Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Steel Messiah came together in 2014 with 4 members: Kai (Rhythm Guitar), Julian (Lead Guitar), Marius (Vocals, Bass) and Daniel (Drums). In this constallation, they wrote their first song "Struck by Lightning". In autumn 2014 Julian quit the band to join Blind Allegiance. To fill Julians place, Marcus joined the band. He played with Marius in the band Laser before. In Spring 2016, Daniel left the band, and Moritz joined us. Since then, we play together and the four of us have proven to be grooving just right.

How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music? 
We play Classic Heavy Metal with some Speed and Hair Metal influence.
The bands, that have the biggest influence on our music are: Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate, Cinderella, Enforcer and Motörhead

Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
I think we have composed some decent songs which are worth hearing. Everybody that loves old-school Metal, but likes some fresh ideas as well, might risk a look at our music.
We put in our hearts and worked hard and we will continue to work hard, to get better. We are very grateful for feedback so we know, what we have improve. And we will stay motivated, because nothing is more worth than creating music, that actually someone likes to listen to.

What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media? 
We have released our first EP "Of Laser and Lightning" with 5 songs in March 2016. There are no reviews yet, we can only say that a lot of people tell us after our shows, that they liked a lot, what we did on stage.

Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Yes we do, since the release of our EP we played a few concerts. We only played in Germany though, but we try to expand our reach and perform with other bands a lot.

What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We are 4 guys that have the will to create our own music and to bring this music to everybody that likes the sound of Heavy Metal. We are a force that will rise. We will keep showing, that we are here to stay!

What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
At the moment we are writing songs for our first album, which we will hopefully start to record in Summer 2017. On top of that, we are working together with our promoter Markus from MetalMessage to spread the word, that Steel Messiah is ready to conquer ;).

Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can listen to our full EP on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTgEAKp21S0
If you like what you here, you can just write a message to our Facebookpage and order an EP. The shipment might take a while, but we will definetely send it!


November 2016

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