PRAYING MANTIS, MACHINES OF GRACE: New Audio Interviews Posted Online

Shockwaves/HardRadio Podcast #41 — in which host Bob Nalbandian interviews guitarist Tino Troy from the classic NWOBHM band PRAYING MANTIS and vocalist Zak Stevens from MACHINES OF GRACE/SAVATAGE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA — is available for download at this location (M4A file, 25 MB).

"Turn The Tide", the new video from PRAYING MANTIS, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's new studio album, "Sanctuary", which was released in Europe on June 5 via Frontiers Records (July 14 in the U.S.). The CD was recorded in Atlanta, Georgia under the direction of producer/engineer Andy Reilly (ASIA, THE CULT, BRUCE DICKINSON, FM, etc).

MACHINES OF GRACE is the new band featuring vocalist Zak Stevens (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, SAVATAGE, MACHINES OF GRACE), drummer Jeff Plate (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE, METAL CHURCH), guitarist Matt Leff (guitar) and bassist Chris Rapoza (bass).

The group released its self-titled debut album digitally on July 7 via iTunes and other retailers.

"It's just a pure, solid melodic rock sound," Stevens said about the project. "It has infectious grooves and its own brand of outright power. To me, it's got great songwriting with a hard rock edge and strong commercial appeal."

Video footage of MACHINES OF GRACE performing on September 24, 2009 at the House Of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio as the support act for STRYPER can be viewed below.

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