BLACK STEEL (Australia)
Australia produces very few Metal bands of any significance. BLACK STEEL, founded in 1999, played cover versions of BLACK SABBATH and JUDAS PRIEST in the beginning and enrich the present Metal scene with some stellar compositions of their own. First life sign was 2000 the “Battle call” released in 2000, the initial 500 edition pressing sold out rapidly. Support gigs followed for DEEP PURPLE and JUDAS PRIEST. The following year the metallic attack of “Destructor” the title track to their first full length album landed a place on the German “Heavy or Was?”-Magazine sampler “Metal Crusade Vol 4” with a distribution of 40,000 copies the Black Steel name was spreading far and wide in the international metal scene! The band consists of no simple-minded boys, but rather experienced and seasoned musicians, Jamie for example having worked with some legendary names in the business such as Cozy Powell and writing credits for Brian May. Dave Harrison’s prior band ALLEGIANCE toured with the likes of PANTERA, SLAYER, ROB HALFORD, MACHINE HEAD, ANTHRAX, SEPULTURA and more.
“Hellhammer” the second album of the band, was released as CD in November 2005 on the Italian Label Steelheart Records. If you love traditional/power heavy metal music with an emphasis on high calibre musicianship, strong melody, double kick drumming, soaring vocals, big choruses and dual guitar soloing which continues the creating of bands like ACCEPT, IRON MAIDEN or JUDAS PRIEST, you should check out BLACK STEEL!
Releases on / Veröffentlichungen auf KILLER METAL RECORDS:
1.) Hellhammer LP
100 limitierte Exemplare, handnummeriert, rotes Vinyl (AUSVERKAUFT)
900 limitierte Exemplare, handnummeriert, schwarzes Vinyl, 12 €
100 limited handnumbered copies, red vinyl (sold out)
900 limited handnumbered copies, black vinyl, 12,– €