Scrollkeeper are a Traditional Heavy Metal band from Houston, Texas that specializes in high energy, anthemic original material that is reminiscent of Metal's halcyon days.
After a revolving door of guitarists, Simon Marfleet (drums) and Justin McKittrick (vocals) asked Alexander K. to join on guitar in November of 2016.
Out of these rehearsals eventually emerged the bulk of songs on the band's current set list. John Morris joined on second lead guitar in January 2017 and William Sullivan (bass) came to the band in March the same year.
During rehearsals for their debut show, Scrollkeeper recorded a 2 song EP titled “Fortune Favors the Bold” (available on Bandcamp.com) which was tracked live in their Downtown Houston rehearsal studio and mixed and mastered at Nocturnal Sound Studios (Houston, TX).
The band’s debut show was as support act for Delain and Hammerfall in June 2017. Since then, Scrollkeeper has shared the stage with Manilla Road, Dirkschneider, Angra, Cloven Hoof and kept a busy show schedule in the Houston area, including some out of town festival appearances.
The song “Surrender” was selected for the “Doomed and Stoned in Texas” compilation, featuring Solitude Aeturnus and other Texas stoner/doom bands with proceeds going towards hurricane relief.
The band just finished an EP "Path to Glory", recorded at Sound Arts Studios and Nocturnal Sound Studios (Houston, TX), engineered by Brian Baker and the band's guitarist, Alexander K. The EP was mixed and mastered by Ricardo Camargo @ Tidalwav Studios, Queens, New York. For the artwork, the band chose German illustrator Helge C. Balzer.
"Path to Glory" is available for sale on Bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and other media and streaming platforms. Houston residents can also buy a physical copy in CD format at Cactus Music and Sound Exchange. “Path to Glory” is also sold in the EU though German label Underground Power Records (Germany).
Scrollkeeper are scheduled to open with British heavy metal veterans Saxon in 2019.