The Danish thrash/power metallers have unveiled the video for “Echoes Of A Silent Scream”. Another MANTICORA concept double effort, it is based on the thriller/horror novel that lead singer Lars F. Larsen has written. The novel itself is scheduled for a May 2018 release, while the two concept albums will be released as two separate albums, one year apart. “To Kill To Live To Kill” cover artwork is a stunning picture, painted by the extremely talented Danish painter David Troest, and it resembles the stories of the novel.
Larsen explains: “We have always tried out new cover artwork artists for each album, so when looking for the perfect person to give justice to the novel and the two albums, we wanted someone who’d be able to grasp the essence of the stories within the book, and when looking at David’s pictures in general, it’s evident for even the feeble-minded that he’s that exact guy. He also lives less than an hour away from us, so it was a win-win situation for everyone to be able to meet up and do corrections on the front cover and all the other pictures that’ll appear in the booklet. We’re already beginning the work for the second album as well, so we can follow the release schedule of having the albums out 12 months apart.”
The music was recorded and mixed at Hansen Studios with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION) who also helmed the first two MANTICORA albums, and vocals were recorded with Tommy Hansen at Jailhouse studios. Tommy previously produced five albums for the band.
Catch MANTICORA on tour
26.082018: MX – Mexico City, Foro Alicia (w. Persefone)
2908.2018: US – Los Angeles, The Whisky (w.Persefone)
30.08.2018: US – Chicago, Reggie’s Live (w.Persefone)
31.08.2018: US – Niagara Falls, Evening Star (w. Persefone)
01.09.2018: CA – Ottawa, Café Dekcuf (w. Persefone)
02.09.2018: CA – Montreal, Le Petit Campus (w. Persefone)
03.09.2018: CA – Quebec City, L’Anti (w. Persefone)
04.09.2018: US – Boston, Middle East Club (w. Persefone)
05.09.2018: US – New York, The Mercury Lounge (w. Persefone)
22.09.2018: DK – Slagelse, Badeanstalten
29.09.2018: DK – Copenhagen, Kometen (w. Red Warszawa)
03.05.2019: NO – Karmøy, Karmøygeddon festival