Great type. Melodyland, Manticor, Motown. Manticor; A record label created by the members of the rock group Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Manticore released albums by ELP and a number of other Progressive rock artists. Manticore was originally distributed in the U.S. by Atlantic from 1973 to 1975 but switched to Motown distribution until the label folded in 1977.