Manntra

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Manntra
Manntra Rockharz 2018 18.jpg
Manntra in 2018
Background information
OriginUmag, Croatia
Genres
Years active2011–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitemanntra.hr
Members
  • Marko Matijević Sekul
  • Andrea Kert
  • Marko "Pure" Purišić
  • Boris Kolarić
  • Maja Kolarić

Manntra is a Croatian rock band from Umag, Croatia, formed in 2011.[1] After the disbandment of the industrial metal band Omega Lithium, two of its members, Marko Matijević Sekul and Zoltan Lečei, went on to form Manntra.[2]

Band gained popularity in Russia, Germany and Austria.[3]

History[edit]

Beginnings and Horizont (2011-2013)[edit]

The band's debut studio album titled Horizont, was released on 29 November, 2012. The album includes songs as "Kiša" and "Horizont" which were previously released as singles.[4] The album was recorded in 2012 in Croatia and Slovenia and was entirely produced by the band's lead vocalist.[4]

Dora 2019 (2019–present)[edit]

On 17 January 2019, the band was announced as one of the 16 participants in Dora 2019, the national contest in Croatia to select the country's Eurovision Song Contest 2019 entry, with the song "In the Shadows".[5]

Band members[edit]

Current members

  • Marko Matijević Sekul – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards (2011–present)
  • Andrea Kert – drums (2011–present)
  • Marko "Pure" Purišić – guitar (2011–2016, 2018–present)
  • Boris Kolarić – guitar, bagpipes, mandolin (2016–present)
  • Maja Kolarić – bass guitar (2016–present)

Former members

  • Zoltan Lečei – bass guitar (2011–2016)
  • Danijel Šćuric – bass guitar (2016)
  • Filip Majdak – guitar (2016–2018)

Discography[edit]

  • Horizont (2012)
  • Venera (2015)
  • Meridian (2017)
  • Oyka! (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manntra - surov, hladan i energičan balkanski rock bend". muzika.hr (in Croatian). 4 April 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Manntra – novi rock bend članova Omega Lithiuma" [Manntra - new rock band of the Omega Lithium members]. muzika.hr (in Croatian). 27 February 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  3. ^ "'Rusi nas dobro razumiju, a Nijemci vole Mediteran'" ["Russians understand us well and Germans love Mediterranean"]. 24 Sata - Cafe TV (in Croatian). 23 March 2018. p. 4. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Manntra – Horizont Novi Album". Spona (in Croatian). 29 November 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Croatia: Dora 2019 Participants Revealed". eurovoix. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2019.

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