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!
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.
“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
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#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
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!
Bart Torres, co-author of El joven Lovecraft, sports our Bars Attacks t-shirt in his latest comic strip. Check it out!
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