PRAYING MANTIS: Release “Keep It Alive” Live Album In December; Tease Video For “Highway”


Frontiers Music Srl has announced the release of PRAYING MANTIS‘ new live CD/DVD, Keep It Alive, on December 6. Watch their performance of “Highway” below.

Recorded live at Frontiers Rock Festival V in Milan, Italy on April 28, 2018, this brand new live release shows PRAYING MANTIS offering the crowd a setlist of new songs and several classic tracks, including selected cuts from the now legendary debut album, “Time Tells No Lies”. An awesome release, showcasing the repertoire of one of the most consistent British hard rock bands around.

Originally formed in 1973 by the Troy brothers, Tino and Chris, PRAYING 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 an ongoing concern over the intervening years, and to still record and appear live regularly. The debut PRAYING MANTIS album, Time Tells No Lies (Arista) was released in 1981 to critical acclaim, and it remains a significant milestone in the history of NWOBHM.

Keep It Alive artwork and tracklisting:


“Captured City”
“Panic In The Streets”
“Keep It Alive”
“Mantis Anthem”
“Dream On”
“Fight For Your Honour”
“Time Slipping Away”
“Children Of The Earth”


John ‘Jaycee’ Cuijpers – lead vocals
Andy Burgess – guitars
Tino Troy – guitars and vocals
Chris Troy – bass guitar and vocals
Hans In T’ Zandt – drums