"The Fire is Mine", the third offering from Florida's SEVEN KINGDOMS, shows a great solidification in their sound and direction; they've amped up every aspect from song writing, 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.
Formed in Deland, FL back in 2007 SEVEN KINGDOMS went through all the usual "underground band" ups-and-down; members came and went; numerous local shows; an independently released debut album; etc. In 2009 the band signed a management/booking deal with Intromental Worldwide, 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 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 thousands of metal fans throughout USA and Canada. 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.
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 record, titled "The Fire is Mine", was unleashed on October 9, 2012.
A band started for fun, found that hard work and dedication to their craft has major pay offs... SEVEN KINGDOMS is carving its own path in metal history creating something genuinely unique, yet undeniably metal with their latest and greatest album."
When their previous band This Solemn Vow fell apart during the summer of 2006, Camden Cruz and Bryan Edwards decided to continue playing and recording new music just for fun. Their first song, "Shadow And Flame," helped earn Camden an endorsement with Bernie Rico Jr. Guitars. Camden was a central part of the opening ceremonies of the Daytona Supercross Championship in March 2007, playing in front of a crowd of over 50,000 people. This would go on to earn him an endorsement with Krank Amplification, and set Camden and Bryan's sights on higher goals. Continuing where they left off, Camden and Bryan re-recorded "Shadow And Flame" with new lyrics and arrangement under the title "Dragonflight." This would be the first of many songs to come (for a planned full-length album release at the end of 2007.) Knowing that solid recordings alone would not make them a true band, Camden and Bryan sought out other musicians who could compliment their style. Kevin Byrd joined soon afterward on rhythm guitars, as well as his brother Keith on drums. Under the name of Seven Kingdoms, they are preparing an epic return to Morrisound Recording Studios at the end of the summer and practicing to play select shows in support of the upcoming album release. This is music of, by and for the metal community. We do not sacrifice musicianship for mediocrity. With inspiration gathered largely from the literary works of George R. R. Martin, and influences spanning the vastness of metal's subgenres, Seven Kingdoms seeks to carve its own niche in metal history and create something genuinely unique... yet undeniably METAL.