Screamer Magazine May 2015
Featuring: Heart. Also Included Heart, Hinder, Flyleaf, Full Devil Jacket, The Vintage Caravan, Tom Keifer, Stone Temple Pilots, Flyleaf, Feisty Piranhas and Much More.

Articles in the May 2015 Issue

Interviews

  • HEART - Rock n' Roll Trailblazers

    (wo͝om′ən) - LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.  Then the rib, which the LORD God had taken

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  • HINDER – With Every End, A New Beginning

    With 15 years as a wild rock and roll band under their belt, Hinder has since continued to evolve as a band with an unwavering talent.  Their second single from the album Extreme Behavior, Lips of an Angel, shot to the top of the charts, lasting 41 weeks on the charts in 2005. They have since released three other successful

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  • THE COMPULSIONS - Coolest Band In The World?

    Cool. It’s a factor that is greatly desired, but at the same time very hard to attain. Cool can’t be manufactured or bought--something is either cool or it isn’t. Retread bands with one original member playing the summer county fair circuit are not cool. Anything labeled “the hottest new trend” is probably not cool. And don’t make the mistake of

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  • FLYLEAF - Sometimes You Just Know It's Right

    When we spoke with Flyleaf's lead vocalist Kristen May and lead guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya this past month, they were just beginning a short tour on Revolver's "Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock" tour. The tour started in April and ended the first week of May, but hit 16 cities in that short time. Sitting on their tour bus, myself, May and

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  • FULL DEVIL JACKET – Phoenix From The Ashes

    There’s an old proverb that says “For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; but the wicked are overthrown by calamity.” No phrase is as fitting as this one for the band Full Devil Jacket, which has risen up again after their time of trial. Back in 2000, Full Devil Jacket was riding high on the success

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  • THE VINTAGE CARAVAN - Heats Up Iceland

    With the flood of cookie cutter bands and pop artists emerging from every which direction these days, it is a breath of fresh air when a promising, talented, non-egotistical and monumental trio comes along to bring rock music to the world. Icelandic psychedelic, progressive rock band The Vintage Caravan brings us to a euphoric state with their modernized 60’s &

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  • TOM KEIFER - The Way Life's Going (audio)

    Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer has had more than his share of challenges throughout his long and illustrious career.  Having spent the better part of the last two years on the road in support of his first solo effort, The Way Life Goes, Keifer took some time out of his busy schedule to sit down with Screamer and get caught up.

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Reviews

  • FAT.MO.MAC - FAT.MO.MAC

    Musicians are unpredictable creatures. Case in point, Candlemass guitarist Lars Johansson's leaping into the deep blues with the debut release from his band, FAT.MO.MAC. Johansson recruited some talented friends, including the late Roger Eklov, who tragically died while making this album. Yet FAT.MO.MAC played on and did Eklov proud, taking the depth of rock/blues to a whole new level. The first

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  • THE COMPULSIONS - Dirty Fun

    There is something completely refreshing and honest about a band that is unconcerned with being hip; a band that doesn’t dress in the latest styles or have trendy haircuts. A band that lets the music speak for everything. The Compulsions are all of the above. You know what we’re talkin’ about? These guys just rock. Dirty Fun is an album

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  • THREE DAYS GRACE - Human

    It has been a long while since Canadian rock band Three Days Grace has released a new album--or any new music for that matter. Three Days Grace gave us their fifth studio album Human on March 31, 2015 which features new vocalist Matt Walst (brother of bassist Brad Walst) from My Darkest Day. There is a surefire factor in what

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  • Stone Temple Pilots - Live in Seattle

    Stone Temple Pilots kicked off the first run of their spring tour dates starting in Seattle, WA on April 8th, 2015 taking the crowd by storm on stage at the venue known as The Paramount Theater. They came out one by one, each grabbing their instruments with humbleness and pride walking onto the stage while the crowd cheered and clapped with

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  • FLYLEAF - Live, West Des Moines, IA

    Flyleaf headlined the Revolver's Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour on April 9, 2015 when it hit Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa. It was a LONNNGGGG night with the show starting at 4:30 and ending after 10:30. With attention spans at an all time low, no one wants to stand around for 5+ hours. The show attracted

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  • FEISTY PIRANHAS - Evil Monkey

    Feisty Piranhas released their posthumous album Evil Monkey, in January 2015, in remembrance of the passing of their front man lead guitarist and vocalist Peter Alex Lust III. Feisty Piranhas, born from the streets of Los Angeles in 2002, is father, Peter Lust Jr., on drums and son lead guitarist and vocalist Peter Lust III. Their sound is a gritty

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Press Releases

  • KATAKLYSM Announces Unprecedented Plan to Release Video Clips for... (video)

    Canadian powerhouse KATAKLYSM are set to release their twelfth studio album Of Ghosts And Gods on July 31st (Europe, UK, US) via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released a short video previewing music from the album and detailing their plan to release a video clip for every track on Of Ghosts And Gods, below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeAtgH6zM2E&feature=youtu.be The artwork from KATAKLYSM's

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  • Monster Energy Fort Rock Sells Out Third Straight Year With 14,000 In Attendance (video)

    For the third straight year, tickets were sold out at Monster Energy Fort Rock, Saturday, April 25 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL. With 14,000 in attendance, South Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival featured performances from Slipknot, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, In This Moment, The Pretty Reckless, and more. "2015’s Monster Energy Fort Rock was the biggest to date

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  • Insane Clown Posse Release New Album 'The Marvelous Missing Link'

    The Dark Carnival is back in town as Insane Clown Posse, one of the best-selling independent groups of all time, today released the first entry in their new two-part concept album, The Marvelous Missing Link, through Psychopathic Records. Chapter one, The Marvelous Missing Link (LOST), is a 14-track raw, terrifying, and uncompromising album that stands as a testament to the

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  • GWAR Announces '30 Years of Total World Domination Tour'

    Thirty  years have passed since GWAR awoke from the prison of their Antarctic slumber in 1985. Since that time, the band has used broadswords and guitars to shape the music and culture of mankind. 30 years later, the world sucks more than it ever has, and humans have GWAR to thank!  Three decades of bloodlust, throttling the life from humanity,

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  • Kamelot Premiere New Video For 'Insomnia' (video)

    Symphonic Metal Masters KAMELOT have returned after two years of touring the globe and twelve months of intense writing and recording. The new album titled Haven will make KAMELOT history as it will be released worldwide (excl. Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's KAMELOT MUSIC LLC on May 4, 2015 (North

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  • Watch After The Fall's New Music Video For 'Dedication' (video)

    Check out the music video for the title track from After The Fall's new album, Dedication, here on Altpress.com.  Dedication will be available on CD, LP and digital formats on May 12th, 2015 from Bridge Nine. Hailing from Albany, NY, After The Fall are gearing up to release their fifth and best album to date, Dedication, an earnest and proficiently

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  • Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion Band Performance Times Announced

    Band performance times for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion are as follows (subject to change): Friday, May 1 — Friday Night Campground Party (for those with hotel and camping packages) Jägermeister Stage 7:30 PM 21st Century Goliath 8:40 PM Failure Anthem 9:50 PM Brown Sabbath   Saturday, May 2 Doors open at 11am Monster Energy Rebellion Stage 12:30 PM We Are

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  • Long Live...Atreyu

    For More Info Visit: http://atreyuofficial.com https://www.facebook.com/Atreyu https://twitter.com/atreyuofficial http://instagram.com/atreyuofficial

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  • Tremonti Kick Off U.S. Tour This Weekend- New Album Out June 9th

    Tremonti is kicking off their first US tour in support of their new album Cauterize this weekend. The tour kicks off at the Earth Day Birthday Festival this Saturday and runs through May 23rd where is wraps up in Destin, FL at Club L.A. The band will be making stops in Chicago, New York and Boston among others as well

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  • Spock's Beard announce new album 'The Oblivion Particle'

    Legendary progressive-rockers Spock's Beard are pleased to announce that they will return with their brand new 12th studio album 'The Oblivion Particle', to be released at the end of August 2015. Spock's Beard's forthcoming new studio album 'The Oblivion Particle' is the follow-up to 2013's Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep. Find some press reactions to that record below and look

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  • It Lies Within Currently on Headlining Run with Nevada Rose

    After supporting The Browning (Century Media/Earache Records) in December and headlining over Conquer Divide (Artery Recordings) in March, It Lies Within are currently touring on their headlining I Need Merch Presents: Creepin On The Come Up Tour. Joining them on the entire run will be Nevada Rose (Tragic Hero Records) while Challenger (4/16-4/22), We Rise The Tides (4/29-5/7), and The

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  • Raven Streaming New Song on Invisible Oranges!

    RAVEN are that rare thing in music, true originals - cut these guys with a razor and they will bleed true heavy metal - a more intense live band does not exist on this planet! Today Invisible Oranges is streaming another new track from ExtermiNation.  The song "Fight" can be streamed HERE. The lyric video is for the song "Destroy

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  • Mount Holly To Receive Key To Their Namesake City

    (MOUNT HOLLY, N.J.) – Mount Holly Township Mayor Richard DiFolco will present MOUNT HOLLY – Nick Perri’s new musical group, whose name mirrors the Burlington County Township in which it formed – with the Key to the City on August 6, 2015. An official ceremony will take place in front of the Municipal Building on Washington Street, where the band

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  • Art Of Anarchy; Scott Weiland, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal of Guns N' Roses and Disturbed bassist John Moyer Debut 'Til The Dust Is Gone' (video)

    ART OF ANARCHY, the ‘Mega Group’ featuring legendary vocalist, Scott Weiland, along with lead guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses), bassist John Moyer (Disturbed) and introducing twin brothers Jon (guitar) and Vince Votta (drums) have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media imprint, Another Century. Their debut self-titled album will be in stores and online June 8th, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFT1tW3XsL4&feature=youtu.be

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  • GWAR Extends Their 6th Annual GWAR-B-Q 30th Year Party

    As the craziest event of the summer draws closer, more details are emerging about the GWAR-B-Q including the first round of bands confirmed to play the event!  This year is an amazing milestone in GWAR's torrid history - 30 fucking years of death, destruction and rock and fucking roll! Such an occasion demands more than just a one-day party. The

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  • ‘That Metal Show’ Returns This Week With A Historical Jam Session By Kirk Hammett And Michael Schenker

    Episode 9 of season 14 of VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming “That Metal Show” marks another first for the critically acclaimed talk show. Ever since Kirk Hammett first picked up the electric guitar he dreamed of jamming one day with Michael Schenker. Well TMS makes it happen and the world’s most recognized heavy metal guitarist, Kirk Hammett, jams live

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  • Rock On The Range Is Sold Out!

    Tickets for Rock On The Range 2015, America’s premier hard rock festival, are now SOLD OUT. This marks the third consecutive sell-out, and fastest sell-out to date, for Rock On The Range, held May 15, 16 and 17 at MAPFRE Stadium (formerly Crew Stadium) in Columbus, OH. In 2014, the sold-out three-day multi-stage music and lifestyle event had 120,000 concertgoers

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  • As It Is Premieres Album Stream & New Music Video (video)

    A week ahead of the April 21 release of their debut full-length Never Happy, Ever After, As It Is has given fans a chance to listen to the album in its entirety. Fans can still pre-order the new album digitally through iTunes and physically through Merchnow, which each include instant downloads of "Dial Tones", "Concrete", and "Cheap Shots & Setbacks." Listen to Never

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  • Loudwire Music Festival: Updated Line-Up Announced for Three Day Rock Fest

    LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL organizers have amassed a line-up comprised of some of the leading rock acts in the world for the three day, multi-stage rock event. Headliners Linkin Park, Rob Zombie and Weezer are now being joined by Theory of a Deadman, Chevelle, In This Moment and more for an updated line-up of 25-plus artists (full list below). The LOUDWIRE

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  • Like A Storm To Join Slash, Steel Panther and Hellyeah Throughout Upcoming Spring Tour

    New Zealand based rock group LIKE A STORM will return to the states after a massive run in Europe playing as direct support for Black Veil Brides. The band is touring this year in support of their new album, Awaken The Fire, which dropped on February 24th via Another Century Records. The upcoming North American run will see LIKE A

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  • The Who Kick Off First Leg of North American 'The Who Hits 50!' Tour

    Prior to the upcoming kick-off of their “THE WHO HITS 50!” much-anticipated North American tour in Tampa, FL on April 15, one of rock’s most legendary and defining bands performed their annual Teenage Cancer Trust Concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on March 26.  In a review of the show, The Telegraph (UK, March 2015) said, “The Who were fantastic,

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  • 'Choosing Death' Book Out Today, Excerpt Unveiled

    Coinciding with today's release of Choosing Death, author Albert Mudrian has posted an exclusive extensive excerpt from the book on Decibel Magazine's website.  It can be viewed HERE. Originally released on Feral House in 2004, Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore, is widely recognized as the definitive history of its titular extreme music subgenres. For its

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  • Aerosmith’s Blue Army Tour 2015 Kicks Off June 13

    Following their wildly successful and acclaimed 2014 Let Rock Rule tour, AEROSMITH--Rock’s greatest live act--will return to the road June 13 with their “Blue Army Tour 2015.” The trek will take the band’s all original members--Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford--to 15 cities before concluding in Grand Rapids, MI on Tuesday, August 4. Says Joe Perry:

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  • BABYMETAL - The Acclaimed All-Girl-Fronted Japanese Heavy Metal/Teen-Pop Hybrid Group--Signs with RAL/Sony Music Entertainment (video)

    “The most exciting thing that I’d seen recently” - Slash, February, 2015 BABYMETAL--the Japan-based all-girl-fronted “Kawaii Metal” (mix of J-Pop Idol and Heavy Metal) group--has signed with RAL/Sony Music Entertainment for the U.S. release of their 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. The album’s re-release will feature two bonus tracks (cover art and tracklisting below) and be available digitally on

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  • Denis Leary To Star In New Music Industry Based TV Series (video)

    Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, created by and starring Denis Leary, will air on FX on Thursdays at 10 PM e/p, beginning July 16. Leary stars as “Johnny Rock,” lead singer of a legendary early 90s New York band called The Heathens. Known for living up to their name, the band partied so long and so hard that even Keith Richards thought they needed to

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  • Twisted Sister Honors A.J. Pero, Welcomes New Drummer, and Announces Farewell Shows In 2016 To Mark 40th Anniversary

    It was with heavy hearts that Twisted Sister said goodbye to their drummer A.J. Pero, who passed away on March 20. Today, Twisted Sister members Dee Snider (vocals), Jay Jay French (guitar), Eddie Ojeda (guitar), and Mark “The Animal” Mendoza (bass),  have announced that world renowned drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, Winery Dogs) is the replacement for their

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  • Nightwish Hit Billboard U.S. Top 100 Chart

    Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH sold 18,342 copies of Endless Forms Most Beautiful in its first week of sales in the United States. The record hit #34 on Billboard U.S. Top 200, making it the third time that NIGHTWISH made the coveted chart. Their last full-length release in 2011 Imaginaerum, sold just under 12,600 copies in the United States in

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  • That Metal Show Returns with Kerry King, Lzzy Hale and Zakk Wylde

    Episode 8 of season 14 of VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming “That Metal Show” is the heaviest show of the season as Kerry King of Slayer returns.  Kerry sits down with hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine to discuss the upcoming Slayer album, getting the rust off for the upcoming summer tour, and even reveals some information

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  • Butcher Babies To Embark On Spring Tour - Direct Support For In This Moment

    The BUTCHER BABIES have just completed work on their much-anticipated sophomore full-length album with renowned producer Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, Gojira). The new offering is set for a fall release through Century Media Records They will join up with In This Moment on April 18th in Montclair, NJ for a massive, five week North American tour with Upon A Burning

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  • GWAR Issues Statement Regarding The Press Surrounding the Lawsuit Filed by William Brockie

    We have not yet seen the actual lawsuit papers, and thus cannot comment on the substance of the lawsuit brought against GWAR by Dave Brockie's father, William Brockie, but we can say that the claims in the Style Weekly article are false. We did not steal Dave Brockie's ashes, or anything else that belonged to him. In fact, all of

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  • The Vintage Caravan – Singer Talks Key Role In New Drama, Metalhead!

    Óskar Logi Ágústsson, singer and guitarist for Iceland’s classic rock trio THE VINTAGE CARAVAN, played a key role in the new Icelandic dramatic film, Metalhead. The movie has drawn a lot of attention not only from the rock and metal community but also from mainstream audiences. Directed by Iceland’s famed Ragnar Bragason, Ágústsson plays the older brother of the main character that dies a gruesome

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  • Kamelot Debut Lyric Video For "Veil of Elysium"

    Symphonic Metal Masters KAMELOT have returned after two years of touring the globe and twelve months of intense writing and recording. The new album titled Haven will make KAMELOT history as it will be released worldwide (excl. Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's KAMELOT MUSIC LLC on May 4, 2015 (North

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  • TESSERACT - Perform World's First 'Gigloo' in Freezing Temperatures

    A gigantic igloo, thought to be the world's biggest and spanning the equivalent of 3.5 double decker buses in Ylläs Village in Lapland, Finland, was transformed into an ice stage for the world's first gig on an igloo. The show saw UK prog-metal outfit, TESSERACT, perform on top of the immense snow structure for the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig, which

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  • At The Gates to Stream April 6th Concert LIVE Via Yahoo

    Currently on a very successful road trip across North America with CONVERGE, PALLBEARER and label-mates VALLENFYRE as part of the "Decibel Magazine Tour" and promoting their At War With Reality album, Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have announced a very special live stream of their upcoming show in Chicago on Monday, April 6th via Yahoo. AT THE

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  • Chris Jericho, Max Cavalera & Billy Corgan On Latest Episode Of “That Metal Show”

    As Season 14 of “That Metal Show” continues to roll on with all new episodes, VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming welcomes Chris Jericho of Fozzy, Max Cavalera of Soulfly, and Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins this week. The guests sit down together with hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine in a roundtable type setting; something the show

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  • Agnostic Front Streaming New Album The American Dream Died In Its Entirety

    New York hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT are set to release their new album The American Dream Died one week from today in North America on Nuclear Blast.  Beginning today and running through this Sunday, The American Dream Died is streaming in its entirety.  Listen to the full album HERE, courtesy of Metal Hammer UK. During the recording process the band filmed a

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  • Tom Keifer Premieres Music Video for "It's Not Enough"

    Los Angeles, CA | April 2, 2015 - Riding high off his solo debut, The Way Life Goes, Tom Keifer has been on the road, continuing to deliver his electrifying live performances all across the country. Each show a reminder of why Keifer has been a mainstay on the live music scene with both his solo project, and his original band

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Hollywood Spotlight

Plug-In

  • WINGS OF PEGASUS - TOLEDO STEEL - SEVEN THORNS

    WINGS OF PEGASUS https://www.facebook.com/wingsofpegasus http://www.twitter.com/wingsofpegasus   TOLEDO STEEL https://www.facebook.com/toledosteelband http://toledosteelmerch.storenvy.com/   SEVEN THORNS https://www.facebook.com/seventhornsofficial http://www.seventhorns.com/ http://www.seventhorns.com/index.php?idnr=6

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  • BRAND NEW MACHINE & BLINDSPT

    BRAND NEW MACHINE http://www.brandnewmachine.net/ http://www.brandnewmachine.net/Brand_New_Machine/MERCH.html https://www.facebook.com/brandnewmachine https://twitter.com/bnmband http://www.reverbnation.com/brandnewmachine https://www.youtube.com/user/BNMbandofficial   BLINDSPT http://www.blindsptband.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Blindspt https://twitter.com/Blindspt https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCy3ss4Rhpqxu0mDlypnidA https://soundcloud.com/blindspt

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