Category: PRAYING MANTIS

VA – Lightning To The Nations; NWOBHM 25th Anniversary Collection (Disc 3)

The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (N.W.O.B.H.M.) was a musical movement that somehow saved – or revitalized if you want – the languishing metal / hard rock scene at the end of the Seventies, and cemented the ’80s sound for the genre during the entire decade. The excellent 3-CD box “Lightnin’ To The Nations: NWOBHM 25th Anniversary Collection” comprises...

PRAYING MANTIS – Gravity [Japanese Edition +1] (2018)

British rockers PRAYING MANTIS will release their 11th studio album, “Gravity“, on May 11 via Frontiers Music, and tomorrow in Japan.After the positive response given to the band’s last studio release, the new record sees Praying Mantis return with another even more inspired, take-no-prisoners set. Opener ‘Keep It Alive’ shows that the band certainly do with this riff heavy tune....

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases April-May 2018 – Vol.4

Spring is here, and new singles from upcoming released appear to our delight.British melodic rock wonders VEGA will release their fifth studio album, ‘Only Human’, on May 11th via Frontiers Music. The band self-produced the record, but teamed up with legendary Canadian musician and producer Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) for the mixing and mastering to bring their fans another gem...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases March-April 2018 – Vol.4

Spring is coming and major Melodic Rock / AOR releases find its way to stores. Let’s check the advanced singles from albums to come.British rockers PRAYING MANTIS will release their 11th studio album, “Gravity”, on May 11 via Frontiers Music. Title track is the first single, a melodic rocker showcasing inspired songwriting. House Of Lords singer JAMES CHRISTIAN will be...

PRAYING MANTIS – Metalmorphosis [Japan Edition +6] Out Of Print

PRAYING MANTIS – Metalmorphosis [Japan Edition +6] Out Of Print

After the recent post here of PRAYING MANTIS‘ classic album Time Tells No Lies in its remastered form, one of you asked for this “Metalmorphosis“, the EP released by the band to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their debut Time Tells No Lies. It was a limited edition disc featuring 5 classic Praying Mantis songs re-recorded in 2010 by the...

PRAYING MANTIS – Time Tells No Lies [Rock Candy remastered +5] full

PRAYING MANTIS – Time Tells No Lies [Rock Candy remastered +5] full

Founded by brothers Tino and Chris Troy, PRAYING MANTIS developed a reputation for delivering thinking man’s metal very much defining the genre in Great Britain during the ’80s. One of the band’s favorite albums, “Time Tells No Lies“, has been Remastered & Reloaded by Rock Candy Records including 5 bonus tracks (requested by one of you). Indeed, Praying Mantis had...

PRAYING MANTIS – Legacy [retail CD] (2015)

* Released today by Frontiers Music, “Legacy” is the new album by British legends PRAYING MANTIS, the first to feature drummer Hans In T’ Zandt (Bangalore Choir, Vengeance) and new vocalist John ‘Jaycee’ Cujipers. It also marks the return of cover artist Rodney Matthews, whose art graced the earliest Praying Mantis classics. It has been way too long since NWOBHM-turned-Melodic...

PRAYING MANTIS – Time Tells No Lies [Rock Candy] (2012)

thanx to Carl * Formed by brothers Tino and Chris Troy, PRAYING MANTIS developed a reputation for delivering thinking man’s metal. Indeed, they had the musical chops to rival and, at times, outshine the competition by utilising twin lead guitar, ambitious arrangements and multilayered harmonies; their songs were melodic yet intricately arranged and packed a powerful punch. “Time Tells No...