Posts by Pete Alander

Steel Mill is heading to Steelfest 2016!

Kickstart to your summertime with darkness and blasphemy! The capital of heavy metal, Finland, offers plenty of choices for metalheads throughout the year and one of the best ones is Steelfest Open Air which is held in Southern Finland, Hyvinkää city (or like local folks say ‘Heavynkaa‘). Steelfest is well known as a great starter for metal summer and it raises the bar really high for other fests. This year Steel Mill is joining the massacre and will provide exclusive cover-up with reviews and photos straight from the pit from such bands as Gorgoroth, 1349, Blaspheme, Batushka, Impaled Nazarene, Graveland
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K.K. Downing Discography on Steel Mill!

Steel Mill is proud to present the first part of expansive K.K. Downing discography featuring “Rocka Rolla”!  Along with our new web pages we decided to give extra effort to K.K.’s back catalogue and beginning with “Rocka Rolla” all chapters of a lenghty career will be fully explored and updated. K.K.’s comments will be exclusively featured and there will be rare singles, photos and video material. Dig in and gives us feedback! Check out the first item Rocka Rolla!
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Just released: K.K.Downing´s “Toys In The Attic Vol. 2”

We have a brand new video from K.K. Downing called “Toys In The Attic Vol. 2” where K.K. is showing his guitar gear from 80´s Hamers up to KxK’s. Check out the video and remember to subscribe to Steel Mill’s YouTube-channel.   There is also Part 1 available here.
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Have Yourself a Heavy Metal New Year!

As Steel Mill and metal fans celebrate 2016, a huge update as you notice has taken place with plenty of changes in scope, content and layout of the Steel Mill furnaces. Millworkers have been sweating hard fueling the furnaces and now results can be viewed right here. From now on be prepared for a string of updates coming your way at regular pace! First of all we are happy to announce the winners of our fall competition! Congratulations to Steve Grennan from UK and Mathias Lijhammar from Sweden! Furthermore there is a full new Fan Profile on Steve with Mathias
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Have Yourself A Heavy Metal Christmas!

As Steel Mill and metal fans prepare to celebrate Christmas, we are happy to announce the winners of our fall competition! Congratulations to xx and xx. A lucky winners will receive a string of brand new Metal For Men products.   K.K. has a brand new video out now. This is on the full never before heard solo of classic Priest track “Before The Dawn” so check it out! There will be more videos unleashed throughout 2016 so watch this channel! Speaking of Hostile, these Birmingham’s masters of extreme metal are gearing up to release their second album, release date and
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“Can you feel the beat, everybody’s rockin’ in the summer heat!”

Greetings fellow metalheads! To set the course of summer in a properly metal direction, we have added a bunch of new interviews at the Steel Mill. First of all we take a look at Seattle’s Q5, a band that has been sort of a cult classic amongst the Millworkers greatly thanks to their 84’s brilliant “Steel The Light” album. Now, after almost 30 years Q5 is putting finishing touches on a brand new album that has really stirred our appetite! Also a new album is in the works by finnish metal outfit Diablo – bassist Aadolf Virtanen gives us the
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Spring update at the Steel Mill!

New update! Springtime is back and so is Steel Mill with a heavy round of new updates! The 30th anniversary release of “Defenders Of The Faith” is now out, and to celebrate K.K. has a new blog with plenty of memories from the era and playing the infamous Madison Square Garden “seat cushion” show. The 13th part of The Fuel Of The Furnace focuses on “Demolition” album with comments from K.K. included! Lining up guests this month; as the NWOBHM legends Tank are preparing to return with a new album “Valley Of Tears” this summer so it was only appropriate
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Judas Priestess

Check out JUDAS PRIESTESS The All-Girl tribute to the Metal Gods front woman Militia interviewed by award-winning newsmagazine program “16×9” airing on Global Television — Canada’s second most-watched broadcast television network. The episode, titled “Black Metal”, covered women of color in the metal scene. Respect! http://youtu.be/BIJouR73Jr0 Steel Mill interviewed Judas Priestess back in 2010.
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Best albums from 2013 by Millworkers!

Better late than ever! Millworkers gathered up from the vaults of Steel Mill their best choices of albums 2013! What were your choices and have you heard any of ours? Let us know! VILLE: 1. Avatarium – Avatarium 2. Orchid – The Mouths Of Madness 3. Carcass – Surgical Steel 4. Stryper – No More Hell To Pay 5. Hell – Curse & Chapter KIMMO: 1. Quireboys – Beautiful Curse 2. Black Star Riders – All Hell Breaks Loose 3. Turisas – Turisas2013 4. Wild Horses – Wild Horses (2013 re-release) 5. David Bowie – The Next Day PETE: 1.
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