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There are at least five bands with the name Mandragora. For Lithuanian melodic death metal band Mandragora check: www.mandragora.lt. For British space-rock/world dance band check: www.mandragora.biz. For slovak alternative metal band Mandragora check: www.mandragora-band.com. For Guatemalan progressive thrash metal band check: www.mandragorathrash.webs.com and for downtempo/chill/psybient/electronic artist there is no available website et the moment.Read More...
Mandragora, a Melodic Death Metal band from Lithuania, that’s been around since 1998. In 1998 the band was established by a guitar player Rimas. In the same year the first 4-song demo called “Destiny” had been released. It gave way for the band to play in the local metal scene.
Throughout year 1999 the band had been playing in multiple concerts, and had received great feedback from Lithuanian public. Same year another demo “MCMXCIX” had been released.
In 2000 Mandragora established itself as one of the strongest metal bands in Lithuania, performing alongside other well-known local bands, such as Ruination, Dissimulation, Obtest ect. The third demo „Posthumous art“ had been recorded.
During year 2001 – 2002 the band played multiple concerts, supporting Insomnium in Lithuania, and sharing the stage with other Lithuanian bands, such as Katedra, Shadowdances, etc.
In 2003 work on the debut album began. In 2004 the band continued its work on the album, without stopping the on-stage activity. Among others, the band supported Dismember in Lithuania. The album “At The End” was released in 2005. This gave way for the band to perform outside Lithuania, along with some of the most famous Prebaltic metal bands, such as Neglected fields, Skyforger, Morrigan, etc. In 2006 the band changed drastically composition-wise.
Throughout year 2007, the newly-formed band continued performing in Lithuania, at the same time composing new material for the next album. In 2008 Mandragora participated in the W.O.A. “Metal Battle Lithuania“, becoming the winner of the contest. It thus played in the W.O.A. “Metal Battle“ finals in Wacken, Germany.
Throughout year 2009 the preparations for recording the new album took place. From Spring of 2010, the recording of the second album began. It took place at Phoenix Records (owned by one of the best Prebaltic sound engineers Gints Lundbergs) in Latvia. In 2011 the new album ”Carnal cage” was completed and the band signed a contract with the SG records. In the same year the band is playing at the DEVILSTONE festival, along with Benediction, Susperia, Gama Bomb, among other strongest foreing and Lithuanian bands. Mandragora was picked as the best metal band by a Lithuanian alternative music awards “T.Ė.T.Ė 2011”.
In 2012 the new album “Carnal cage” is finally published by SG records and played in KILKIM ŽAIBU festival along Arkona, Melechesh, Gospel of the Horns and many more.
Gražvydas Zujus - vocals
Rimas Ganseniauskas - guitar
Kirill Degtiarenko - guitar
Almantas Jasiūnas - bass
Šarūnas Bedulis - drums
Vilius Stašauskas - drums
Demo "Destiny" (1998)
Demo "MCMXCIX" (1999)
Demo "Posthumous Art" (2000)
Full-length "At The End" (2005)
Full-length "Carnal Cage" (2011).
MANDRAGORA are a space-rock/world dance music band from Brighton, England, whose formative output can be described as psychedelic rock with ethnic sounds and tribal rhythms. Formed in 1983 by Simon Williams, the band have released 5 albums of their own, and a collaborative album with Phil Thornton. They built up a loyal following on the free festival circuit of the 1980s and '90s, and were signed to Delerium Records. In recent years MANDRAGORA have evolved into a World music/electronic dance act featuring singers and musicians from all corners of the globe.
Simon Williams - guitar, synths, vocals
Phil Thornton - keyboards, samples, e-bow, guitar
Simon Cowburn - percussion / Alan Jenkins - bass / Steve Elliott - bass / Angus Ross - keyboards, vocals / Andy Stokes - drums, percussion / Dave Hewitt - keyboards / Niall Hone - bass / Pete Newman - drums, percussion / Mick Reed - drums / Geoff Holroyde - drums, percussion / Nickelby Hunt - drums / Nick Colegrave - synthesizer / Dalinda - vocals
1989 Over the Moon
1991 Head First
1993 While the Green Man Sleeps (Phil Thorton & Mandragora)
1994 Temple Ball
Other bands also called Mandragora:
Mandragora (Slovakia) Metal/Alternative
Mandragora (Germany) Folk/World music
Mandragora (Appleton / USA) Progressive Metal
Mandragora (Ireland) Folk/Medieval and Renaissance Music
Mandragora (Italy) Punk/Alternative
Mandragora (Mexicali / México) Electro-pop
Mandragora (San Juan del Rio / México) Metal/Alternative
Mandragora (Cd. Juárex / México) Black-Death Metal
Mandragora (Serbia) Rock/Metal
Mandragora (Sweden) Punk/Death Metal
Mandragora (France) Fussion/Latin/Folk
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