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OriginWagga Wagga, NSW
GenresThrash metal
Years active1993 - 1999
Associated actsHeaven the Axe, Sulkus, Misery, Aeturnus Dominion, Terrorust
Past membersDarren Goulding, Jason Holt, Pete Philpott, Shane Slater, Steve Watts

Band Members

  • Line-Up
    • Jason Holt (bass)
    • Pete Philpott (drums)
    • Shane Slater (guitar)
    • Steve Watts (vocals, guitar)
  • Former members
    • Darren Goulding (vocals)

Band Information

Formed in Wagga Wagga in the early 1990s, and at one stage with ex-Misery singer Darren Goulding on vocals, Manticore were without doubt one of the most extreme speed metal bands in the country. With riffs played at blinding speed and maximum heaviness, Manticore became a favourite with metal audiences for the quality of their recorded output and the sheer intensity (and extreme rareness!) of their live performances. Integrating the Extreme is an essential release.

"Head On It" saw the band introduce a groove element to its music without compromising their all-conquering sound but the EP met with little support.

The band split up at the end of 1999.

Watts was a member of Walk the Earth very briefly in 2007 before joining Terrorust shortly afterwards. He has since formed Heaven the Axe.



1996 Integrating the Extreme Warhead


1997 Head On It Shock

Compilation tracks:

Year Track Title Album Title Label
1995 "Mask" Warhead Vol. 1 Warhead
1999 "Severed Ties" Under the Southern Cross Chatterbox