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Beitragvon Lemmymario » 23. März 2015, 22:28


A night of Oldschool Heavy Metal!!

TICKETSALE: ... k-sad-iron

Praying Mantis was formed in London, England, in 1975, by brothers Tino and Chris Troy.
The heavy metal scene of the late 70s was widely regarded as stagnant; it had become time for a new breed of British bands to emerge in the wake of a dying punk scene, Neal Kay DJ at THE BANDWAGON North London’s premier hard rock disco. Due to Neal’s much appreciated support Mantis were given a platform to air their music which featured the classics 'Captured City' & 'Lovers to the Grave'. Along with bands such as Iron Maiden, Angel Witch & Diamond Head, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal was born.
Spearheaded by Praying Mantis & Iron Maiden, NWOBHM (as it became known) went on to dominate the Hard Rock scene in the early 80’s after the release of 'Metal for Muthas'; a compilation album consisting of bands that had played at 'The Bandwagon'. The debut album "Time Tells No Lies" received much critical acclaim and the single “Cheated” went top 40 in the UK charts in 1980.
During this period, Iron Maiden and Praying Mantis were closely paired in many areas and formed a strong musical relationship playing the 'Metal for Muthas' tour and a further successful more extensive UK tour together.
Praying Mantis finally made significant headway in 1990 with Dennis Stratton & Paul Di’anno (ex-Iron Maiden) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the NWOBHM in Japan. Since then they have released many successful albums with Pony Canyon in Japan, and thus this became one of Mantis ‘s major territories. The band have recently joined forces with new Dutch members vocalist John “Jaycee”Cuijpers and drummer Hans in ‘t Zandt who have a vast experience in their fields having toured with bands such as Toto and many others. This will now add a new and exciting dimension to the band’s music and live performances.
The current album 'Sanctuary' on the Frontiers label is being hailed as their finest to date and is still receiving stunning reviews. The band are finalizing the next studio album which alongside the valued input and experience of the new members is anticipated to surpass the success of the last studio album Sanctuary. It looks as though Mantis are raising the bar and this may well be the most powerful line up the band have ever had.
But don’t just take anyone’s word for it, just check out the music and the live shows and judge for yourself!

Sad Iron is back and already played at Mario’s Metal Meeting 9 in 2014! Rooted deep in the 1980′s, Sad Iron was founded in Hoorn and reunited in 2012 at the Heavy Metal Maniacs festival. The fans couldn’t get enough, so the band decided to continu doing live shows! Sad Iron released two albums of Pure Heavy Metal: “Total Damnation”- 1984 and “The Antichrist” 1985...
MMM is very proud to have this cultband back in Little Devil! Be on time because all that saw the band last year where excited!!! And like Sad iron already sung before; "We all praise the devil"!!!!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Monday 6 April 2015 (Easter Monday)
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 12,50 (pre-sale) & € 13,50 (door price)

TICKETSALE: ... k-sad-iron
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