Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis - Demorabilia (1999) [Japanese Ed.] 2CD  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Jan. 21, 2017
Praying Mantis - Demorabilia (1999) [Japanese Ed.] 2CD

Praying Mantis - Demorabilia (1999) [Japanese Ed.] 2CD
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 756 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 239 Mb | Scans | Time: 45:48 + 55:19
Pony Canyon Inc. | PCCY-01342
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, NWOBHM

This is a double CD of unreleased songs that the Troy brothers had. It also includes demos of not only Praying Mantis but also Escape (Stratus). A band the Troys started with ex-Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr and ex-Grand Prix vocalist Bernie Shaw. You can't expect much of the sound production as these are demos. This album will be a treasure for Praying Mantis fans.

Praying Mantis - Sanctuary (2009) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Jan. 11, 2017
Praying Mantis - Sanctuary (2009) [Japanese Ed.]

Praying Mantis - Sanctuary (2009) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 472 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 156 Mb | Scans | 78 Mb | Time: 57:47
King Records Co., Ltd. | KICP-1372
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, NWOBHM

Entitled “Sanctuary” the CD is again very personal with plenty of great melodies and songs. The mix of lead and harmony guitar breaks and solos with great vocals and keyboards is fantastic with an overall songwriting on the highest levels all over. What we have here is a band that contains some very fine and experienced musicians who have put together a collection of songs that create a really classic album. Praying Mantis will forever be associated with the NWoBHM, but are in fact far more melodic.

Praying Mantis - The Journey Goes On (2003) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Dec. 3, 2016
Praying Mantis - The Journey Goes On (2003) [Japanese Ed.]

Praying Mantis - The Journey Goes On (2003) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 461 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 156 Mb | Scans | 99 Mb | Time: 59:35
Pony Canyon Inc. | PCCY-01636
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, NWOBHM

Released in 2003, The Journey Goes On is the band's seventh studio album for metal act featuring dual vocalists, Dougie White (Rainbow/Malmsteen) & John Sloman (Lone Star/Gary Moore), the followup to 2000's 'Nowhere To Hide'. Includes guitarist Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden) & founding members Chris & Tino Troy. The Journey Goes On is a first rate melodic rock album, and should especially appeal to fans of Demon, Ten, Cornerstone, Magnum, and John Payne-era Asia. If you're expecting a NWOBHM revival album though, you're going to be disappointed.

The Complete Guide to Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at April 8, 2016
The Complete Guide to Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu

Stuart Alve Olson, "The Complete Guide to Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu"
English | ISBN: 1583942408 | 2010 | EPUB | 184 pages | 5,4 MB

Praying Mantis - Nowhere To Hide (2000) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 6, 2015
Praying Mantis - Nowhere To Hide (2000) [Japanese Ed.]

Praying Mantis - Nowhere To Hide (2000) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 450 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 171 Mb | Scans | Time: 52:31
Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal | Label: Pony Canyon Inc. | Cat.№: PCCY-01462

Praying Mantis appeared with the rise of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the early 80s and rubbed shoulders with the likes of Iron Maiden and Def Leppard. "Nowhere To Hide" - the mix of lead and harmony guitar breaks and solos with great vocals and keyboards is fantastic. You could view this as a heavy AOR album or as a light melodic metal album.

Praying Mantis - Forever In Time (1998) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 5, 2015
Praying Mantis - Forever In Time (1998) [Japanese Ed.]

Praying Mantis - Forever In Time (1998) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 537 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 197 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:04:03
Genre: Hard Rock, Melodic Heavy Metal | Label: Pony Canyon Inc. | Cat.№: PCCY-01257

Fans of Praying Mantis must have approached this disc with trepidation, Yet another change in vocalists was probably the last thing they wanted. This is a stunning album. It appeared on many "best of year" lists in 1998. It is astounding to look back over eighteen years of the band's history to this disc which, at the time of its release, is the best album the band has released. This disc features the very best of everything the band had shown through the years. The songs are very well written. The vocals are immense and the choruses are enormous.

Praying Mantis - To The Power Of Ten (1995) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 2, 2015
Praying Mantis - To The Power Of Ten (1995) [Japanese Ed.]

Praying Mantis - To The Power Of Ten (1995) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 427 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 148 Mb | Scans | 112 Mb | Time: 55:48
Genre: Hard Rock, Melodic Heavy Metal | Label: Pony Canyon Inc. | Cat.№: PCCY-00794

"To The Power Of Ten" begins the Gary Barden era of Praying Mantis. Barden's vocals brought a stability to the band for a while and helped them further flesh out the arena rock anthem sound that has become the hallmark of Praying Mantis' music. This album is a mixed bag. There are some terrific compositions on it and a few that fans would just as soon forget.

Praying Mantis - A Cry For The New World (1993) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 29, 2015
Praying Mantis - A Cry For The New World (1993) [Japanese Ed.]

Praying Mantis - A Cry For The New World (1993) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 482 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 182 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:01:45
Genre: Hard Rock, Melodic Heavy Metal | Label: Pony Canyon Inc. | Cat.№: PCCY-00422

Praying Mantis at this stage of their career had caught a second wind, and were riding on the huge wave of popularity coming out of Japan. Still with the basis of the band intact, apart from new singer Colin Peel, who when added to the mix, really does have a great voice suited to Mantis’ style of melodic rock. The twin guitar work of Messrs Stratton and Troy are a force to be reckoned with in the rock scene, and on this opus ‘A Cry For The New World’ we are not exactly breaking new ground, but the commitment and class carries it off. Punctuated by subtle keyboard pieces in the background, the predominant guitar attack never lets up.

Praying Mantis - Time Tells No Lies (1981) [Japanese Ed. 1995]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 28, 2015
Praying Mantis - Time Tells No Lies (1981) [Japanese Ed. 1995]

Praying Mantis - Time Tells No Lies (1981) [Japanese Ed. 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 297 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 111 Mb | Scans | Time: 39:07
Genre: Heavy Metal, NWOBHM | Label: Pony Canyon Inc. | Cat.№: PCCY-00688

When one thinks about the early days of the NWOBHM, a couple of bands spring to mind Iron Maiden, Saxon, Def Leppard, Diamondhead, and Praying Mantis. Praying Mantis' 1981 debut Time Tells No Lies is a minor New Wave of British Heavy Metal classic. The album showcases the band's effective use of harmony vocals and guitars, as well as their knack for catchy hooks and choruses. The only album released by the band in there 1st run Voted 91st Heavy Metal. Album of all time in Kerrang magazine Oct 81.

Praying Mantis - Legacy (2015) [Japanese Ed.]  

Posted by Andi_Deris at Sept. 4, 2015
Praying Mantis - Legacy (2015) [Japanese Ed.]

Praying Mantis - Legacy (2015) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 482 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 156 Mb | Scans | 64 Mb | Time: 58:38
Genre: Melodic Hard Rock | Label: King Records | Cat.№: KICP-1738

Praying Mantis are finally ready to unleash their tenth studio album, “Legacy”! The early reactions to the new songs have been outstanding and there is a real buzz beginning to emerge that this could arguably be the best album that Mantis have ever made! Bold words to be sure, but this is more than mere record label hyperbole… Melodic Hard Rock with great harmonies and melodies, songs with hooks and memorable choruses.