Posts by Ville Krannila

The Fuel Of The Furnace pt.4: The 40th Anniversary of “Steeler” and “British Steel”

The Fuel Of The Furnace pt. 4 focuses on the 40th anniversary of the greatest album of the NWOBHM -era, Judas Priest‘s legendary “British Steel” and its closing track “Steeler”. Check out in-depth article with K.K.‘s comments included: http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/The%20Fuel%20of%20the%20Furnace/steeler/
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The Fuel Of The Furnace pt.15: “Alone” on “Nostradamus”

The Fuel Of The Furnace pt. 15 focuses on 2008’s impressive and challenging “Nostradamus” and its key track “Alone”. Check out in-depth article with K.K.’s comments included: http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/The%20Fuel%20of%20the%20Furnace/the-fuel-of-the-furnace-pt-15-alone/
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K.K. Downing to play a show of Judas Priest classics with Ripper Owens, Les Binks and David Ellefson!

K.K. Downing will join his former Judas Priest band mates Les Binks and Tim “Ripper” Owens to perform a full-length set of Judas Priest classics with Megadeth- bassist David Ellefson on 3.11.2019 at Steel Mill in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. The one-off show at K.K.’s Steel Mill will feature a full band set from Ellefson’s “Sleeping Giants” band, followed by the Priest set with Downing, Binks and Owens. Former Iron Maiden -vocalist Blaze Bayley will be the evening’s opening support act. Additionally, the Steel Mill will also host a special pre-show VIP event whereby attendees will be treated to a “More
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The 40th Anniversary of “Unleashed In The East”

Judas Priest’s “Unleashed In The East” was originally released back in September 1979, exactly 40 years ago. It marked an end to an era both for Priest and for heavy metal. The punk reign had all but ended while NWOBHM was just about to begin. “Unleashed In The East” showed the way to a revolution, it was punk in all attitude, the songs on it were 1970’s in style but delivered in the sharp as steel sound of heavy metal thunder. Read Steel Mill’s article on the album with K.K.’s comments included: http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/Other%20Special%20Reports/unleashed-in-the-east/
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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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