Scepter Press

Here's some of the latest press about
Dallas' Hottest Band SCEPTER!

Jeff Kirby of Scepter donates his HAIR to Locks of Love Foundation!  
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WOW!!!  Scepter Makes The HARDER BEAT!!!  Dallas Hottest Metal Mag!!!!

http://www.harderbeat.com/archive/oct03/html/flipside.html

Scepter - It’s The Getting’ Up That Gets Ya
This cool four-song release is by a Dallas area hard rock band that bills itself as “The Last Great Rock Band.” The only thing serious about Scepter’s music is fun. Originally formed 15 years ago in Haysville, Kansas, the band is Jeff Kirby (bass/lead vocals), Joe Kirby (guitar/backing vocals) and Mank (drums). This CD includes instant classics such as “Love In The Personals,” “Un-Censored Love” and the alter ego, “Censored Love” along with hit single, “Where Is My Love.” The band’s massive army of fans is known as “Scepterians.” Their music has 80’s rock, funk and metal influences. If the live show is anywhere near as fun as this CD, we should all make ourselves Scepterians for a night! (John Binder)
Scepter on Artisian Recording Studio Site- John Binder


http://www.governor.state.tx.us/divisions/music

Scepter gets officially listed in the Texas Music Office!!!!  This was a cool thing for the band to get the official paperwork.  I guess some things pay off after being together since 1987 in Wichita, Kansas.


An awesome review of Scepter show from DallasMusic.com

http://www.dallasmusic.com/hurtstreet.html

Galaxy Club Band Breakout- Wednesday, August 27
   featuring In All Her Sincerity, In Most, Hurtstreet, Scepter, and Well Wisher

                                    by Grady Smith

I'm sorry to say that I missed In All Her Sincerity, so I can't tell you anything
about them.
In Most, a nu wave band like the White Stripes, played some of their art rock.
"We wrote that one last Thursday," they joked before playing "Reflection,"
 their year-old fav blending tunes that rose to a crescendo. The guitarist
switched between acoustic and electric, and even sang a song written for his
girlfriend.
Hurtstreet, a band that featured saxophone, acoustic guitar, bass, and drums,
reminded me of Matchbox 20's style of inspirational jazz-rock. They did their
own versions of some popular songs, and the singer even jumped off stage to
dance with a girl. They said that their motto was to "rock out with your cock
out."
Scepter, an 80s-style rock band featuring lyrics about love and anger, as well
as guitar and bass riffs. The energetic vocalist reminded me of Jean Simmons,
minus the makeup. Some of their songs were "Angry like Metallica," "Censored
Love," and "Where you want me." They got a great reception from the crowd.
Well Wisher was an alternative rock band with two guitars and a front man
 who was a very high-pitched vocalist.


 

A not so favorable review of Scepter (it's all good) from 

http://ftworthmusic.com/cdreview-sceptic.html

SCEPTER/IT'S THE GETTIN' UP THAT GETS YA'
            REVIEW BY: DADDY GREEN JEANS

Scepter: n. a wand carried by a monarch as an emblem of power.
Sceptic: n. skeptic.

BACKGROUND:
This anti-corporate rock band from Kansas has already left its mark on the central- America scene, and now it’s re-located to Dallas to accompany its EP release, It’s the getting’ up that gets ya, which was recorded at Artisan Recording Studio and released in February, 2003.

REVIEW:
    They didn't really have the kind of sound that a lot of people get into; and I was no exeption. I found they're sound shitty and too love-filled for my smoke, eat, sleep, and shit, way of life. Though I hated the love late 70's rock theme they had; I would put them on the soundtrack to a really shitty video game. If the gettin' up doesn't get ya, I will cuz ya' suck ass.

CLICK HERE to see Scepter Live at Lone Star Video



Scepter Website  

Scepter at the recording studio

http://www.artisan-recordingstudio.com/clientspage.ht


Scepter on the Russ Martin show 105.3  Russ Martin ROCKS!

http://www.russmartin.com/links_listeners.html


Scepter on Dallas.com online entertainment guide

http://www.dallas.com/nightlife/localbands.shtml


Scepter on Dallas hottest rock radio... The EAGLE!

http://www.kegl.com/localbands.html


Scepter at the Dallas Concerts web

http://www.dallasconcerts.net/localbands/Scepter 


On the "Texas Bands Page"

http://www.dallas.com/nightlife/localbands.shtml


Scepter on Tom Lamb's AWESOME Mega Metal site

http://www.megamtl.com/


Scepter's Gone For Daze Site

http://www.gonefordaze.com/ScepterPress.htm


From "Mbus" Online

http://www.mbus.com/bands/genadm/Scepter.htm

Being the brainchild of lead vocalist and bassist Jeff E. Kirby, this Thirteen year-old group began in the small town of Haysville, Kansas (near Wichita). Jeff instructed his brother Joe in 'a few guitar basics' to get him on the road. 'I told Joe he could play around on my guitar


Scepter on Webcam

http://scepter.camarades.com/


From "The Official Underground Heavy Metal" Magazine

http://home.nordnet.fr/~lbocquet/ss.html#SCEPTER

SCEPTER :

Style Rock Hard - CD 'Eat to the feet' - E mail : scepter@dtc.net

Band web site at http://www2.dtc.net/~scepter

Coming from Kansas ( Wichita - USA), Scepter has been working for more than ten years & have been composed more than an hundred songs. 'Eat to the feet' is the name of their CD. It has been recorded on a 8 tracks home studio. & the less to say, it 's that it sounds better than several demo recorded sometimes with a 16 tracks studio. this album ( also availble in CD) is like areturn to th eroots of hard rock. There's a lot of groove in songs & this is really the kind of music that gives a special feeling. It's a rel pleaure to be leaded by this 10 beautiful songs. Some blues chords associated with the classical rock guitars sound ( especially or solis) give to this album a real soul. Scepter proves that musicians doen't always need to be teh best one or to show that they're the best ones on earth to create sensible & captivating songs. the ban just lets its guitars play & th eresult is really attractive. more, there's good vocals line, very melodic that brings some contrast with this music. Between the hard rock song ' Rel face' & teh bluesy rock 'Aay', Scepter evolves with delicacy & powerful.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 01

SCEPTER RECORDS CHRISTMAS BENEFIT TUNE FOR PIZZA HUT CORPORATION

Dallas' hottest band Scepter set up in the studio with Larry Dykstra, guitarist and vocalist and Vice President of Pizza Hut Marketing to record Larry's latest Pizza Hut jingle right in time for Christmas.  The tune is a tongue in cheek catchy number written about ordering Pizza Hut Pizza during Christmas time.  See the pics HERE.

The song  is folk based in nature features Jeff Kirby on tambourine and was recorded and engineered by Joe Kirby and Maynerd.  The single track "Pizza Hut For Christmas" will be released on CD shortly after Thanksgiving and is being marketed through Pizza Hut Corporate Marketing group 14841 Dallas Parkway, Dallas TX 75240.   It will be available in limited quantities.

The single song CD is estimated to be priced at $5.00 a copy and the entire cost of the CD will be donated to a Children's Christmas Charity.  "This is a great cause and it feels good to just do something like this." was stated by Scepter's drummer Maynerd.  Joe and Jeff also agreed that it was great to hang out with a major player from such a fine organization.. and do something that can make a difference for little kids.

For a copy of this CD contact Chris Pero at Pizza Hut Headquarters at (972) 338-7809 or email at chris.pero@tricon-yum.com.


Scepter KROCK Show Review, 1995 (Kansas State Show)

http://www.kstatecollegian.com/ISSUES/v100/FA/n045/a-e-krock-samiller.html

K-Rock marks anniversary

Station celebrates 5 years with album format


by SCOTT ALLEN MILLER


Five bands celebrated five years of K-Rocking in Manhattan Thursday night.

KMKF-101.5 FM threw itself a party at Bombers upstairs to celebrate the station's change to the album-oriented rock format that so many radio listeners in Manhattan like. On the bill were Scepter, 425 Main, Smudge, Catfish and Wakeland.

On hand at the show were K-Rock on-air personalities Marty Myers, who did much of the organizing of the show as the station's promotions director, and Raubin Pierce, programming and music director of the station.

The crowd, a mix of students and mostly blue-collar locals, never really got larger than 50 or so people at one time, although many people came and went over the night, making the show's total attendance somewhere closer to 100.

Wichita's Scepter started the show, followed by the metallic sounds of Lawrence's 425 Main, which received its most enthusiastic response for its set-closing cover of the Doors' "Break On Through".

This was, after all, a party for a station that plays a lot of classic rock.

Smudge, hot on the tails of its tie for first place at the recent Opus 9 Band Competition, took the stage third. In spite of the drummer's lack of, well, flexible tempo, people danced to the envelope-filtered sounds of Hollis Berry's guitar and his Glenn Danzig-on-ecstasy vocals.

The crowd thinned after Smudge left the stage, not waiting to hear what was to be offered by the Great White North.

Catfish, a band from Vancouver that continues to blur the line between metal and hip hop, performed next to last. The band's set was only about six songs long, significantly shorter than originally planned. The guys in Catfish failed to get much response from the Manhattan crowd until they played an updated cover of the Rolling Stones "Miss You."

It's reassuring that no matter what nation the bands are from, Manhattan audiences tend to prefer songs by more famous acts they've heard on the radio or seen on MTV.

This demonstrates consistency and rules out the possibility that Manhattan crowds are somehow biased against up-and-coming music by American bands.

"Wear It Well," from the band's debut "Neighbors and Dogs" album, will be heard in an upcoming episode of "Mad TV" on the Fox Network, vocalist Kevin Hemeon said. The set closed with a heavily-reworked version of the classic blues tune made most famous by Led Zeppelin, "When the Levee Breaks".

Taking the stage at almost 1 a.m. was Wakeland of Norman, Okla., a music scene that has spawned the bands Chainsaw Kittens and the Nixons.

Wakeland's music, which vocalist and guitarist Chris Sullivan said has been described as Anglo power pop, digs from the same vein that Gin Blossoms, Mission U.K., Soul Asylum, and Collective Soul have been mining for a few years.

Wakeland's music, which is danceable but not especially memorable live, is simple, melodic, catchy and easy to grasp. People who find themselves tuning into Sunny 102.5 more than K-Rock would probably like Wakeland's debut album, "Magnetic."

While Catfish was tight, intense and focused its whole set, Wakeland's simplicity was somewhat marred by a shoddy performance. Perhaps Sullivan, who had been hitting the sauce since before the show and even took a short break in the band's set to down some shots of Jaegermeister, probably explained why.

"I think this is the most fucked up we've ever played," he told the crowd.

There were no covers in Wakeland's set and the songs weren't as familiar to club goers as Smudge's were, so the crowd didn't get as enthused for Wakeland as it did for previous bands. If you missed or really liked Wakeland and want to hear the band's music again, one of the songs from "Magnetic" will be featured on the Nov. 6 episode of "Melrose Place," Sullivan said.

By the end of the night, K-Rock had given away a Fender Stratocaster guitar and had provided a good-sized crowd with an evening of live music.

One can't help but wonder if the remains of Foghat, Nazareth, Blue Oyster Cult or Grand Funk Railroad couldn't have packed in the trailer-park-and-barrack crowd that K-Rock tends to cater to rather than the residence hall and fraternity house demographic group that the bands were aimed to draw from. More people might have showed up.