The steel generation has power, dynamism and is consistently uncompromising. Heavy metal without frills, but with force and modern sound. GENERATION STEEL stands for heavy metal with an anthemic character, true to the tradition of teutonic steel metal.
The story of GENERATION STEEL is characterized by power and passion. Former DEAD MAN’S HAND and BULLET TRAIN guitarist Jack the Riffer started his new project in 2019. After various line-up changes, the rhythm guitarist manages to gather four excellent musicians who have both – musical experience and the true Heavy Metal spirit. The bands structure initially forms the guitar fraction. As lead guitarist, Pascal Lorenz (e.g. Ex-OSCURA, Ex-CORBIAN) is the perfect addition and writes the songs for the first album together with Jack. Michael Kaspar, who has had success with SQUEALER (including tour support with JUDAS PRIEST), occupies the post on bass and Martin Winter (Ex-SQUEALER, Ex-SCENE X DREAM) can be won as drummer. After professional reorientation Martin decided to leave the band. Manu Hill (Motörblast) follows him on drums.
The search for a suitable singer will lead to success in early 2020. With the engagement of Rio Ullrich, they were able to win a first-class metal singer who gave GENERATION STEEL the necessary metal attitude and vocal quality.
The quintet starts the new decade with breathtaking speed. There are tons of songs that are refined with the enigmatic lyrics by Rio Ullrich and presented on the debut album “The Eagle Will Rise”. In March 2020, the band can get a record deal from PURE STEEL RECORDS. “The Eagle Will Rise” will be released worldwide in January 2021. The artistic production of this album is carried out by none other than ACCEPT guitarist Uwe Lulis.
In addition, intensive work is already being done on the live presence, next year the GENERATION STEEL will be on the festival stages!
The new generation doesn’t need fancy, it needs heavy metal – honest, straight forward and full steam ahead!