Brother's Keeper (band)

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Brother's Keeper
OriginErie, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresHardcore punk, metalcore
Years active1994–2003
LabelsTrustkill Records (1996–2003)
Ides of March Records
Past membersMike Ski

Brother's Keeper was a metalcore band from Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

History[edit]

Formed in 1994 by members of a number of other local bands, Brother's Keeper became the backbone of the Erie hardcore punk and metalcore scene. Alongside bands like xDISCIPLEx A.D., Digression and Neverfall, they created a local community of youth bonded by a common musical interest. Brother's Keeper's sound stood out due to the unique vocal style of Mike Ski.

The band released 5 CDs as well as a number of 7" records. From 1996 through their breakup in 2003, they were signed to Trustkill Records, although in early 2001 they appeared on the Various Artists compilation It's All About The Money, co-released by Schauffele's own label Surprise Attack Records, Goodfellow Records and Redstar Records.[1]

Releases[edit]

EPs[2]

  • Shadowcast (7") - 1994
  • Ladder (7") - 1995
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy (Trustkill Records 7")
  • Sweet Revenge (7"/CS)
  • Five Hits From Hell (Ides Of March Records)

Studio albums[2]

  • The Continuum (Trustkill Records) - 1996
  • ForeverNeverEnding (Trustkill Records)
  • Oxymoron (Trustkill Records 12"/MCD)
  • Fantasy Killer (Trustkill Records) - 2001

Members[edit]

[3]
Last Known Lineup

  • Mike Ski - Vocals (1994–2003)
  • Scott Emhoff - Guitars (1994–2003)
  • Eric "EMS" Schauffele - Bass (1995–2003)

Former

  • Roger Hurlburt - Guitars (1994–1997)
  • Chris Bazan - Guitars (1997–2001)
  • Mike Peters - Guitars (2001–2002)
  • Nate Black - Bass (1995)
  • Jason Hoderny - Drums (1994)
  • Bob Williams - Drums (1994–1997)
  • Zach Hudock - Drums (1998–2001)
  • Rich Cali - Drums (2001)
  • Ben Lythberg - Drums (2002)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Julien, Alexandre (November 3, 2011). "Redstar Records Interview". Abridged Pause Blog. Archived from the original on December 14, 2013. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Trustkill Records artist page Archived August 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ MySpace Page (unofficial turned official)