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For other uses, see Mantra.
Origin Oslo, Norway
Genres Progressive metal
Years active 2007-present
Labels Prosthetic Records
Associated acts Extol
Website MySpace Page
Members John Mjaaland
Tor Glidje
Kim Akerholdt
Ole Sveen
Anders Salomon Lidal

Mantric is a progressive metal band from Oslo, Norway that formed in 2007. When the last remaining founding members of Extol left the band in 2007, the remaining members, John Mjaaland, Tor Glidje, Ole Sveen, who had previously played together in Lengsel and Ganglion, decided to continue the already in-progress songwriting process and change the name of the band to Mantric.[1]

The band is currently signed to Prosthetic Records and released their debut album, The Descent in 2010. The album has received generally positive reviews including 8 out of 10 scores from both Metal Hammer and Decibel. Mantric has since played a handful of shows and festivals in Europe and are currently demoing material for their next album.[2]


  • John Mjaaland - bass, vocals
  • Ole Sveen - vocals, guitar
  • Tor Glidje - guitar, vocals
  • Kim Akerholdt - drums
  • Anders Salomon Lidal - soundscapes



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