Exploring themes of tolerance, redemption and the strength of the human spirit, Razia's Shadow, according to press notes, "tells a tale of parallel forbidden love stories set in an alternate universe before murder exists. With a massive mountain range splitting the world in two, only true love's sacrifice can reunite the two halves." Razia's Shadow features a book by Lonnie Angle.
Razia's Shadow was originally a conceptual, rock-musical album released by the indie-rock band Forgive Durden in 2008 on Atlantic Records. The piece has been developed with The Public Theater in New York and was a finalist for this year's Yale Institute for Music Theatre as well as NAMT's New Works Festival.
The concept album, released on Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records, featured guest performances from bands such as Panic At The Disco, Say Anything, Portugal, The Man, Saves The Day, mewithoutYou, The Hush Sound, The Dear Hunter and others.