Recorded live in Tokyo in 1996. 'Captured' features ex-IronMaiden guitarist Dennis Stratton along with ex-Michael Schenker Group and Statetrooper vocalist Gary Barden and ex-IronMaiden drummer Clive Burr. 12 tracks including 'Victory' and 'A Cry For The New World'…
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.
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.
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.