Longstanding Danish metal band Manticora have completed the recordings of their 7th full length album, Safe, at Jailhouse Studios. Once again the album was produced and mixed under the guiding hands of Tommy Hansen (known for Jorn, Helloween, Pretty Maids).

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.


Safe tracklist:

01. In The Abyss Of Desperation
02. Silence The Freedom
03. Complete
04. From The Pain Of Loss (I Learned About The Truth)
05. A Lake That Drained
06. Carrion Eaters
07. Safe
08. Embryonic Man [Japanese bonus track]


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 20th and 21st respectively.


In the same month, 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):


Sep. 24 - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Sep. 25 - Turock, Essen, Germany
Oct. 01 - Bastard Club, Osnabrueck, Germany
Oct. 02 - The Rock Temple, Kerkrade, Holland
Oct. 03 - De Pul, Uden, Holland
Oct. 04 - Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Oct. 08 - EventStage, Zizers, Switzerland
Oct. 09 - Mephisto Club, Alessandria, Italy
Oct. 11 - Spinnerei, Traun, Austria
Oct. 12 - Reigen, Wien, Austria
Oct. 13 - Randal Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
Oct. 14 - Crazy Mama, Budapest, Hungary
Oct. 29 - The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark


Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Manticora
Event: Manticora
 
Posted: 18.06.2010 by BudDa



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GT - 18.06.2010 at 16:13  
A new album...nice and to see that their upcoming tour includes a Danish date
Jon - 18.06.2010 at 21:29  
Sounds like a bullshit album cover but if they say they're getting even more technical and evil-sounding they are likely to remain one of the best things on the power metal market. If you have ten minutes you were planning to spend crying or looking for the wine-opener, why not read my excessively positive reviews of the last two Manticora albums!

(http://baileysmmcreamy.blogspot.com/search/label/manticora)

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