Posts by Ville Krannila

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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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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