Interview: Backstage in Tokyo with Hans in ‘t Zandt, Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis drummer Hans in ‘t Zandt talks with Roppongi Rocks backstage in Tokyo.

After the terrific Praying Mantis show at Club Quattro in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan on 5th June 2024, drummer Hans in ‘t Zandt sat down backstage with Roppongi Rocks’ Stefan Nilsson for a quick chat about filling the shoes of Iron Maiden‘s Clive Burr, if the current tour really is a farewell tour and much more. (Watch out for the cameo by former Angel Witch and Tytan drummer Dave Dufort at the end!)

Praying Mantis was formed in London, England in 1973 by brothers Tino and Chris Troy. Hans in ‘t Zandt was recruited as the band’s drummer in 2013.