Longstanding Danish metal band MANTICORA have completed the recordings of their 7th full length album, “Safe”, at Jailhouse Studios, once again produced and mixed under the guiding hands of Tommy Hansen (known for Jorn Lande, Helloween, Pretty Maids a.o.).
Following the successful two-part “Black Circus” albums (released in 2006 and 2007 on now defunct Locomotive Music), “Safe” will see the band exploring a darker and heavier side of their songwriting than in recent years, and contrary to the simplicity of the album cover (a black/white cover only showcasing the band-symbol) “Safe” is filled with high-octane technical power-thrash.
The songs on “Safe”, including the 14 minute long title track (Manticora’s longest song to date):
In The Abyss Of Desperation
Silence The Freedom
From The Pain Of Loss ( I Learned About The Truth)
A Lake That Drained
Embryonic Man (bonus track Japan)
Upon renewing their deal for Japan with Stay Gold / Art Union Records for the release of the album, Manticora have signed with US based label Nightmare Records for the rest of the World. The releases in Europe and North America have been set for September 21st. Stand by for news on the Asian release date.
Also, Manticora has signed with Burrn! Music / Shinko Music Publishing for sub-publishing in Japan and with Enorm Music for sub-publishing in the rest of the World.
In September 2010 Manticora will embark on a headliner tour, presented by Rock Hard Magazine, throughout Europe. Support on the tour will come from Norwegian power/prog band Divided Multitude.
The dates confirmed so far (more to follow):
September 24 2010 - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
September 25 2010 - Turock, Essen, Germany
October 01 2010 - Bastard Club, Osnabrück, Germany
October 02 2010 - The Rock Temple, Kerkrade, Holland
October 03 2010 - De Pul, Uden, Holland
October 04 2010 - Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
October 08 2010 - EventStage, Zizers, Switzerland
October 09 2010 - Mephisto Club, Alessandria, Italy (tbc)
October 11 2010 - Spinnerei, Traun, Austria
October 12 2010 - Reigen, Wien, Austria
October 13 2010 - Randal Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
October 14 2010 - Crazy Mama, Budapest, Hungary
October 29 2010 - The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark
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