Stage Of Existence
Location & Contact:
* Currently booking 2011 shows *
We can do anything up to 2x45 min sets. We do play some covers Silverchair, Foo fighters are our most popular.
Influences:Staind, A perfect circle, Blue October, Stone Temple Pilots, God smack, Foo Fighters
Biography:Media and Awards:
- Featured on Local Licks Live 93.7 (2 times)
- Featured on Fox 7 News Morning
- (San Antonio's) The Edge Magazine's "Best of 2005 Austin Readers Poll - Best Alternative Band"
- Best Guitarist Emergenza Fest
Performing mostly original music, Stage of Existences (SOE) style was created by the bass and melody driven singer songwriter, Brian Runkel. It combines a myriad of hard rock sounds featuring melodramatic vocals, driving drums and heavy guitar sounds to create a collection of crowd pleasing music. Brian started the project in 2003, finalizing the line-up in 2004 and beginning the journey playing entry level shows and recording a demo entitled "The Demon" in early 2005.
SOE has debuted on the radio in 2005 on 93.7 KLBJ Local Licks Live with Loris Lowe and then in 2006 on Austin's Fox Morning News Television program. They were featured on the Edge Magazine's Showcase, Real Texas Edge 2006 Volume 4 CD Compilation, with their single Feel the Pain.
The band had a hiccup in early 2007. Guitarist, AJ Lujano had a motorcycle accident delaying the release of their freshman album "Unknown". Now with a fully recovered AJ, they are back better than ever playing shows.
Currently, SOE released their Sophomore album "Overlooked" with producer, Paul Soroski. Paul brings his engineering and producing skills along with drumming protege' Keith Slack to bridge the gap from mediocre to f'ing bad ass!!!
The CD was released Aug 5th 2010. Buy it today on CD Baby.
"What appeals to me is the contrast of the soaring vocals over the dark, heavy, somewhat hypnotic undercurrent of the rest of the band."
- Loris Lowe, former Music Director, KLBJ-FM
"SOE found that unique sound that every rock band in Austin has been searching for..."
- Jay Nichols - Jbonefx.com
"SOE is power with taste. Soaring melodic vocals over fat guitar and a rock-solid rhythm section. No weak facebooks here..."
- Sharon Arthur, Booking Agent - Austin, TX (read less)
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