PRAYING MANTIS To Release Gravity Album In May; Title Track Streaming
Praying Mantis will release their 11th studio album, Gravity, on CD, LP and digital formats on May 11th. The album's title track is available for streaming below.
After the positive reception afforded to the band's last studio release Legacy (2015), the new record sees the band return with another inspired, take-no-prisoners set. The album also sees Mantis retain the same lineup, with John Cuijpers (vocals) and Hans in’t Zandt (drums) again contributing to the songwriting process. Alongside founder members Tino Troy, Chris Troy and Andy Burgess, they have not only helped in the writing of the songs, but also in providing a new dimension in terms of sound engineering and overall production.
One of the most influential and well known sleeve artists in the rock field, Rodney Matthews (Magnum, Diamond Head, Allen/Lande), has been commissioned to design the artwork for Gravity in the same style and stunning quality that so many fans loved on Mantis albums such as Time Tells No Lies, Predator In Disguise and the aforementioned Legacy.
Praying Mantis are a well established band of melodic hard rockers. They were formed by brothers Tino and Chris Troy in 1973 and, together with bands like Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon, they spearheaded the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) movement of the late ’70’s. While they did not attain the same dizzying heights of success as some of their contemporaries, they nonetheless became one of the most influential bands in the genre. The band has remained active over the years and still record and play live regularly.
Praying Mantis will perform at the annual Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy on April 28th.
John Cuijpers - lead vocals
Tino Troy - guitars & vocals
Chris Troy - bass & vocals
Andy Burgess - guitars & vocals
Hans in ’t Zandt - drums