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Live in Germany

Praying Mantis will be playing in Mannheim, Germany on 09. April 2015 Tickets can be purchased at

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New Album: Legacy Update

Mantis have now completed the recording of the forthcoming album “Legacy”. The band are still in discussion with the record company Frontiers as to the exact release date, however the anticipated release will be early June 2015 in the UK

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New album in progress and gig update

While things have seemed quiet in the Praying Mantis camp the band have been busy writing news songs and are currently recording them. It is hoped to release the album in early 2015. Two tracks have already been performed live.

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New Single and launch party

Praying Mantis have announced they are to release a new single in October 2013. To celebrate the single and officially introduce new members, John Cuijpers and Hans in’t Zandt, they will play the Merton Manor 76 Kingston Road, Wimbledon SW19

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Interview with Chris Troy from 2012

You might be interested to read an interview with Chris Troy where the questions were mainly based on Mantis lyrics. Crystal Logic Interview with Chris Troy

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New Line-up Revealed

Immediate Press Release NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends PRAYING MANTIS announce that they have joined forces with Dutch duo, Vocalist Jaycee (John Cuijpers) and Drummer Hans in ‘t Zandt. These new members will be featuring on the

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Praying Mantis in Classic Rock Present AOR 8

Classic Rock Present AOR vol 8 features a review of Praying Mantis’ career and is on sale from today.

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Gig List as of March 8th 2013

Praying Mantis have the current gigs line up so far this year. Sat. 23rd March – Merton Manor, 76 Kingston Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 1LA, United Kingdom – See facebook Sat. 30th March – Very ‘Eavy Festival, “De Spont”, Gandhiplein

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New Gigs

My details for these show are a limited but Praying Mantis have the following shows planned. Thursday 19th July, Merton manor, 76 Kingston Road, South Wimbledon, London, SW19 1LA Friday 27th July, Nicosia, Cyprus, Power of the Night festival Saturday

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Bob Angelo looking to publish a book on his Iron maiden and Praying Mantis days

“It’s a book about my times in both IRON MAIDEN & PRAYING MANTIS. It covers all of the time spent in ‘MAIDEN, all in chonological order, in great detail, along with early snapshots of the band, which have never been

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