COUNTRY: Finland

STYLE: Melodic Hard Rock

PROFILE: PRAYER is back! It has been some 7 years since we were presented with the album “Wrong Address”, which really set the pace way back in 2005 and gained the band a cult following.

Prayer play Melodic Rock/AOR and hail from Oulu in Northern Finland.

”Danger in the Dark” is their brand new debut album which boasts catchy tunes with lots of double guitars and great keyboards. All songs have been written by Tapani Tikkanen, who is the driving force behind Prayer.

Tapani´s musical career began in the early eighties with “IC-Rock” and continued later with “Tanna”. Together with those bands he did hundreds of gigs all over Finland but after several albums and more than 20,000 records sold, it was time for a break. However, he kept writing songs, such as three albums for the craziest football club in the world, F.C.Rainbow and a solo single entitled “Everyone’s a Winner”.

Tapani wanted to create a band that brought out his rock and roll heart. After the recording of a few demos Tapani contacted his friend and keyboard-wizard Jari Huvila to talk about forming the band PRAYER. Since “Wrong Address” there has been a line up change, which now features distinguished keyboards player Mika Pohjola.

Prayer play exciting hard melodic rock with a style that joins together the best of Saga, Treat and Royal Hunt. Their music has meaning and these guys are all committed to making this one of the most talked about releases in 2012. Anyone with a penchant for soaring vocals, driving guitars and plenty of keyboards are in for a real treat. It’s as if all your prayers have been answered.

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– Wrong Address [2005]
– Danger In The Dark [2012]

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