MANTICORE(usa) Interview

MANTICORE interview for Dark Recollections 2011

1. Dark Recollections: For those not familiar with the infernal beast known
as Manticore, introduce the band.(who does what, plays what instruments,etc)
Hails! Manticore is comprised of Naberius (guitar/vox), Ixitichitl (bass/vox) and the Maggot Wrangler (drums-studio) We have a friend helping out on live drums at the moment but are looking for a full time drummer to play live and record in the future.

2. Dark Recollections: give us a brief band bio.
Manticore was formed in 2000 by myself and Satanel(gtr/vox), adding the Wrangler within months. From there we recorded the “Ritual Cleansing of the Whore” demo, “Bowels of the Holy” and “For Rats and Plague” LP’s. At that time I left and was replaced by Duaniac, 3 yrs later, I return, Duaniac goes on to guitar and Satanel leaves for personal reasons. After a couple years of playing live, Duaniac leaves and Naberius was brought aboard.

3. Dark Recollections: how long has current line up been together?
The recording line-up has been together for 2 years now.

4.Dark Recollections: what have you released so far, what has response been like with each release?
So far the responses to all of our releases has been pretty decent. I don’t really care too much about any of that, this is done for us.

5. Dark Recollections: talk about your latest Cd “for rats and plague”
It was a return to a more filthy sound for us. We went back and dug out some of the sounds of the bands that made us all want to play in the first place; Archgoat, Sarcofago, Black Crucifixion. So it was more stripped down and a lot thicker than Bowels of the Holy was.

6. Dark Recollections: what is the song “liturgical desecration” about, what inspired its lyrics?
Liturgical Desecration is about blaspheming the christian religious services, making a mockery of their values, and offering the true flesh and blood of their fallen dog. The lyrics are inspired by my extreme hatred of blind followers, especially those who claim to be above the rest of the filth they are part of.

7. Dark Recollections: who did the artwork for “for rats and plague”?
The artwork was done by Eric Horrorval from Hells Headbangers, they are good friends and live just miles from us.

8. Dark Recollections: can we expect a new Cd from Manticore in the near future?
Right now we are waiting for artwork and final recordings to be finished for 2 new 7″s, one a split with Necroholocaust on Iron Bonehead, and one on Bleak Bone Mortualia, both due out sometime by summer.

9. Dark Recollections: last time you played in California you opened for Nifelheim, what was that
like for you, what was the fans reaction to your set?
That was a great show, it was also with Morbosidad, Sanguis Imperum, and Sadistic Intent. We had a killer time going crazy in LA with alot of good friends and true maniacs. It seemed like people were enjoying our blasphemies, alot of people were going crazy while we played.

10. Dark Recollections: have you had any offers to tour outside of U.S.A?
We toured Europe way back in 02, and Mexico in the spring of 2010, but as of right now, we are not playing any shows outside of the US. We have talked about some things, and will keep people posted if anything becomes official.

11. Dark Recollections: anyone in the band involved in other projects besides Manticore?
Naberius has a project that he started after leaving Baphomet’s Horns, but to date has not released anything. I am also playing bass in Embalmer currently.

12. Dark Recollections: any band merchandise available from you? (list items and prices)
We have limited amounts of For Rats and Plague on LP and PicLP, as well as on CD, also the HHR repress of Bowels of the Holy on CD, and embroidered logo patches, anyone interested can contact us at for info.

13. Dark Recollections: any last words, comments? thanks for the interview
Many thanks for the support and for helping to spread the plague that is Manticore!! 666


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