2016 A Great Year!
Following the success of `Legacy`, the band has certainly been busy promoting the album during the early stages of 2016. With shows in Holland, Spain, Italy and Crete (Greece) already under our belt and with further shows in Germany, France and the UK scheduled for later in the year, the band is now busier than ever! 2016 was always going to be a little bit special for Praying Mantis as it marked the 35th anniversary of our debut album ‘Time Tells No Lies’.
"It will be great to play `Time Tells No Lies` songs live, to remember them and to 'love' them again." (Tino Troy)
"Listening to the album it certainly captured the spirit of the early 80s but has also stood the test of time" (Chris Troy).
'Legacy’, which is our latest release through Frontiers (2015), has really captured the hearts and minds of Hard Rock fans everywhere and established the latest line-up as a force to be reckoned with. ‘Legacy’ also convinced Frontiers that there is still a lot more in the tank from Praying Mantis and we have signed a contract that will cover the next 3 album releases. The first of these releases will be delivered to Frontiers in November 2017 so expect the next album circa late 2017, early 2018.
In addition to securing the the future of Praying Mantis, some changes have been made to our backroom team which now includes a new management team, new booking agents in Europe, USA and a new web facilitator. All this has strengthened the infrastructure to support Praying Mantis in the future.
It`s certainly an exciting time in the Mantis camp so please be part of this and visit the media sites regularly for the latest news, come to the shows but most importantly enjoy our music!
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Our Next Tour
October/November 2016 sees Praying Mantis touring with Y&T. Watch out for some additional dates of our own during this time.
Go to www.prayingmantis.rocks/Tour for all the latest information about our tour dates.
Available now from all usual outlets!
Listen to a taster of our latest album.
Artwork by Rodney Matthews.
Tino and Chris share their stories from their time on the road with Mantis.
As we celebrate the first year of the release of our album Legacy, take a listen and check it out for yourself. Here's the video for Fight For Your Honour.
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Friday 25th November. Check out the latest video below.
First Time in the USA!
Our first show in the USA will be at the Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse 2017. Click below for the latest information.