German extreme metal duo MANTAR have announced a brand new EP!
The new EP, titled The Spell, comes after 2016’s acclaimed Ode To The Flame and is scheduled to be released in March. Speaking about the new EP, vocalist and guitarist Hanno says, “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…”
Alongside the announcement of the new EP, the band have also released a lyric video for the title track of the new EP which features Okoi Jones from BÖLZER.
Watch the official lyric video for The Spell here:
The Spell is set for release on March 31st via Nuclear Blast Records.
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