DOGS of Pray

DOGS of Pray

 Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

DOGS of Pray is a female fronted hard rock/metal band with positive lyrics, very memorable songs and melodies, an energetic live show, and incredible vocal power and ability. Once you have seen them live you won't easily forget the experience. Check us out!


Our music is very melodic and heavy with theatrical overtones and positive lyrics. Some of our influences are Nightwish, Kamelot, TSO, Disturbed, Skillet, Flyleaf and Dream Theater. Our job is to entertain and embrace audiences of all types and make them walk away with an experience they won't soon forget.
Like the anticipation of a lightning strike, or the smell of rain, some experiences just cannot be put into words. They are too powerful and overwhelming to be justified in speech or text. Only those who have felt the intensity of these moments could understand what they really are. Such is DOGS of Pray. Once they begin their plotted notes of musical theatrics, something happens that must be felt, must be lived through, and must be remembered to be understood.
With a decadent flavoring of heaviness, seasoned with gothic tones, and topped with a dark theatric presentation, this juggernaut of chaotic beauty seems to be fueled by something otherworldly. DOGS of Pray, originally the brainchild of Henley Folk (no longer a member), Eddie Folk (after relocating from Los Angeles), and Tom Meadows (in Virginia) was reformed in 2006 adding Bobbi Folk, Doug Zirk, and Eric Walter to their permanent lineup. Fronting vocalist Bobbi Folk calls out with a powerful vocal style and range that can often send chills up your spine. Bassist Doug Zirk gives a deep march of war crunch to the cement cracking heavy riffs thundered out by guitarists Tom Meadows and Eddie Folk. Tom, also a very gifted vocalist in his own right, handles backing vocals as well as lead vocals on some arrangements. Drummer Eric Walter hammers machine like beats of orchestrated complexity to tie everything together.
In 2007 they signed a recording contract with Nashville label ANA Records and released their first CD in January of 2008, The Rise... (iTunes, WalMart, Rhapsody, etc.).They have played such venues as Cornerstone Festival, Liberty University, 7:30 Club, motorcycle rallies, and many other clubs and festivals. They have been on the bill with other artists such as Flyleaf, Skillet, Decyfer Down, As I Lay Dying, Demon Hunter, Hawk Nelson, and Anberlin. In late 2009 DOGS of Pray parted ways with their label and and are in the process of recording and producing their new CD independently for an early 2010 release.


Righteous Awakens

Written By: DOGS of Pray

2006 copyright DOGS of Pray

I. Facing demons every day--All you do is run away
Searching for that sacred place
Where you know you will be safe
Hearing voices in your mind--Still the peace you never find
Taking pleasures of this world--Only leaves you wanting more
I can help you if you only want me to
But you can not let your heart be taken

oooh---You say you wanna have it all but
You-------Never let your self be taken care of
You-------Telling me you just can't let it go
If you cross the line you'll live forever

Lie awake in my room awaiting the doom
I'm startled by each sound I hear
A dream of my past Has made this fear last
The righteous awakens a life

2. Now I wonder where you are--Hope you know I never far
If you seek me you will find--All the treasures, every kind
I know you want to be free--Of all this pain and agony
The door is open to walk in--Get rid of this hell you're living in
You're so close just one more step for you to go
Come on in and let your soul surrender


I can feel the weight move on (It's moving on)
I feel the burdens no more (no more)



Written By: DOGS of Pray

C. 2006 DOGS of Pray

1. If you listen to the words
That the Earth is really saying
It tells the story that we all have heard
The rocks they cry out of
The flood and reformation
The wrath of God is what
We all will learn

(Ahhhhh Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh)2X

2. Digging deep below the surface
Of the ground we find the answers
One big event in time holds all the clues
The water covered all the earth
With all it's changes
Unlock the keys to the creation truth

(Ahhhhh Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh)
The Truth is Catastrophic
(Ahhhhh Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh)
The Truth is Catastrophic
(Ahhhhh Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh)
The Truth is Catastrophic
(Ahhhhh Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh)


(Ahhhhh Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh)2x




THE RISE... on ANA Records 2008
DOGS of Pray (self-titled) 2010

Set List

Our set list consists of many songs from our debut cd THE RISE... and many new songs from our forthcoming projects. We usually perform anywhwere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half.