||Manticora have made their very first mini-CD "Dead End Solution" available for free download. The band comments:
"A looooong time ago we decided to record a mini-CD to promote ourselves and to shop the result to a record label... You've probably heard this story before, since this is the traditional way to be heard by other people than your friends and family. We've always been hiding this release since the outcome could have been better, and the fact is that it simply sold out after a lot of concerts - and there was no need for us to re-print it, since we eventually landed the record deal.
"Dead End Solution" was recorded and mixed over a weekend due to the fact that we didn't have much money... anyway, you can judge the result yourselves. The story continues today and we've now released 6½ albums including this mini-cd.
Since our fans can't find "Dead End Solution" anywhere (other than split up as bonus tracks for our re-releases of the first 3 albums) and have been asking for it for years now, we've decided to put it on our website for FREE download. Consider this as a token of gratitude. We really appreciate the huge interest in this mini-cd - an interest that has been increasing every year. THANK YOU! So, here you go! - its yours for download."
The album "'Dead End Solution" was released in 1997 by the band and was recorded and mixed at El-Sound Studios, Denmark, mastered at Tocano, Denmark and produced and Mixed by Morten Bue. The mini-album was released under both the Manticore and Maniticora names.
"Dead End Solution" [cover art] tracklist:
01. Dead End Solution
03. In Silence
04. The Pain You Offer
05. In Your Face