The CCCB and Mery Cuesta have comissioned us to write and perform the film score to the cult classic movie “Körkarlen (The Phantom Carriage)“, as an opener to the Gandules’18 outdoor screenings cycle, this year revolving around the themes of magic, altered states and the occult.
Based on the novel of the same name by Selma Lagerlöf, the film is a reference to the Swedish legend that the last sinner to die before the stroke of midnight on New Year’s eve has to drive a ghostly carriage for a whole year. This marks the starting point of a spectral journey through the most decadent episodes of the life of David Holm (played by the film’s director, Victor Sjöström) in an emotional crescendo towards a dramatic end.
We will perform our original film score, written by our dear Jorge Mur, at Pati de les Dones in Barcelona during the evening of Tuesday, 8th of August. This is a one-off show, so be there!
As the echoes of A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER start to recede, we would like to share with you one last memory of our foregone European tour. The Polyarnik was recorded live in Gdańsk last 9/11 before the watchful gaze of a mesmerized crowd, during our European tour with Intronaut and Shining.
Thank you so much for walking with us through this surly year. It has been a rough journey but also a wonderful and transformative experience, and now it’s time for us to move onto new territories. Again.
As the echoes of A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER start to recede, we would like to share with you one last memory of our foregone European tour. Watch THE POLYARNIK live in Gdańsk last 9/11 via any of our media partners below:
(DE) Rock Hard
(ES) Rockzone Mag
(SE) Crank it Up
(AU) Metal Obsession
(HU) Lángoló Gitárok
(NL) Metal Exposure
(NO) Eternal Terror
(UA) Antichrist Metalzine
Enjoy the haunting piece now:
Expect a mind-bending experience of frantic entertainment and ominous portents, because A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER is coming your way and we’re bringing the heavy artillery along…
06 SEP (NO) John Dee, Oslo
08 SEP (DK) Loppen, Copenhagen
09 SEP (DE) Logo, Hamburg
10 SEP (DE) Cassiopeia, Berlin
11 SEP (PL) B90, Gdansk
12 SEP (PL) Minoga, Poznan
13 SEP (CZ) Futurum, Prague
14 SEP (DE) Strom, Munich
15 SEP (AU) Viper Room, Vienna
17 SEP (IT) Lo-Fi, Milan
18 SEP (IT) Init, Rome
19 SEP (IT) Freakout Club, Bologna
20 SEP (CH) Werk 21, Zurich
21 SEP (CH) Les Docks, Lausanne
22 SEP (FR) CCO Villeurbanne, Lyon
23 SEP (FR) Le Preo, Oberhausbergen
24 SEP (BE) VK, Brussels
25 SEP (UK) The Dome, London
26 SEP (FR) La Boule Noire, Paris
27 SEP (NL) Patronaat, Haarlem
28 SEP (NL) Paard van Troje, Den Haag
29 SEP (NL) Neushoorn, Leeuwarden
30 SEP (DE) Euroblast Festival, Essigfabrik, Cologne
We have also produced a special vinyl edition of the album that will be available during the tour – a limited run of 305 copies in all their pink translucent glory, hand numbered and sealed by us. Don’t miss out!
See you on the road!
How much would you like to watch us perform an ad-lib set of drone-grunge electronica from the nineties? With a DJ? IN A MUSEUM?
Featuring Brunetto on beats and samplers.
Can’t wait to repeat this!
We’re back from our amazing European tour with Sólstafir, Sahg and EATW; and the only thing that keeps the merciless post tour blues away is reading all these live reports… More than fifty journalist have wrote in nine different languages that you should have been there!
“A solid and intriguing performance by a band I hope to see again in the not too distant future.”
“Eine spannende Gratwanderung zwischen dem, was stilistisch erlaubt und möglich ist!”
“Elképesztően kaotikus, egy vérbő hardcore zenekart megidéző vehemenciával előadott dalaikat nem nagyon lehetett elkülöníteni egymástól”
“Il est vraiment rare de voir de tels extrêmes pour un même groupe!”
“Po pierwszych dźwiękach zagranych przez Obsidian Kingdom wiedziałam, że nie będę żałowała przyjazdu do Poznania. Moc, energia, radość w sercu!”
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Last Friday 29th of November we had the honor to welcome Mark Cunningham to perform at one of our Drone Sets during the first Ritual Cvlt BCN Party.
And since we don’t get to jam with a legend like him every day, we thought that this time we’d record it and share it with you.
The MANTIIS live! Iberian tour has come to an end and we would like to thank everyone involved in it, especially the audience in Murcia for providing such an apoteosic closure.
Time for us to write our next album.
Here is a brief recolection of what has been written so far about our latest shows of the MANTIIS live! Spanish tour.
Madrid · Portal Esquizofrenia
Bilbao · Pitchline-Zine
Madrid · Hipersónica
Bilbao · Stun
Bilbao · La Mirada Negra (podcast)
Bilbao · Noche de Rock
Madrid · The Metal Circus
Bilbao · Feiticeira
Madrid · SuicideByStar
Don’t miss our upcoming shows in Tarragona and Murcia next week! You can get your tickets here.