Archive for Mantar

Mantar: ‘We’re Not Super-Good Musicians’

Posted in Interviews with tags on 01/30/2023 by korzeck

January is winding down. That means February is almost here. Then it won’t be long till spring arrives. Spring, you say? How about some early spring cleaning? Ain’t that a killer segue?

Here is my still-kinda-recent New Noise interview with Germany-based two-piece Mantar, who revel in sludge, black metal and melodic doom. Better yet, go here and buy the magazine’s issue in which the interview appears. It’s only six bucks, which is the best value you’ll find among the top music publications in the U.S.

Mantar: Making New LP Was A Nightmare

Posted in Interviews with tags on 09/01/2022 by korzeck

Ten years into their career, the German two-piece are marauding back with a new slab of sludge, black metal and melodic doom. It’s a gem of a record, even if they admit that “recording this album was no fun. It completely blew and sucked through and through.”

Read my full Mantar profile as it appears in the new issue of New Noise, which just hit stands.

The Violent Sleep Of Reason Episode 3, 4.5.17

Posted in The Violent Sleep of Reason with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/05/2017 by korzeck

Mastodon’s “Emperor of Sand”

The Bad Penny’s new program through Radio Free America, “The Violent Sleep of Reason,” focuses on new and upcoming heavy-metal releases. The show’s third installment featured new cuts by Mastodon, Warbringer and Falls of Rauros.

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Best Albums Of 2016: Cobalt, Ancst, Black Fast

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, Sound Off with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12/20/2016 by korzeck


1. CobaltSlow Forever (Profound Lore)
2. AncstMoloch (Halo of Flies) Continue reading