Agentur EAM Event And Artist Management has announced the signing of exclusive worldwide booking deal, with Italian SHADOWS OF STEEL.
Comments Frank Vedder, Owner of EAM:
The next great band find their way in our roster. We are happy and proud to say ” Welcome” in the EAM Family to Shadows of Steel. If you like melody-speed-metal with progressive influences, inspired by bands like Helloween, Kamelot and Crimson Glory, then check out Shadows of Steel. Booking request : firstname.lastname@example.org
More information at: http://agentur-eam.de/en/shadowsofsteel.html
SHADOWS OF STEEL are:
Wild Steel – vocals
Andrew Mc Pauls – keyboards
Ice Reaven – guitars
Yackson – guitars,
Francesco Molinelli – bass
Ross Lukather – drums
Formed in Genova in October 1996, the band recorded their first demo tape with four tracks in December of the same year. The sound emphasizes the technical skills of keyboardist Andrew Mc Pauls and Wild Steel supported by guitarist Andre The Fisic, bassist Steve Vawamas and drummer Gianca.
The band began recording their debut album in March 1997, in November, with the help of Frank Andiver, Olaf Thorsen and Chris Breeze from. LABYRINTH of which reinforce the style of composition, melody-speed-metal with progressive influences, inspired by bands like Helloween, Kamelot and Crimson Glory.
The first album called “Shadows of Steel” is a concept album, a story of madness and fantasy brought from a mind that travels through time and space.
The lyrics leave the listener with freedom of interpretation. In March 1998, drummer Frank Andiver and ‘an integral part of the band starts recording a double mini-CD “Twilight.” In November of the same year he released “Twilight” with four new songs and four covers of American heavy metal bands like Agent Steel, Exxplorer, Savage Grace and Crimson Glory. In this album there was two bassists Steve and Andrea Tower Torricini Vawamas. In that year and the next Shadows of Steel participating in several European Festivals dates and tours. Meanwhile, keyboardist Andrew Mc Pauls left the band and become a permanent member of LABYRINTH and VISION DIVINE.
For the new full-length album entitled “Second Floor”, the band enlisted two new guitarists, Yackson and Ice Reaven, the album sees the light in 2002, this work ends what started with the first album, maintaining the same style of writing: acute and dramatic voice, symphonic arrangements and electronic melodic guitar solos.
Unfortunately sales are low and the mood of the band is at its lowest, Wild Steel then dedicated to personal projects and collaborations with other artists and groups such as Athlantis and Soulblaze; from 2002 to 2012 worked with a variety of tribute bands, Maiden of Dreams, Suicide Solution, Kissology and produced his first solo album titled “Wild Steel” released in 2007.
In 2011, Shadows of Steel gets together for a couple of gigs, it’s a new beginning, Wild Steel and Andrew Mc Pauls are ready to write the material for a new album, at the same time the long awaited new album entitled “Crown of Steel” is released in the fall of 2013. By the end of 2013 Frank Andiver leaves the band because of personal problems and he’s been replaced by Ross Lukather (Shining Fury, Athena, Death SS) for a couple of shows. By the end of February 2014 the bass player Steve Vawamas leaves permanently the band because of profund personal divergences with the singer Wild Steel, the new bass player is Francesco Molinelli from the prog-metal band Geminy.