“Without the pain, I would not have been around; in need of keeping sanity from now until I’m found. ”
Kelen Heller Bio
Since forming in 2009, the Greenville South Carolina based 4 piece rock band Kelen Heller has concentrated on bringing their brand of rock to the masses. After releasing their first EP with the radio hit "Redefine", and a horror inspired video to follow that was featured in Guitarworld, they began building their fan base and creating a buzz throughout the Southeastern territory which ultimately landed them a string of sold-out arena shows with Guns n' Roses and Buckcherry.
2012 saw the band winning the Rockstar Uproar festival opening slot, beating out 100's of other southeast regional acts for the chance to play with bands like Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, In This Moment and POD.
Kelen Heller entered 2013 with the release of their highly anticipated EP with Shinedown/Crossfade platinum selling producer Rick Beato. The single "Never Lived" and accompanying live video filmed at a sold out venue in their hometown have took the band to a mainstream level. The band also logged in their first national tour across the US in 2013, as well as scoring select direct supporting slots for Sevendust and Halestorm.
2014 took Kelen Heller on the road nationally for most of the year supporting the success of "Never Lived", and their current EP. KH also went into the studio with famed producer Brett Hestla (Creed, Dark New Day, Framing Hanley) to produce a new song during down time from touring and get a head start on writing new material.
In 2015/2016 KH went back to working again with famed producer and friend Rick Beato to finish what would become a new album to be released in March 24th 2017. They continued to pound the road touring, building a solid national fanbase while taking very little time off. KH also scored a national tour with mainstream rock act Saliva, which took them on the road from mid 2015 and into early 2016.
2017 through 2018 saw the band supporting their first full length album. Selling over 10,000 copies without any label support since its release on March 24th 2017, the band has gained national attention. Being labeled as an album "full of singles", each song is filled with mainstream hooks, melodies, and huge choruses. The first single "Cut Me" is already becoming a fan favorite, and the accompanying music video has over 125,000 views.
The band is excited to have already begun writing new music for a 2019 release. In between, be sure to check their website for tour dates and please keep current with all things Kelen Heller related on their social media accounts that are updated daily.
Facebook - www.facebook.com/KelenHellerOfficial
Store - www.kelenheller.bigcartel.com
Youtube - www.youtube.com/kelenhellersc
Twitter - www.twitter.com/kelenheller
Instagram - @kelenhellerofficial
Kelen Heller is:
Ricky Shuler - Lead Vocal
Clark Welch - Drums
Brandon Moore - Bass, Backing Vocal
Efrum - Lead Guitar
Kelen Heller has had the honor of sharing the stage and touring with:
Shinedown, Gun's n' Roses, Buckcherry, Crossfade, Rob Zombie, Saving Abel, Halestorm, Sevendust, Gemini Syndrome, Hed PE, Mushroomhead, Saliva, Godsmack, Stained, Adelita's Way, Pop Evil, Soil, Apocalyptica, Nonpoint, Static X, Stabbing Westward, Otep, Kittie, Dope, Ill Nino, Straight Line Stitch, Fear Factory, Candlelight Red, Fozzy, P.O.D., Avatar, Rehab, Jackyl, Framing Hanley, and many other great acts.