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Praying Mantis are pleased to announce their 11th studio album, »GRAVITY«! After the positively warm reception to the band's last studio album, ›Legacy‹
(2015), the new album sees the band returning with an inspired, take-no-prisoners set!
»GRAVITY« sees the band keep the same line-up featured on the successful album »Legacy«, featuring Jaycee Cuijpers and Hans in’t Zandt (vocals and
drums respectively), who have truly provided a new dimension to the writing process and musical performances. Together with founding members Tino
and Chris Troy and guitarist Andy Burgess, they have been instrumental not only in the writing of the new songs, but in providing a new vision in terms of
the sound engineering and production.
One of the most influential and famous artists in the rock field, Rodney Matthews (Magnum, Diamond Head, Allen/Lande) has been commissioned to do
the artwork for the album in the same style and stunning quality that so many fans loved on the original Mantis albums like »Time Tells No Lies,« »Predator
In Disguise« and »Legacy.«
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 bands
like Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Saxon, and others they spearheaded the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) movement. While they did not see
the same dizzying heights of success as some of their contemporaries, Praying Mantis nonetheless became one of THE most influential bands of the
NWOBHM. The band has remained active over the years and still record and plays live regularly.