PRAYING MANTIS has just celebrated its 30th anniversary. The band was a landmark in the founding of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal era, having appeared on the legendary "Metal for Muthas 1" compilation as well as toured alongside legends IRON MAIDEN and ANGEL WITCH.
To commemorate this landmark occasion, PRAYING MANTIS is making available a previously unreleased single, "Witch Hunt", as a free download for five days starting on October 29 via iTunes. This will be followed by a special limited-edition EP in late November 2010 which will include a number of the band's classic tracks.
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).
PRAYING MANTIS is:
Tino Troy - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Chris Troy - Bass, Backing Vocals
Benjy Reid - Drums
Andy Burgess - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Mike Freeland - Lead Vocals
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