Black/Doom/Punk Duo MANTAR Release Teaser for New Track “Seek + Forget”

New Album, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, out August 24, 2018 via Nuclear Blast
Multi-Format Pre-Orders Available Here

Monstrous black/doom/punk chimera MANTAR have released a teaser video for another brand new track off of their new album, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, set to be unleashed August 24, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. Watch the teaser here:

In case you missed it, watch the intense new music video for the track “Age of the Absurd” here:

The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze (as well as accompanying merchandise) is now available for pre-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:


17.11.2018       Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany

19.11.2018       Musikzentrum – Hannover, Germany

20.11.2018       Hirsch – Nürnberg, Germany

21.11.2018       Turock – Essen, Germany

22.11.2018       Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland

23.11.2018       KJH Hallschlag – Stuttgart, Germany

24.11.2018       Rockhouse – Salzburg, Austria

26.11.2018       Backstage – Munich, Germany

27.11.2018       Arena – Vienna, Austria

28.11.2018       Explosiv – Graz, Austria

30.11.2018       UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany

1.12.2018         SO 36 – Berlin, Germany

8.12.2018         Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany

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

Cold Summer 2018

27.07.2018         Metaldays Tolmin Slovenia

03.08.2018         Wacken Open Air Wacken Germany

05.08.2018         Sylak Open Air Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans France

10.08.2018         Sonic Blast Moledo Moledo Portugal

12.08.2018         Bloodstock Derbyshire England

24.08.2018         Kulturkombinat Bunker Rostock Germany !!!NEW!!!

25.08.2018         Reload Festival Sulingen Germany

Stay tuned for more information coming soon regarding the release of The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze. Find the cover below this message.

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: