Following several months in incubation, LORD MANTIS delivers the video for their newly completed Possession Prayer video, delivering one of the most repulsively gritty musical/visual conveyances in recent times through the aid of mainstream horror movie portal, Bloody-Disgusting.
Possession Prayer hails from LORD MANTIS’ third LP, Death Mask, the extremely graphic video produced by Profound Lore Records and New Density. The brutalizing visual transformation of the already unsettling track was provided by Brooklyn-based Gretchen Heinel, known for recent videos for Batillus, Theologian, Statiqbloom and others, who directed, filmed and edited the entire more than seven-minute long video, blending macabre and bizarre human perversion and metamorphosis into an ultra-violent, traumatic storyline. Issues an expert of visually morbid at Bloody-Disgusting alongside the video’s introduction into modern culture, “It’s dark, it’s vicious, and it’s unsettling, just like it should be.”
Let the Possession Prayer video ruin your day at Bloody-Disgusting. You were warned!!
Following recent tour actions in support of Death Mask, including treks with Hell Militia and Today Is The Day and more, LORD MANTIS will return to Europe on tour this Spring, the main objective being their second crushing performance as the massive Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland. More info on the upcoming invasion will be announced shortly.
Engineered at Electrical Audio and Soma studios by Sanford Parker, mixed at Hypercube and mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room, Death Mask (review here) features artwork by Jef Whitehead (Leviathan, Lurker of Chalice) and layout duties handled by Chimère Noire. The album is out now via Profound Lore Records, available on CD HERE and digital HERE, and the massive gatefold double-12” 180-gram vinyl version in an array of colors via New Density HERE.
Source: Earsplit PR