OUT TODAY! MANTAR’s “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: http://nblast.de/MantarAblaze

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: https://youtu.be/faXx3ac9XPQ 

‘Cross The Cross’ music video: https://youtu.be/B-KjHGpMxag 

‘Era Borealis’ stream video: https://youtu.be/N3UVZfZ51oE 

‘Schwanenstein’ stream video: https://youtu.be/nieACdwWsns 

‘Praise The Plague’ stream video: https://youtu.be/lFF9m1iU5HQ 


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