These Scandinavian thrashers known for their aggressive live shows are ready to unleash their sophomore full length album, "Sum Of Forces", to the hungry pits.
Tantara – “Sum Of Forces” OUT NOW!
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They have one goal. To play old school thrash metal the way it once was and the way it should be.
Reviews on the new album:
“[...] some of the best musicians in thrash, and it would be fair to say that they’ve laid claim to the throne with this instrumental manifesto. Bottom Line: Some of 2018’s best music.” - Indie Music Vault
«’Sum of Forces’ will make a lasting impression in the hearts of anyone who is still worshipping thrash metal in 2018.” - 4,6/5 Skull Fracturing Metal
«...successful comeback!» - 8/10 Deaf Forever, DE
«...example of how modern, sophisticated Thrash should sound in 2018, without denying its roots. Great band!» - 8/10 Rock Hard, DE
"'[...] simply irresistible not to headbang on this one! [...] Tantara shows once again that thrash isn’t dead!" - 4/5 BattleHelm, UK
“Tantara look fresh and hungry and are a welcomed change to the always seemingly generic Thrash Metal genre.” - 8/10 Heavy-Metal.de
“[...] one of the most well-drafted in recent years in the modern thrash metal.” - 8/10 Metal View, GR
“With Sum of Forces, Tantara hears much more capable of being heard than before, and I think that we should keep an eye on these ambitious guys in the near future!” - 8/10 Lords Of Metal, NL
“...raw and musically mature heavy/thrash metal.” - Rock Hard, SK
“’Sum Of Forces’ is the thrash record that the fan of the genre should have...” - White Room Reviews, NL
«...well played, good production, cool tracks.» - 7/10 Metal Norge
Tantara is set to release its long-awaited sophomore album “Sum of Forces” on Indie Recordings the 7th of September. The follow up on “Based on Evil” takes raw, old-school thrash and mixes it with more melodic heavy metal influences. With this new release the band shows once again that thrash isn’t dead - it is very much alive in Norway.
Telling the story of how society drags you down, the band takes you on a dramatic journey of the soul. The album is wide and varied, ranging from instrumental behemoths to the melodic and groovy, discovering new elements of thrash along the way. With a clear vision of making a distinct sound, they wrote most of the songs about struggle, being oppressed and finding your own path. This is expressed through the collision of violent riffs and beautiful melodies, accompanied by a critical view of society.
And so, it’s been 6 years since their debut full-length album ‘Based on Evil’, and now Tantara is back again with another full-length –a 6-track charge-straight-through-your-cranium album entitled ‘Sum of Forces’. Tantara never shy away from their essential thrash roots, however, the roots have clearly grown and expanded outwards to a larger territory. The album opens up with a steamroller of a track with the title ‘Punish the Punisher’, setting the mood from the get-go, and over the course of the record, rushes through both intensely fast-paced tracks, as well as a mid-paced track, conveniently titled ‘Sleepwalker’, and closing up the album with a seemingly chilled and contemplative track that evolves into various moods and atmospheres. The riffs are as heavy and virtuous as ever, the vocals sear through your earlobes like a hot cleaver through fat, and the rhythm section shreds away throughout; truly this album offers an unquestionable satisfaction to any thrash metal fan’s needs.
Fredrik Bjerkø - Guitar and vocals
Stian Sannerud - Drums
Per Semb - Lead Guitar
Emil Sigstad Moen – Bass