It's been a long time since I've posted on here and good news, the EP 'Masks' is nearing completion! After a turbulent last year everything has now been recorded and it's just a case of pulling it all together and getting it ready for release! It's been a long time coming but I want to make it the best I can 🤘 I'm also starting to form some plans for future music so that it's not another 5 years between releases!
In the meantime be sure to check out my Youtube channel for other guitar and metal videos!
I've started a new youtube channel that will have guitar and recording related videos appearing on it. The first one is a restringing tutorial with a few tips and tricks you many not know. Check it out below.
Thank-you to everyone for all the support and positive feedback so far! If you like what you hear please help support Shadow Mantra by sharing the music.
The album features the drum work of Rowan Tremain so also head over to his page and support a great drummer as well as his band At World's End.
'After years spent hidden away developing and evolving, Shadow Mantra is ready to stand tall in the vast ocean of music with the release of Light of the Diamond. The debut release delves into the ideas of time travel and World Lines. Inspired by the visual novel Steins;Gate. It explores what it would be like to repeatedly try and save someones life while battling with the subsequent emotional strains and psychological trials.
Light of the Diamond incorporates a variety of infuences, including the groove laden riffs of Lamb of God, the progressive sonic journeys of Opeth, and the sorrow flled melodic dirges of Swallow the Sun. Infused delicately amongst the metallic onslaught are contrasting, yet complimentary, instrumental soundscapes which provide momentary solace among the chaos.
The artwork for the album also provides a visual interpretation of the themes. To make sure the artwork refected the music, Steve decided to hand draw the albums artwork, providing a more personal touch to the album.'