Legendary U.K. hard rock/NWoBHM act Praying Mantis is streaming the new song "Gravity," which you can check out in the player above. The song is the title track of the band's new album, which drops on May 11th via Frontiers Music Srl. Pre-orders are available at this location.
"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 is a well-established band of melodic hard rockers. The band was 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.
The track listing and album artwork can be found here:
1. Keep It Alive 2. Mantis Anthem 3. Time Can Heal 4. 39 Years 5. Gravity 6. Ghosts of the Past 7. Destiny In Motion 8. The Last Summer 9. Foreign Affair 10. Shadow of Love 11. Final Destination