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For other uses, see Mantra.
Origin Oslo, Norway
Genres Progressive metal,[1] Post-metal[1]
Years active 2007-present
Labels Prosthetic
Loyal Blood
Associated acts Extol
Benea Reach
Website Mantric on Facebook
Members John Mjaaland
Tor Glidje
Ole Sveen
Anders Lidal
Past members Kim Akerholdt
David Husvik

Mantric is a progressive metal band from Oslo, Norway that formed in 2007.


When the last remaining founding members of Extol, Vocalist Peter Espevoll and Drummer David Husvik, decided to end 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.[2][3] Husvik was also apart of the first lineup. but eventually left.[4]

The band was 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.[5] In 2015, the band released a new song and announced two releases, an EP and a Studio album.[6] In 2015, the band released their sophomore album entitled, Sin, which was well received.[citation needed] The album was said to be of various sounds, mainly progressive metal,[1] but also post metal,[1] death metal,[7] and black metal.[7]


  • Anders Salomon Lidal - soundscapes (2007-present)
  • David Husvik - drums (2007-2009, 2011-present)
  • Knut Sigmund Voster
  • Martin Siverstein - guitar
  • Kim Akerholdt - drums (2009-2011)


Studio albums
  • Die Old (2015)


  1. ^ a b c d May, Eric (September 23, 2015). "Album Review: Mantric - Sin". New Noise Magazine. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Mantric's Ole Halvard Sveen (ex-Extol)". MetalSucks. July 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ "EXTOL Members Launch New Band MANTRIC". August 12, 2007. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b F., Daniel (October 2015). "Do you already know... Mantric?" (in German). Whiskey-Soda. Retrieved October 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Mantric". Facebook. 
  6. ^ Neilstein, Vince (June 4, 2015). "Mantric Return with New Song, EP and Album". MetalSucks. Retrieved June 16, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b xFiruath (February 15, 2016). "Mantric - Sin". Metal Underground. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 

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