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Monday 24th May 2010

New band Mantric rise from the ashes of Extol

ONE-TIME band members of Norwegian metallers Extol have re-emerged to form Mantric. Explained guitarist Ole Halvard Sveen, "When David (Husvik) and Peter (Espevoll) decided to leave Extol to focus on other stuff the three of us that were left simply continued to make music in the vein of what we originally wrote for another Extol album. Since there were no original members of Extol left, we found it natural to change the name of the band. When we had enough song-frames for an album, we asked Kim Akerholdt (from Norwegian punk rock act Silver) if he wanted to join in on drums. All of us had played with him for several years in a different band a while ago so we knew he would handle the task in a great way. He was happy to be asked and joined in and took part of the final stages of preparation before going into the studio." Mantric's 'The Descent' album is out in the US on Prosthetic Records. CR

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