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From Frontiers:

BREAKING NEWS: Praying Mantis  will release their new album, GRAVITY on May 11, 2018! 

 

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Tracklisting:

1. KEEP IT ALIVE
2. MANTIS ANTHEM
3. TIME CAN HEAL
4. 39 YEARS
5. GRAVITY 
6. GHOSTS OF THE PAST
7. DESTINY IN MOTION
8. THE LAST SUMMER
9. FOREIGN AFFAIR
10. SHADOW OF LOVE
11. FINAL DESTINATION

 

 

 

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Looking forward to this. They were cracking live last year at Winter Storm too

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Not a fan of 'Keep it alive,' but I think 'Gravity' is pretty cool. I'm interested enough to hear their new album. 

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