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. While I was working to pay off my basic equipment and sound gear, he was sitting at home using it!' The band went through a few drummers and guitarists including Paul Steven of Glory Hole, James 'Nurto' McCormack of Metalanals, John Dobbin of The Confession and others.
The band met the most recent ex-drummer of Michael Pannel (MER Project) at a weekend showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show which Jeff proudly boasts of attending over 600 nightly shows. Michael and Paul were best friends almost upon meeting. Michael worked with the band for a couple of years on lights, equipment loading, and being a drum tech.' Jeff explained 'We wrote one of our new songs Best Of Me during the first or second practice, so Joe and I knew we had something big. It's like we had a completely new energy brought forth with the addition of Michael and the fanzines and other reviews seem to notice it as well. We've even got the change to be played several times on the National Don & Mike Talk Radio Show with the single we wrote for them called Whole World Is Listening'.
Scepter released their CD entitled End Of The Rainbow which was the bands fifth musical effort to follow Humerus, Scepter 3, Depletion Of Time, and the bands debut demo Christ In The Basement. This musical offering was undoubtedly the greatest Scepter album yet and sold over 5,000 copies locally. The band eventually grew tired of the Wichita scene and took a three year vacation. Jeff and Joe moved the group down to Dallas, Texas where they took on the latest and greatest drummer, Maynerd. Maynerd, Scepters final seed, was in place and was growing as the band had always hoped.
The squealing, screaming guitar, rock bottom bass, leather & lace vocals, and straight forward drum techniques work together to give the band a sound of their own. Scepter has started writing new material, and working hard to give the best show possible. Now they're back on the scene, kicking ass at the scene as well... a much bigger Texas scene at that! The bands 80's rock (KISS, VH, OZZY)and modern Blink 182/ Marvelous 3 style music influences are sure to moisten anyones tastebuds.