TR Hell: ULTRAMANTIS BLACK – BIOMONSTER DNA

The great and devious…

 

 

TR Hell is a staff video pick from the black depths of the abyss itself.

Wrestlers trying to break into the music business are nothing new, with the results ranging from acceptable…

…to passable

…to laughable…

…and the consensus usually being that these guys shouldn’t quit their day job, but there are exceptions to every rule….

enter UltraMantis Black…

Though officially hailing from “Parts Unknown” as most mysterious masked men tend to do, Mantis has been kicking ass in the local Chikara promotion since its inception in 2002. Last July he shocked the heavy music world by teaming up with critically acclaimed punkers Pissed Jeans and releasing a self titled EP through Relapse Records. Adventurous listeners found themselves pleasantly surprised by a crushing set of grind-leaning crusty hardcore tracks, presided over by UltraMantis’ guttural delivery, spewing intelligent and thoughtful lyrics about his militant veganism and animal rights activism.

We were sad that we missed Mantis in December when he played the First Unitarian Church with Pig Destroyer. Hopefully he plays the area again soon, and that there’s also more music on the way. We’re big fans of his particular kind of crazy.

Kevin Hawkey is the co-founder, head writer and editor of Riot-Nerd. He enjoys Fighting Games, Metal, Marvel, Horror and all the weird shit in between. A lifelong Philadelphian just as comfortable in a circle pit at Underground Arts as he is drooling over the new Hot Toys figures at Brave New Worlds, Kevin’s idiosyncratic sensibility gives this site it’s unique dichotomy between “riot” and “nerd”.

No Comments
Riot Nerd Newsletter