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SquaredCirclePit #4 – Hanno from MANTAR Talks Learning American Pop Culture From Pro Wrestling

Hanno is from Germany and discusses how pro wrestling taught him about American culture. A fun episode.


This was quite an enlighting conversation for me. I spoke to Hanno from Mantar, an awesome new death-and-roll duo. Hanno is from Germany so it was fascinating learning how a German person interpreted the overly nationalistic storylines of the WWF at the time. Hanno talks his favorite moments from the early 90s, his favorite wrestlers and perhaps the greatest retelling of the Yokozuna Body Slam challenge I have ever heard. We also discuss Doink the Clown, I.R.S., Abe "Knuckle Ball" Schwartz and the Macho Man.

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At the end of the interview, we played the new Mantar track "Era Borealis" from their album, Ode to the Flame out now on Nuclear Blast. Order it here.

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If you never saw the bodyslam challenge, here it is:

Also, here is the pro wrestler Mantaur…

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Check back for a new episode of Squared Circle Pit in about two weeks. Special thanks to Hugh Myrone for the intro music.

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