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Performing both original and cover music, Stage of Existence’s (SOE) style was created by the bass and melody driven singer songwriter, Brian Runkel. SOE combines a myriad of hard rock sounds featuring melodramatic vocals, driving drums and heavy guitar sounds to create a collection of crowd pleasing music. Brian started the project in 2003, finalizing the line-up in 2004 and beginning the journey playing entry level shows and recording a demo entitled "The Demon" in early 2005.
Steadily gigging, SOE has debuted on the radio in September 20th 2005 on 93.7 KLBJ Local Licks Live with Loris Lowe and then in July 4th 2006 on Austin's Fox Morning News Television program. They were featured on the Edge Magazine's Showcase, “Real Texas Edge 2006 Volume 4 CD Compilation”, with their single “Feel the Pain”.
The band had a hiccup in early 2007. Guitarist, AJ Lujano had a motorcycle accident delaying the release of their freshman album "Unknown". Now luckily with a fully recovered AJ, they are back better than ever playing shows and promoting the CD. It is available by mail , Waterloo Records or at Cheapo Discs.
SOE completed their Sophomore album in 2010 "Overlooked" with producer, Paul Soroski. Paul brought his engineering and producing skills along with drumming protege' Keith Slack to bridge the gap from mediocre to f'ing bad ass!!!
Currently after taking a couple years off SOE is back in 2013 working on their new CD "Money Magnet"