After receiving fantastic feedback for their new album “To Kill To Live To Kill”, and having torn up the North American continent live, as support for Persefone in August and September, the Danish Thrash/Power veterans MANTICORA announce their upcoming 4th European headliner tour.
The tour, which will see the band again visiting a large part of Western Europe and Scandinavia will be taking place in March and the band promises to step it up on all parameters, when meeting the fans eye to eye
Guitarist Stefan Johansson explains:
We’re super excited about heading out in Europe again. North America was fantastic, but being a support act there, we didn’t have the chance to bring the full production. In Europe, we can do that and we’ll do our utmost to bring along the heavy equipment, so our fans will experience the slap in the face it is, when we allign our sound and images to an audial and visual show – not just a concert! Join us, and bring your family….we all float down here….
European Tour 2019, featuring Loch Vostok and Hexed:
01.03.2019: DK – Viborg, Viborg Metal Festival*
02.03.2019: DK – Tba*
07.03.2019: DE – Hamburg, MarX
08.03.2019: DE – Karlsruhe, Substage
09.03.2019: FR – Paris, La Boule Noire
10.03.2019: UK – London, The Underworld Camden
12.03.2019: FR – Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
14.03.2019: DE – München, Backstage
15.03.2019: NL – Hoofddorp, Podium Duycker
16.03.2019: DE – Essen, Turock
22.03.2019: DK – tba
More dates to be announced…
Additional (only Manticora) dates:
08.12.2018: DK – Aabenraa, Nygadehuset
03.05.2019: NO – Karmøy, Karmøygeddon festival
* = Not Hexed
Manticora’s brand-new video for the song “Echoes Of A Silent Scream” can be viewed here:
As direct support on the tour, MANTICORA will be bringing the Swedish Avantgarde death/melodic masters of LOCH VOSTOK: Modern progressive/aggressive. Avantgarde, yet accessible. Odd but smooth. Huge choruses, strong rhythms, tons of melody. If you’re a fan of Devin, Gojira, Emperor, Soilwork etc, this is exactly your music. LOCH VOSTOK has released 7 albums – all of them a gem on its own – and the band has toured Europe several times, as support of a.o. Therion and King Diamond.
And the opening act will be the debut’ing semi-progressive and very melodic metal act HEXED.
The HEXED debut album ”Netherworld” was released in March, 2018 and the album contains ten blistering tracks. “Netherworld” has received fantastic reviews and the band has rapidly gained a reputation of delivering a flawless and perfect live show. The opening act anyone would wish for!
Video: “Exhaling Life” (feat. Thomas Vikström):
MANTICORA have released 8 critically acclaimed albums (and a 334 page novel), since 1999, and toured numerous times around Europe as well as in North America + played at prestigious festivals, such as Wacken Open Air, Sweden Rock Festival, ProgPower USA, etc.
Kristian Larsen – guitars
Lars F. Larsen – vocals
Stefan Johansson – guitars
Sebastian “Ceppe” Andersen – bass
Danni Jelsgaard – drums