New Album, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, out August 24
Monstrous black/doom/punk chimera MANTAR have released a video with snippets of every song from their new album, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, set to be unleashed on August 24, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. Check out the snippets here:
You can watch the intense full music video for “Age of the Absurd” here:
The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze (as well as accompanying merchandise) is now available for pre-order in various formats via Nuclear Blast.
Hailing from Northern Germany, MANTAR have achieved more in five years than most bands twice their age and size. The product of a twenty-year friendship between guitarist/vocalist Hanno Klaenhardt and drummer Erinc Sakarya, theirs is a success story born entirely of one thing: hard work, with three albums, an EP and a live release already to their name. Releasing their 2014 Svart Records debut Death By Burning, an uncompromising clash of stripped-back punk attitude and metal intensity to instant critical acclaim, the band toured relentlessly, gracing stages the world over, including the hallowed likes of Roadburn (NL), Wacken Open Air (D) and Maryland Deathfest (US). They used 2016’s Ode To The Flame, their Nuclear Blast Records debut, to further build upon their incendiary live reputation, conquering not only Europe and the US, but Russia, Japan and South Africa.
The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze is a title in-keeping with MANTAR‘s symbolic obsession with fire on albums previous; this time disavowing mankind’s tendency to blindly follow those that would lead us into oblivion. This isn’t necessarily a political statement; more a morbid fascination with current smoldering tensions that threaten to set the minds of the masses on fire.
MANTAR recently announced the first leg of their European tour for November/December 2018 with Skeletonwitch, Evil Invaders and Deathrite.
MANTAR Tour Dates:
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
MANTAR is currently on the road, playing select club shows as well as Europe’s biggest festivals. See dates below:
Cold Summer 2018
12.08.2018 Bloodstock Derbyshire England
24.08.2018 Kulturkombinat Bunker Rostock Germany !!!NEW!!!
25.08.2018 Reload Festival Sulingen Germany
Metal Report Editor.
Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
Definitely has never been the future, present or past of Welsh music.