HOT NEWS Around the Globe!

Seven Kingdoms Hits All the Right Notes as Evergrey’s Number Two

By Brent Michael, Rock At Night Tampa Correspondent

Venue: The Orpheum, Tampa, Florida–May 7, 2017














Seven Kingdoms is a power metal band from DeLand, Florida (about midway between Orlando and Daytona.) The band was formed in 2007 by guitarist Camden Cruz, who remains with the band and also serves as the tour manager, and vocalist Bryan Edwards, after they parted with their previous band. The band has shifted lineups repeatedly, and currently includes original members Cruz, guitarist Kevin Byrd, drummer Keith Byrd, and newer members vocalist Sabrina Valentine Cruz (2009) and bassist Aaron Sluss (2010) Cruz also organized Florida Powerfest II, in 2010.

So what can you expect from a band whose name is inspired by the novels of George R. R. Martin, now much more well known as the Game of Thrones creator? Powerful, majestic, thrashing metal; themes based around fantasy battles, titles such as “The Fire is Mine,” “Stargazer,” “Castles in the Snow,” “Kingslayer,” “Stormborn,” “The Bloody Meadows,” and a band that started for fun, worked hard, paid attention to the music, and is now playing their own game of thrones vying for top billing in an even more competitive world, the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms of the Metal World!

No website, except for a merchandise site, is to be found, and their Twitter feed is sparse. For the most up to date news, follow them on Facebook.


Photo Gallery

Brent Michael
About Brent Michael (85 Articles)
Senior Journalist/Photographer When not in custody, I've been involved with music, photography, and writing my entire life. Ever since I was a young boy and played those silver tunes, I've had the beat, but being a drummer didn't suit me so I became a lead singer, which lasted a few years. Settling down, sort of, I translated my knowledge of audio and glib tongue into mobile emcee work, and my training as a photographer and videographer into a living in the wedding, party, bar/bat mitzvah, and entertainment industry. During this time I also managed to bamboozle my way into a master's degree in writing, worked for a couple of magazines (yes, I took photos for a nudist magazine!), have photographed hotels, done commercial work (shot the cover of Tablet and Capsule magazine), published a few articles, hosted some public access shows (a couple times in drag, but that's another story), and generally made a nuisance of myself until I landed here.

Leave a comment