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Thu. Dec 12th, 2019

Madness To Creation

Where Insanity and Creativity Collide!

(Album Review) “Rise” by TOM KEIFER BAND

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We all know him as the legendary frontman of 80’s metal extraordinaires Cinderella.  Now, Tom Keifer is exploring his creative side with the September 13th release of “Rise” via Cleopatra Records.

Following the release of ‘The Way Life Goes’ six years ago, #Keiferband lets the world know Tom Keifer is alive and still kicking.  The band, comprised of Keifers wife, Savannah Keifer, Tony Higbee, Billy Mercer, Kendra Chantelle, Kory Myers and Jarred Pope fills the album with an array of sonic goodies; slide guitar, beautiful choral harmonies, an organ tone that ranges from haunting to angelic.  “Rise” begins with a woman’s voice coming out of the ether and hits you hard and fast with a riff that could come straight from Angus Young.

 

The album explores the highs and lows of the a rock-n-roller’s life, from ‘Touching The Divine’ to “Waiting For The Demons To Die”, Keifer speaks of deep sleeps and the end at length remarking [I] “drag myself to sleep only to drag my ass awake”. Keifer has been through hell and back to tell us his story. The 58 year old rocker has undergone numerous vocal cord surgeries, lawsuits, and a host of professional and personal maladies that would have prevented anyone from releasing an album. In an industry quick to dismiss aging artist for their less marketable efforts this album spits in the face of all that Hollywood to make an ultimately hopeful statement; “Life Was Here” and it was well-lived and its still loud and living.  “Rise” can be listened to in the dead of night, with a cigarette between the lips, musing about life or it could find itself in any honky tonks jukebox or blaring through the speakers of a suped-up GTO.

Here is the track listing below:

  1.  Touching The Devine
  2.  The Death Of Me
  3.  Waiting On The Demons
  4.  Hype
  5.  Untitled
  6.  Rise
  7.  All Amped Up
  8.  Breaking Down
  9.  Taste For The Pain
  10.  Life Was Here
  11.  You Believe In Me

Fans can check out Tom Keifer Band on tour at the following dates:

Fri. 10/11- Cotton Eyed Joe in Knoxville, Tennessee

Sat. 10/12- BMI Indoor Speedway in Versailles, Ohio

Tue. 10/15- The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan

Thu. 10/17- Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale, Pennsylvania

Fri. 10/18- Seneca Niagara Events Center at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York

Sat. 10/19- Goodyear Theater in Akron, Ohio

Thu. 10/24- Green Bay Distillery in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Thu. 10/31- Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Fri. 11/1- Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, Minnesota

Sat. 11/2- Club Arcada Speakeasy & Restaurant in Saint Charles, Illinois

For tickets and further information, click here.

Fans can find TOM KEIFER at the following locations:

www.facebook.com/TomKeiferOfficial

www.TomKeifer.com

 

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