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MANTAR – The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze (Nuclear Blast)

‘Death by Burning’, ‘Ode to the Flame’, ‘The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze’ – it would appear Germany’s newest power duo, MANTAR, are pyromaniacs; however, if an obsession with fire is what helps them to keep releasing such enormous sounding… Continue Reading →

Interview – MANTAR

German duo, MANTAR, are in the midst of tearing through Europe, annihilating one city at a time with their explosive blackened sludge interpretations of punk rock. We caught up with vocalist/guitarist Hanno ahead of their show at the Black Heart… Continue Reading →

MANTAR, Deathrite, Solleme – London The Black Heart 5/4/17

It’s day three of the week to end all weeks, and this time it’s German blackened sludge duo MANTAR’s turn to contribute to the mass of gigs that London currently finds itself inundated with. Despite Big Business and Whores playing… Continue Reading →

Mantar – The Spell (Nuclear Blast)

What happens when you release an album but still have unheard leftovers? You release an EP! This is exactly what German duo, Mantar, chose to do when they finished recording 2016’s ‘Ode to the Flame’. The first two tracks, ‘Pest… Continue Reading →

Metalfest Open Air – Lochotin Cirque, Pilsen, Czech Republic – 3rd-5th June 2016

Day Three Having been kept awake most of the night by an almighty thunderstorm I approached day three somewhat bleary eyed as I trudged into the amphitheatre for Motorhead covers band, Motorgang. Their performance was poignant on the background of… Continue Reading →

Desertfest London 29th April – 1st May 2016, Camden

Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Desertfest London returns this year with an impressive array of bands, promoters and stages, taking over venues such as Koko, The Underworld, Electric Ballroom, The Black Heart and The Dev. Over the course of three days… Continue Reading →

Mantar- Ode to the Flame (Nuclear Blast)

At a mere three years old this Hamburg duo have created a moderate stir in the metal cesspool of late.  Comprising of vocalist /guitarist Hanno Klaenhardt and Erinc Sakarya on drums this gruesome twosome mix up elements of Black Metal, Doom… Continue Reading →

Inter Arma, MANTAR, Satanic Dystopia – London, Black Heart 1/12/14

Hailing from ‘THE NORTH’, it’s difficult not to immediately fall in love with Satanic Dystopia as soon as they take the stage. Decked out in balaclavas and sunglasses, and looking like a poor man’s Midnight, they put on a performance… Continue Reading →

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