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Praying Mantis


This band's profile is 'invisible', meaning that it's much less prominent on the site - either because it's incomplete, or maybe doesn't entirely fit MS format.



Also known as Stratus

Country: United Kingdom
Label: Frontiers Music Srl

Links: Official website
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Formed in: 1974

1974-1990 New wave of British heavy metal
1990- Heavy metal

Line-up

1974-  Chris Troy - bass, vocals
1974-  Tino Troy - guitars, vocals
2007-  Andy Burgess - guitar, vocals
2013-  John "Jaycee" Cuijpers - vocals
2013-  Hans van 't Zandt - drums
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1974-1978  Chris Hudson - drums
1974-1978  Peter Moore - guitar
1978-1980  Mick Ransome - drums
1978-1981  Bob Sawyer - guitar
1980-1982  Steve Carroll - guitar
1980-1983  Dave Potts - drums
› 1987  -//-
1981  Tom Jackson (I) - vocals
1981-1983  Bernie Shaw - vocals
› 1987  -//-
1982-1983  Jon Bavin - keyboards
1987  Hugh Bestick - guitar
1990-1991  Paul Di'Anno - vocals
1990-2005  Dennis Stratton - guitar, vocals
1992  Doogie White - vocals
› 2003  -//-
1993  Colin Peel - vocals
› 2002  -//-
1994  Mark Thompson Smith - vocals
1995  Michael Scherchen - keyboards
1995  Clive Burr - drums
1995-1997  Gary Barden - vocals
1996-2001  Tony O'Hora - vocals
2002  Martin Johnson - drums
2003  John Sloman - vocals
2007-2011  Benjamin Reid - drums
2007-2013  Mike Freeland - vocals
2011-2013  Gary Mackenzie - drums
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Latest reviews

Legacy
6.3
I was lured into this review like a porky German child to a gingerbread house, ears a-tingle with eagerness at the prospect of new and untapped NWOBHM to explore (for that is how Praying Mantis was billed). The second I began my background research, I balked at the realization that Praying Mantis (or Stratus, as they were also known) in their early years played what was essentially slightly toothier AOR. You could feel the excitement rush out of the room.   Review by ScreamingSteelUS ››

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