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Hamburg, Germany

February 2014 sees the two-piece German monster MANTAR release their debut album on SVART RECORDS. Recorded 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 some limited run 7″´s – 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. As a matter of course it didn´t take long until the press as well as music lovers worldwide discovered MANTAR and started to pay some serious attention. Within weeks the band received thrilled reviews of Death By Burning and feature requests from all over the world and invitations to huge international festivals like Oya Festival (NO), Getaway Rock (SW), Jalometalli (FL) or the mecca itself Roadburn 2014 (NL)! Which is nothing less than incredible for a brand new band …Some mags are already talking about a “debut of the year”, which is more than just remarkable as the year has just begun…

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