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Album review: PRAYING MANTIS – Gravity

PRAYING MANTIS - Gravity

Frontiers [Release date 11.05.18] Originally part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, albeit at the more melodic almost AOR end of the spectrum, Praying Mantis are still going strong. This new album is their 10th studio outing, 11 if you include … Continue reading

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Album review: LIONHEART – Second Nature

LIONHEART - Second Nature

AOR Heaven [25.08.17] Blimey, it has been a few years since Lionheart last released an album – over thirty to be precise! Their sole studio album to date was 1984′s ‘Hot Tonight’, rightly revered among many rock fans. They split-up in 1986 with Dennis … Continue reading

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Gig review: WINTERSTORM FESTIVAL – Concert Hall, Troon, 25/26 November 2016

Troon

The town of Troon is better known for its championship links golf course rather than as a hub for all things rock, but one man with a vision, Iain McCaig, is set to change all that. Going by the old … Continue reading

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Gig review: Y & T – Islington Academy, London, 28 October 2016

Y & T - Islington Academy, London, 28 October 2016

For the last decade, an extensive Y & T tour has been just as much a feature of autumn as leaves falling and the nights getting shorter.  The Californians seem to have a love affair with the UK and judging … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROCK GODDESS/Praying Mantis/Desolation Angels – Islington O2 Academy, London, 3 December 2015

Praying Mantis, Cambridge Rock Festival, 2013

A night of NWOBHM resurrections. First up Desolation Angels. The band ambled on stage to a room of about 50 souls and did a bit of instrument fiddling over David Bowie’s ‘Boys Keep Swinging’ blasting from the PA. Not a … Continue reading

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Album review: PRAYING MANTIS – Legacy

PRAYING MANTIS – Legacy

Frontiers Records [Release date 21.08.15] Praying Mantis were always lumped in with the NWOBHM but they were always more of a melodic rock band and “Legacy”, their 10th if you include the one issued under the Stratus banner in 1984, … Continue reading

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Gig review: CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL, 1-4 August 2013

Cambridge Rock Festival 2013

Haggis Farm Polo Club, Cambridgeshire Back in 2004 the first Rockingbeerfest three day festival took place under the blackened skies and torrential rain, quite contrastingly here we are today celebrating the 10th anniversary in 31degree bright sunshine. Under the leadership … Continue reading

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DENIM & LEATHER NWOBHM FESTIVAL 2012

DENIM & LEATHER NWOBHM FESTIVAL 2012 Praying Mantis, Weapon, Stampede, Gaskin plus special guests Agincourt Praying Mantis, Weapon, Stampede, Gaskin plus special guests Agincourt will rock this year’s inaugural Denim & Leather NWOBHM Festival  at Wolverhampton’s Slade Rooms on Saturday September 29th.  And as … Continue reading

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PRAYING MANTIS – Time Tells – No Lies

Time Tells – No Lies  4.5/5 (Rock Candy) Metalmorphosis – 30th Anniversary Album (Japan Edition) 4.5/5 http://www.praying-mantis.com/ NWoBHM legends Praying Mantis, led by brothers guitarist Tino and bassist Chris Troy, have always played at the melodic end of hard rock, … Continue reading

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