Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis was released June 1980
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Type Cat No. Label Country
7″ GEMS36 Gem UK
CD Comp – NWOBHM Metal Rarities Volume 1 CD Metal 2 British Steel UK

Track List
Title Writers
01. Praying Mantis Troy/Troy 3′ 20″
02. High Roller Angelo 3′ 09″

Name Instrument
Tino Troy Guitar, Vocals
Chris Troy Bass, Vocals
Bob Angelo Guitar, Vocals
Dave Potts Drums

Interview Links
What Source

Additional Information
Studios Engineering
•Unknown •Unknown
Mixer/Producer Artwork
•Alan Leeming •Rodney Matthews
General Notes
Back Picture

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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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One comment on “Praying Mantis
  1. George Arvanitakis says:

    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…

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