Posts by Ville Krannila

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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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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