Praying Mantis was released June 1980
|CD Comp – NWOBHM Metal Rarities Volume 1||CD Metal 2||British Steel||UK|
|01. Praying Mantis||Troy/Troy||3′ 20″|
|02. High Roller||Angelo||3′ 09″|
|•Alan Leeming||•Rodney Matthews|
Wow, that sure brings up some good memories!!!
This is the second effort of the Mantis boys on the NWOBHM history
but the first official and available to the public release since “Sounhouse Tapes or Captured
City 7”” was released for promotional reasons.
The 7” has 2 songs the homonymous track which i’d rather say is one of the weakest songs
that Mantis ever made, still there is a good underground feeling in it. The b’ side was
“High Roller” a rather weird song that was also written by Rob Angelo (ex-Iron Maiden).
As far as i know the 7” got some great reviews and just for the history the very
first copies of the single came with a t-shirt patch with the cover of the single…