MANTRIC Unveil Release Date, Title and Cover of Debut Album

“The Descent” To Hit Streets April 27th via PROSTHETIC¬†

Norway’s MANTRIC, formed from the ashes of metal visionaries, EXTOL, have set the release date for their debut album, “The Descent,” which will be issued on Prosthetic Records worldwide. The album will hit the streets on April 27th in North America and April 26th in the rest of the world. The album cover has also been unveiled.¬†


‘The Descent’ fuses a unique, distinctly Scandinavian take on rich, challenging metal and modern punk with a powerful progressive edge; MANTRIC recorded “The Descent” in Norway, with studio guru Tue Madsen (The Haunted / Dark Tranquillity / Himsa) handling mixing and mastering duties.¬†

MANTRIC’s vocalist and guitarist Ole Sveen commented, “Our first album using the Mantric-name does to our ears deserve to get out to lovers of hard music all over the world. Our music embraces creativity and originality outside the limits of narrow genres…This is a release that is both accessible and original, catchy and complex at the same time, and we can’t wait to get it out!”.

MANTRIC will showcase “The Descent” with a selection of gigs across Norway around the release date before embarking on UK, European and North American tours to support the album throughout 2010.

“The Descent” is truly urgent music – just as great, challenging heavy music should be. Enjoy.