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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

MANTAR - 'Ode To The Flame' details revealed

Northern Germany's infernal extreme metal duo Mantar have revealed the cover artwork and tracklist for the band's forthcoming album, ‘Ode To The Flame’.

The tracklist for ‘Ode To The Flame’ reads as follows:

01. Carnal Rising 02. Praise The Plague 03. Era Borealis 04. The Hint 05. Born Reversed 06. Oz 07. I, Omen 08. Cross The Cross 09. Schwanenstein 010. Sundowning

‘Ode To The Flame’ will be released on April 15th via Nuclear Blast.

Mantar commented: "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."

Regarding the album title, Mantar states: "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."

Watch the official in-studio video teaser here:

Ever since their inception in 2013 and the release of their first album in 2014 the band has been recognised as one of the hardest working in the German extreme metal underground. Melding the most sinister elements of styles like black metal, doom and punk, representing unfiltered pure primal rage, Mantar have proven to be one of a kind. Their extremely intense live shows have been seen all over the world and have blown away unaware audiences with their unconditionally tight and brutal performances. Mantar is a pure evil elemental force captured by only two uber passionate artists that strife for ultimate raw sonic power.

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