PRAYING MANTIS: Performance, Interview Footage From SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Posted Online

Quality video footage of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends PRAYING MANTIS performing the song "Captured City" at the Sweden Rock Festival, which was held June 9-12 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden, can be viewed below. Also available is an interview with the band conducted at the event by

Commented PRAYING MANTIS: "The live set on [Sweden Rock Festival's] Dio Stage which took place June 11th was dubious due to the weather, but the sun soon came out and we had so much fun rocking. For the Saturday acoustic set on the Rockklassiker Stage, we were outstanded by the amount of people who came out and supported us and also joined in with the singing. We really appreciate you all, thank you again and look forward to seeing you very shortly."

PRAYING MANTIS's latest studio album, "Sanctuary", was released in Europe in June 2009 via Frontiers Records (July 2009 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).

Check out audio samples at this location.


Tino Troy - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Chris Troy - Bass, Backing Vocals
Benjy Reid - Drums
Andy Burgess - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Mike Freeland - Lead Vocals




Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).