BENTON HARBOR - Anniversaries sneak up when you least expect it. But for Tempest's lead singer and electric mandolinist, Lief Sorbye, hitting the 25-year mark simply confirms that he's been on the right track all along.

"It's a quarter of a millennium, obviously, but I started the band because I had a strong purpose of what I wanted to do," Sorbye says. "I was investing in the future and wanted something lasting that could evolve with the times."