Steel Attack

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Steel Attack
Also known as Mayers Eve (1995-97)
Origin Sala, Sweden
Genres Power metal / Heavy metal
Years active 1997–present
Labels Massacre Records
Associated acts Carnal Forge, Tad Morose
Members See below
Past members See below

Steel Attack is a power metal band from Sala, Sweden formed in 1995.

Biography[edit]

Stefan Westerberg and Dennis Vestman formed Mayer's Eve in 1995. The band changed their name to Steel Attack in 1997 due to many coming and going members.

The band started out with the style of European power metal bands, with lyrical content about epic battles, dragons and swords mixed with high-pitched vocals. Albums from that time is Where Mankind Fails (1999), Fall into Madness (2001) and the album Predator of the Empire (2003). However, with a change of vocalist in 2003 (Ronny Hemlin), the band and the 2004 album Enslaved got a new "direction," both musically and lyrically. Their old power metal sound was re-wrought to be more aggressive, and the standard lyrical content of most power metal bands (dragons, swords, etc.) was no longer used. Ronny brought more mystical, mature, religion-related lyrics, in order to fit the band's new heavier sound.

With the 2006 release Diabolic Symphony, the band developed further to include more progressive metal elements. Diabolic Symphony is their most diverse album to date. New to the album was the use of keyboards, which helped to take a big step forward in creating a bigger, epic sound.

During 2007 three members decided to leave the band, Anden Andersson, Tony Elfving and Johan Jalonen. Since then, all three positions have been replaced, namely Johan Löfgren (bass), Peter Morén (drums) and Simon Johansson (guitars).

This new line-up of the band recorded their new album "Carpe DiEnd" during end of 2007/beginning of 2008 and the album was released February 22, 2008 by Massacre Records.

In the beginning of 2009 guitarist Simon Johansson quit the band because of his personal reasons, his replacement was the returning guitarist Johan Jalonen Penn.

On November 23, Steel Attack parted ways with Hemlin, Löfgren, and Morén for reasons beyond their control.

On November 29, the original line up got back to where it all started with from the albums Where Mankind Fails and Fall into Madness.

Band members[edit]

Current line-up[edit]

  • Steve Steel (Stefan Westerberg) (1995–2001, 2009–) – vocals & bass (Carnal Forge, In Thy Dreams, Leech, Asperity, Kryptillusion, 8 Foot Sativa, World Below)
  • John Allan – guitar (1998–)
  • Dennis Vestman – guitar (1995–2003, 2009–) (Carnal Forge, Soulskinner, Grand Design)
  • Andreas Vollmer – drums (1996–1999, 2000–2001, 2009–)

Former members[edit]

Vocals:

  • Steve Steel (Stefan Westerberg) (1995–2001) (also bass) (Carnal Forge, In Thy Dreams, Leech, Asperity, Kryptillusion, 8 Foot Sativa, World Below)
  • Dick Johnson (2002–2003)
  • Ronny Hemlin (2003–2009)

Guitar:

Bass:

  • Freddie (1995–1996)
  • Patrick Späth (2002–2003) (Soulskinner)
  • Anden Andersson (2003–2007)
  • Johan Löfgren (2007–2009)

Drums:

  • Andreas de Vera (1996–1999, 2000–2001)
  • Roger Raw (1999–2000) (Wombbath)
  • Mike Stark (2001–2005) (Into Desolation)
  • Tony Elfving (2005–2007)
  • Peter Morén (2007–2009)

Discography[edit]

Title Release date Label
Where Mankind Fails June 6, 1999 AFM Records
Fall Into Madness June 16, 2001 AFM Records
Predator Of The Empire April 15, 2003 Arise Records
Enslaved October 8, 2004 Arise Records
Diabolic Symphony April 21, 2006 Massacre Records
Carpe DiEnd February 22, 2008 Massacre Records

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