Danish power/thrash/prog metallers MANTICORA have issued the following update:
"We have three shows here in Denmark during the next 14 days and we have also been booked for the Metalfest Hungary for May 23rd. Looking forward to that!! In the meantime, we're going to pay Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, JORN) and the Jailhouse Studios a visit, to record drums and vocals for the upcoming album. Then back to record the guitars, bass and eventual keyboards in the Room Of Doom (our dungeon in Copenhagen),before we return to Jailhouse and mix the album in late May/early June. A release date should be around September. This will be followed-up by a headliner European tour!"
MANTICORA's seventh full-length album, tentatively titled "Flashback To Never-Again", will feature "a darker and more aggressive band than before," according to a press release. "Keyboards are more or less deleted from the writing process and will only be included in the production if non-avoidable. Expect none less than a masterpiece."
MANTICORA released its sixth full-length album, "The Black Circus Part 2 - Disclosure", in the U.S. in June 2007 via Locomotive. The companion CD to 2006's "The Black Circus, Part 1 – Letters" was mixed at the Jailhouse studios in Horsens, Denmark between January 25, 2007 and February 1 with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, TNT, PRETTY MAIDS, FATE).
The two-album "The Black Circus" concept project tells the story of the horrific perils of a traveling circus in the 19th century.