MANTRIC MOMENTUM : ‘Trial By Fire’
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the forthcoming debut album by Mantric Momentum, a new melodic heavy metal group centred around Norwegian multi-instrumentalist/songwrit
‘Trial By Fire’ includes guest appearances from musicians Frank Nordeng Røe, Jimmy Hedlund, Lawrence Dinamarca, Magnus Karlsson, Truls Haugen, Ketil A Jensen, as well as a guest vocal appearance from Tina Gunnarsson.
The initial idea for Mantric Momentum was mooted a decade ago when Christer co-wrote a song with Danish producer Jacob Hansen, but was stalled due to his ongoing duties with other bands. A first single was finally issued in 2017 with participation by Yannis Papadopoulos (Beast In Black), Truls Haugen (Circus Maximus), Joey Vera (Fates Warning) and Ketil A Jensen, followed by another in 2020 on which Christer played all the instruments with vocals by Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear). A third was released in 2021 with singer Netta Laurenne (Smackbound, Laurenne/Louhimo).
By now, Christer had the itch to make a full-length album but wanted the involvement of a full-time singer and permanent member, which is where his cousin and friend Terje stepped in. Having previously worked together on other projects, the pairing was a natural fit.