Release Date: 02.22.22
FFO: Alice In Chains, Porcupine Tree, Faith No More
Location: NJ, America & Kyoto, Japan
Short Bio: In the Spring of 2020, as the human hustle and bustle on earth ground to a halt, John Ruszin III and Mark Shveima—longtime friends from the Tri-State music scene, now with 7,000 miles between them—reconnected via social media, and together began crafting what became their debut album, PRAYER. Over the course of a year and a half, 15 songs were recorded, covering a wide range of styles and arrangements. This diversity has been woven together into a concept album, each song a unique story from a different character’s view. PRAYER is a sonic journey of personal and societal breakdown, that highlights the sacred and the profane, the mystical and concrete, our shadow and light.