Origin: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Last update/review: August 3, 2021

Mantic Ritual

The 2000's were teeming with young upstart retro thrash bands, all bursting with boundless energy and every one of them reliving 1985 as if their lives depended on it. One such band was Meltdown, and their 2007 debut, the self-released Executioner, embodied the style and spirit of these bands, basically crossing Kill 'Em All with Bonded In Blood (vocalist Dan Wetmore doing a fair Paul Baloff impression), and per usual one can't give high originality scores but they were quite capable at their craft. Like fellow retro thrashers of the time such as Bonded By Blood and Fueled By Fire, they were soon snapped up by a bigger indie label ( Nuclear Blast in this case). They changed name to Mantic Ritual in 2008, re-recorded the Executioner album and released it a year later, but broke up in 2012. In 2020 most of the members reunited, with recording plans for later in 2021.

Current Members

Dan Wetmore

vocals/guitars

Jeff Potts

guitars (ex-Gygax, ex-Warbringer)

Ben Mottsman

bass (ex-Warbringer)

Carlos Cruz

drums (guest for Exmortus, Hexen, Warbringer)

Former Members/Guests

Dave Watson

vocals/guitars (ex-Icarus Witch)

Adam Haritan

drums



Discography


Executioner  
2007 self-released
  1. One by One
  2. Executioner
  3. Black Tar Sin
  4. Death and Destruction
  5. Murdered to Death
  6. Souls
  7. Panic
  8. Double the Blood
  9. Thrashatonement
  10. Next Attack
  • Dan Wetmore
  • Jeff Potts
  • Ben Mottsman
  • Adam Haritan



Executioner  
2009 Nuclear Blast
  1. One by One
  2. Executioner
  3. Black Tar Sin
  4. Death and Destruction
  5. Murdered to Death
  6. Souls
  7. Panic
  8. Double the Blood
  9. Thrashatonement
  10. By the Cemetery
  11. Next Attack
  • Dan Wetmore
  • Jeff Potts
  • Ben Mottsman
  • Adam Haritan




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