Posts by Ville Krannila

K.K. Downing Heavy Duty -memoir to be published in September 2018

K.K. Downing’s long-awaited biography Heavy Duty – Days And Nights In Judas Priest (co-written by Mark Eglinton) will be released in September. K.K.’s official statement can be seen below: Hi Everyone! I just wanted to make reference to my upcoming autobiography. It was with great surprise to me that I saw articles recently relating to my book, as work is still in progress finalising everything. The internet-led world we live in doesn’t make it easy to keep secrets! However, I was secretly desperate to tell you all about this book, as my life story is something that I am very proud
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Gary Hughes (Ten) – Steel Mill Interview

British melodic hard rock masters Ten have been forging their brand of AOR-influenced music for almost 25 years. The band’s new surge of creativity saw them release a new album “Gothica” last year. Steel Mill talked to band’s vocalist and song writer Gary Hughes on the new record, his influences, Ten’s past, present and future. http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/Interviews/journey-ages-gary-hughes-ten-interview/
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Andy Sneap – A Steel Mill Interview

Legendary producer Andy Sneap really needs no introduction but we will give it to you anyway. The man who also plays guitar in Hell has produced every major metal band out there and of course has worked with Judas Priest and Saxon on both of their upcoming releases scheduled for early 2018. His CV also includes Accept, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Megadeth, Kreator, Nevermore and Testament. He played guitar with British legends Sabbat in late 1980’s and has been a member of his biggest influence Hell for the past decade, since group’s reformation. Steel Mill’s Jari Asell and Heather Williams talked to
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Paul Crook – A Steel Mill Interview

Guitar Master Paul Crook has worked with many musicians among them Glenn Hughes (composing the song Feels Like Home for Glenn’s solo record Building The Machine), Scott Metaxas from Nuclear Assault (co-producing Billy Milano’s M.O.D. record The Rebel You Love To Hate), and Frank Dimino on his Old Habits Die Hard album. He’s also performed on television night time talk shows like Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Top Of the Pops in the UK and Germany and co-owns Devil Star Entertainment in Las Vegas with John Madera so the man has had a lot of things going on since day
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Wolf Hoffmann (Accept) Interview

The German metal legends founding member and guitarist Wolf Hoffmann discussed the new record, the band’s enduring legacy, ex-members, influences and playing with other classic bands like The Scorpions and Judas Priest. The Rise Of Chaos! Accept Interview
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Fuel For Life! 30 Years from “Priest…Live!”

Following “Turbo’s” release in late spring 1986, Judas Priest shot out on their biggest world tour yet, Fuel For Life with its fireworks, hydraulic robots and lifts, plus incredible visuals naturally needed to be documented. “Priest…Live!” was the second live release by Judas Priest, it was released in June 1987 only eight years after “Unleashed In The East” , yet contained entirely different track list with only material pulled from Priest’s 1980’s output. The long-form video of the show was also released with slightly longer running order and “Desert Plains”, “Green Manalishi” & “Hell Bent For Leather” added. Notably the one
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1349 – A Steel Mill Interview

Time for some unrelenting black metal! Norway’s 1349 blows you away and unleashes a brutal, unforgiving, demonic assault on your soul, taking you to the dark, shadowy realms of Hell. I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing band’s guitarist Archaon. http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/Interviews/1349-interview/
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Stained Class 1978 Discography

Check out Steel Mill’s updated and comprehensive discography look on Judas Priest’s 1978 classic “Stained Class”! Brand new 2017 comments from K.K. and Les Binks are included. Dig in! http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/stained-class-1978/
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The Fuel Of The Furnace pt.1: the 40th anniversary of “Sinner”

By 1977 Judas Priest were on the verge of something big. A new deal with CBS Records was signed and the band kicked off new year by recording their third album at Ramport Studios. Former Deep Purple bass player Roger Glover was drafted in to produce. For the first time Priest had a proper record company support behind them and were determined to deliver a ball breaking album. In April they unleashed “Sin After Sin” a beginning of a new era. Read the first part of The Fuel Of The Furnace-series, focusing on the classic Judas Priest number “Sinner”: http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/TheFueloftheFurnace/sinner-2/
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Beyond The Realms Of Les Binks – A Steel Mill Interview

Steel Mill had the opportunity to  interview drummer Les Binks, best known for his time with Judas Priest. Thank you Les and thank you for your wonderful contribution to the world of music. http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/Interviews/beyond-realms-les-binks/
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