Today, modern Danish metal band Manticora premieres its new single and music video.
The new digital single and official video taken from Manticora’s upcoming record “Mycelium” is the title track of the album and a grandiose adventure into the more melodic and soft-progressive side of the band. This is thrash, prog, power, black, death and pure heavy metal, and everything else your metalheart desires, put into one album. The band, founded in 1997 – nine albums ago – as a power metal outfit, has transformed and developed a style of heavy metal that is a melting pot of everything you want to hear.
After their grandiose, critically acclaimed two-album concept from 2018/2020 plus a 334-page novel (written by the band’s singer Lars F. Larsen), which the albums were based on – the Danes have scaled down a bit and written another majestic concept album, but this time only spanning 48 minutes.
“Mycelium” is less symphonic and with an angrier, raw approach, with aggressiveness as the main focus. Manticora has created a DIY album, where the only outside influence has been the mastering (done by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios). Everything else is crafted by the band: concept, lyrics, music, production, artwork – you name it, Manticora provides.
“Mycelium” will be released on CD, LP (black vinyl, limited to 500) and digital formats via Mighty Music on 26th January 2024.