Danish thrash/power metal act Manticora has inked a deal with ViciSolum Records for the worldwide release of the band's upcoming 8th and 9th albums - the first material, released for almost 8 years!
The two albums, which are a part of a grandiose concept, are based on the thriller/horror novel "To Kill To Live To Kill" which lead singer, Lars F. Larsen has written. The albums will be released separately, but one year apart. The novel itself is scheduled for an April 2018 release, followed by the first album during the summer 2018.
"To Kill To Live To Kill" is a horror/thriller story, but with a twist of extreme lunacy and horrid scenes of violence. Think "Saw" meets "American Psycho"!
The plan is to release the album in small droplets - one song at the time - for the die-hard fans in an as-of-yet unknown way of releasing music!! You will hear more about that!
Kristian Larsen comments: "It's really cool to sign with a label, who's actually doing something for the bands, they are signing, be it promotion, advertisement and/or active hard work. We'll be label mates with our good friends from Persefone and Loch Vostok - what else does a metal musician need?"
The music will be recorded and mixed in Hansen Studios with World-famous producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Destruction, a.o.) who also produced the first two Manticora albums back in the last millennium. The vocals will be recorded with Tommy Hansen at Jailhouse studios (Helloween, Beyond Twilight, Jorn, a.o.). Tommy has previously produced five albums for the band.
Manticora has written more than 20 tracks for the upcoming releases, which sees a return to the concept-album style that the band has been doing on four albums previously. Stay tuned for more information.