2012

MANTIIS 2012 PRESS SUMMARY

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Mantiis - an agony in fourteen bites

 

In less than two months since it got out, MANTIIS has received a ton of praiseworthy reviews from both the audience and the specialized music media. The album has scored an average of 9/10 on all of its reviews and has ranked in high positions on several “best of 2012” lists among giants such as Neurosis, Ihsahn, High on Fire or AmenRa.

some MANTIIS press quotes

“Obsidian Kingdom is the sort of revolutionary band that doesn’t come around that often anymore.”
4/5 @ Progarchives

* “We’re facing a record that could very well mean a turning point in Spanish extreme Metal, since no one has ever built such an ambitious and coherent work before.”
9/10 @ Hipersónica

“(…) the genre blending is flawless, the song progression is imaginative, the diversity is immense and the final result is surprisingly captivating.”
4,25/5 @ Sputnikmusic

* “Rich, complex and crafted, ‘Mantiis’ concentrates as much influences as talent. A huge surprise.”
17/20 @ Spirit of Metal

* “A work to be savored whole from beginning to end; not to be just heard, but rather listened to.”
9/10 @ The Metal Circus


Read MORE REVIEWS

MANTIIS @ Best of 2012 Charts

#2 Best Metal Album of 2012 @ Epitonic

#3 Best Metal Album of 2012 @ Mondosonoro

#7 Best Metal Album of 2012 @ Hipersonica

#10 Best Metal Album of 2012 @ No Clean Singing

 

MANTIIS live! videos

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Get a good impression of the spectacle we’re putting up lately by watching these videos from our MANTIIS presentation show, recorded last 14th December 2012 in Barcelona’ Music Hall.

Last of the Light · live @ Music Hall 2012

Cinnamon Balls + The Nurse · live @ Music Hall 2012

Mantiis Live! Photo gallery

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A huge THANK YOU to the more than 300 attendants that witnessed our presentation show last 14th of December in Barcelona. It was truly a night to remember.

And to the rest, enjoy these pictures of that same night, shot by Oscar Perales from OYEME! Studio

See you in January 2013 with Cult of Luna!

 

CULT OF LUNA + OBSIDIAN KINGDOM LIVE

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Obsidian Kingdom will be the only support act in Cult of Luna’s Madrid and Barcelona shows. MANTIIS will be played in its entirety – including the lightning and visuals show specially designed to enhance the experience.

Obsidian Kingdom + Cult of Luna live Spain

30 JAN – Sala Caracol, Madrid – BUY TICKETS

31 JAN – Sala Razzmatazz III, Barcelona – BUY TICKETS

 

 

 

MANTIIS out now

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MANTIIS is finally out and it is already yours.

Download our new album for FREE at our bandcamp site.

After two years of hard work we are proud to present you with the fruit of our efforts. A conceptual album featuring a single song divided into fourteen tracks which flow through different genres. An agony in fourteen bites.

Mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios. Artwork looked after by Estudio Ritxi Ostáriz and Elena Gallen. With a special feature by Fiar from FOSCOR.

We hope that you enjoy listening to our music as much as we have enjoyed creating it.

Feast your ears and see you onstage!

Mantiis Teaser #7 – Last of the Light

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“Seven for a secret / That has never been told”.

This is the last of the teasers. That means MANTIIS will be unleashed this very Friday 16th of November. Remember you will then be able to download it for FREE at our bandcamp site!

And here’s the big surprise: by now, you will have probably noticed there is a hidden code inside the video-teaser campaign. If you manage to decipher it, you will be closer to unfold one of the many secrets behind the creation of MANTIIS.

Also, if you are interested in purchasing a copy of MANTIIS Digipack Edition, you will be able to use that code to obtain a 30% DISCOUNT at our online store during the fourteen days following the release date.

Just four days to go, enjoy your research and remember to share the final one!

 

Mantiis Teaser #6 – Oncoming Dark

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“Don’t you ever laugh as the hearse goes by / For you may be the next to die”.

Enjoy a pinch of MANTIIS’ neat vocal harmonies in this sixth and penultimate official video-teaser.

We bet a Big Black Car would look good on your profile page!

Mantiis Teaser #5 – Fingers in Anguish

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All Hallows’ Eve is right around the corner and we were saving this particular excerpt for this week.

Five down, two to go; MANTIIS will get you before you know.

Thank you for sharing and happy Halloween!

Mantiis Teaser #4 – Haunts of the Underworld

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MANTIIS is coming, time is running out and everything is tainted with a frightening feeling of velocity; like water down a sinkhole.

The fourth of the seven MANTIIS official video-teasers means that there is less than a month of waiting ahead.

Share if you are as impatient as we are.

Mantiis teaser #3 – Cinnamon Balls

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Most of you will agree that one of the most effective ways to let go of anger and frustration is beating something helpless. Repeatedly.

Here is the third of the seven MANTIIS official video-teasers, only four more to go.

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