We were more than this
We received some sad news from our boys in FINAL PRAYER:
"As some of you might have noticed, it's recently been very quiet in the Final Prayer Collective. This is a very unusual situation for us. Because of Stephan’s severe injury we had been forced, for the first time during the entire history of the band, to cut back for an indefinite amount of time.
Free from the everyday hustle and bustle of the band, we suddenly found time to put the band in perspective. Not only this; there were also changes in our private lives that caused us to re-think and reconsider.
After numerous meetings and intense talks we came to realize that our priorities in life, and the ideas we individually hold with regards to the future direction of the band, were often a long way away from each other. Because of that, to simply carry on at the usual pace and level of passion appeared impossible to us.
Seeing that Final Prayer has never been a ‘business thing’, driven by money or success but by passion, fun and certain values and ideas, we have decided that now is the right time to split up.
We started as a small DIY project amongst friends and it was always important for us to carry this often intense and demanding ethos along. So to simply exchange a few band members was not an option. To fade away, or to carry on for the sake of routine, was not an option for us either. Our decision to end the band has been the result of a long, intense thought process which took quite some time. In the end, it feels like the right thing to do, and we feel free from all kinds of pressures and obligations.
We would like to use this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for enabling us to take away so many great memories and experiences from 11 years of Final Prayer. Memories and experiences which go far beyond simply playing loud, noisy music.
We are working on a couple of last shows at the moment. We will keep you all in the loop on this during the next couple of days, and we are beyond excited to rage one more time with all of you.
We were more than this – Final Prayer"
It's so said to say goodbye to this band, which was without a doubt one of Europe's best hardcore bands, but it was an honor to work with them. Thanks for everything guys!
Dropping out of XY-DWTD Releasetour
Sad new from the FINAL PRAYER-camp:
we are very sorry to announce that we've got to cancel all the shows of the upcoming XY-DWTD Releasetour. Due to a serious injury of our singer Stephan, including several fractures in his facial area and in his ankle, there's no way for us to make this very special tour happen. Following yesterday's surgery Stephan is a bit better, but he's still got to spend a few more days in the hospital to recover.
Many thanks to everybody who was involved in the preparation of this tour and many thanks to all of you who have already bought a ticket. We're glad that Born From Pain and City to City will play the tour anyway. So make sure that you don't miss them! We'll get back to you as soon as we know more about Stephans condition. Until then we wish you some peaceful days and some amazing shows with BFP and C2C.
Stay safe, FP!"
Announce Release Tour
FINAL PRAYER have announced that they will be celebrating their 10th anniversary and promoting 'XY' by hitting the road with their friends in Born From Pain, who recently released 'Dance With The Devil', and City To City, starting December 26 and ending December 30 with FINAL PRAYER's 'XY' release show, which will feature Dogchains as special guest!
Go see them at one of these dates:
26.12.2014 DE Frankfurt @ Elfer Club
27.12.2014 DE Niesky @ Holz
28.12.2014 DE Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
29.12.2014 NL Rotterdam @ De Baroeg
30.12.2014 DE Berlin @ Bi Nuu
release new video
In a few days, on December 12 to be exact, FINAL PRAYER are releasing their brand new record 'XY' and to give you an idea what it will sound like, they just released the first single "Departed" which comes with a video that has FINAL PRAYER written all over!
So check it out and if you like what you hear, make sure to order one of these amazing FINAL PRAYER pre-order bundles we've got available at the LET IT BURN-store while they last!
10 years anniversary 10"/CD + DVD
So this is big news at Let it Burn Records: FINAL PRAYER are goingt to release "XY", their 10th anniversary release, on Let it Burn Records, December 12, 2014 on CD+DVD and limited 10"+DVD.
Preorders are up now!
FINAL PRAYER turn 10 years old and we are celebrating this anniversary with 'XY': A brand new release containing 4 fresh songs and a DVD documentary about the last ten years of the Berlin Hardcore cutting edge. Release date is the 12th of December, so you already know what to get your hardcore kid friends for Christmas!
supporting Comeback Kid
And the big tour support announcements keep on coming! After THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER announced that they will be supporting Stick To Your Guns, First Blood and Hundredth during their European tour, now FINAL PRAYER have announced that they will be sharing a stage with Comeback Kid and Backtrack on 4 select dates during CBK's '"Turn It Around" 10 Year Anniversary Tour'! To celebrate this occasion Andrew Neufeld, Comeback Kid's current vocalist, will be back in his initial position, playing the guitar, while their original vocalist, Scott Wade, will rejoin the band on vocals for select dates. Presale tickets will go on sale soon, so don't miss out on this...
FINAL PRAYER will be playing these 4 dates:
22.04.2013 UK London @ Underworld
23.04.2013 France Paris @ Le Petit Bain
26.04.2013 Germany Stuttgart @ Pirate Satellite Fest
29.04.2013 Hungary Budapest @ Dürer Kert
releases new video
FINAL PRAYER has premiered a brand new video for "All Of Us" through the Pitcam Productions Youtube Channel. The footage for this video was shot during their "I Am Not Afraid"-tour with EMPOWERMENT this year.
Winter Tour 2012
FINAL PRAYER just announced that they will be doing a Winter Tour in between Christmas and Silvester (New Year's Eve) to continue the promotion of their latest record "I Am Not Afraid":
"Jeppa, zwischen Weihnachten und Silvester sind wir wieder unterwegs! Da ja alle frei haben, sehen wir uns auf einer der Shows!!! Cheerrs"
Spend your Holidays well and go see them here:
26.12.2012 Germany Kassel @ Musik Theater
27.12.2012 Germany Jena @ F-Haus
28.12.2012 Germany Nürtingen @ Jugendhaus am Bahnhof
29.12.2012 Germany Niesky @ Holz
30.12.2012 Germany Berlin @ Bi Nuu
Final Prayer & Poison My Blood
posted new videos
Two Let it Burn Family members just recently posted new vides on YouTube. POISON MY BLOOD released the official music video for their song "Lighthouse" and FINAL PRAYER a fun/diy video for "Heimathafen Kreuzberg" featuring Jogges of EMPOWERMENT. Go check em out
on Tour w/ Empowerment
Berlin's heavyweights FINAL PRAYER are going to embark on a tour with their old friends EMPOWERMENT in September / October 2012. Tourdates as followed:
28.9.12 Germany Isny @ Jugendhaus Go In
29.9.12 Germany Saarbrücken @ Kleiner Club Garage
30.9.12 Germany Münster @ Lorenz- Süd
1.10.12 Germany Gotha @ Juwel
2.10.12 Germany Pforzheim @ Bottich
3.10.12 Germany München @ Backstage
4.10.12 Germany Würzburg @ Cafe Cairo
5.10.12 Switzerland Oberentfelden @ BorömPömPöm
6.10.12 Germany Essen @ Cafe Nova
7.10.12 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
"I Am Not Afraid" Out Now!
FINAL PRAYER's highly anticipated new album "I Am Not Afraid" hit the streets today. We are very happy that the reactions we got on this masterpiece of hardcore so far were far beyond positive. If you haven't ordered your copy yet, here's your chance!
post track by track feature
In coopeartion with pitcam.tv FINAL PRAYER did a wonderfull insight "Track By Track" feature about the songs on their upcoming album "I Am Not Afraid", which is now viewable on youtube.
Amazon 5.00€ Special
Only from Friday till Sunday FINAL PRAYER's new album "I am not Afraid" will be available on AmazonMP3 for only 5.00€. This special offer is brought to you by Acuity.Music and The Orchard.
New Track Online
Check out "All of Us" From FINAL PRAYER's upcoming album "I Am Not Afraid" in stores May 25: http://soundcloud.com/finalprayerhardcore/allofus
Final Prayer - Preorders now available in the store!
The release date of Final Prayers' brand new album is getting nearer. Time to celebrate this event with some of the most amazing preorder-deals we ever had!
The Album comes with a POSTER and a STICKER. You can choose the CD alone, get yourself a SHIRT, HOODIE or a LONGSLEEVE to come along with it. Or get the MEGA package including shirt AND hoodie!
The prizing? Super low as usual!
Check the link below!
Check out what's going on with FINAL PRAYER right now:
Again lots of things happened since we last posted some news: We recorded and released a new record, which is available on 7inch vinyl and as digital download. Thanks to all of you for the great response, we really dig it. But we also completed what was probably one of the best tours we ever did with our friends in No Turning Back during the summer. We hope to do that again any time soon.
Maybe some of you have already heard, but shortly after the tour our bass-player Felix left the band to start a new job in the UK. There's no big story or any bad blood behind it. Nonetheless his departure wasn't easy for the rest of the band. Not just because he was one of the founders of the band, but first of all because he is a very good friend of us. But he's not out of the FP world completely and still supports FP wholeheartedly.
The search for a new bass-player wasn't an easy one. In fact it turned out even more difficult than we initially thought. But after some time we eventually found the right guy in Dennis Sommer, formerly of Black Friday '29. Dennis is a long time friend of us and fills the vacant job perfectly. He is a great guy and a really talented musician with a punk rock attitude and therefore fits into the band and our dirty van perfectly.
With the lineup complete again, we have already continued working on our upcoming album. We're psyched with the results so far and are close to finishing the songwriting process. We will hit the studio in January and hopefully release the record in spring. More details on this follow soon.
Until then, you have the chance to see us play a couple of shows. We can't wait to get back on stage again and play old stuff as well as the songs from the “Berlin” EP for you. These shows will be the first shows with Dennis on bass. So don't miss them as we're sure they'll bestow a great kick off to him. Here are the dates:
Dec 9th 2011: Eibenstock (Ger) at the Jie Club
Dec 16th 2011: Frankfurt a.M. ( Ger) at the Elfer Club
the Final Prayer collective
New Digital EP available now!
Three years after their last album Berlin's very own Final Prayer return with three recently recorded songs. The new release, entitled “Berlin”, contains two new songs of their brand of energetic hardcore which have a more catchy and slightly melodic feel to them. The third song is a cover of Ideal's Neue Deutsche Welle anthem “Berlin”, featuring guest vocals by Nico (War From A Harlots Mouth) and Bernd Kurtzke of the famous Beatsteaks, done in a way only Final Prayer could have done it.
Inspired by life in Berlin – a city that has inspired all form of political opposition ranging from the early workers movement to anti-fascist resistance to the student uprisings in the 1970s and todays attempts to reclaim the city from becoming another boring, fully commercialized hipster town - the record tells stories of resistance and struggle past and present.
It will be available on 7”vinyl through Demons Run Amok Records and as digital download through Acuity.Music. Releasedate will be 16th of September 2011.
Everyone take notice: FINAL PRAYER launched a band-blog posting all kinds of cool stuff, e.g. an indepth interview with Let it Burn label boss Chris. Go check it out!
FINAL PRAYERs "Best of Times" releaseparty in Berlin was a great success. Thanks to everyone who showed up and sang along.
"Best of Times" available on iTunes NOW!
One week before the official releasedate the new FINAL PRAYER CD entitled "Best of Times" is available on iTunes for the killer price of 7.99 Euro. That's an amazing price for 20 songs if you ask me. No go and get it!
new song up
We have just uploaded a new song from FINAL PRAYER's upcoming early discography CD "Best of Times" to myspace and the audioplayer on www.letitburn.de. Go check it out!
Package Deals up now!
You can now preorder FINAL PRAYERs "Best of Times" CD for 9,90 Euro, a CD+Shirt package for 14,90 Euro or a CD+Hoodie package for 24,90 at our store. See buy links below.
release early discography CD on LET IT BURN RECORDS
Final Prayer will release "Best of Times" on Let it Burn Records July 7, 2010. This early discography CD contains Final Prayer’s debut album “Right Here Right Now”, their sold out split-releases with Alcatraz and Crisis Never ends, their unreleased first demo and a great cover song. 20 songs in total.
Felix / Final Prayer: "'Best of Times' first and foremost documents the band's early history: From the humble beginnings, aka the demo days, to two split releases, to the first album. Second, with the demo and the split releases being long out of print, seeing copies of our demo being sold for stupid amounts of money on Ebay not only made us wish we had kept some somewhere, but also made it a necessity to make these songs accessible again for a fair price. And furthermore this release hopefully serves as a thank you to all the people who have supported us from day one and continue to this day: Mathias from Our World rec., Rene Punchline, Marcel from Demons Run Amok, Chris from Let it Burn and all the people that asked us countless times about how to get copies of said releases. In retrospect we'd probably change a lot about some of the songs (if we could), but didn't Scott V. from Terror scream "no shame, no regrets" in all of our faces? There you go! Enjoy."
Chris / Let it Burn: "In all these years we’ve been running this label now we’ve never seen a band grow so rapidly like Final Prayer. They never lacked of self-confidence and one can say that they knew what they’ve been doing right from the start. But at the time we signed them we didn’t expect at all that they would grow such a huge and dedicated fanbase in such a short time. Go to a hardcore show and you can be sure to see at least 10 kids with a Final Prayer shirt (If Terror or Hatebreed is playing you can easily quadruple the number, hahaha!) Looking back at the last 6 years now I know what the plain and simple dodge is: Not giving a fuck. I hardly ever met such a straightforward no-nonsense band who did their own thing in such an adamant and confident way. It was & is a great pleasure to work with Final Prayer."
10 Years of Values and Vices
Let it Burn Label Sampler
We are just about to release a 10 year anniversary Let it Burn Records label sampler featuring 24 partly unreleased and exclusive tracks by ZERO MENTALITY, TO KILL, FINAL PRAYER, BLACK FRIDAY '29, TEAMKILLER, GOLDUST, STORM & STRESS, DEATHSPIRIT, BLACKOUT ARGUMENT, RED TAPE PARADE, TODAY WE RISE and THE CASSIDY SCENARIO. The sampler comes along as digital download card. One genius piece of art, if you ask us...
BAND PAGE : BLACK FRIDAY '29 BAND PAGE : CASSIDY SCENARIO BAND PAGE : DEATHSPIRIT BAND PAGE : FINAL PRAYER BAND PAGE : GOLDUST BAND PAGE : RED TAPE PARADE BAND PAGE : STORM & STRESS BAND PAGE : TEAMKILLER BAND PAGE : THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT BAND PAGE : TO KILL BAND PAGE : TODAY WE RISE BAND PAGE : ZERO MENTALITY
LET IT BURN SHOWCASES
The Let it Burn Showcase Weekend is over and I wanted to blast out a short but big THANK YOU to everyone who was involved:
first of fall Nanouk / Avocado, my partner in crime who contributed a big part to both shows with his professionality and weird haircut!
then of course all the bands who played the two shows.
Final Prayer, Today We Rise, Solid Ground & Deathspirit: thanks for rocking out!
Mike Chamrad for taking some genius pictures!!!
Martin Metzger and his wife for muffins, distro and transportation.
also both promoters, Franz / Feierwerk and Anselm/Juha West who did a great job and delivered enough booze and food to make all bands happy.
and last but not least a big shout out to all the kids who showed up, danced, sang along and lost blood & sweat at both showcases.
See you all next year for the Let it Burn Showcases 2009!
playing WITH FULL FORCE
Everyone listen up, Final Prayer has just been added to the WITH FULL FORCE bill for Sunday 1400. If you're at the festival make sure you wake up early to mosh the hell out of the metalheads!
supporting COMEBACK KID
Everyone in Final Prayer is really happy about the fact, that we´ll be supporting Comeback Kid, together with Rise & Fall and Justice, on their short tour in February. There will only be six shows in Holland, Belgium and Germany, which should all be a blast, so don´t miss this shit! We´ll be playing some gigs before the tour as well, so go and check out our tourdates and … see you all in da pit.
The dates for the Comeback Kid tour are:
22.02.2007 Germany , Karlsruhe @ Substage
w/ Rise and Fall, Final Prayer, Justice
23.02.2007 Germany , Leipzig @ Conne Island
w/ Rise and Fall, Final Prayer, Justice, Black Friday 29
24.02.2007 Germany , Bochum @ Matrix
w/ Rise and Fall, Final Prayer, Justice,Black Friday 29
25.02.2007 Belgium , Hasselt @ Muziek-o-droom
w/ Rise and Fall, Final Prayer, Justice, Omission
26.02.2207 Holland , Amsterdam @ Melkweg
w/ Rise and Fall, Final Prayer, Justice, Omission
27.02.2007 Germany , Berlin @ Magnet
w/ Rise and Fall, Final Prayer, Justice
Final Prayer / Awoken
Some update on our show-schedule for the next month. As you can see the tour with Awoken is fully booked. We still lack a show on the 23rd of november somewhere in the western part of Germany, Holland or Belgium on the way to the UK. If you can help us out, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org. We´re sorry, but we had to cancel our show in Erlenbach on the 4th of November for personal reasons. We´ll try to make up for it as soon as possible. Our show in Bautzen has been re-scheduled from the 26th of december to the 22nd of december, so please take notice of that as well. (Felix / Final Prayer)
getting ready for tour
Besides playing a couple of shows with amazing bands like Solid Ground, No Turning Back etc. throughout the last weeks, we´re busy writing new songs and preparing for our Winter Tour with Awoken which starts November 23rd. Nevertheless we´ll play the Maximum Destruction Fest II this Saturday in Essen. The line-up looks amazing and it´ll be fun times for sure. There´s still plenty of tickets available and even Emo-Chris from Let it Burn records will be there, so why no jump in your car this Saturday and make a road-trip to Essen. If you do, be sure to check us out, and eventually rage, while we´re playing from 18.00-18.30 h on Stage 2!!! We´ll also play a rad show this Sunday in Rosswein with 108, Blacklisted, Rise & fall and SHC, would be rad to see some of you there, too.
Sorry, the rest is for german speaking people only: Der Tourreport der Final Prayer/ Crisis Never Ends summer tour 2006 findet sich im gerade erschienen Three Chords Fanzine. Fotos und (schmutzige) Details vom “Leben on the road” en masse… Das Fanzine gibt es beim Plattenhändler eures Vertrauens oder online über www.threechords.de zu bestellen.
Final Prayer & Awoken
European Tour in Nov / Dec 2006
Alright kids, check your timeplaners and mark that UK heavyweights AWOKEN are going to hook up with Berlin's Mosh-Squad to destroy Europe in December / November! This is definitely going to be one of the best tours this year with two of the most promising European Hardcore Acts. AVOCADO BOOKING is taking care of this business so make sure to check out their website about the latest news on this event.
Final Prayer added last minute to Sucks `n Summer Festival 2006. Replacing Bridge To Solace the band will mosh around 0.40 am on the AJZ-stage. Be there or be dead!
Again to all our german-speaking friends only: Number 8 of the famous Three Chords Fanzine from Germany will feature an exclusive report about our summer tour with Crisis Never Ends, so if interested in some ranting about things that happened “on the road” keep your eyes open for the upcoming issue. By the way: printed fanzines rule! Get off your ass, do a zine. None more needs to be said… By the way some new dates added to the show-section. C ya all in da pit very soon!!!
looking for a show
Our show in Essen on the 3rd of June together with Crisis Never Ends has been cancelled. We need help. If you can help us out with a gig on saturday, 3rd of june, please get in touch asap: email@example.com! Thanks a lot in advance...
To all you HC-kids who are too to buy our new album: www.truesidemusic.de is giving away 3 copies of our CD. Check their website for details. Aight!
Hi everybody, if interested in reading a bit on the history and opinions behind Final Prayer, get yourself a copy of issue 1 of The Heat Fanzine (in english), which turned out awesome. Over 60 A4 pages of interviews with a ton of HC and Metal bands, reviews and lotsa more interesting shit.
There's also a short feature on Final Prayer in the first issue of Stardust Magazine (in german), get that if you are a Kraut or speak the language of the Krauts, haha. Some reviews and interviews on the new record have been launched via the Let it burn-website, so go and check the media section on www.letitburnrecords.com! That's it for now, hope to see all of you at our record release party this coming friday (5th of may) in Berlin. Should be crazy...
5-day easter tour report
FP wishes to thank everybody, who made our 5-day tour over Easter fun times. Broken microphones, strings, drumsets and a broken van couldn't keep us from wrecking venues and peoples flats in Germany, Holland and Belgium. The Frietjes in Gent were equally good as rocking out again with our friends in Teamkiller, Solid Ground, Cataract, and Born From Pain. Meeting old friends and new people, seeing Rise & Fall, Clobberin Time ("Danke, wir waren Mötley Crüe!") and many other great bands perform and having Philipp a.k.a. "Junior" with us as our Merchandiser was great fun, too. As of now we're keeping our fingers crossed that the dudes at I.C. Recordings get our LP done until our release party on the 5th of May. See you there or elsewhere on the road.
"Back in the van, our for the next show, traffic jams and cops - we don't care at all, more stories to tell - our mums will be shocked, nothing can stop us - we're always on top!" (FP - always on top)
New Song Online
Mosh-Jerks beware! We have just posted a brand new song of FINAL PRAYER's upcoming destroyer "Right Here Right Now". The track is titled "Out of Content" and will fucking destroy your life.
Right Here Right Now
The master cd of FINAL PRAYER's debut album "Right Here Right Now" has arrived at the let it burn headquaters today and has left a trail of devastation. Still speechless, more info coming soon.
Final Prayer and Let it Burn Records are happy to announce that our friends in I.C. Recordings will put out the vinyl version of Final Prayer's soon to be released first album, entitled "right here, right now", this spring. Since we all love vinyl and have been knowing the guys from I.C. Recordings for years, we are totally psyched about this. CD and vinyl should be available at our record release party on the 5th of may at the Tommy-Haus in Berlin (other bands appearing on the bill are Teamkiller, Deadsoil, and The Working Dead). The official release-date will be announced soon. Stay tuned...
Studio Update II
"We finished the bass- and guitar-tracks by now and the overall sound turned out to be just great. We're all psyched about the recording - it was/ is big fun and Kai Stahlenberg and the whole Kohlekeller Studios crew is a great bunch of people to work with. Last sunday Micha Teamkiller and Jogges from Sidekick came round and did some guest-vocals on two of the songs - turned out amazing as well. We're now working on the vocals and hope to have the whole thing mixed and mastered by the end of next week as well, so Chris Let it burn can send the shit to the pressing plant."
Final Prayer made it safe to Kohlekeller Studios in Darmstadt, although temperatures in Germoney dropped to about minus 15 degrees Celcius lately. The drums are already recorded and everything runs smooth so far. We're working on a vinyl licensing deal with a couple of labels and will announce more details about the vinyl version of "right here, right now" very soon. Other than that, the band has booked a couple of release shows in april and may and will most likely do a full UK tour at the end of may. Go check out the shows-section and get off your lazy ass to see FP live. That's it for now folks, mosh or be moshed.
Let it Burn Records
welcomes FINAL PRAYER
We very proud to welcome FINAL PRAYER from Berlin into our family. Already being a highly respected and well established engine within the hardcore scene, FINAL PRAYER are about to move one step further on the ladder. After a demo on Our World Records, a split CD with CRISIS NEVER ENDS and a full European tour with TEAMKILLER, the band’s next step is now to release their debut full length CD entitled “Righ Here Right Now” on LET IT BURN in Spring 2006. Expect heavy, traditional Hardcore with pissed off, socio-critical lyrics somewhere between Madball, Ten Yard Fight and Terror. The release of “Right Here Right Now” will be followed by exensive touring all across Europe in order to support it.