Mantis
10/30/2014 Crazy Horse - Boise, ID w/ Lord Mantis More...

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Lord Mantis Shoots New Video

The demoralizing Chicagoan collective Lord Mantis is currently immersed in the construction of a first official video, which is sure to be a disturbing and uncomforting visual experience.

Directed, shot, and currently being edited by Brooklyn-based Gretchen Heinel -- known for recent videos for industrialists Statiqbloom, Batillus and Theologian -- and produced by Profound Lore Records and New Density, the video is being created for the track "Possession Prayer" from the "Death Mask" LP.

According the band, "the video will likely not meet YouTube guidelines due to explicit content." Stand by for the video to be presented upon its completion this Fall, and check out a still photo below. You can also see the band live on these dates: More...

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Lord Mantis Announces U.S. Tour

Lord Mantis will be doing a string of U.S. tour dates with France’s Hell Militia surrounding both bands’ appearances at this year’s Martyrdoom Fest. The tour dates are as follows:

06/30- Worcester, MA @ Ralphs Rock Diner (w/ Mournful Congregation)
07/01 –Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus bar (Lord Mantis only *Martyrdoom Fest)
07/02 – Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar
07/03 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
07/04 – Charlotte, NC @ World Famous Milestone Club
07/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
07/06 – Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light
07/07 – Lexington, KY @ Al’s Bar Of Lexington
07/08 – Columbus, OH @ Cara Bar
07/09 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge

You can also stream the entire new Lord Mantis album "Death Mask" over at this location. More...

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Lord Mantis Streaming Entire New Album

The new Lord Mantis album "Death Mask" is due out via Profound Lore on April 29th, 2014 and today the band has teamed up with Invisible Oranges to stream the entire release. Check it out below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Body Choke
2. Death Mask
3. Possession Prayer
4. You Will Gag For The Fix
5. Negative Birth
6. Coil
7. Three Crosses More...

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Southern Darkness Festival Lineup Announced

Scrapyard Magazine is proud to announce Florida's first annual Southern Darkness Fest will take place on August 23rd, 2014 in Tampa/Ybor City. More names are still being confirmed, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:

All Pigs Must Die
Mouth of the Architect
Black Tusk
Order of the Owl
A Storm of Light
Strong Intention
Everything Went Black
Weekend Nachos
Lord Mantis
Coke Bust
Set and Setting
Traitor Crucifix
Cosm More...

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Lord Mantis Posts "Negative Birth" Track

After previously streaming the track "Body Choke" online, Lord Mantis has now released another song online.

Check out "Negative Birth" below, thanks to Stereogum.com. Both tracks come off new album "Death Mask," due out April 29th. The track listing is as follows:

1. Body Choke
2. Death Mask
3. Possession Prayer
4. You Will Gag For The Fix
5. Negative Birth
6. Coil
7. Three Crosses More...

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Lord Mantis Streaming New Song

Lord Mantis today dispatches the first wave of audio violence from impending third full-length, "Death Mask," nearing release via Profound Lore this Spring.

Check out the track "Body Choke" in the player below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com. "Death Mask" will see release on April 29th, the band's first release for Profound Lore Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Body Choke
2. Death Mask
3. Possession Prayer
4. You Will Gag For The Fix
5. Negative Birth
6. Coil
7. Three Crosses More...

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Lord Mantis Unveils New Album

Profound Lore Records is planning for the label’s introductory release from Chicago’s anti-life quartet, Lord Mantis, today officially dispatching the full details on the band’s rancid new audio virulence, "Death Mask."

The cover art for "Death Mask," from the warped visualization of tattooist/musician Jef Whitehead (Leviathan, Twilight), has been released along with the full track listing and more ahead of its street date of April 29th, 2014. Check it out below.

Following the Springtime release of "Death Mask," Lord Mantis will tour out to the East Coast this Summer, as the henchmen have now been confirmed to raid the third annual New York City-based underground fest, Martyrdoom. Running from June 27th through July 1st at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar, Lord Mantis is now locked to perform the final night of brutality alongside Mournful Congregation, Lycus, Vilkacis and Evoken that evening alone. A full tour routing based around the Martyrdoom set will be announced in the coming weeks.

1. Body Choke
2. Death Mask
3. Possession Prayer
4. You Will Gag For The Fix
5. Negative Birth
6. Coil
7. Three Crosses More...

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Lord Mantis Recording New Album

The deviant sect known to their cult fanbase as Lord Mantis is currently decimating the innards of hometown Chicago-based Electrical Audio and Soma Studios, harnessing madness for a third full-length release.

Lord Mantis is working in conjunction with Sanford Parker (Twilight, Voivod, Eyehategod, Samothrace), the engineer also responsible for recording the band's previous two albums.

While the newest composition has yet to bear a title, the third installment of the band's torrid lineage will be a first release for Profound Lore Records -- following thr 2009 Seventh Rule Recordings debut, "Spawning The Nephilim," and subsequent 2012 full-length, "Pervertor," released by Candlelight Records.

Having revamped the band's lineup since those previous releases, Lord Mantis has inducted Ken Sorceron into its ranks on guitar on this outing, the lineup also rounded out by the three founding members, bassist/vocalist Charlie Fell, guitarist/vocalist Andrew Markuszewski and drummer Bill Bumgardner. Additionally, Indian guitarist/vocalist Dylan O'Toole will contribute vocals on several of the tracks.

Stated Fell this week in a brief recess between the punishing sessions on these new works: "This record is more serious and dark than our other stuff. We have all been through a lot of really fucked-up shit in recent years, and that's all showing through in these sessions. We left behind anything slightly sci-fi, nightmarish or casually antagonistic, musically and visually; this time it's all brutally realistic and ultimately much, much darker."

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Cobalt Announces New Tour Dates

Profound Lore Records has checked in with the following announcement about new Cobalt tour dates:

"It’s been a really long time coming, but Coblat is finally going to be playing the first official live shows beginning at this year’s Maryland Deathfest where the band will be playing the opening Thursday, May 23rd evening and will go on right before the mighty Bolt Thrower (Evoken and Pallbearer also playing that day too). After MDF, Cobalt will continue on a small trek beginning on May 27th and bringing the destruction with the depraved band Lord Mantis."

The dates are as follows:

05/23 – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest*
05/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
05/28 – Harrisonburg, VA @ The Blue Nile
05/29 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter*
05/30 – Philedelphia, PA @ Mill Creek Tavern
05/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
06/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
06/02 – Boston, MA @ Cambridge Elk Lodge
*No Lord Mantis More...

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Lord Mantis Streaming New Album

Candlelight Records today officially unleashes the second album from quartet Lord Mantis, bearing the title "Pervertor," onto North American fans. The following press release was issued about the album currently streaming online:

"Even though their 2009-released debut album Spawning The Nephilim and the members' involvement in a variety of other notable extreme metal acts has already built the band a ravenous cult fanbase, Pervertor sets a new bar for the Chicago-based henchmen as it rapes your soul with nearly 50 minutes of caustic, crushing, blackened anguish.

"To show their devotion to the scathing Lord Mantis tones, the underground correspondents over at Cvlt Nation have hosted a stream of Pervertor in its entirety. Have yourself disemboweled by the brutal tunes here.

"Lord Mantis will be taking to the road in the coming weeks in support of the album, and have confirmed a hometown record release massacre at the Cobra Lounge alongside Indian, Regrets and Hunters the first week of April."

4/06/2012 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL - LORD MANTIS record release show w/ Indian, Regrets, Hunters

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Lord Mantis Announces U.S. Tour

Chicago's Lord Mantis has announced the following upcoming U.S. tour dates:

5/3 Akron, OH @ Annabell's
5/4 Philadelphia, PA @ M Room
5/5 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
5/6 Boston, MA @ O'Brien's
5/7 Lowell, MA @ Gemstones
5/8 New Jersey @ TBA
5/9 Newark, DE @ Powerpukehaus (early show)
5/10 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
5/11 Carrboro, NC @ Reservoir
5/12 Atlanta, GA @ Beecher Warehouse
5/13 Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton Collective
5/14 Indianapolis, IN @ The Dojo
5/15 Lafayette, IN @ Warehouse

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Javelina Posts New Music Online

JAVELINA has posted the new tracks, “You’re Going To Hate This” and “Black Blizzard,” from their Translation Loss Records debut release, entitled "Beasts Among Sheep" at their MySpace page. The album was released on September 29th.

JAVELINA’s new record "Beasts Among Sheep" was recorded at Volume Studios in Chicago, IL by Sanford Parker Parker (Minsk, Pelican, Nachtmystium), mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room, and features artwork by Philadelphia’s very own Old City Tattoo stalwart artist Jason Goldberg. More...

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Javelina Reveals New Album Details

Philadelphia’s JAVELINA will unleash their sophomore album September 29th via Translation Loss Records. The album, titled “Beasts Among Sheep,” contains eight tracks.

The album was recorded in March of this year at Volume Studios in Chicago by Sanford Parker, and mastered at the Boiler Room in Chicago by Collin Jordan. The cover art, as with the previous album, was handled by Jason Goldberg (Olde City Tattoo, The Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza, etc.). More...

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Harpoon Announces US Tour Date

Chicago grindcore band, HARPOON, has set out on a week long tour this week. Hitting towns between their Midwest hometown and the Northeast US, they will be supporting SUNN O))), EAGLE TWIN, THE HUMAN QUENA ORCHESTRA, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR and more along the way. The dates are as follows:

7/10/2009 House Cafe - Dekalb, IL w/ Sunn O))), Eagle Twin
7/12/2009 O'Brien's - Boston, MA w/ To The Wolves, In The Shit, Mast
7/13/2009 Lit Lounge - New York, NY w/ Unearthly Trance, Casket Architects
7/14/2009 The Charleston - Brooklyn, NY w/ We Are All Savages, Hunter/Gatherer
7/15/2009 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Microwaves, The Human Quena Orchestra
7/16/2009 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH w/ Total Abuse
7/17/2009 Zanies - Indianapolis, IN / DudeFest After-Party Too w/ 7000 Dying Rats, Lair of the Minotaur, Christ Beheaded
8/01/2009 The Mutiny - Chicago, IL w/ Lord Mantis, Czar More...

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Lord Mantis Announces East Coast Tour w/ Wetnurse

Chicago's blackened sludge band, Lord Mantis, has announced that they will be joining labelmates, Wetnurse, for a week of dates down the East Coast this summer.

Lord Mantis features a former member of Nachtmystium and a current member of Indian. Lord Mantis' debut full length, Spawning The Nephilim, hits stores April 28 via Seventh Rule Recordings.

06/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ The M Room
06/28 - Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
06/30 - Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
07/01 - Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug
07/02 - Miami, FL @ Churchill's
07/03 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room
07/04 - Savannah, GA @ The Wormhole

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