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Exclusive Premiere: Mantar’s Death By Burning 12″ Reissue Bonus Live Album


MantarThe German duo known as Mantar knocked us flat on our ass last year with their brilliant full-length debut, Death by Burning. MetalSucks’ own Emperor Rhombus named it one of the best metal albums of 2014, praising the record for its “catchy chugging riffs, the shrieked vocals with their perfect rhythmic cadence, [and] the splashes of post-punk injected into [its] charging metal anthems.” Then Vince caught the band live at SXSW, praising them for their capital-“I” INTENSE performance at that yearly festival, and our Mantar-crush really took hold.

Whether you’re already hip to this band or not, we have a very special treat for you today: an eight-song live recording from a performance in St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany. Offering one sonic gut punch after another, it more than demonstrates why this band has got us all hot n’ bothered.

Stream the live recording below! It will be included as a bonus with Brutal Panda’s upcoming 12″ reissue of Death by Burning, which you can pre-order here. Svart, who originally released Burning in Europe, will also release the St Pauli sessions as a 7″ box set later this year.

Mantar will be touring North America with Conan and Samothrace throughout May, leading up to a sure-to-be-unforgettable performance at Maryland Deathfest. Gets dates at the bottom of this post!

Upcoming Mantar tour dates:

5/6 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl #
5/7 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia #
5/8 Austin, TX @ The Lost Well #
5/11 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater % #
5/14 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Opera House % #
5/16 Tempe, AZ @ 51 West % #
5/18 Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory % #
5/21 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest #
5/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar #
5/23 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie % #
% – w/ Samothrace
# – w/ Conan

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