Alright folks, where to begin? Final Prayer certainly ain't newbies anymore within Europe's blooming Hardcore and Metal underground scenes. Through various tours (amongst others with Comeback Kid, Walls of Jericho, No Turning Back...) and various releases Final Prayer have brought their very own brand of heavy hardcore to loads of cities in Europe, spanning from Portugal to Latvia and basically everything in between. With the band now being around for a good eight years, it only makes sense to have this biography start at the very beginning!
After starting to jam in 2004, with the vision to combine the spirit of the 80's and 90's Hardcore/ Punk movement with the smacking sound of today, a couple of songs were recorded in a practice room and put out as a limited demo tape. The demo sold out in no time and was even rated “demo of the month” in Germanys´ leading magazine for Rock and Metal music, “Rock Hard”.
After a split CD with their buddies Crisis Never Ends, Final Prayer's first album entitled “Right Here, Right Now” followed in January 2006. The album received raging reviews in many leading heavy metal and hardcore magazines. In support of “Right here, right now” the band played various tours and weekend shows together with bands such as Hatebreed, Sick of it all, Comeback Kid or Terror.
Literally the band was playing everywhere – from dirty basements to fancy concert halls. Either way the bands´ approach towards their live performances has always stayed the same: 200% Hardcore energy, no matter what…!
In 2008, after releasing a split 7” with San Francisco-based HC Band Alcatraz, Final Prayer's second full length album “Filling The Void” saw the light of day. Recorded at Berlins´ “Daily Hero Recording” studios, mastered by New York's very own Alan Douches (West West Side Music) and released on GSR Music, the 11 songs again received raging reviews and saw the band touring nearly all parts of Europe in support of the release.
Followed by a three-song EP in 2011 called “Berlin”, which also contained a cover of famous Neue Deutsche Welle band “Ideal”, supported by Nico Wfahm and Bernd Kurtzke of the glorious Beatsteaks, Final Prayer felt confident enough to go into the Daily Hero Studios again, to deliver their very own brand of energetic HC to their ever-growing circle of supporters.
With the help of Dennis Sommer (Ex Black Friday '29) who got into the band, replacing founding member Felix Heiduk on bass-guitar, the result was tremendous. Final Prayer mixed all the influences of the band and created 10 iconic Songs with a enormous variety of style. Catchy melodies alternate with driving verses, heavy breakdowns and epic sing-alongs.