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Sweden's Steel Attack has issued the following announcement about re-forming:
"We are glad to inform you that Steel Attack is back together again and we will do at least one show with the original members Steve Steel (Stefan Westerberg 'Carnal Forge') John Allan, Dennis Westman & Andereas de Vera from the two first Steel Attack albums. We will only play songs from 'where mankind fails' and 'Fall into madness.' We did our first rehearsal yesterday in 10 years and it sounded like we never been apart! All updates will be posted later on with date and venue. Also a video from our rehearhal will be online soon!"
Swedish heavy metal act Steel Attack has announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Simon Johansson. A post from the band reads as follows:
"We're sad to announce that (guitarist) Simon Johansson has left the band... "due to personal reasons.
"There's no bad feelings between us, it just didn't work.... simple as that! We bow and thank you Simon, for your time and efforts!!
"At the same time, we're very glad to announce the return of Johan Jalonen Penn! Welcome back Johan."
Tad Morose guitarist Christer Andersson has posted the following message online:
"Hi there everybody! We are proud to announce the new line up! After a few years with various problems it feels great that we now are a working band again! Things just didn't work out the way we wanted with Joe Comeau (ex-OVERKILL, ANNHILATOR), he is an excellent singer and a very nice guy, but it just didn't work out for us in the long run. We only did three shows and recorded a two-track demo with him. We wish him all the best!
"The new singer is Ronny Hemlin (STEEL ATTACK), Ronny is a very, very good singer and fits perfect! Check out his work with Steel Attack and you will know what I mean. More...
Swedish metallers, Steel Attack, issue the following update:
"Hello fans - and the rest of you :)"
"The tracks CRAWL & ENTRANCE TO HEAVEN DENIED from the album "Carpe DiEnd" was added to the Steel Attack Myspace profile today ... check it out if you wanna!"
Swedish metallers STEEL ATTACK have set "Carpe DiEnd" as the title of their new album, due on February 22, 2008 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque's Sonic Train studio and it was mixed at Solnasound by Mike Wead (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND).
STEEL ATTACK last year parted ways with Anden Andersson (bass), Tony Elfving (drums) and Johan Jalonen Penn (guitar) and replaced them with Johan Löfgren (LACK OF FAITH), Peter Morén (TAD MOROSE) and Simon Johansson (MEMORY GARDEN, ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA), respectively.
According to the band, STEEL ATTACK will release their as-yet-untitled new album on February 22nd through Massacre Records.
As previously reported, earlier this year bassist Anden Andersson decided to leave the band to conentrate on his family and was replaced by Johan Löfgren (LACK OF FAITH). Drummer Tony Elfving and guitarist Johan Jalonen Penn also decided to move on and were replaced by Peter Morén (TAD MOROSE) and Simon Johansson (MEMORY GARDEN, ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA) respectively.
The first set of bands have been announced for the first annual Power Prog West festival set to take place August 27th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA:
Steel Attack (Sweden)
Minneapolis Mayhem 3 festival, set to take place August 25-26 at the Star Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota. List of confirmed bands include: More...
Mayhem productions presents Minneapolis Mayhem 3. Minneapolis Mayhem's first set will take place on August 25th and 26th at the Star Central in Minneapolis, confirmed bands are as follows:
Avenger of Blood
More bands to be confirmed.
Steel Attack, Exciter, and a yet-to-be announced third band are set to tour Europe. Here are the confirmed tour dates:
08.10.2004 D-Osnabrück, Tor 3
09.10.2004 NL-Tilburg, 013
10.10.2004 NL-Zaandam, Kade
11.10.2004 D-Essen, Zeche Carl
12.10.2004 D-Berlin, K17
13.10.2004 D-Trier, ExHaus
14.10.2004 D-Heidelberg, Schwimmbad Musikclub
15.10.2004 Italy, t.b.a.
16.10.2004 CH-Winterthur/Zürich, Alte Kaserne
17.10.2004 B-Vosselaar, Biebob
UPDATE: The third band is said to be Black Abyss.
Swedish Steel Attack will release their 4th album in October through Arise Records. There's two new members in the band now: Ronny Hemlin (vocals) and Johan Jalonen (guitar). The style of music has also gone through major changes, visit the band's official website and download a full track from the upcoming album.
Ronny Hemlin (Lack of Faith) has been announced as the new singer of Steel Attack. The band will record thier new album in April 2004.