Header

MANTIS

Crossover Prog • Canada


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Mantis picture
Mantis biography
Obscure Canadian rock band Mantis released their eponymous debut in 1973.It brings together a rather edgy collection of pop/rock, giving it an interesting synth sound in parts making for an interesting early crossover addition. Their one and only album was released on Sweet Plum Records.

One former member, Mark Bajona, contributed these memories about his old band:
"I auditioned for the band in Toronto and passed the test, I was 19 at the time. From there I was flown out to Montreal to practice with the band before recording songs at RCA studios in Toronto, which at that time was on Mutual Street. We also used Moe Koffman and Guido Bassa for our orchestrated parts. Martin Swehdlow conducted the orchestra with his musical stick just like any big time conductor. We played a few gigs in Montreal and Toronto but then broke up and I've never seen the guys again. I went on to do other projects but not prog."

MANTIS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

MANTIS forum topics / tours, shows & news


MANTIS forum topics Create a topic now
MANTIS tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "mantis"
Post an entries now

MANTIS Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Show all MANTIS videos (1) | Search and add more videos to MANTIS

Buy MANTIS Music


Turn Onto MusicTurn Onto Music
Kismet (UK) (For409) 2013
Audio CD$10.90
$21.07 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
BUG POWDER, COMPILATION OF MANTIS RECORDINGS, New CD USD $9.89 Buy It Now 2h 24m
Praying Mantis,To The Power Of Ten,Japan CD,Obi USD $22.50 [4 bids]
4h 3m
PRAYING MANTIS & PAUL DIANNO,DENNIS STRATTON / LIVE AT LAST JAPAN CD OOP W/OBI USD $24.99 Buy It Now 6h 9m
CANADA BLUES ROCK 45 RPM MANTIS : NATIONAL BLUES + COMMUNIQUE USD $9.99 [0 bids]
6h 32m
THE PILGRIMS-Terror Of The Deadly Mantis 13 Track LP Made In Germany EX Cond USD $29.59 Buy It Now 6h 33m
Suck Fony [PA] [Limited] by Wheatus (CD, Feb-2005, Montauk Mantis) USD $10.99 Buy It Now 12h 12m
PRAYING MANTIS - TIME TELLS NO LIES [827565059010] - NEW CD USD $14.09 Buy It Now 12h 58m
TRIUMPH 1980 UK Tour Programme(Guests Praying Mantis) USD $4.43 [0 bids]
13h 13m
DAWN TRADER - Castle LP nwobhm Praying Mantis Diamond Head Trespass USD $7.99 Buy It Now 14h
Praying Mantis by Jim Carroll (CD, Oct-1991, Giant (USA)) USD $5.95 Buy It Now 14h 21m
Stoneburner Sickness Will Pass Blood Red Lp Neurosis Lord Mantis The Body Thou USD $10.00 [0 bids]
USD $13.00 Buy It Now
16h 18m
METAL EXPLOSION LP BBC RECORDS GILLAN - PRAYING MANTIS - SAMSON USD $7.00 [0 bids]
USD $9.10 Buy It Now
16h 43m
Time Tells No Lies Praying Mantis vinyl LP album record UK 203449 ARISTA 1981 USD $57.66 Buy It Now 1 day
SURACHAI Embraced LP NEW VINYL Surachai gatefold Nachtmystium Lord Mantis Avichi USD $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Lord Mantis ?- Pervertor LP Brand New Unplayed Black / Doom Metal USD $30.00 Buy It Now 1 day
PRAYING MANTIS Time Tells No Lies LP 9 Track Sleeve Has Edgewear And Inner Has S USD $23.30 Buy It Now 1 day
PRAYING MANTIS Time Tells No Lies LP 9 Track With Inner UK Arista 1981 USD $24.86 Buy It Now 1 day
PRAYING MANTIS Time Tells No Lies LP 9 Track With Inner Sticker Tear On The Fron USD $23.30 Buy It Now 1 day
Paul Dianno / The Living Dead JAPAN+2 Iron Maiden Praying Mantis *Q USD $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MANTIS Who Wants To Be A Camel 7" B/w Regalia Pic Sleeve US Drag City USD $7.76 Buy It Now 1 day
PRAYING MANTIS All Day And All Of The Night 7" B/w Beads Of Ebony Seam Split To USD $7.76 Buy It Now 1 day
V.A / Metal Crusade '99 JAPAN ONLY 2CD Samson Tank Trespass Praying Mantis E USD $149.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Only the Children Cry Praying Mantis Audio CD USD $24.01 Buy It Now 1 day
COFFINWORM IV.I.VIII DIGIPAK DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT PRIMITIVE MAN LORD MANTIS USD $15.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Obsidian Kingdom - Mantis CD New Katatonia Opeth Moonspell Agalloch USD $14.00 Buy It Now 1 day
praying mantis all day and all of the night USD $13.31 [0 bids]
1 day
Unknown Artist Mantis CD USD $5.13 Buy It Now 1 day
Jim Carroll - Praying Mantis - CD - Giant - 1991 US USD $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
FREE U.S.sh/$3 int'l sh ~ NEW CD Jim Carroll: Praying Mantis USD $10.92 Buy It Now 1 day
Massacre - The Second Coming Sublimated Patch MANTIS DEATH MASTER MACABRE VENOM USD $6.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Mantis & The Prayer(CD Album)Mantis & The Prayer E.P-New USD $14.83 Buy It Now 2 days
MFON Dance Of The Drunk Mantis 12" 4 Track FRENCH Soma 1999 USD $8.87 Buy It Now 2 days
MANTIS AND THE PRAYER Can't Stop In The Middle CD 3 Track With Info Stickered Ca USD $7.76 Buy It Now 2 days
MANTIS 7'' DRAG CITY US LO FI 1992 USD $8.87 Buy It Now 2 days
Lord Mantis Pervertor LP Gatefold NEW USD $23.69 Buy It Now 2 days
ATJAZZ - LABFUNK 2XLP MANTLP001 MANTIS RECORDINGS 2001 USD $7.39 [0 bids]
2 days
Frantic Mantis,CD,Cut-Out,Data Is Not Information USD $5.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Big Life (2011) great AOR Steve Newman, Overland, FM, Praying Mantis, Atlantic USD $14.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Umphrey's McGee "Mantis" (CD, 2009 SCI Fidelity Records) USD $14.95 Buy It Now 2 days
STRATUS Throwing Shapes+ 2 Japan Mini-LP CD NWOBHM Iron Maiden Praying Mantis USD $24.50 Buy It Now 2 days
VARIOUS 'Bug Powder...Mantis Recordings Artists' CD album 2000s dance electronic USD $6.49 Buy It Now 2 days
JPN w/obi ++ Praying Mantis ++ Time Tells No Lies _ 3B/T USD $13.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Mantis by Erik Truffaz (CD, Nov-2001, Blue Note) Artist: Erik Truffaz Format: CD USD $5.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Mantis 0662102111727, CD, BRAND NEW FREE P&H USD $19.76 Buy It Now 3 days
Umphreys McGee Mantis CD USD $8.33 Buy It Now 3 days
LORD MANTIS Death Mask DIGIPAK COFFINWORM DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT USD $15.00 Buy It Now 3 days
MANTIS - TURN ONTO MUSIC - KISCD4038 USD $16.98 Buy It Now 3 days
PRAYING MANTIS-METALMORPHOSIS JAPANESE EDITION-JAPAN ONLY CD F75 USD $25.99 Buy It Now 3 days
O'Neal,Harold - Whirling Mantis (CD New) USD $14.45 Buy It Now 3 days
COFFINWORM IV.I.VIII CD blackened sludge lord mantis dragged into sunlight thou USD $13.98 Buy It Now 3 days
Praying Mantis - LP Japan Obi Heavy Metal Mega Rare ! USD $82.50 Buy It Now 3 days
PRAYING MANTIS - THE BEST OF PRAYING MANTIS - CD NEW!!!! USD $7.99 Buy It Now 3 days
PRAYING MANTIS- THE JOURNEY GOES ON - CD NEW!!! RARE MELODIC HARD ROCK!!! USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
AVICHI Catharsis Absolute CD progressive black metal nachtmystium lord mantis USD $13.98 Buy It Now 3 days
Harold O'Neal - Whirling Mantis [CD New] USD $12.94 Buy It Now 3 days
MIDNIGHT STORM III "GALE FORCE" PROGRESSIVE TRANCE ABSOLUM SHIFT SLUG MANTIS CD USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
PRAYING MANTIS Turn The Tables Rare Vinyl 7" Promo EP JET 7026 NWOBHM USD $7.39 [0 bids]
3 days
LORD MANTIS-PERVERTOR CD NEW USD $13.02 Buy It Now 3 days
HAROLD ONEAL - WHIRLING MANTIS (DIGIPAK) NEW CD USD $18.27 Buy It Now 3 days
Pervertor - Lord Mantis USD $9.97 Buy It Now 3 days
Death Mask - Lord Mantis (CD Used Very Good) USD $9.94 Buy It Now 3 days
Mantis - Turn Onto Music (NEW CD) USD $20.34 Buy It Now 4 days
Cassette Tape . Praying Mantis . . USD $4.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Speed Limit-Moneyshot Stormwitch, Talisman, Jeff Soto, Praing Mantis, Hair Metal USD $14.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Stargate-s/t CD Royal Hunt, Talisman, Ten, Malmsteen, Praying Mantis, Bon Jovi USD $9.99 Buy It Now 4 days
PRAYING MANTIS TIME TELLS NO LIES 1981 JAPAN LP OBI 2500yen 25RS USD $49.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Pervertor - Mantis Lord New & Sealed Compact Disc Free Shipping USD $18.79 Buy It Now 4 days
Praying Mantis / Live at Last JAPAN w/Sticker OOP!!!!! #F USD $39.99 Buy It Now 4 days
HAROLD O'NEAL - WHIRLING MANTIS [DIGIPAK] - NEW CD USD $15.88 Buy It Now 4 days
LORD MANTIS - DEATH MASK [DIGIPAK] * - NEW CD USD $12.16 Buy It Now 4 days
Mantis and the Moon - International Repertoire for Two Guitars (c13) USD $2.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Praying Mantis Cheated 2 pack black vinyl 7" record WPS UK import USD $24.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Praying Mantis Soundhouse tapes part 2 12" UK rare nowbhm USD $25.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Erik Truffaz : Mantis CD (2001) USD $6.18 Buy It Now 4 days
Mantis [Slipcase] by Umphrey's McGee (CD, Jan-2009, SCI Fidelity Records) USD $8.96 Buy It Now 4 days
Praying Mantis: Forever In Time [Priced-down Reissue] (Japan) USD $28.53 Buy It Now 4 days
Praying Mantis: Nowhere To Hide [Priced-down Reissue] (Japan) USD $25.68 Buy It Now 4 days
Praying Mantis: The Journey Goes On [Priced-down Reissue] (Japan) USD $25.68 Buy It Now 4 days
Praying Mantis: A Cry For The New World [Priced-down Reissue] (Japan) USD $28.53 Buy It Now 4 days
Praying Mantis: To The Power Of Ten [Priced-down Reissue] (Japan) USD $25.68 Buy It Now 4 days
Praying Mantis: Only The Children Cry [Priced-down Reissue] (Japan) USD $23.87 Buy It Now 4 days
Praying Mantis: Captured Alive In Tokyo City [Priced-down Reissue] (Japan) USD $25.68 Buy It Now 4 days
MANTIS - TURN ONTO MUSIC CD 7 TRACKS PSYCHEDELIC ROCK / FUNK NEW+ USD $23.71 Buy It Now 4 days
Harold ONeal - Whirling Mantis CD USD $18.89 Buy It Now 5 days
Bradley Reuben - Mantis: Music Of Drew Menzies CD USD $31.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Praying Mantis-Plus - Opus (2014, CD New) USD $12.72 Buy It Now 5 days
MANTIS - Turn Onto Music. Brand new CD + sealed. Fiji 1973 psych funk classic USD $11.83 Buy It Now 5 days
Mantis by Erik Truffaz NEW SEALED CD, Apr-2002, Blue Note) USD $14.98 Buy It Now 5 days
alisa colt 7" rainy day in heaven/my new found love 1974 mantis records mrc 1421 USD $7.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Praying Mantis / Definition Of Morphosis - Live JAPAN 2012 ORG 2CD *S USD $79.99 Buy It Now 5 days
PRAYING MANTIS forever in time Japan 1st press cd 10tracks obi USD $7.00 [0 bids]
5 days
PRAYING MANTIS a cry for the new world Japan 1st press cd 11tracks obi USD $7.00 [0 bids]
5 days
PBK and Zanstones - Mantis Fog Desert CD (2011) Goth / Industrial USD $4.44 [0 bids]
5 days
Opus - Praying Mantis-Plus [CD New] USD $16.13 Buy It Now 5 days
Angelwitch Patch Heavy Metal Iron Maiden NWOBHM Jaguar Blitzkrieg Praying Mantis USD $6.11 Buy It Now 5 days
THE PRAYING MANTIS AND THE BLUEBIRD: FLUTE MUSIC OF BETH ANDERSON - NEW CD USD $9.97 Buy It Now 5 days
PRAYING MANTIS-ONLY THE CHILDREN CRY-JAPAN CD B50 USD $12.50 Buy It Now 5 days
BUG POWDER A Compilation Of Mantis Recordings Artists MANTIS CD ALBUM MANTCD0001 USD $4.43 Buy It Now 6 days
METAL EXPLOSION FRIDAY ROCK SHOW LP BBC PRAYING MANTIS GILLAN ANGEL WITCH SAMSON USD $10.80 Buy It Now 6 days
Praying Mantis / Captured Alive in Tokyo City JAPAN 2CD w/Booklet Passcard *L USD $69.99 Buy It Now 6 days
CD turn on to music
MANTIS
~ USD $7.57
LP turn onto music
MANTIS
~ USD $20.46


More places to buy MANTIS music online Buy MANTIS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for MANTIS DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

MANTIS shows & tickets


  • Zomboy + Mantis at Newcastle Panthers, Newcastle on 10 Apr 2015
  • Mantis + 30,000 Monkies + BLĂGGER at Music City, Antwerpen on 9 May 2015

MANTIS discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

MANTIS top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.96 | 4 ratings
Mantis
1973

MANTIS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

MANTIS Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

MANTIS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

MANTIS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

MANTIS Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Mantis by MANTIS album cover Studio Album, 1973
2.96 | 4 ratings

BUY
Mantis
Mantis Crossover Prog

Review by Evolver
Special Collaborator Crossover & JazzRock/Fusion Teams

3 stars This, the only album from seventies Canadian band Mantis, only has three truly prog songs, but somehow remains quirky and likeable throughout. Like many bands of their time, Mantis shows quite a bit of humor in their songs, which sound to me to be mostly inspired by the west coast rock (The Jefferson Airplane, The Mamas & The Papas, The Doors...) of that era.

The three songs that spark my interest are What Does It Take, a piece that starts out omewhat nondescript, but turns into a sound like what Pink Floyd was working on in those days. Fred another shifting styles song, begins as a country blues jam, but after a nice guitar solo, the keyboards turn it into something similar to Keith Emerson & The Nice. Eyes Of Fire, the proggiest piece on the album, is a Santana-like jam, with some fusion and symphonic breaks.

Those three pieces easily make this an album worth owning for a prog fan, and the others, while more straightforward, are not so bad either.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Thanks to chris s for the artist addition. and to Finnforest for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.77 seconds