NEWS: Mantar Announce New Album

How many people does it take to form a band? Sometimes vocals, guitar and drums is enough to do so! A perfect example might be Germany’s Mantar. The duo from Bremen was founded in 2012, and released three records since then. Their sophomore album Ode To The Flame came out 2016 after a signing with Nuclear Blast, and it made Mantar an important part of the German punk/doom/sludge scene. Let’s get excited about the fact that they just announced their new album for this summer!

Twelve new songs

Mantar‘s album number three, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, is going to be released on August 24 via Nuclear Blast. Indeed the music of Mantar is very diverse while still following an old-school punk aesthetic. Fans of harsh hardcore, sludgy black metal, and even post-punk will love the organic sound delivered by this duo. There will be twelve new songs on the record; it was announced via the following message:

‘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 smouldering tensions that threaten to set the minds of the masses on fire.’

Since we don’t have an official tracklist by now, we can only share the cover artwork with you.


The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, out August 24

The band is currently on tour, the dates are the following:

16.06.2018          Download Paris Brétigny-sur-Orge France
17.06.2018          Alter Schlachthof Lingen Germany
22.06.2018          Tons of Rock Halden Norway
23.06.2018          Umbaubar, Oldenburg Germany
24.06.2018          Graspop Dessel Belgium
29.06.2018          Tuska Open Air Helsinki Finland
01.07.2018          Fusion Festival Lärz Germany
11.07.2018          Eistnaflug Neskaupstaður Iceland
13.07.2018          Eulenglück Braunschweig Germany
14.07.2018          Dong Open Air Neukirchen-Vluyn Germany
27.07.2018          Metaldays Tolmin Slovenia
03.08.2018          Wacken Open Air Wacken Germany
05.08.2018          Sylak Open Air  Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans France
10.08.2018          Sonic Blast Moledo Moledo Portugal
12.08.2018          Bloodstock Derbyshire England
24.08.2018          Kulturkombinat Bunker Rostock Germany
25.08.2018          Reload Festival Sulingen Germany

Don’t sleep on this band and make sure to catch up with them on Facebook! Grab your merch over here!

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