Manticora's hard-hitting, thrasher style has developed over the years to become a mainstay of the current metal scene. Formed in Denmark in 1997, the band's current line-up includes its original tri-part core of vocalist, drummer and guitarist. After the release of its first full-length album in 1999, Manticora signed with Italian label Scarlet Records in 2000. Manticora has remained in the hearts and minds of metal lovers ever since, sustaining many evolutions, changes in line-up and various album releases. Going into its second decade of existence, the band has delved into concept albums and allowed its sound to take on dark and progressive elements, but always while maintaining its metal roots.