Rare and Unreleased songs

Rare Mantis related Songs

Since putting up this site back in 1995, my knowledge of Mantis has increased
to about 5 times it’s pre-internet size. The biggest surprise to me is the
number of unreleased tracks and recordings from the early days. Most were
covered in Demorabilia but there are still some more potential tracks

I Surrender” – This is the song released by Rainbow written by Russ
Ballad. Mantis recorded it but Rainbow won the right to release their version

No Mercy” was recorded with Tom Jackson on vocals but were never

Captured City” was re-recorded for the 2nd album “A
Question of Time” which was never released.

The 1979 live set had a song called “Rock’n’Roll Fever” which is an
early version of 30 Pieces of Silver

Breakaway” and “As Long As We’re Together” were recorded the
same time as Heat Of The Moment but deemed too poppy to be released on

Can’t Wait forever” was also recorded with a Gary Barden Vocal.


I have been a Praying Mantis fan since I first heard "Captured City" on Metal for Muthas. Time Tells No Lies has always been on of my favourite albums and I was overjoyed when I first discovered it was out on CD. I didn't know what had happened after the first album until in about 1994 I discovered "A Cry For The New World". I was worried about getting it as I thought it had to be a disappointment but I was wrong. I loved it and have followed the band and maintained this website ever since.

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