Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends PRAYING
MANTIS announce that they have joined forces with Dutch duo,
Vocalist Jaycee (John Cuijpers) and
Drummer Hans in ‘t Zandt. These new members will
be featuring on the forthcoming live shows.
Jon and Hans are
seasoned professional musicians with a vast experience of playing alongside
as Toto, Vengeance, Jan
Akkerman, and Steve Lukather and
will bring a extra dimension to
the Mantis sound.
Mantis are: John Cuijpers – Lead Vocals, Tino Troy – Guitars &
Vocals, Chris Troy – Bass & Vocals, Andy Burgess – Guitars + Vocals, Hans in
‘t Zandt – Drums
July Headbangers Open Air Hamburg, Germany 02th
August The Bull Colchester, UK 03th August The
Railway Ipswich, UK 04th August Cambridge Rock Festival,
Mantis are a well established band of melodic hard rockers. They were
formed by brothers Tino and Chris
Troy in 1973 and together with ‘Iron
Maiden‘, they spearheaded the NWOBHM movement.
Mantis became one of THE most influential bands of the New Wave
of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM). The band is also one of a very small
number of bands from that era to have remained a going concern over the
intervening years, and to still record and appear live regularly.