Tantara artist

Tantara has one goal: To play old school thrash metal the way it once was and the way it should be! Tantara has for a long time been an underground phenomenon, rapidly gaining fans from all over the world with their critically acclaimed “Human Mutation” EP. Now It`s time to unleash their debut album “Based On Evil”. Its an impressive statement from a young band with their roots and references intact, produced by Flemming Rasmussen (Rainbow, Metallica, Blind Guardian, etc.). ”Any fan of 80's Bay Area thrash done right needs to invest some time in listening to Tantara and "Based On Evil" because it's a fun journey full of twists and turns that will leave the listener foaming at the mouth for more” - Skullfracturingmetal.com Tantara is a young band from Tønsberg, Norway. The band saw the light of day in 2009 when drummer Stian Sannerud and guitarist Fredrik Bjerkø decided to turn their project into a real band. The two friends then recruited the guitarist Per Semb, whom they had played with before and in April 2011 the line-up was complete with the very talented bassist Max Warnby. In August 2010 Tantara recorded their first EP. The plans to make a full-length record began right after the EP was released and the band started the search for the right producer. The band chose Flemming Rasmussen, Producer for bands like Rainbow, Metallica or Blind Guardian! “Based On Evil” was then recorded during July 2011 in the studios ARK Recording Studios and Sweet Silence Mix Suite in Copenhagen, Denmark. “Based On Evil” is filled with fast, mind-boggling riffs, aggressive vocals and impeccable drumming. In addition to the melodic and masterly conducted solos one can find progressive elements in Tantara’s music. Their songs might be longer than normal in the genre, but they possess a unique song-writing talent that keep the listener engaged throughout the whole album. Tantara draws inspiration from bands such as Heathen, Anthrax, Exodus, Megadeth, Slayer, Nuclear Assault, Vio-lence and Metallica. “Based On Evil” is a concept album with critical lyrics that can be linked to the present and the past. The lyrics are about how the world works, how it’s governed and about how the human kind behaves. They touch upon themes like war, financial gain, destruction and pollution, while there’s still room for the listener’s own interpretation. It is an impressive debut from a young and self-sustaining band on which bassist Max Warnby also made the cover art for the album. “It’s gonna be great. It’s an old school Thrash album, with everything played, as it should be. No sampling and editing, but almost live.” - Flemming Rasmussen Lineup: Fredrik Bjerkø – Rhythm Guitar & Vocals | Per Semb – Lead Guitar & backing vocals | Stian Sannerud – Drums | Max Warnby – Bass