Praying Mantis - Defiance | RECORD STORE DAY

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Artist: Praying Mantis
Format: CD


Rel. Date: 04/19/2024
UPC: 8024391140123

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1. From the Start
2. Defiance
3. Feelin' Lucky
4. I Surrender
5. Forever in My Heart
6. Never Can Say Goodbye
7. One Heart
8. Give It Up
9. Nightswim
10. Standing Tall
11. Let's See

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Praying Mantis are now a well-established band of melodic hard rockers. Formed by brothers Tino and Chris Troy in 1973, 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 records and plays live regularly, while evolving their style from their early beginnings to a more melodic hard rock style. - Musically the new album offers the trademark Mantis sound, with twin guitar leads and sterling vocal work from Jaycee Cuijpers, but what really puts this record apart is the stunning quality of the songwriting which offers a credible mix of catchy songs along with superb epics. To round up the tracklisting the Mantis' offer their own spin to the classic Rainbow hit "I Surrender" (penned by none other than Russ Ballard).