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Praying Mantis Announces Details For New Album "Sanctuary"

Frontiers Records has issued the following announcement about Praying Mantis releasing a new album:

"Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release on the new Praying Mantis studio album entitled “Sanctuary” on June 5th 2009 in Europe and July 14th in the USA. The album will be exclusively presented at the Bush Hall in London, UK on May 3rd 2009 with a special pre-listening session and “Welcome back” concert. More dates and festivals are in the works!"

Vocalist Chris Troy also made the following statement about the album:

“Hard to believe but Mantis have been in existence for over thirty years. Quite incredible really that we are still there releasing albums and maturing nicely. This also coincides with the 30th anniversary since the inception of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal). Iron Maiden have obviously made it and just as importantly have managed to stay up there for this long time. Well done lads! By the way the album title "Sanctuary" has no relationship to them!! However we do share some history and maybe this album will put us up there with them.

“I know its probably a cliché statement used by so many bands, but I do honestly believe it is by far the best thing we have ever done. The lyrics on most songs are quite deep and in some ways dark but I think these suit the music which is intrinsically based on minor chord structures (the saddest chords !). There are some real epics and duelling guitar harmonies in the standard Mantis style and all the fans who have heard it so far have been giving us some great feedback."

The track listing for the album will be as follows:

1. In Time
2. Restless Heart
3. Tears in the Rain
4. So High
5. Lonely Way Home
6. Touch The Rainbow
7. Threshold of a Dream
8. Playing God
9. Highway
10. Sanctuary

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