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April 29, 2024 24 mins
In this episode of VRP Rocks, guitarist Tino Troy, co-founder of seminal rock band Praying Mantis, takes us on an incredible journey through the band's 50 year history. From their humble beginnings in the '70s to becoming part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, Tino shares captivating stories about their iconic releases, including "Time Tells No Lies" featuring the anthem "Children of the Earth" through to their latest album Defiance which was released on April 19th. Discover the rich legacy of Praying Mantis, including their encounters with bands like Iron Maiden and the bittersweet tale of a hit song that fell into the hands of Ritchie Blackmore, their success in Japan and the issues with management which stopped the rapid rise. Join us for an inside look at the band's incredible evolution and ongoing impact on the rock music scene. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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