Danish thrash/power metallers, MANTICORA, present their first new album in 8 years "To Kill to Live to Kill". This is the first part of another MANTICORA concept double-album, that will be released as two separate albums, one year apart. It´s based on the horror novel that was written by the lead singer, Lars F. Larsen, and the artwork resembles the stories of the novel. Larsen explains: "We have always tried out new cover artwork artists for each album, so when looking for the perfect person to give justice to the novel and the two albums, we wanted someone who'd be able to grasp the essence of the stories within the book, and when looking at David's pictures in general, it's evident for even the feeble-minded that he's that exact guy. He also lives less than an hour away from us, so it was a win-win situation for everyone to be able to meet up and do corrections on the front cover and all the other pictures that'll appear in the booklet. We're already beginning the work for the second album as well, so we can follow the release schedule of having the albums out 12 months apart." The music was 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 millenium, and vocals were recorded with Tommy Hansen at Jailhouse studios (Helloween, Beyond Twilight, Jorn, a.o.). Tommy has previously produced five albums for the band. MANTICORA have released 7 critically acclaimed albums, since 1999, and toured numerous times around Europe as well as in the US + played at prestigious festivals, such as Wacken Open Air, Sweden Rock Festival, ProgPower USA, etc.
1. Piano Concerto 1 - B Flat minor...
2. Echoes of A Silent Scream
3. Through the Eyes of The Killer - Towering Over You
4. Katana - Awakening the Lunacy
5. The Farmer's Tale Pt. 1 - The Aftermath of Indifference
6. The Devil in Lisbon (instrumental)
8. Humiliation Supreme (instrumental)
9. Nothing Lasts Forever
10. Katana - Opium
11. Through the Eyes of The Killer - Revival of The Muse That Is Violence
12. The Farmer's Tale Pt. 2 - Annihilation at The Graves