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- Lords of Metal
This is absolute quality that will fill any psychonaut with joy. ‘Nitrogen’ is a heavenly, instrumental trip through the universe, both the physical and the mental one.
- I'm filling the blanks... (Live review vinyl release party)
"...Their psychedelic instrumental space jams transcend the earthly planes and leave you begging for more. The bass lines especially are rad beyond the extreme. Go see them when they are around."
- Obey The Riff
"...Mantra Machine walks proudly in the instrumental footsteps of Kyuss and The Desert Sessions while bringing ode to the Dutch stoner/ psych masters like 35007, Hypnos 69, Gomer Pyle and 7Zuma7.
With a distinct interstellar touch leaning into prog and space rock territory, these guys combine the best of both worlds to create a bass-heavy fuzzed out instrumental trip that's remarkably addictive. Get hooked and hypnotized!"
- The Sludgelord
"...A repetitive riff opens up 'Ultrabase' before going stoner of the faster kind. Suddenly the tempo drops hitting hypnotic levels and by the time you are in trance, the band kicks into gear melting your face while tearing it up."
- More Fuzz!
"...Playing in the same field as My Sleeping Karma or Monkey3, this is a stunning Heavy Psychedelic album!"
" ...Het is al met al een heerlijke energieke sound met een ‘bite’ waar je je als debuterende band niet voor hoeft te schamen. Ik ben om."
Influenced by the likes of stoner, spacerock and psychedelics, Mantra Machine is set out to reach new audiences with a mix of heavy guitars, shimmering bass and grooving drums, soaked in 'mantra style' instrumental synth soundscapes.
In 2012 they debuted at the Sonic Rock Solstice festival in England and released their first EP 'Stage One'. Among other gigs they were invited to play at Mudfest III (2013).
In December 2014 they recorded and released a first full-length album called 'Nitrogen'. Short after the release the album was placed on the Dutch music site 3VOOR12 Luisterpaal and also was released on vinyl.
In 2016 they where invited to play at Roadburn in Tilburg and shared the stage with a great line-up of other bands.
Paul Geerts: guitars and synths
Jeroen Schippers: drums
Marijn Slot: bass
Tjø van Zuijlen: bass and sampler
18-11-16: De Peppel, Zeist, w/ Monomyth
01-10-16: PsyKA Festival Vol. 3, Karlsruhe, Germany
30-09-16: The Rockhouse Bar, Salzburg, Austria w/ Mother Engine
27-08-16: Altstadt, Eindhoven w/ ¡Pendejo!
13-08-16: Yellowstock Festival, Geel, Belgium
16-07-16: Wessummerbreeze Festival, Wessem
14-04-16: ROADBURN FESTIVAL 2016, Tilburg
27-03-16: Tivoli De Helling, w/ Monomyth
23-01-16: Baroeg, Rotterdam w/ Glowsun (FR), The Machine, Sun Rider.
22-01-16: Oefenbunker, Landgraaf w/ Seymour Sachs
28-11-15: Plu, Nijmegen w/ MIAVA (BE)
11-07-15 Kinky Star, Gent, België
24-04-15: Musicon, Den Haag w/ Nauseahtake, The Om Syllable
18-04-15: De Pit, Terneuzen w/ Order of the Emperor, Komatsu
28-03-15: Winston Kingdom, Amsterdam - VINYL RELEASE PARTY w/ Nauseahtake, The Fur (BE), YAMA
20-02-15: Utrecht, ACU w/ Dirtymike & the Bastards
06-02-15: Haarlem, Patronaat café, w/ Gigatron2000
06-12-14: Den Haag @ 330 Live, w/ 7 on Cube
18-10-14: Little Devil, Tilburg w/ Yama & Gigatron2000
17-10-14: Innocent, Hengelo w/ The Big Bang Theory & Camel Drivers
26-04-14: De Bastille, Schoonhoven w/ Gonga
03-04-14: De onderbroek, Nijmegen w/ Fjodor
15-03-14: Little Devil, Tilburg w/ Scarlet Stories
15-02-14: Winston Kingdom, Amsterdam w/ Sparta Kiev, Nauseahtake & Gigatron2000
07-12-13: Pitcher café, Haarlem w/ Stonerfront Nijmegen
02-11-13: MUDFEST 2013, Perron55, Venlo w/ Toner Low, Gigatron2000, Stonerfront Nijmegen e.o.
26-10-13: Salamafest, MuzyQ, Amsterdam w/ Nauseahtake e.o.
08-06-13: Cab03, Leiden w/ Gigatron2000
02-03-13: De Meester, Almere w/ Tales & Greyhound Bastards
30-11-12: The Cave, Amsterdam w/ USP e.o.
16-06-12: Sonic Rock Solstice 2012, England