The history of GENERATION STEEL is shaped by power and passion and begins in 2019. Former DEAD MAN’S HAND and BULLET TRAIN guitarist Jack The Riffer has succeeded in recruiting four excellent musicians and thereby giving teutonic heavy metal new impulses. Rio Ullrich fits the style of GENERATION STEEL perfectly and gives the band the absolute metal attitude with his voice. As lead guitarist, Pascal Lorenz is another ideal addition. Michael Kaspar, who can already show successes with SQUEALER (including tour support from JUDAS PRIEST), occupies the position on bass and Martin Winter (SQUEALER, SCENE X DREAM) can be won as drummer.
With “The Eagle Will Rise” the band sets a first massive exclamation mark, for the recordings Uwe Lulis (ACCEPT) could be won as artistic producer. The album was released worldwide on January 22nd 2021 via PURE STEEL RECORDS. It is peppered with more than a dozen songs composed by Jack and Pascal and refined with the profound lyrics by Rio Ullrich. GENERATION STEEL definitely stands for heavy metal with an anthem-like character, true to the tradition of teutonic steel metal. The debut is consistently rated positively in the press.
In summer 2021 the band mastered new challenges. Singer Rio Ullrich announces his departure from GENERATION STEEL for personal and professional reasons. The new vocal artist is now Markus Wagner, who can already boast successes with STATE OF EUPHORIA. Pascal Lorenz will reorient himself stylistically and left the band to. Michael Kasper is now taking over lead guitar. With Markus Beck (RADIANT, SEVENTH AVENUE, BULLET TRAIN) the band welcomes a top-class bassist on board, Manu Hill (MOTÖRBLAST) provides the necessary power on the drums, after Martin Winter left the band immediately after the recordings.
In every change there is an opportunity for improvement! GENERATION STEEL is highly motivated and more energetic than ever. The first songs for the next album have been written and the band is well prepared for the “The Eagle Will Rise-Tour” which starts in November 2021.
The new generation doesn’t need fancy, it needs heavy metal – honest, straight forward and full steam ahead!