PRAYING MANTIS Announce New Album and New Single Release

PRAYING MANTIS, the iconic trailblazers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), are delighted to announce the release of their first single, “Defiance” in conjunction with the unveiling of their highly anticipated 13th studio album.

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The Album “Defiance” is set to drop on April 19, 2024 via Frontiers Music, marking a monumental milestone as the band commemorates its 50th Anniversary. Building on the success of their previous release, “Katharsis,” PRAYING MANTIS continues to evolve their sound while staying true to their roots. Led by founding members and brothers Chris and Tino Troy, alongside vocalist Jaycee Cuijpers, drummer Hans in’t Zandt, and guitarist Andy Burgess, the band promises a collection of tracks that capture the essence of their legendary career.

“We’re thrilled to share the first single, ‘Defiance,’ with our fans,” says Chris Troy. “It sets the tone for what’s to come on the album—a perfect blend of classic PRAYING MANTIS with a contemporary twist”.

The release of “Defiance” not only marks a new chapter for PRAYING MANTIS but also serves as a testament to their enduring influence on the rock music scene. From powerful vocals to mesmerizing guitar riffs, the single encapsulates the band’s signature sound and unwavering spirit.

Originally named JUNCTION, the band was formed in 1973 by brothers Tino (vocals/guitar) and Chris Troy (bass/vocals), later adding Steve Carroll (guitar/vocals) and Dave Potts (drums). Renamed PRAYING MANTIS in 1974, the band is a pioneering force in the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement. With a career spanning five decades, the band has remained at the forefront of the rock music scene, influencing generations of musicians with their unique sound and unwavering dedication to their craft.

As PRAYING MANTIS continues to push boundaries and defy expectations, “Defiance” stands as a testament to their enduring legacy in the world of rock music.

PRAYING MANTIS
Defiance
Release Date: 19 April 2024

01. From The Start
02. Defiance
03. Feelin’ Lucky
04. I Surrender
05. Forever In My Heart
06. Never Can Say Goodbye
07. One Heart
08. Give It Up
09. Nightswim
10. Standing Tall
11. Let’s See

Tour Dates:

19th-21st April – Silja Rock Cruise, Stockholm, Sweden
25th April – The Carlisle – Hastings, UK
26th April – Cart & Horses – London, UK
28th April – Swindon, UK
23rd May – Iron Fest, Germany
25th May- Landgraaf, Netherlands (club)
5th & 6th June – Japan – Tokyo, Osaka
15th June – Prague – Venue TBC
20th June – Rock Imperium – Spain
21st & 22nd June – Czech Rep – Venue TBC

PRAYING MANTIS Line-Up:

Chris Troy – Bass
Tino Troy – Guitar
Jaycee Cuijpers – Vocals
Hans in’t Zandt – Drums
Andy Burgess – Guitar

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PRAYING MANTIS Announce New Album and New Single Release

February 25, 2024

PRAYING MANTIS, the iconic trailblazers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), are delighted to announce the release of their first single, “Defiance” in conjunction with the unveiling of their highly anticipated 13th studio album. Watch the Official Music Video: The Album “Defiance” is set to drop on April 19, 2024 via Frontiers Music, marking a monumental milestone as the band commemorates its 50th Anniversary. Building on the success of their previous release, “Katharsis,” PRAYING MANTIS continues to evolve their sound while staying true to their roots. Led by founding members and brothers Chris and Tino Troy, alongside vocalist Jaycee Cuijpers, drummer Hans in’t Zandt, and guitarist Andy Burgess, the band promises a collection of tracks that capture the essence of their legendary career. “We’re thrilled to share the first single, ‘Defiance,’ with our fans,” says Chris Troy. “It sets the tone for what’s to come on the album—a perfect blend of classic PRAYING MANTIS with a contemporary twist”. The release of “Defiance” not only marks a new chapter for PRAYING MANTIS but also serves as a testament to their enduring influence on the rock music scene. From powerful vocals to mesmerizing guitar riffs, the single encapsulates the…

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