Posts by Ville Krannila

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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Simon Wright – A Steel Mill Interview

Drummer legend Simon Wright has a CV most would be envious of. He started at bare age of 20 with one of the biggest rock bands in the world AC/DC and has since then worked with Dio, UFO, Rhino Bucket, Geoff Tate and Queensrÿche to name just few. Currently Simon plays with Dio Disciples, the officially endorsed Dio tribute. Heather Williams talked with Simon on his colourful career and future plans. http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/Interviews/simon-wright-interview/
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Mike LePond (Symphony X) – A Steel Mill Interview

Mike LePond – a bassist of progressive metal giants Symphony X – has many things on his plate; not least a solo project Silent Assassins featuring an impressive cast of musicians gearing up to release their second album in the spring. Just announced, Mike has also joined former Manowar-guitarist Ross The Boss’s new group. LePond was happy to talk to Heather Williams about Silent Assassins, Symphony X, his bass playing secrets and much more. Mike Lepond (Symphony X) – Steel Mill Interview
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Matt Thompson (King Diamond) – A Steel Mill Interview

A drummer for King Diamond since the beginning of millennium, Matt Thompson is one of the most revered players of the traditional heavy metal genre. Heather Williams talked to Matt on his job with King as well as his other projects. Matt Thompson (King Diamond) – Steel Mill Interview
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Raven – A Steel Mill Interview

After well over four decades, Raven show no signs of slowing down. One of the originators of classic NWOBHM scene the band’s latest album “ExtermiNation” (2015) is as vital as anything the band released in the 1980’s. Yet they have red their own book of set backs as well. Heather Williams interviewed bassist/vocalist John Gallagher on Raven’s past, present and future. Raven – Steel Mill Interview
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Venom Inc.- A Steel Mill Interview

The original members and originators of black metal, guitarist Mantas (Jeff Dunn) and drummer Abbadon (Tony Bray) continue to strive on with their Venom Inc. also including another veteran Venom-member Demolition Man (Tony Dolan). While Venom is still out there led by Cronos, Venom Inc. says there is no dispute and there is room for more than one Venom playing the classic stuff. Heather Williams chatted with the band on their origins, influences, Venom’s colourful history and what the future holds for the band. http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/Interviews/venom-inc-interview
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Nigel Glockler – A Steel Mill Interview

Saxon’s long-standing drummer Nigel Glockler is a man with not only plenty of musical experience, having rocked the world with his group for 35 years stepping briefly out of the band on two occasions and re-joining some years ago. Aside from Saxon, the drummer has worked with numerous musicians and projects throughout his career. He has also come back from a life-threatening ruptured brain aneurysm just couple of years back. Heather Williams asked the questions, and Nigel gave some interesting and detailed answers on his health, career and future. Nigel Glockler (Saxon) – Steel Mill Interview  
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Sweden Rock Festival 2016 Steel Mill report

The 25th Sweden Rock Festival was held at sunny Solvesborg in the southern part of Sweden in June. This year there were five stages and 82 bands playing throughout four-day festival. The second biggest stage was also renamed as Lemmy Stage to honour the late Motörhead-frontman and videoclips of the great man were played on screens during the weekend. Read Steel Mill’s report on the festival! http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/Concert%20reviews/sweden-rock-festival-solvesborg-8-11-6-2016/
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On A Highway To Hell – Bon Scott 70 Years

AC/DC-legend Bon Scott would have turned 70 this July. His legacy however lives on, not least in the songs still played in concerts today for millions of fans. Here’s a look at man who started it all: Bon Scott, the mischievous and wild vocalist. http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/Other%20Special%20Reports/highway-hell-bon-scott-70-years/
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