||Official press release
Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the signing of Mantric to the label for a worldwide, multi-album deal. Formed in 2007 in Oslo, Norway from the ashes of metal pioneers Extol, Mantric takes the visionary songwriting approach of its founding members to new, epic heights.
Fusing a unique, distinctly Scandinavian take on rich, challenging metal and punk with a powerful progressive edge, Mantric recorded their upcoming debut in Norway, with studio guru Tue Madsen (Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted) handling mixing and mastering duties. Prosthetic Records quickly recognized that something rather special was developing and are now very happy to have Mantric as part of their diverse roster.
The as-yet-untitled Mantric debut album is scheduled for worldwide release in February. A special preview track, "Spear Of Heaven," is now online at the official Mantric MySpace page.
Commenting on the signing, Mantric said in a joint statement: "We are truly satisfied to end up signing with Prosthetic! Our first album using the Mantric name to our ears deserves to get out to lovers of hard music all over the world, and Prosthetic makes this possible. We also feel honored to be amongst the quality and variety represented by the bands signed to Prosthetic. Our music embraces creativity and originality outside the limits of narrow genres, so it suits us fine to deal with a label that also values this. 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!"
The partnership with Mantric is a significant move for Prosthetic, being the label's first worldwide signing of a European band. Prosthetic's European label manager, Duncan Dinsdale, also commented: "I'm very excited to be working with a band of such pedigree. I've been a huge fan of Extol for a long time, and now Mantric are making truly urgent music that reaffirms my faith in what challenging heavy music should be."