MANTAR’s 1st USA tour

MANTAR’s 1st USA tour

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Dynamic ‘n’ devastating power-duo Mantar confirm dates for their first-ever US tour. Playing as direct support to Prosthetic Records recording artists Mutilation Rites, Mantar will be touring all across the United States this month, bringing the filth ‘n’ fury of their critically acclaimed Svart Records debut album, Death By Burning, to domestic audiences at long last. Encompassing 16 dates that span both coasts and including three performances at the annual South by Southwest festival, Mantar’s tour will also see them playing alongside such heavy music luminaries as Cancer Bats, Goatsnake, KEN Mode, Veil of Maya, Eagle Twin, Coliseum, and Full of Hell among others. Full confirmed dates and venues are as follows:

3/8 – Seattle, WA @ Highline ^
3/9 – Portland, OR @ Branx ^
3/10 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse ^
3/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos ^
3/12 – San Diego,CA @ TBA ^
3/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ 51 West ^
3/15 – El Paso, TX @ The Sandbox ^
3/16 – San Antonio, TX @ The Korova ^
3/18 – Austin, TX @ Club Metropolis (SXSW Heavy Metal Pool Party)
3/19 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar (Metal Injection Showcase)%
3/21 – Austin, TX @ Yellow Jacket Social Club (Rock Of Ages Tattooing Party)*
3/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa ^
3/24 – Tallahassee, FL @ Pug’s Live ^
3/25 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662 ^
3/26 – Miami, FL @ Churchill’s Pub ^
3/27 – Orlando, FL @ Hourglass Brewery ^

^with Mutilation Rites
% with Veil of Maya, Cancer Bats, KEN Mode, Full of Hell, and more
*with Goatsnake, Eagle Twin, Coliseum, and more

A statement from Mantar reads:

“2014 has been a crazy year for us, as we just started touring in April of that year after our debut came out and already got the chance to play 18 countries right away, including a first quick visit in the US at FEST 13 in Florida to play an awesome show with the Melvins. That was definitely one of the best Mantar shows so far, and so we are more than excited that 2015 starts with our first real US tour right away. We can’t wait to play this tour together with Mutilation Rites and hope to meet shitloads of good people over there.. So, feel free to stop by and have beers with us!”

A poster for the tour is as follows, and is available in high-resolution:

Formed in mid 2012, Northern Germany’s two-piece monster Mantar immediately took the punk/metal worlds by storm with their ferocious, infectious approach to heavy music. The half-German/half-Turkish duo, consisting of vocalist/guitarist Hanno Klaenhardt and drummer Erinc Sakarya, self-released their first 7″ single in October 2013, which quickly sold out and created a palpable buzz in the underground. As a direct result of the 7″‘s success, Mantar signed to renowned, eclectic international label Svart Records to record their full-length debut. Recorded in 2013 and titled Death By Burning, the album is a raw, self-produced, and 100% DIY display of power. Death by Burning was released on CD/LP/digital to immense critical acclaim on February 7th, 2014. Managing to sound even heavier than most five-piece bands, in spite of the fact that no bass guitar was used on the record, Death by Burning channels early Melvins, Motorhead, and Darkthrone to deliver a deliciously evil blend of blackened punk.

Within weeks of its release, Mantar received gig requests from all over the world, as well as invitations to huge international festivals like Oya Festival (Norway), Getaway Rock (Switzerland), Jalometalli (Finland) and the Mecca of forward-thinking heavy music itself, Roadburn 2014 (Netherlands), where they headlined the small stage on the festival’s first night. By the end of 2014, the band visited 17 countries, including a three-week co-headlining European tour with Inter Arma and a special appearance at renowned punk rock festival The Fest in the United States. By the end of the year, Death By Burning appeared on numerous year-end best-of lists, including Metal Hammer Germany, LA Weekly (US), Exclaim (Canada), MetalSucks (US), Terrorizer (UK) and many more publications, zines and websites. 2014 also saw Mantar self-release another 7″ single in April, which sold out within weeks.

2015 will be an even busier year for the “Gruesome Twosome,” as they are already confirmed for numerous festivals around the world, including Wacken Open Air (Germany), Temples Festival (UK), Party San (Germany), Burning Light (Portugal), and the USA’s most important extreme metal festival, Maryland Deathfest. Mantar will also tour the US for the first time ever with Mutilation Rites, including an appearance at the SXSW festival. The band have entered the studio in February to record their highly anticipated sophomore album. This is only just the beginning, as Mantar are here to stay!

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