Posts by Ville Krannila

K.K. Downing joins Ross The Boss as Special Guest at Bloodstock Festival!

Excitement for the UK’s finest heavy metal festival just got ramped up to the next level! K.K. Downing will be appearing as Special Guest for several songs with Ross The Boss on the Main Stage at Bloodstock, Sunday 11th August. The meeting of these two greats on stage heralds what will be an incredible performance as they lay down their own slice of Heavy Metal history. We the Ross The Boss Band are SO FUCKING EXCITED and honored to have K.K. Downing, an immortal Metal legend, joining us onstage in front of some of the greatest metal fans in the
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Judas Rising Northwest Chapter Tribute Interview

Judas Rising are dominating the Northwest US Judas Priest tribute field with fierce and dynamic shows, strapped in leather from head to toe. Here’s their story and accolade to the greatest metal band ever. Read Steel Mill’s Tribute feature from link below! http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/Interviews/judas-rising-northwest-chapter-tribute-interview/
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Marc Sasso – A Steel Mill artist interview

From creating brilliant artwork for metal gods to doing stunning illustrations for Star Wars Roleplaying Games, Marc Sasso is an artist who is indeed MAGICAL. Heather Williams chatted with Marc to find out more about his inspiration, technique and work with Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford and others. http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/Interviews/marc-sasso-interview/
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The Fuel Of The Furnace Pt.6: “Before The Dawn” on “Killing Machine”

Judas Priest released “Killing Machine”-album (later re-titled “Hell Bent For Leather”) 40 years ago. Read Steel Mill’s article on “Before The Dawn” with K.K.’s comments and a video of him playing the classic solo in 2015 included! http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/The%20Fuel%20of%20the%20Furnace/before-the-dawn/
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The Fuel Of The Furnace pt 14: “Never Satisfied” on “Rocka Rolla”

The Fuel Of The Furnace pt. 14 focuses on the beginning of Judas Priest’s recording career nearly 45 years ago. 1974’s “Rocka Rolla” and its heaviest track “Never Satisfied” dissected with K.K.’ comments included: http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/The%20Fuel%20of%20the%20Furnace/the-fuel-of-the-furnace-pt-14-never-satisfied/
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Thomas Jensen Interview

At the 29th edition of the biggest heavy metal festival in the world Wacken Open Air, Steel Mill sat down with Thomas Jensen, leader and heart and soul of the event. We touched on Wacken’s past, present and future, Thursday 2.8. headliners Judas Priest and festival’s 30th anniversary next year. http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/Interviews/thomas-jensen-wacken-open-air-interview/
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Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister) – Steel Mill Interview

Twisted Sister ended their long and illustrious career after 40+ years in 2016. Band’s founding member and guitarist Jay Jay French has been through thick and thin with the band and shared stages with Judas Priest going as far back as late 1970’s. Heather Williams went through his career highlights for Steel Mill. http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/Interviews/from-club-daze-to-heavy-metal-stardom-jay-jay-french-twisted-sister-interview/
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