Posts by Ville Krannila

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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K.K. Downing “Heavy Duty” US edition book cover released!

A long awaited “Heavy Duty” book from K.K. presents its US edition cover! Pre-order link also available. Message from K.K.: Hi everyone! I’m proud to finally show you all the cover art for the U.S edition of my forthcoming autobiography. I’ve put my heart and soul into this book to give you, the fans, an honest account of my life in and out of Judas Priest. The book is available to pre-order at the link below. http://bit.ly/2pWNft4 We will keep you updated on publication information for other countries as the details will arrive (Millworkers’ note).
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Andy LaRocque – A Steel Mill Interview

Guitarist Andy LaRocque has been a constant partner and creative force with King Diamond since the band’s origins 32 years ago. Here he talks to Heather Willliams about his lengthy career, past projects with Death and Falconer among others, gear and the status of upcoming long awaited King Diamond -studio album. http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/Interviews/andy-larocque-interview/
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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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