11.11.2020

MANTICORA releases 2nd video from critically acclaimed 9th album


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Danish prog-thrash veterans, MANTICORA have released the 2nd video offering from their critically acclaimed 9th album "To Live To Kill To Live", the follow-up and 2nd part of a huge concept, to 2018's "To Kill To Live To Kill" - both albums, based on the 334-page horror/thriller novel that lead singer Lars F. Larsen wrote.

The album has been rated extremely highly by the press and the band has never in their 20+ career received such appraisal from an almost united press-core, so the band felt that a 2nd video offering would be appropriate.

This semi-lyrical video for the song "Katana - Death Of The Meaning Of Life" - a song, with a very strong Nevermore-ish feel to it, is vividly composed and produced by the talented Chilean video producer Federico Bossinga from the company Abstract Chaos.

The story of the song is again a very sad, bordering on despair-inducing, tale which the band is delving deep into at several occasions on the last 2 albums, making up the huge concept.

 


Guitarist, Kristian Larsen explains the story:
Since this song deals with the story in which a young Dutch sailor - situated in Hong Kong, 1921, at the time when the story takes place - is falling in love with a local prostitute and looking at what he calls the love of his life, getting brutally murdered by local thugs, we wanted to express ourselves in colours that match the story.

The light blue colours, resembling the room in which most of the story takes place, the dark red, resembling the extreme amount of blood, present in the story, when several people are killed in violent ways (by means of either gun or Katana.

Federico was fed the lyrics, the story and all our ideas and impressions of this sad story and he has splendidly matched the storyline with the colours and imagery. -

Tracklist for "To Live To Kill To Live":

01. Katana - The Moths And the Dragonflies/Katana - Mud
02. To Nanjing (instrumental)
03. The Farmer's Tale Pt. 3 - Eaten By The Beasts
04. Slaughter In The Desert Room
05. Through The Eyes Of The Killer - Filing Teeth
06. Katana - Death Of The Meaning Of Life
07. Tasered/Ice Cage
08. Goodbye Tina
09. Tasered/Removal
10. Stalin Strikes (instrumental)
11. Ten Thousand Cold Nights
12. Katana - Beheaded

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The music on both albums was recorded partially in the band's own studio and recorded/mixed in Hansen Studios, with World-famous producer, Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Destruction, a.o.) who also produced the first two MANTICORA albums back in the last millennium.

The 334 page novel itself was released in May 2018, followed by the first album of the concept in August 2018.

MANTICORA have released 9 critically acclaimed albums, since 1999, and toured numerous times around Europe, North America and Japan + played at prestigious festivals, such as Wacken Open Air, Sweden Rock Festival, Copenhell, Karmøygeddon, ProgPower USA, etc.

Line-up:
Kristian Larsen - guitars
Lars F. Larsen - vocals
Stefan Johansson - guitars
Kasper Gram - bass
Lawrence Dinamarca - drums


www.manticora.dk
www.facebook.com/manticoraband

 



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