Seven Kingdoms Stormed the word with their new album “Zenith” on June 17 Worldwide. The Band has been on the scene since 2007 with 7 albums and an EP. The songs, the music, the power speaks it all, It was my pleasure to have Sabrina and Camden on the Interview to talk about Zenith. Check out the below YouTube for the complete coverage.
02_A Silent Remedy
04_Chasing The Mirage
07_Magic In The Mist
09_The Water Dance
11_I Hate Myself For Loving You
SEVEN KINGDOMS was formed in Deland, FL in 2007. The band began to play shows, went through all the usual “underground band” ups-and-down; members came and went; numerous local shows; an independently released debut album; etc. Finally, once they had a more solidified lineup, the band signed a management/booking deal with Intromental Worldwide in 2009, which lead to a record deal with Nightmare Records. Shortly after the release of their Nightmare Records debut “Seven Kingdoms” (their second release, but first featuring female vocalist Sabrina Valentine) SEVEN KINGDOMS played the opening party at the very prestigious ProgPower USA and was then handpicked by the legendary German power metal band, Blind Guardian, to open their 2010 North American tour, which saw the band playing in front of tens of thousands of metal fans throughout USA and Canada. This tour gained the band exponential amounts of exposure, to their direct market. SEVEN KINGDOMS went on to play several one off’s and smaller tours in 2011 ending with the “Uniting The Powers Of Metal” tour alongside other uprising power metal acts such as Artizan, Creation’s End and Widow. The band capped off 2011 signing endorsement deals with Engl Amplification and Warwick Basses / Amps.
The First show of 2012 came with a slot on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Preparty, playing to a packed house at the Grand Central venue in Miami. In May of 2012 the band entered Morrisound Studios to creating a record powerful enough to hang with the best in metal. With legendary producer Jim Morris (Iced Earth, Obituary, JOP, Jag Panzer etc) at the helm and much more experience gained, SEVEN KINGDOMS created their next melodic power thrash opus. Upon completion of the recording of their new album, SEVEN KINGDOMS signed an extension of their deal with Nightmare Records. The Music Video for ‘After The Fall’ premiered at ProgPower USA on the big screen, directly before the set of Symphony X to a captive crowd. The video went viral for a short period of time, gaining over 400,000+ views on Youtube. The record, titled “The Fire is Mine”, was unleashed on October 9, 2012. “The Fire is Mine”, was the third offering from Florida’s SEVEN KINGDOMS, showing a great solidification in their sound and direction; they amped up every aspect from songwriting, vocals to production and live performance. This one goes to eleven on all counts – including the number of tracks! The vocals and beautiful crystalline melodies of Sabrina Valentine are uniquely set in a furious power/thrash metal attack, blended with epic choirs and the occasional beer-chanting of the men of SEVEN KINGDOMS.
After the release of ‘The Fire Is Mine”, SEVEN KINGDOMS hosted their own CD release party at the Deland Rock & Metal Festival, and then played a few supporting shows in Florida with Queensryche, Jon Oliva’s Pain and also Firewind. The band was then added to the massive Stratovarius and Amaranthe European tour in 2013, where they were able to break into the European market and play in front of tens of thousands of hungry fans. This tour also included a slot on the prestigious PPM Festival in Belgium where they shared the stage alongside bands like Avantasia, Queensryche, Behemoth, Helloween and Gamma Ray. Upon the return home, SEVEN KINGDOMS set out on a short east coast Canadian and USA Headlining run, their first non-supporting tour. They closed 2013 off with a performance at the Deland Rock & Metal Festival alongside Circle II Circle. SEVEN KINGDOMS then headed out for their final European Tour in support of ‘The Fire Is Mine’ in May/June of 2014. They toured alongside their friends in the Danish band, Manticora. SEVEN KINGDOMS then took some time for writing, taking select dates with repeat appearances at the DeLand Rock & Metal Festival and openings for Sonata Arctica and Doro in their home state of Florida.
SEVEN KINGDOMS entered the studio for their 10th year anniversary album in the summer of 2016. Teaming up again with Jim Morris for Recording and Mixing SEVEN KINGDOMS then headed into North Avenue Studios. Guitar engineer Phil Pluskota (Abiotic, King Conquer) assisted in the tracking, along with Tyler McDaniel and then Jacob Hansen (Pretty Maids, Volbeat, Amaranthe) for the Mastering process. In The Walls EP was released in late 2016 via Kickstarter which raised over $12,000, nearly double of the goal. Seven Kingdoms headed out for a very short run of dates in the Southeast to support the EP release which was followed up in 2017 with their newest full length album, Decennium. Decennium was also successfully funded via Kickstarter raising over $23,000, again almost doubling the original goal. The success of this DIY soft release gained the attention of Napalm Records, who then signed SEVEN KINGDOMS and re-pressed the bands entire catalog. SEVEN KINGDOMS released an in studio music video for Neverending, a full music video for Kingslayer and then two lyric videos for In The Walls and Stargazer from the Decennium Release. SEVEN KINGDOMS then received endorsements from EVH Guitar Amps, Ernie Ball Strings, Music Man Basses, Audio Technica and Mesa/Boogie Bass Products. SEVEN KINGDOMS was then added as special guest on Evergrey’s massive North American tour in 2017 over May and June finally getting back over into the west coast US markets. Upon completion of this tour the band then played a handful of in-state headlining shows to round off the year. SEVEN KINGDOMS was added to the 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise which sailed in February of 2018, joining 60 of the top bands around the world for the legendary Metal Cruise. SEVEN KINGDOMS was added to the Hammerfall / Flotsam and Jetsam tour for the Florida dates in May of 2018 which would end up being the last show for Bassist Aaron Sluss. Tyler McDaniel then stepped in as a full time replacement on Bass. SEVEN KINGDOMS joined the Continental Touring roster in 2018 and then toured North America in support of Decennium on their first Headlining Tour.
Upon completion of that tour, SEVEN KINGDOMS went back into writing and released ‘Empty Eyes’ again on Kickstarter and raised over $17,000 for an EP. The band was getting ready to tour and then the world shut down. During that time the band parted ways with Tyler McDaniel and simply decided to continue on as a 4 piece. SEVEN KINGDOMS was the selected by Unleash The Archers for two crushing tours in the USA in the fall of 2021, and then selected by Beast In Black for another tour in April of 2022. The band wrote the newest release ‘Zenith’ during this whole time and recorded the record at Morrisound Recording between June and November of 2021. ‘Zenith’ was crowdfunded on kickstarter and hit its first goal of $30,000 within the first 36 hours, and still has 31 days to go.
Sabrina Cruz – Vocals
Camden Cruz – Guitar
Kevin Byrd – Guitar
Keith Byrd – Drums