Danish power metallers Manticora have announced the release of their ninth album, which will be titled “To Live to Kill to Live“. The disc will be released on August 28th via ViciSolum Records. Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Pretty Maids) will take care of mixing and burning, while the artwork will be curated by David Troest..
The album, which is the 2nd part of their grand concept (a 334 page horror/thriller novel and a double concept album, written upon the novel) is set to be released on August 28th, 2020 through ViciSolum Records!
Official Press Release from the band Facebook Page:
It will contain more than an hour of new music and each song will have its own piece of artwork, making the story-telling – which MANTICORA have specialized in – more than just words. It’s all or nothing, according to the band.
Once again, Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Pretty Maids, a.o.) will be skillfully mixing and mastering the album and David Troest will be delivering mind-bogglingly eerie pictures for both frontcover and booklet, as he did on the first album in the concept.
Kristian Larsen (guitars) comments on the album:
6 years in the making, and now we’re looking at the wrapping up of this huge project of ours. It feels really good to finally being able to round things off, but at the same time, it’s strangely sad that we can see the end of this. So many things have happened during the last 6 years – both within the band, our personal lives and with the music industry. We have toured around the globe and played huge festivals on the basis of the first of these 2 albums, and I seriously can’t see, why we shouldn’t do it again!
Having developed a project like this – from the first written words from Lars, to the first riffs from me and the boys – has been a huge experience for all of us. We’ve matured a lot as a band in the process and at the same time learned many new things along the way. Doing such a huge concept is an immense and time-consuming project and it is now reaching its zenith. All of us have a feeling that “this could very well be our best effort yet” and we are beyond proud of what we have achieved with these 2 albums and the novel.
Kristian Larsen / Guitars
Lars F. Larsen / Vocals
Stefan Johansson / Guitars
Kasper Gram / Bass
Lawrence Dinamarca / Drums (session)
Manticora Video links:
“Echoes Of A Silent Scream“: https://www.youtube.com/watch
“From The Pain Of Loss…” (2010 video from the album “Safe”):