“Bring the boys back home” – sung by Pink Floyd some 44 years ago and a sentence which could be a theme for Mighty Music to sign the Danish thrash-prog/power metal act MANTICORA for what will be their 10th release in a career, spanning more than three decades (debut album in 1999).
Manticora has been signed to labels from both Greece, Italy, Germany and Sweden, and now it’s time to return back to their motherland and to the largest Danish record label within the metal world.
Set for a release in January 2024, Manticora is right now adding the finishing touches on their new album. A tour de force in the unique blend of what has become the Manticora trademark style. Sounding like no other, as musical inspiration is gathered from anywhere, but still fitting along the lines of acts, like Nevermore, Savatage, Slayer, Blind Guardian and even Metallica. This 10th album is an uncompromising statement of perseverance, talent and undying motivation.
Kasper Gram, Bass, explains:
“We are VERY thrilled to announce, that we have signed a worldwide deal with Mighty Music for the release of our next album!
Signing with Mighty Music is definitely the right decision for us as a band, since they’re already taking care of our bookings on Danish territory and doing a great job.
They’re also a Copenhagen-based company which gives us the opportunity for a really close, efficient and constructive collaboration that we are very much looking forward to!”
Manticora was formed in 1997 by Lars F. Larsen (vocals), Kristian Larsen (guitars) and Mads Volf (drums) – the young guys laying the foundation of the Manticora-trademark sound; hard hitting progressive power metal with both epic and thrash elements. In the early days the band was a foursome but with a round of line-up changes, the band, which includes long-time members Kasper Gram (bass) and Stefan Johansson (guitars) were established as a five-piece.
In 1999 the debut full-length disc, “Roots Of Eternity” was released, and received a tremendously good response from both media and fans around the world. Since then, eight more critically acclaimed albums were released over the following two decades, establishing Manticora as one of the most respected bands in the European progressive power metal scene.
Over the years, the band has played countless tours and has stepped on the biggest festivals’ stages, including Wacken Open Air, Sweden Rock Festival and Copenhell.
With a year of writing, tuning and concept-developing, Manticora is ready to record their 10th album and is also signing a record deal with the Danish label Mighty Music for the release. Manticora is finally returning to their home country.
Kristian Larsen – guitars
Lars F. Larsen – vocals
Stefan Johansson – guitars
Kasper Gram – bass
Lawrence Dinamarca – drums