Mandatory
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AT Linz – Heavy Metal / Melodic Death / Progressive Metal / Thrash Metal
Mandatory
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Mandatory Creative Group
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Catharsis Album 2014
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Cataclysm EP 2012
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Carbon Black Album 2009
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Concept of Chaos EP 2007
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MANDATORY is a melodic death / thrash metal band from Linz in Austria.

Between thrash influenced riff-machine Mike and progressive metal enthusiast Chris, the band creates a tight and technically proficient sound with an aggressive drive, while still leaving space for catchy guitar hooks and melodies.

Delivering a professional and entertaining live performance has always been a top priority for Mandatory which was rewarded when they won the International Live Award in 2011 – a price that approximately 1.000 bands from 6 different countries battled for.

“The technically skilled quintet combines up-to-date vocal-lines, heavy, göteborg-style riffs with a pinch of nordic darkness, creating their own individual sound, performed on a very high level” – that’s what Metal Hammer Magazine had to say about Mandatory’s first full length album “Carbon Black”.

Their 2014 effort Catharsis sets the bar even higher: neckbreaking riffs, highly intense vocals and even more shredding and complexity.