Praying Mantis are a well established band of melodic hard rockers. They were formed by brothers Tino and Chris Troy in the mid-1970's and they became one of the bands associated with the the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal). Their first album "Time Tells No Lies" received a lot of critical acclaim. Unfortunately there was then some managerial problems and a couple of name changes before the band reformed in 1990 with Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden) for a NWOBHM festival in Japan. Since then they have released new albums every 2 or 3 years and are gaining new fans around the world all the time.