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Praying Mantis Unveils Single “Standing Tall” From Forthcoming 13th Studio Album “Defiance” 

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Praying Mantis, the iconic trailblazers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), are sharing today the new single “Standing Tall” taken from the upcoming album “Defiance”, due on April 19th via Frontiers Records.

“Standing Tall” showcase beautiful vocal melodies and a top-class guitar work, all driven by a solid rythm section. The band set to mesmerize once again their fans around the world reviving their influence on the rock scene. “Standing Tall” is yet another testament of their brilliant career.

Watch “Standing Tall” Lyric Video below.

Pre-order the album “Defiance”: https://orcd.co/defiance

The Album “Defiance” is set to drop on April 19, 2024 via Frontiers Music, marking a monumental milestone as the band commemorates its 50th Anniversary. Building on the success of their previous release, “Katharsis,” Praying Mantis continues to evolve their sound while staying true to their roots.

Led by founding members and brothers Chris and Tino Troy, alongside vocalist Jaycee Cuijpers, drummer Hans in’t Zandt, and guitarist Andy Burgess, the band promises a collection of tracks that capture the essence of their legendary career.

Originally named Junction, the band was formed in 1973 by brothers Tino (vocals/guitar) and Chris Troy (bass/vocals), later adding Steve Carroll (guitar/vocals) and Dave Potts (drums). Renamed Praying Mantis in 1974, the band is a pioneering force in the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement.

With a career spanning five decades, the band has remained at the forefront of the rock music scene, influencing generations of musicians with their unique sound and unwavering dedication to their craft.

Defiance” Tracklist:

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

Praying Mantis Are:

Chris Troy
Tino Troy
Jaycee Cuijpers
Hans in’t Zandt
Andy Burgess

Tour Dates:

19th-21st April – Silja Rock Cruise, Stockholm, Sweden
25th April – The Carlisle – Hastings, UK – SPECIAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
26th April – Cart & Horses – London, UK – SPECIAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
28th April – Swindon, UK
23rd May – Iron Fest, Germany
25th May- Landgraaf, Netherlands
5th & 6th June – Japan – Tokyo, Osaka
15th June – Prague – Venue TBC
20th June – Rock Imperium – Spain
21st & 22nd June – Czech Rep – Venue TBC


From the album “Defiance”. Pre-Order / Pre-save: https://orcd.co/defiance

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