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War Crime

In A Nutshell...

Originally from West Virginia, I made the move to California in the summer of 1987 at the tail end of the madness that was taking place on Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Almost immediately, I joined forces with the well established Metal band Malteze who were in search of a second guitarist and were being courted by various record labels at the time. We signed a deal with Gold Records and went on to record what is now considered by many to be a cult classic: “Count Your Blessings”. After a futile attempt at a follow up record, problems surfaced. The band decided to call it quits and we went our separate ways.

Enter 1994. I formed a new band, War Crime. A Power Metal trio (featuring myself on vocals) that enjoyed modest success in and around the Los Angeles area. We released one live album simply titled “Live” and one studio album “No Escape”. By the end of the 90’s it was time to call it a day as the scene had changed drastically.

Year 2000 came and I needed a change. I answered the call to join southern rockers The Sam Morrison band. We released a self titled debut album around 2001 and then the follow up “Dig It Or Don’t” many years later...way later! We got caught up in the casino circuit playing
nation wide, which was a lot of fun, but the original music just took a back seat. So, once again it was time to move on.

2017 brought much personal tragedy that I will not get into here. However, it did lead me to much inner- self reflection that forced me to rethink everything in life that really mattered. It was the darkest time of my life and I am very lucky to have just a few true friends that pulled me out of it. I am forever grateful.

Every recording in an artists career is a snapshot of where his or her’s headspace is at that point in time. “Father Of Lies” is no different. The album as a whole is a reflection of that dark period of my life. I believe it to be my best work to date. As they say, “the proof is in the pudding”. You be the judge.

* Project Cenker and Steven Cenker releases available on CD Baby.