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Brisbane has long been a breeding ground for some of the most talented bands to descend on the Australian metal scene and LACERATION MANTRA is one of these bands. Having recently released their album ‘Infested’, Laceration Mantra are getting ready for a national tour.

“Infested” is the second album for Laceration Mantra which is almost completely DIY, with the exception of the mastering, which was done in the USA.

Recorded at LaLa Land in Brisbane’s southern suburbs by Electrik Laz and Laceration Mantra, the album was a long time coming after their debut album “Prolonging The Pain“, which was released in March 2011.

“When Mick Perry, one of our original guitarists, left the band it was a major hold up in the recording process,” Bassist and vocalist Rob Rieff says.

“As Mick didn’t want any of his riffs appearing on the new record we had to rewrite 3 songs to drums that were already tracked. It was a very tedious process,” Rob explains.

It wasn’t long though before Mick’s shoes were filled in the form of Glen Phillips.

“We had continued to move forward as a 3 piece and even though we weren’t really looking for a new guitarist, having decided that if we’re meant to have one, one will come along. But then Glen did,” Rob says.

Glen was found purely by accident when I was on a page that wasn’t even related to music and he began commenting. I went to his page to see who he was and it was quite evident that he was a guitar player. I asked him if he’d be keen to join and the rest is history”, Rob continues.

After Glen had been brought into the fold he went on and tracked five solos on the Infested album, helping to finally bring the album off the drawing board.

Laceration Mantra have big plans for 2017 as they look to continue touring around Australia, as well as beginning to write for their next release.

They are also honoured to be sharing the stage alongside Marduk and Gorguts in Brisbane on March 15th, as well as continuing to book shows around Brisbane and interstate. You can also contact the band for discounted tickets for their show with Marduk and Gorguts

It’s going to be a huge year ahead for the death metal band, so make sure you pick up a copy of ‘Infested’ and get along to see them live at one of their upcoming shows. You won’t regret it.


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