Mantric Return with New Song, EP and Album
Oh, Mantric, where have you been??? Formed from the ashes of Extol, 2010’s The Descent was one of the very best albums released that year, proggy, weird, experimental and strikingly accessible all at once. But then the Norwegians seemingly dispersed into thin air. What the hell, dudes??
Vocalist and guitarist Ole Sveen brings fantastic news directly to the MS Mansion today: the band has signed with Norwegian label Loyal Blood Records, and they’ll be releasing a new album in the near future. Better yet, they’re releasing a three-song EP — all of which will be included on the eventual album — in just a couple of weeks, on June 19th! Huzzah!
Here’s what Sveen has to say about what the band’s been up to:
We know you’ve been waiting five long years… and so have we. But here — finally — new material from Mantric! We’re happy to announce that we have signed a deal with Bergen’s hardcore-pride Loyal Blood Records, where they know what it’s like making music with your heart, and not your ego nor your greedy wallet. Later this year, they’ll give you the whole album, but first you’ll get the three-song EP Die Old. Slightly more poppy than most of the album, you’ll get the cathcy rock-oriented title-track, a ’70s prog rock track and a cover song of the Cardigans. Hints of both Swervedriver, Landberk, Lenny Kravitz, Led Zeppelin and harder rock might be found here, in just three tracks. If you don’t want to wait until June 19th to hear it, order one of these new Mantric shirts NOW and get the EP download instantly:
You didn’t just expect us to tease you like that without any new music, did you? We’d never do that! Sveen granted MetalSucks access to this exclusive stream of the Die Old title track, so here ya go.