Tennessee Thrash QUIESCENT MANTIS’ New Video “Primal Form of Aggression” Is Nothing Short Of A Sonic Onslaught; New Album “Here Comes the Swarm” Out July 2024

New Album “Here Comes the Swarm” Out July 2024 via Exitus Stratagem Records

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L-R – Jordan Mckenzie (Vocals/Bass), Chris Trainor (Guitar), Johnny Mejia (Drums)
Photo Credits: Josh Martin (ProMotion LLC)

Quiescent Mantis, from Tennessee, USA, a hard-hitting progressive thrash metal trio with a history as intriguing as their music, is thrilled to announce the release of their new video single, “Primal Form of Aggression”, from their debut album “Here Comes The Swarm” produced by Yanic Bercier (Quo Vadis, Gone In April) at WaveTransform Recording Studio and due out on July 19th on Exitus Stratagem Records. With its aggressive riffs, relentless rhythms, and thought-provoking lyrics inspired by science fiction and real-life experiences, the single delivers manic whiplash. The band explains in further detail:

“‘Primal Form of Aggression’ is a song we wrote around something everyone has faced, the song is written around the anger when someone is purposely going out of their way to pick at you or pick on you just to get a reaction from you. Sometimes the reaction comes from a Primal form of aggression.”

Quiescent Mantis, comprised of former scientists Chris Trainor, Jordan McKenzie, and Johnny Mejia, emerged from an extraordinary origin story. While employed at Sub-atomic Weight Of Acceleration Research Mechanics (S.W.A.R.M.), the trio inadvertently opened a doorway to the mantis homeworld during a particle collision experiment.

Exposed to mind-altering pheromones, they transformed their scientific acumen into musical prowess, resulting in the formation of the band during the COVID-19 lockdown. Their unique blend of old-school and new-school metal techniques, combined with a deep love for science fiction, has set them apart in the metal scene. They are recommended for fans of Orbit Culture, Power Trip, Havok, and Pantera.

Watch and listen to “Primal Form of Aggression” via its video premiere on Decibel Magazine HERE.

Album pre-order for “Here Comes The Swarm” are available at


“Shake the Cage” –

“Fight” –

Digital (Spotify) –

Show Dates:
June 29 – Knoxville, TN – The Old City Performing Arts Center – Knoxville Hardcore Fest
July 19 – Knoxville, TN – Brickyard Bar (Album Release Party) w/ Summoner’s Circle, Belfast 6 Pack, We Lye Cold, Seven Year Sideshow
Aug 24 – Battle Creek, MI – Michigan Metal Fest
Sept 14 – Knoxville, TN – Open Chord Stage – Mosh Out Of Darkness
Oct 5 – Jackson, TN – Metal Devastation Fest

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Track Listing:
1. Open The Gates – 3:40
2. Here Comes The Swarm – 3:22
3. Apex Predator – 3:19
4. P.R.E.Y. – 4:06
5. Shake The Cage – 5:10
6. Breed. Feed. Repeat. – 3:30
7. Primal Form of Aggression – 3:52
8. Killer Bee, Killed – 2:34
9. Fight! – 3:32
10. This Is The End! – 2:38
Album Length: 35:48

Quiescent Mantis is:
Chris Trainor – Guitarist / Backup Vocals
Jordan Mckenzie – Bass and Vocals
Johnny Mejia – Drums

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