new album
out 11.05.18
CD / LP / digital
new single

album pre-order link
includes limited edition
180gm green vinyl gatefold LP
available from Frontiers official shop

Praying Mantis are pleased to announce their 11th studio album, ‘Gravity’. After the positive reception 

afforded to the band’s last studio release, ’Legacy’ (2015), the new record sees the band return with

another inspired, take-no-prisoners set.

The album also sees Mantis retain the same line-up, with John Cuijpers (vocals) and Hans in’t Zandt 

(drums) again contributing to the songwriting process. Alongside founder members Tino Troy, Chris Troy

and Andy Burgess, they have not only helped in the writing of the songs, but also in providing a new

dimension in terms of sound engineering and overall production.

One of the most influential and well known sleeve artists in the rock field, Rodney Matthews (Magnum, 

Diamond Head, Allen/Lande), has been commissioned to design the artwork for ‘Gravity’ in the same 

style and stunning quality that so many fans loved on Mantis albums such as ‘Time Tells No Lies’, 

‘Predator In Disguise’ and the aforementioned ‘Legacy’.

Praying Mantis are a well established band of melodic hard rockers. They were formed by brothers 

Tino and Chris Troy in 1973 and, together with bands like Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon, they

spearheaded the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) movement of the late ’70’s. While they 

did not attain the same dizzying heights of success as some of their contemporaries, they nonetheless

became one of the most influential bands in the genre. The band has remained active over the years

and still record and play live regularly.

Praying Mantis will perform at the annual Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy on 28th April.



John Cuijpers : lead vocals

Tino Troy : guitars & vocals

Chris Troy : bass & vocals

Andy Burgess : guitars & vocals

Hans in ’t Zandt : drums




Originally founded in Naples, Italy in 1996 by Serafino Perugino as a distribution company, Frontiers has 

developed into one of the premiere independent rock labels in the world. Synonymous with quality music

across a broad spectrum, the company has worked with genre heavyweights such as DEF LEPPARD, 


WINGER, MR. BIG, NIGHT RANGER and more. Aside from providing a home for classic artists,

Frontiers also boasts a wealth of young, upcoming talent that, coupled with a savvy and forward thinking

A&R and marketing approach, will be developed into the future of rock ‘n roll. With millions of records

sold and multiple Top 10 album chart entries around the world, the label has also expanded with offices

in the USA (Nashville) and UK (London). With a deep commitment to and passion for music and the

artists who create it and with massive global distribution, sales and marketing channels,

Frontiers is the home for both established and emerging rock acts.

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