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MANTICORA - To Live To Kill To Live

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by korruption, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. korruption

    korruption Amateur Dentist

    May 13, 2002
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    From Manticora's Facebook page:

    Danish thrash/power concept masters, MANTICORA are announcing the release of their 9th full-length album, which will be named: "To Live To Kill To Live".

    The album, which is the 2nd part of their grand concept (a 334 page horror/thriller novel and a double concept album, written upon the novel) is set to be released on August 28th, 2020 through ViciSolum Records!

    It will contain more than an hour of new music and each song will have its own piece of artwork, making the story-telling - which MANTICORA have specialized in - more than just words. It's all or nothing, according to the band.

    Once again, Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Pretty Maids, a.o.) will be skillfully mixing and mastering the album and David Troest will be delivering mind-bogglingly eerie pictures for both frontcover and booklet, as he did on the first album in the concept.

    Kristian Larsen (guitars) comments on the album:

    "6 years in the making, and now we're looking at the wrapping up of this huge project of ours. It feels really good to finally being able to round things off, but at the same time, it's strangely sad that we can see the end of this. So many things have happened during the last 6 years - both within the band, our personal lives and with the music industry. We have toured around the globe and played huge festivals on the basis of the first of these 2 albums, and I seriously can't see, why we shouldn't do it again!

    Having developed a project like this - from the first written words from Lars, to the first riffs from me and the boys - has been a huge experience for all of us. We've matured a lot as a band in the process and at the same time learned many new things along the way. Doing such a huge concept is an immense and time-consuming project and it is now reaching its zenith. All of us have a feeling that "this could very well be our best effort yet" and we are beyond proud of what we have achieved with these 2 albums and the novel."


    MANTICORA have released 8 critically acclaimed albums (and a 334 page novel), since 1999, and toured numerous times around Europe as well as in North America and Japan + played at prestigious festivals, such as Wacken Open Air, Sweden Rock Festival, Copenhell, Karmøygeddon, ProgPower USA, etc.

    Kristian Larsen - guitars
    Lars F. Larsen - vocals
    Stefan Johansson - guitars
    Kasper Gram - bass
    Lawrence Dinamarca - drums*

    *Lawrence is now a full time member.

    #1 korruption, Feb 15, 2020
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2020
  2. SavaVIMan

    SavaVIMan SavaFanatic

    Apr 12, 2018
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    Houston, Texas, Earth, Milky Way
    I am a huge Manticora fan. Got to hang with the band on a few occasions. This album is heavy beyond heavy and is different from their previous endeavors. The music is a wall of sound so monsterous that the vox are often obliterated. It's almost scary. The artwork in the liner is disturbing and is definitely scary. This CD is a monster and you may need therapy if you listen to it too much.

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