Danish thrash/power metallers MANTICORA have released the official music video for the track ‘Echoes Of A Silent Scream’, from their upcoming eighth album, “To Kill To Live To Kill”. The clip was shot at three different locations, and it was recorded, edited and produced by the talented movie-maker Kasper Serup Christensen of KSC Productions.
MANTICORA said about the video: “This video is not your usual ‘Watch the band play their unplugged instruments,’ as we wanted to do something completely different. We wanted to tell a story, which seems to be the case every time we release anything, be it a book, an album or a video.
“The video is a good and solid mini-movie that tells the story of the song ‘Echoes Of A Silent Scream’, with scenes from the story in the book that Lars wrote. The killer is there (quadrupled into four in the digging scenes), the victims are there and the eerie feeling of violence to come is there as well. We hope our fans will enjoy the first visual from us for eight years.”
“To Kill To Live To Kill” will be released on August 3 via ViciSolum Records. Another MANTICORA concept double effort, it is based on the thriller/horror novel that lead singer Lars F. Larsen has written.
The novel itself was made available in May, while the two concept albums will be released as two separate albums, one year apart.
“To Kill To Live To Kill” cover artwork is a stunning picture, painted by the extremely talented Danish painter David Troest, and it 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.”
“To Kill To Live To Kill” track listing:
01. ‘Piano Concerto 1 – B Flat Minor… ‘
02. ‘Echoes Of A Silent Scream’
03. ‘Through The Eyes Of The Killer – Towering Over You’
04. ‘Katana – Awakening The Lunacy’
05. ‘The Farmer’s Tale Pt. 1 – The Aftermath Of Indifference’
06. ‘The Devil In Lisbon’ (instrumental)
08. ‘Humiliation Supreme’ (instrumental)
09. ‘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’
The music was recorded and mixed at Hansen Studios with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION) who also helmed the first two MANTICORA albums, and vocals were recorded with Tommy Hansen at Jailhouse studios. Tommy previously produced five albums for the band.