Master's Hammer - Mantras

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All songs written and sung by Storm under the supervision of Voral and other members of the band. Drums have been played on pads and edited by Storm, who also played some guitars. Keyboards and synthesizers played and edited by Voral. Some guitars and synths recorded by fetishist Necrocock in Gummistudio Y (, who also invented a few sick harmonies for several songs. Monster recorded his bass parts. Silenthell recorded tympans live and all members of the band were involved in the mixing works.
Cover artwork © Martin Vrana, an extraordinary painter to whom we dedicated the track “Vrana”. Typography by Storm (brass music lover) with the use of Moyenage font family.
Recorded and mixed at Jihosound studio during October 2009, produced and released by the band itself, marketed via
Copyright notice: Master‘s Нammer lyrics, logo, pictures and music are intellectual property of members of the band.
(p) + © Master’s Нammer 2009

Veškeré písně napsal a nazpíval Štorm pod dohledem Vorala a ostatních členů souboru. Bicí byly nahrány na pady a editovány Štormem, jenž také hrál některé kytary. Klávesy a syntezátory hrál a editoval Voral. Některé kytary a syntezátory nahrál fetišista Necrocock v Gummistudiu Y (, jenž také vymyslel nemocné harmonie k několika písním. Monster nahrál své basové party. Silenthell nahrál tympány živě a všichni členové kapely se podíleli na mixážních pracech.
Obrazy na obal namaloval © Martin Vrana, mimořádný malíř, jemuž jsme věnovali skladbu „Vrana“. Typografii dělal Štorm (milovník dechovky) s použitím písmové rodiny Moyenage.
Natočeno a zmixováno ve studiu Jihosound během října 2009, produkováno a vydáno kapelou vlastním nákladem, prodej přes
Poznámka o autorských právech: Master‘s Нammer texty, logo, obrazy a hudba jsou duševním vlastnictvím členů kapely.
(p) + © Master’s Нammer 2009

Day of Release
The new album of Master's Hammer is out now. It comes fourteen years after the last, rather experimental "Šlágry", and seventeen years after the last blacketal operetta "Jilemnický Okultista". Today, we're likely going to capture an attention of another generation of fans. Nevertheless, our aim was to have fun (adequately to our age) and to use proven blackmetal methods to express ourselves. Mantra is in many eastern religions a synonymum for "word of truth". I wrote these songs after real stories and feelings taken from countrysides we partly live in, namely Southern Bohemia and India.
Hence the subtitle "Countryside Operetta". -fš-

mp3 samples
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The Mantras album contains 13 songs at total length of 54:26.
The vinyl holds only 9 songs.

Taken in 2008-9 before, during and after Mantras recording session. Pictures reveal our inspiration and explain the creative process.
A group of ordinary old men, havers of fun, haters of boredom.

Read them while listening samples. Songs marked "CD" are on CD only.

The band line-up in 2009-10 is:

Martin Vrana - painting.
Vlasta Voral - keyboards & lead synths, sound advisor, beer brewer.
Honza Přibyl - Silenthell - tympan.
Tomáš Vendl - Monster - bass, sound advisor.
Tomáš Kohout - Necrocock - guitars, backlite vocals, sick harmonies.
Franta Štorm - vocal, guitars, synths, drums, mixing.

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