Monstrous black/doom/punk chimera MANTAR have released a snippet video for another song off the upcoming EP, ‘The Spell‘.
‘The Spell‘ will contain 3 previously unreleased songs and is set to be released digitally on March 31st via Nuclear Blast. The title track features Okoi Jones from Swiss extreme metal duo BÖLZER on guest vocals. Renowned artist Aaron Wiesenfeld is responsible for the haunting cover, Wiesenfeld also created the artwork for MANTAR‘s debut record ‘Death By Burning‘ (2014).
Commented MANTAR singer & guitarist Hanno:
“After recording ‘Ode To The Flame‘ we had a really hard time deciding which of the 12 recorded songs should be on the final record. Since we both don’t like long records, and after getting completely lost in the process, we finally agreed on which 10 songs should be released. So we had two additional tracks left and thought it might be a good time to put them out before we forget about them. Two old fashioned MANTAR tunes, aggressive and groovy. ‘The Spell’ is actually one of MANTAR‘s first ever jams, and the instrumental was recorded in a first/one take back in 2013 during the sessions for our debut ‘Death By Burning‘. You can really hear that it’s more like jamming along and we didn’t really know where this song would take us when we started playing. But we always liked that raw but also elegant vibe, so a few months ago we finally decided to ask our good friend Okoi Jones from BÖLZER to contribute some guest vocals and make it some sort of duet between me and Okoi. Vocals were recorded in Switzerland and in Tampa, Florida. The world is small nowadays…”
The band recently announced their upcoming European headlining run, which includes a UK headline show on April 5th, at London‘s infamous music establishment the Black Heart in Camden Town. Support will be coming from severe Dresden based death/grind outfit Deathrite.
Tickets are available to purchase here