Mantar is now streaming their new, standalone single “Valhalla Hammering”. Clocking in at seven minutes, the one is certain to please any old-school followers of Mantar‘s doomier materials.
“‘Valhalla Hammering’ is a kind of songs that we immediately fell in love with however by no means made it on the album final 12 months,” stated Mantar‘s Hanno Klänhardt. “It is a kind of songs that you don’t write to create an ‘immediate basic’ however a lot reasonably in an effort to entertain your self as a songwriter. It is about 7 minutes lengthy however we actually favored the idea of getting essentially the most catchy, on level songs all on the final Album so it by no means actually discovered its place.
“I really already knew it most certainly wouldn’t find yourself on the album once I was writing it. The truth is I wrote it with the plan already in my thoughts to launch it fairly a while AFTER we might launch Ache Is Endlessly And This Is The Finish in an effort to current one thing utterly completely different as a subsequent transfer. It is all the time good to trigger confusion.
“The primary two minutes are kinda a homage to our VERY early days when Doom as a style was extra essential to us. You may hear that for example on the final music of our first album. It is a music referred to as ‘March Of The Crowes’. Folks usually stated that gradual SUPER heavy suited us effectively however we have been additionally all the time very music oriented, so with ‘Valhalla Hammering’ we completed the most effective of each worlds. Sluggish, heavy groove and a catchy, nearly trippy hook. Additionally We have now a freakin’ flute solo round 5 minutes in. This very effectively is perhaps thought of the spotlight of our songwriting profession.
“The video for the music is simply as trippy because the music itself. Based mostly on a documentary by Amsterdam based mostly artist Willehad Eilers aka Wayne Horse. Creating the footage was means past a daily video shoot and to be fairly frank a few of it higher not be defined any additional. Even when we wished to, we won’t. Benefit from the experience.”
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