Steeler (American band album)

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Steeler
Steeler album.jpeg
Studio album by
Released1983
StudioPrairie Sun Recording Studios, Cotati, California
GenreHeavy metal
Length36:51
LabelShrapnel
ProducerMike Varney
Steeler chronology
Steeler
(1983)
Metal Generation: The Steeler Anthology
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[2]
Metal Forces7/10[3]

Steeler is the debut studio album by the American heavy metal band of the same name, released in 1983. It was largely recorded at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati, California, about fifty miles north of San Francisco.[4] It was the only album released by the band until a 2005 compilation album released by singer Ron Keel. After the album was released the band broke up. Guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen joined the band Alcatrazz, bassist Rik Fox would form Sin, drummer Mark Edwards signed on with Lion, while Ron Keel would spin off Steeler into Keel.

Track listing[edit]

All credits adapted from the original recording.[5]

Side one
  1. "Cold Day in Hell" (Ron Keel) - 4:17
  2. "Backseat Driver" (Keel, Mark Edwards) - 3:24
  3. "No Way Out" (Keel, Edwards, Yngwie Malmsteen) - 5:18
  4. "Hot on Your Heels" (Keel) - 6:35
Side two
  1. "Abduction" (Keel, Malmsteen, Rik Fox) - 1:10
  2. "On the Rox" (Keel, Edwards) - 2:54
  3. "Down to the Wire" (Keel, Edwards) - 3:52
  4. "Born to Rock" (Keel, Edwards) - 3:06
  5. "Serenade" (Keel) - 6:15
  • "Hot on Your Heels", contains a three-and-a-half-minute-introduction played by Yngwie Malmsteen
  • "Abduction", is an instrumental serving as an introduction to "On the Rox".

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Additional musicians
  • Peter Marrino - additional backing vocals on tracks 3 and 8
Production
  • Steeler - arrangements
  • Mike Varney - producer
  • Allen Sudduth - engineer, mixing
  • Allen Isaacs, Mooka Rennick - assistant engineers
  • Paul Stubblebine - mastering at The Automatt, San Francisco, California
  • All Songs Published By Varney Metal Music Co. (BMI)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinds, Andy. "Steeler Steeler review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-16.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 339. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. ^ Doe, Bernard (1983). "Steeler - Steeler". Metal Forces. No. 2. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  4. ^ Youtube - Steeler - Hot on your Heels
  5. ^ Steeler (LP cover). Steeler. Novato, California: Shrapnel Records. 1983. SHRAPNEL 1007.