Members: Steve Stanley-Vocals/ Eric Benites-Guitar/ Chris Domzalski-Guitar/ Jeff Karbow-Bass/ Sam Shepherd-Percussion
Prosper or Perish is a 5 piece Metal band from Philadelphia, PA, who formed in 2006. They recorded a 5 song demo, The Dawning, in 2007 at Nebula Zone Recordings. Prosper or Perish supported The Dawning by playing local venues in their Tri-State area (PA, NJ, DE). In 2010 Prosper or Perish recorded their 1st full length album, Defiant, at The Skylight Studios with Vince Ratti (A Life Once Lost, Bury Your Dead, August Burns Red, Circa Survive, Saosin). Defiant was mastered at Mana Recording Studios by Brian Elliott (The Absence, Graves of Valor, Paths of Possession). Consisting of 10 relentless tracks, Defiant is about surviving a confrontation with death, learning from the second chance given and finding oneâs true self without conforming to the daily trends of this world we live in. With Defiant, Prosper or Perish have truly found their sound, taking them in a much different direction than that of The Dawning. In December 2010, long-time friend and drummer, Joe Konopka, parted ways with Prosper or Perish. Less than 3 months later, they are back to playing shows in support of Defiant after having found & recruited a new drummer, Sam Shepherd, who quickly & masterfully learned all their songs. Sam has already begun shaping the sound of the band, by adding his diversely powerful drumming style to Defiant, which can be seen & heard at their live shows.