* Special Limited Deluxe Collector s Edition * Fully Remastered Sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology * 5 Bonus Tracks * Classic NWOBHM * 16 page full colour booklet 4,000 word essay, enhanced artwork, memorabilia, rare photos and involvement from the band
Biographie der Mitwirkenden
For many of us, the one good thing that came from punk rock was an explosive do-it-yourself attitude. It was this back to basics approach that fuelled the rise of the late 70s and early 80s hard rock explosion, a movement appropriately dubbed the NWOBHM. Amongst its principles were hugely successful acts such as Iron Maiden and Def Leppard, closely followed by the likes of Samson, Saxon and... Praying Mantis. Formed by brothers Tino and Chris Troy, Praying Mantis developed a reputation for delivering thinking man s metal. Indeed, they had the musical chops to rival and, at times, outshine the competition by utilising twin lead guitar, ambitious arrangements and multi-layered harmonies; their songs were melodic yet intricately arranged and packed a powerful punch. In addition, like most acts from the NWOBHM school of hard knocks, they put in the necessary road-work taking their message to the metal masses. Time Tells No Lies , produced by Time Friese Green (Touch), engineered by Mike Shipley (Def Leppard) and housed in a stunning Rodney Matthews designed sleeve, was originally issued in 1980, and attracted highbrow praise positioning them as a band to definitely watch out for. Sure, in the end they didn t quite reach the peak of popularity attained by Maiden or Leppard, but their presence on the scene was not without significance and Time Tells No Lies remains a gleaming testament to their talent.