After Roky Moon & BOLT splintered this past spring, drummer Jeoaf Johnson and guitarist Aaron Echegaray didn't stay lost at sea for long. Johnson assembled his own band, the Knights of the Fire Kingdom, bringing his gravelly bellow up front to sing lead and play guitar. Echegaray joined the Knights a few months in — his brother Marcus is the drummer, so it was a no-brainer. Since May, the group has been gigging regularly around the area, playing a debut show out in Beaumont to get loose for a few Walters and Fitz shows here. Mixing the flavors of Drive Like Jehu, Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate has proved successful for the band, which has gained steam all summer. Expect a full-length album in the near future.
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