PRAYING MANTIS: All Day and All of the Night 7" The Kings cover song. + Beads Of Ebony. Melodic NWOBHM.
PRAYING MANTIS: All Day and All of the Night 7" The Kings cover song. + Beads Of Ebony. Melodic NWOBHM.
PRAYING MANTIS: All Day and All of the Night 7" The Kings cover song. + Beads Of Ebony. Melodic NWOBHM.

PRAYING MANTIS: All Day and All of the Night 7″ The Kings cover song. + Beads Of Ebony. Melodic NWOBHM.

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Three lead vocalists, brilliant harmonies, typical twin guitar sound, nice lyrics. A must-have for all melodic rock fans.

Kind of April Wine meets Night Ranger. Awesome guitar work and song writing. A must have to any collection.

They were formed in 1974 by the Troy brothers, Tino and Chris, both college students. Like several NWOBHM bands they made their first available recording at Neal Kay’s Soundhouse recording studio, which was released as the Soundhouse Tapes EP in 1979. 1980 saw their profile considerably raised with support slots for Iron Maiden and Ronnie Montrose’s Gamma and “Captured City” was included on the Metal for Muthas compilation.

Praying Mantis  All Day And All Of The Night
Label: Arista  ARIST 397
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Mar 1981
Genre: Heavy Metal
Tracklist:
A All Day And All Of The Night 2:58
Written-By Ray Davies [cover version of The Kinks song].

B Beads Of Ebony 5:20
Written-By T. Troy*

Photography Simon Fowler
Producer Tim Friese-Green*

Track A is a cover version of a song originally performed by The Kinks.
(P)&(C) 1980 Arista Records Ltd.
Made in England

1981 Line-up:
Tino Troy – Guitar, Vocals
Chris Troy – Bass, Vocals
Steve Carroll – Guitar
Dave Potts – Drums

A good NWOBHM band, with melodic hooks.

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The awesome Children of the Earth starts with a guitar solo and finishes with another beauty and typical Mantis ending (think Rush endings!).

Praying Mantis Lyrics ” Beads Of Ebony “:

You’re poised there in such radiance
So unclouded, so serene
As other flock around you
Someday you shall be queen
Into the icy wastes you peer
With eyes of scrutiny
But whos to say in this new world
What is your destiny

You’re the one my child
You are the chosen one
The one they want in your prime
Farewell my fearful beads of ebony
Its you who is the first this time

Who are those frightening creatures
How they stumble through the snow
Have they come to greet you
You are very soon to know
As he towers high above you with no mercy or no shame
No bullet, theres no scar that way
Oh, those screams of pain

You’re the one my child
You are the chosen one
The one they want in your prime
Farewell my fearful beads of ebony
Its you who is the first this time

Its over now for another year
They’ve done their dirty deed
Its cold once more
But your sister waits to take your brothers seed
I thought I saw you on the Hollywood screen
You were the star of the show
She could not see those beads of ebony
Or the blood now covered by snow