Earlier this year, the Rock I+D team came to us with a fantastic idea: a full Rock I+D issue curated by Obsidian Kingdom.
After many months of work, the result is magnificent: a literary adaptation of A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER in magazine format, with a splendid layout and appearances by 65daysofstatic, Altar of Plagues, Viva Belgrado, Jardin de la Croix, Necro Deathmort, Trono de Sangre, Jaime Gomez Arellano, Ester Segarra and Sergio Albert Avilés, dealing with various topics such as genre boundaries, social control through the entertainment industry or the psychological unstability inherent to artistic professions.
Plus, we appear naked in the centerfold.
You can read it here!
Our name is featured on the cover of the latest METAL HAMMER Spanish issue, inside of which you will find a special full color, four page report about the band that includes a very interesting interview, a live report of our presentation show in Barcelona and plenty of rad pictures. Take a look at it here.
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
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