February 2014 sees the two-piece German monster MANTAR release their debut album on SVART RECORDS. Recorded earlier in 2013 and titled Death By Burning, the album is a raw, self-produced, and 100% DIY display of power. The half-German/half-Turkish band has existed for less than a year and released one limited run 7″ – probably sold out by the time you read this.
MANTAR manages to sound even heavier than most five-piece bands you may know, in spite of the fact that no bass guitar was used on Death by Burning – just drums and guitar set for destruction. Forget about rock ‘n’ roll: this will hurt. Flogging beats and blackened melodies meet feedback orgies and doom mayhem – early Melvins, Motorhead, Darkthrone, you name it. Don’t call it sludge, though. Everything as black as possible, a soundtrack for the final battle.
SVART RECORDS will unleash the black 10-track attack on February 7th, 2014 on CD, LP, tape, and digital. The first sample track off the album is titled “White Nights,” and can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/svart-records/mantar-white-nights. Additionally, a teaser video for Death by Burning can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHTAXPHnMbk. Cover and tracklisting for MANTAR’s Death by Burning to be announced shortly.