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In recognition of Mental Behavioral Health Month, Pray for Sleep is honored to offer an exclusive early release lyric video of “Ask Us” to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital On Our Sleeves campaign for the month of May. Learn more about the song, how to listen to the song, view the video and support a great cause at the link below! #WeAreNotAlone


What’s up Insomniacs!


Sure, we’re passionate about music, mixing up heavy rock breakdowns with killer anthems, and always pushing ourselves to do better; but we’re the most passionate about encouraging people. We believe that no one should walk through this life alone, especially in their darkest hours. If you are a fellow insomniac going through a tough spot in life, struggling with some hardcore insomnia, we are here for you. Whether it’s through listening to our music, hanging with us at one of our concerts, or you just wanna send us a tweet in the middle of the night, we want you to know we are in this together, and WE ARE NOT ALONE.



by Pray for Sleep

We are insomniacs. Though we find ourselves on different journeys and from different places, we are united by our fight against a darkness that aims to make us slaves to sadness. When we feel lost on our own, music gives us permission to scream back. The bittersweet memories remind us that there is always good beneath the evil. And, even though the marks from our nails on walls may not be gone tomorrow, there is still hope . . . Because in this hardcore insomnia, WE ARE NOT ALONE.


Pray for Sleep at 2018 Rock on the Range - Sold Out Show at The Basement - Supporting Big Lots Behavioral Health Butter Fly Run - Meeting Donna Teach, Chief Marketing Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Supporting #OnOurSleeves Thunderclap launch, Donating Ticket Proceeds to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Meeting Dr. John Ackerman, head of Nationwide Children’s Teen Suicide Prevention Program, #OnOurSleeves Launch, Playing to Grandview Heights Middle and High School students, Launch “Scream Back” program to raise awareness and educate youth on MBH conditions and what to do. See

News and Press

Check out our Rock on the Range Press Release!

‘For example, four Grandview Heights High School students teamed up with counselor Bryan Stork to organize an assembly in March featuring the band Pray for Sleep, a group of adolescents that uses metal music to raise awareness about mental-health struggles and that was recently in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Even if the music wasn’t for everyone, attendees all respected the message, organizers said. A follow-up survey of 78 students found a majority were more likely to seek help following the experience.

“Even if it helped just one person, that’s good,” senior Shea McHugh, 17, said. “We need to get rid of the stigma and let people know it’s OK to not be OK.”

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call the Franklin County Suicide Prevention Hotline at 614-221-5445; the Teen Suicide Prevention Hotline at 614-294-3300 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255; or text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741; or connect to the Lifeline Crisis Chat at

COLUMBUS DISPATCH APRIL 25, 2019 Front Page Article
Passion, dedication, killer riffs and heavy breakdowns earned Pray For Sleep a spot at this year’s Rock On The Range festival alongside bands such as We Came As Romans and Anti-Flag. Choosing to perform at ROTR rather than attend graduation, Pray For Sleep have proven they’re here to rock. Their encouraging anthems and catchy choruses combined with a “take-on-the-world” mentality fuels their message: We are not alone. Expect big things from these guys as they continue to make a positive effect in our scene. -@whitneyxpaxton

Alt Press Issue 362.2 September 2018

‘12th Annual Rock On The Range Wraps Sold Out Weekend With 140,000 In Attendance
May 18, 19 & 20 At MAPFRE Stadium In Columbus, OH’ -

Local act Pray For Sleep — winners of 99.7 FM The Blitz’s “Battle For The Range” — took the stage Sunday to the sounds of “Pomp & Circumstance” (as band members Cameron Dickson and Hayden Kissler missed their high school graduation to perform at the festival) before jumping into their show-opening set.

- Rock on the Range Press Release

‘Review/Photos: Rock On The Range 2018 has fans seeing double Maynard, and evacuations’
Them Evils, opened the main stage, while Stitched Up Heart and Pray For Sleep warmed up the side stages.

Highlight of the Day
Battle of the Bands winners Pray For Sleep opened the side stage, and walked out to graduation song, “Pomp and Circumstance.” We came to find out that two of their members skipped out on walking across the stage for their High School diploma so they could be seen by thousands.

- Metal Insider

‘Rock On The Range’ Brings Huge Acts, Local High School Band To MAPFRE Stadium’ This year’s show also features a local high school band. Pray For Sleep won a contest to play at the festival on Sunday, so two members will have to skip graduation at Olentangy Orange High School.

- Radio OSU

‘The List: 11 essential acts to see at Rock on the Range 2018 - It goes to 11’ -

11. Pray for Sleep (Sunday, 12 p.m.)

OK, here’s a great story for the weekend. The winners of a contest by 99.7 The Blitz, these Columbus youngsters are playing this slot at Rock on the Range in lieu of walking in their high school graduation. If the rest of the weekend doesn’t make you feel old, this will do it.

- Columbus Alive

‘In Review: Rock On The Range 2018’ -
Sunday kicked off with Pray For Sleep, a local band of high schoolers who not only beat dozens of other acts to earn their spot, but skipped their same-day graduation in order to play. Good choice, fellas.

- 1870 Mag

‘Top 5 reasons to go to Rock on the Range’ -

1. The music

It should come as no surprise that the absolute main reason to check this festival out is the music itself. ... local acts like Pray For Sleep, whose members skipped their high school graduation on Sunday so that they could open the days festivities!


LOUDWIRE INTERVIEW - PRAY FOR SLEEP 2:40 PICKS TOOL RECORD RELEASE DATE - Like us → Follow us → Get our newsletter →

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The band want to thank the following people for their support.

Our Creator.

Our Insomniac fans that can’t sleep at night like us and listen to our music and help us remember we are not alone.

OG Insomniacs: Camille Mathis, Scott Prince, Mike Novak, Andrew B.(killernut78), Jeremy Davis, Kyle Long, Rhett Ward, Dr. Mike

Chris Nelson, John Link - the two original roadies. Chris’s mom for letting us use the van.

Sarah, Karley and Paige - all the media help!

Ryan, Peter, and the crew.

Ian Dietrich for putting a marching band on stage with Papa Roach. Jacoby Shaddix Tony Palermo and the Proach crew, David Pucket (WCAR).

99.7 The Blitz, Randi, Tess, Courtney Stone, Misha Rickard, Lesley James, Hal Risch, Randy Malloy and the gang at CD102.5, Dave Whinham, The Remedy Radio Show, 97 The Rock - Cincinnati. The Pipeman - Gary Spivak, Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Promotions, 11-7 Label Group, Ashton-Magnuson Media Group, PromoWest Live, Bravo Artist and Cory Hadge, Rick Smith, Brad G., . Counterfeit for helping sell out our first show ;) Wait for the Day, Black Coffee, Harmless Habit

The girls who have seen the most Pray for Sleep shows eva - Morgan, Keira and Paige.

Will Carlson of Will Carlson Audio

Improving IT for being great people.

Momagers and Dadagers


Cameron Dickson - Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your heart.