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 forthcoming live shows.

Praying Mantis reveal new line-up
John and Hans are seasoned professional musicians with a vast experience of playing alongside bands such as Toto, Vengeance, Jan Akkerman, and Steve Lukather and will bring a extra dimension to the Mantis sound.

Praying Mantis reveal new line-up
Praying Mantis reveal new line-up

Praying Mantis are: John Cuijpers – Lead Vocals, Tino Troy – Guitars & Vocals, Chris Troy – Bass & Vocals, Andy Burgess – Guitars + Vocals, Hans in ‘t Zandt – Drums

Forthcoming Praying Mantis shows:

27th July Headbangers Open Air Hamburg, Germany
02th August The Bull Colchester, UK
03th August The Railway Ipswich, UK
04th August Cambridge Rock Festival, UK

Praying Mantis are a well established band of melodic hard rockers. They were formed by brothers Tino and Chris Troy in 1973 and together with ‘Iron Maiden‘, they spearheaded the NWOBHM movement.

Praying Mantis became one of THE most influential bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM). The band is also one of a very small number of bands from that era to have remained a going concern over the intervening years, and to still record and appear live regularly.

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Source: http://www.rockngrowl.com/praying-mantis-unveils-new-lineup

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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 “New Line-up Revealed
  1. Slamazzar says:

    Great news! Honestly, I never was convinced by Mike’s voice. To me it was nowhere near as appropriate for the Mantis sound as were the voices of John Sloman, Tony O’Hora, not to mention the magnificient Colin Peel… and Sanctuary seemed to be sort of a wrong path for the band, just as To The Power Of Ten did a decade before.

    So, the arrival of Jaycee (”Sail Away To Avalon!”) truly gives hope for the new opening for the Probably-The-Best-Band-In-The-Universe.

    Praying Mantis, rise up again!

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