Mantar Premiere Video For Their Cover Of L7’s “Can I Run”

Mantar have premiered a new video for their cover of L7’s “Can I Run.” This track is from the band’s new covers album “Grungetown Hooligans II,“ which was officially released today (June 26).

The group commented:

“For the third single of Grungetown Hooligans II which finally drops worldwide today we’ve picked a rather dark yet powerful song. This song is called ‘Can I Run‘ and is originally from the mighty L7 who influenced us a whole lot when we were youngsters.

The lyrics are aggressive, hostile, sad, and most importantly from a female perspective. Violence against women makes us sick to our stomachs and we can’t even begin to imagine the circumstances that women and any persons who are regularly victims of violence and hate experience not only today, but throughout history.

Also we thought it is an appropriate statement for every single person asking us if we were gay for every picture of us holding hands or being somewhat affectionate towards each other. And even though being in a band with just one other person can often feel like a marriage, we are what you would consider “straight” men. Pretty much by accident. So who are we to speak up?

Well, we don´t really know, but who are we if we don’t?! So, sorry for the dark vibes on a Friday but we love the song, the band and you. And yes, Erinc ate the whole fucking cake. Peace.”

Mantar Premiere Video For Their Cover Of Sonic Youth’s “100%”

Mantar have premiered a new video for their cover of Sonic Youth‘s “100%.“ This track is from the band’s new covers album “Grungetown Hooligans II,“ which will be released on June 26. Hanno Klänhardt commented:

“‘100%‘ was the first song I´ve ever heard from Sonic Youth. Probably on some old mixtape I got from Erinc (drums). The song just rocks, is short and spot on. Perfect Rock ‘n Roll. It still gives me the chills and was the perfect gateway drug for all the wonderful music this exceptional band had to offer. Obviously our video is a homage to the original video and therefore a big bonus for us skateboard pros.”

Mantar To Release ’90s Covers Album “Grungetown Hooligans II” In July

Mantar will be releasing a ’90s covers album titled “Grungetown Hooligans II” on July 26. The effort’s first single, a cover of Mazzy Star’s “Ghost Highway,” can be found below:

“Grungetown Hooligans II” Track Listing:

01. “The Bomb” (L7 cover)
02. “Puss” (The Jesus Lizard cover)
03. “100%” (Sonic Youth cover)
04. “Ghost Highway” (Mazzy Star cover)
05. “Can I Run” (L7 cover)
06. “Bruise Violet” (Babes In Toyland cover)
07. “Who You Drivin’ Now” (Mudhoney cover)
08. “Knot” (7 Year Bitch cover)

Skeletonwitch & Mantar Add More Dates To Co-Headlining European/UK Tour

Skeletonwitch and Mantar have added more dates to their co-headlining European/UK tour. Evil Invaders and Deathrite will serve as support. Skeletonwitch will release their new album “Devouring Radiant Light” on July 20, while Mantar will release their new album “The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze” on August 24.

Tour Dates:

11/14 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
11/15 Oslo, NOR – Krosset
11/16 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
11/17 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
11/19 Hannover, GER – Musikzentrum
11/20 Nurnberg, GER – Hirsch
11/21 Essen, GER – Turock
11/22 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
11/23 Stuttgart, GER – KJH Hallschlag
11/24 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
11/26 Munchen, GER – Backstage
11/27 Wien, AUT – Arena
11/28 Graz, AUT – Explosiv
11/29 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
11/30 Leipzig, GER – UT Connewitz
12/01 Berlin, GER – SO36
12/02 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob (no Evil Invaders)
12/04 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
12/05 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux´s
12/06 London, UK – Underworld
12/07 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
12/08 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
12/09 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg

Mantar Premiere “Age Of The Absurd” Video, Announce European Tour With Skeletonwitch, Evil Invaders, & Deathrite

Mantar have premiered a new video for their new song “Age Of The Absurd.” This track is from the band‘s new album “The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze,” which will be released on August 24.

In other news, the band have also announced a European tour with Skeletonwitch, Evil Invaders, and Deathrite:

11/17 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
11/19 Hannover, GER – Musikzentrum
11/20 Nurnberg, GER – Hirsch
11/21 Essen, GER – Turock
11/22 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
11/23 Stuttgart, GER – KJH Hallschlag
11/24 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
11/26 Munchen, GER – Backstage
11/27 Wien, AUT – Arena
11/28 Graz, AUT – Explosiv
11/30 Leipzig, GER – UT Connewitz
12/01 Berlin, GER – SO36
12/08 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof