“interview part 2:
But regardless of the venue, Keefer says, "We feed off the audience. ... With the energy we're exhorting on-stage, it's great to see people feeding off that."
Scarred plays originals, and originals only during their live performance - a dangerous feat rarely accomplished by local bands. A full-length CD is in its final recording stages, with a possible release date this month and possible title of Victimizing the Masses. Keefer says the band is currently searching for management and an international record label. For band updates, visit www.scarredforlife.org. - (includes pic)
— Fly Magazine
“Interview part 1:
The motley group of Scarred for Life is flirting with the death metal category, but remains rock-solid in their hard-core metal influence.
Based out of Dover, Pa., Scarred began in January 2000, dissolved for a couple months, then rekindled the flame in February 2001. According to Joe Keefer, vocalist, their show is "very energetic. We're into the music, so it's directly from the heart," he says, softly. "We don't do it for the money, just the enjoyment of playing."
Joe is accompanied by bandmates in their early 20s - Erik "Fluff" Hoke on guitar, DJ Fetish on keyboards, Dave "Tank" Patrick on guitar, and Jon Jacoby on bass - and a 16-year-old drummer, Chris Appenzeller, who Keefer simply refers to as "awesome!" Their wide age range seems to attract varied audiences - from teens at a skate park in York to adults at bars in York, Baltimore, and Virginia.
— Fly Magazine
“CULTURE CLASH-Millenium Music Conference(front page).............Outside a van painted with a picture of SEVENDUST is parked beside the Hilton hotel. Workers are hanging Rolling Rock banners and setting up Red Bull displays on the mezzanine. Businesspeople cross the paths with the lads from Scarred For Life.
The Millenium Music Conference is here again with 250 concerts at 24 area clubs, two days of clinics and seminars and an unlimited supply of hope.
Musicians as far away as Nashville, and as close as York, the home of metal band Scarred For Life, yesterday began arriving at the Hilton, the headquarters and the epicenter of the Clash of Cultures Music Conference........
— Harrisburg Patriot News
“Millenium Music concert headliners Scarred For Life- Midnight Friday at the SS Lighthouse, 7495 Old Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg.
These guys, who hail from York, serve up some heavy, brutal jams. Not quite death metal, and a little harder than hardcore--maybe their music could be considered critical-condition rock.
— York Daily Record
“Scarred For Life's debut album, "Victimizing The Masses," clocks in at a little over half an hour. I was amazed at all they accomplish in such a short time. Scarred For Life is pure, musical aggression. A full blown shot of sonic fury that goes straight for the throat. They kick your ass and offer no apology for doing so. What really makes them unique, and those of you who have seen them live can back this statement up, is the fact that they have a DJ in the line up. I remember seeing them live for the first time and I was like, "Is that a DJ up there?" I was totally blown away. Vocalist Joey Keefer is armed with a dangerous weapon...his voice. He rips into each song like his heart is about to burst. I'm waiting for him to just blow up on stage one day. If you've seen him perform, you're probably thinking, "Yeah, that's possible."
Another thing that stands out about Scarred For Life is the fact that, as a musical unit, they're so together, which only seems to enhance the brutalit”
— PA ROCKS
“Watching them at Remy¹s was tough as I alluded to before in some of my articles about small places and big bands... They have 2 ferocious guitar players that duke it out like Jeff and Kerry... moving the tones and grinding their emotional axe on some powerful sounding guitar work! The bass player is given a royal high five! Not for contacting me and telling me that he enjoys what I write about retards but for playing! He is one fast muddafucker! Lots of fret pushing to keep up with the drummer... the drummer.... holy shit the drummer! I don¹t know who your last drummer was but this guy is fast.. I watched his feet doing the double kick pedal and they looked like a blur!!! It¹s not insanity fast like some heavy drummers but it¹s like a badger in a cage with a bunny!!! It¹s hard to comprehend how someone can move that fast and be so god damn accurate... dick... just kidding... Of course all of these guys would be playing jazz if it weren¹t for their lead singer... (notice how all t”