Archive for Mantar

Mantar: Making New LP Was A Nightmare

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

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 kurtorzeck

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 kurtorzeck


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