MANTAR have released their new album, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze

MANTAR have released their new album, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze

Monstrous black/doom/punk chimera MANTAR have released their new album, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, via Nuclear Blast.

The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze (as well as accompanying merchandise) is now available to order in various formats:

Hailing from Northern Germany, MANTAR have achieved more in five years than most bands twice their age and size. The product of a twenty-year friendship between guitarist/vocalist Hanno Klaenhardt and drummer Erinc Sakarya, theirs is a success story born entirely of one thing: hard work, with three albums, an EP and a live release already to their name. Releasing their 2014 Svart Records debut Death By Burning, an uncompromising clash of stripped-back punk attitude and metal intensity to instant critical acclaim, the band toured relentlessly, gracing stages the world over, including the hallowed likes of Roadburn (NL), Wacken Open Air (D) and Maryland Deathfest (US). They used 2016’s Ode To The Flame, their Nuclear Blast Records debut, to further build upon their incendiary live reputation, conquering not only Europe and the US, but Russia, Japan and South Africa.

The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze is a title in-keeping with MANTAR’s symbolic obsession with fire on albums previous; this time disavowing mankind’s tendency to blindly follow those that would lead us into oblivion. This isn’t necessarily a political statement; more a morbid fascination with current smoldering tensions that threaten to set the minds of the masses on fire.

MANTAR recently announced the first leg of their European tour for November/December 2018 – see below for all dates:

MANTAR Tour Dates:

14.11. DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
15.11. N Oslo – Krøsset
16.11. S Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
17.11. D Hamburg – Markthalle
19.11. D Hanover – MusikZentrum
20.11. D Nuremberg – Hirsch
21.11. D Essen – Turock
22.11. CH Zurich – Dynamo
23.11. D Stuttgart – KJH Hallschlag
24.11. A Salzburg – Rockhouse
26.11. D Munich – Backstage
27.11. A Vienna – Arena
28.11. A Graz – Explosiv
29.11. CZ Prague – Nová Chmelnice
30.11. D Leipzig – UT Connewitz
01.12. D Berlin – SO36
02.12. B Vosselaar – Biebob
04.12. UK Manchester – Rebellion
05.12. UK Birmingham – Mama Roux’s
06.12. UK London – Camden Underworld
07.12. F Paris – Petit Bain
08.12. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
09.12. NL Rotterdam – Baroeg

MANTAR is currently on the road, playing select club shows as well as Europe’s biggest festivals. See dates below:

Cold Summer 2018
24.08.2018 Kulturkombinat Bunker Rostock Germany *SOLD OUT*
25.08.2018 Reload Festival Sulingen Germany

More on MANTAR:
‘The Spell’ lyric video:
‘Cross The Cross’ music video:
‘Era Borealis’ stream video:
‘Schwanenstein’ stream video:
‘Praise The Plague’ stream video:

MANTAR Online: