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Steel Prophet

Formed: 1983
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Steel Prophet News

Below is our complete Steel Prophet news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Steel Prophet Covers "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Footage has been posted online of Steel Prophet performing the Queen track "Bohemian Rhapsody" live at the Keep It True Festival 2013, which can be seen below.

The track will also be included on Steel Prophet's upcoming album "Omniscient," due out July 8th via Cruz del Sur Records. The full track listing is:

1. Chariots of the Gods
2. The Tree of Knowledge (see music video here)
3. When I Remake the World (A Key Flaw)
4. 911
5. Trickery of the Scourge
6. Through Time and Space
7. Aliens, Spaceships and Richard M. Nixon
8. Oleander Deux
9. 666 is Everywhere (The Heavy Metal Blues) (see music video here)
10. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen Cover)
11. Call of Katahdin
12. Funeral for Art
13. 1984 (George Orwell is Rolling in His Grave)
14. Transformation Staircase More...

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Steel Prophet Posts "Omniscient" Preview Clip

California's Steel Prophet posted a 10 minute preview clip of the upcoming new release "Omniscient," the band's first studio album in 10 years. The album is set for relase on July 8th via Cruz del Sur Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Chariots of the Gods
2. The Tree of Knowledge (see music video here)
3. When I Remake the World (A Key Flaw)
4. 911
5. Trickery of the Scourge
6. Through Time and Space
7. Aliens, Spaceships and Richard M. Nixon
8. Oleander Deux
9. 666 is Everywhere (The Heavy Metal Blues) (see music video here)
10. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen Cover)
11. Call of Katahdin
12. Funeral for Art
13. 1984 (George Orwell is Rolling in His Grave)
14. Transformation Staircase

Check out the clip here: More...

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Steel Prophet Announces More "Omniscient" Details

California's Steel Prophet revealed more details about the upcoming new release of "Omniscient," the first new studio album in 10 years. The album drops on July 8th via Cruz del Sur Records and sees the band returning to the classic sound led by Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor (guitarist and founding member) and by veteran metal singer Rick Mythiasin. The recording lineup is completed by Vince Dennis (bass), Chris Schleyer (guitar), and Jimmy Schultz (drums); after the recording original drummer John Tarascio, and guitarist John Paget returned to the band together.

12 of the tracks off "Omniscient" are based on an original story written by Kachinsky. The idea of telling a story throughout a whole album is similar to the band's 1999 classic "Dark Hallucinations," which was based on the famous book “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury. German Artist Timo Würz was hired to create the cover artwork and the 12 original illustrations in the CD booklet that go along with the story. The album also contains a bonus track, a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which was successfully presented by the band at the 2013 edition of the Keep It True Festival in Germany.

"Omniscient" will be released in limited edition 36-page digibook, regular compact disc, limited gate-fold double LP and digital download. The track listing is:

1. Chariots of the Gods
2. The Tree of Knowledge
3. When I Remake the World (A Key Flaw)
4. 911
5. Trickery of the Scourge
6. Through Time and Space
7. Aliens, Spaceships and Richard M. Nixon
8. Oleander Deux
9. 666 is Everywhere (The Heavy Metal Blues) (see music video here)
10. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen Cover)
11. Call of Katahdin
12. Funeral for Art
13. 1984 (George Orwell is Rolling in His Grave)
14. Transformation Staircase More...

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Steel Prophet Releases "Tree Of Knowledge" Video

California's Steel Prophet released another music video in support of the upcoming new studio release "Omniscient." Check out "Tree of Knowledge" in the player below. Just last week, the band issued a music video for the new track "666 Is Everywhere (The Heavy Metal Blues)," which can be viewed at this location. "Omniscient" is set to drop on July 8th via Cruz Del Sur Music.

The video was also shot by Agent Steel's Bernie Versailles (Redemption). Check out "Tree of Knowledge" here:

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Steel Prophet Releases New Music Video

California metal act Steel Prophet released a music video for the new track "666 Is Everywhere (The Heavy Metal Blues)." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Omniscient," which will drop July 8th via Cruz Del Sur Music.

The video was shot by Agent Steel's Bernie Versailles (Redemption). Check it out here:

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Steel Prophet Reveals Album Artwork

Progressive power metal outfit Steel Prophet has made public today the cover artwork for "Omniscient," the album that marks the band's come back ten years after the previous studio release.

The artwork was created by German artist Timo Würz and represents one of the central themes of the album: “The Tree of Knowledge." According to a press release, “Omniscient” is a concept-album based on an original story written by lead guitarist and founding member Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor, and the tree of knowledge of the cover represents a very important character in the plot.

Following Steve’s suggestions, Timo Würz has also created 12 additional original panels that will guide the listener through the whole story. On this regards, Steve adds “It was great to work with Timo. His sense of form, color and space are impeccable. He has great imagination, and his familiarity with the concepts we wanted to work with made it a perfect fit in bringing the story ideas to life.”

“Omniscient” will be released this summer via Cruz Del Sur Music. More...

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Steel Prophet Announces New Album "Omniscient"

In the first time in nine years ("Beware" 2004), Steel Prophet will return with the new studio release entitled "Omniscient," which is targeted for a June 2014 release via Cruz Del Sur Music. The album will be made available on CD and vinyl formats.

A living reference for all fans of American Heavy Metal, Steel Prophet needs no introduction to the metal world. With a long history, the band is particularly known for the technical and versatile guitar work of founding member Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor. Let's not forget the soaring vocals of Rick Mythiasin, who has returned to sing with the band for the first time since 2002's "Unseen."

"Omniscient" is a conceptual, sci-fi themed album, textured with with a heavy dose of unusual philosophies and ideas that will appeal to fans of early Steel Prophet material, especially the "Dark Hallucinations" era. "Omniscient" will have a visually-striking package that will read like a graphic novel to highlight the story that underlines the music.

Steel Prophet is currently planning a European tour to coincide with the album's release. Stay tuned for more updates as the release of "Omniscient" nears!

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Steel Prophet Signs Vinyl Deal With Pure Steel

U.S. metal act Steel Prophet has signed a vinyl record contract with German label Pure Steel Records. The band will issue the complete works via vinyl through the label beginning with 1995's "The Goddess Principle," which will be remastered and targeted for an end of 2013/beginning of 2014 release date.

Steel Prophet was founded in 1983 by Steve Kachinsky on guitars and Gary Stocking on vocals in Middletown, Connecticut. By the late 80's, the band moved to Los Angeles. The band's latest album is "Beware," which was released in 2004 via Massacre Records.

The current lineup is:

Vince Du Juan Dennis - bass
James Schultz - drums
Chris Schleyer - guitar
Rick Mythiasin - vocals
Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor – guitar More...

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Drummer, Pat Magrath, Returns to Prototype

Seven years after parting ways with PROTOTYPE in 2002, Pat Magrath (ex-Killing Kulture, ex-Steel Prophet) returns to the drum throne for the Los Angeles based progressive thrash band. Guitarist Kragen Lum commented, “We are stoked to have Pat playing with us again! His performance on our ‘Trinity’ album was repeatedly praised by both fans and reviewers, and it’s been great working with him again. We’d also like to thank Nic Ritter for his drum work on our 2008 pre-production demo. His tour schedule is packed with Warbringer through the end of the year and we wish him all the best with the new album and tours.” More...

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Steel Prophet Complete Work On Two New Songs

California metallers STEEL PROPHET — who were rejoined by vocalist Rick Mythiasin a year ago — have issued the following update:

"The band has finished all instrumental and vocal tracks for two songs. The songs are tentatively titled 'Transformation Staircase' and 'Trickery of the Scourge'. Sessions took place at Horacio's [Colmenares, guitar] studio in La Puente and the band was very pleased with the results."

"A preliminary mix of one of the songs will be made available on the band's MySpace site in the near future. The songs are similar in nature to material from 'The Goddess Principle' and 'Dark Hallucinations'. The band is also starting rehearsals for their appearance at the 2008 Swordbrothers Festival September 13th in Andernach, Germany. STEEL PROPHET is the headline act for the festival." More...

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Conquest of Steel Announce European Tour Dates

After completing a successful trip to Switzerland and Germany in February, UK power metallers CONQUEST OF STEEL once again prepare to hit the continent as they embark on a tour taking in Holland, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic and Switzerland. The tour kicks off on the 20th March at The Ship in Croyden (London). Full details as follows:

March
20 - Croyden, UK - The Ship
21 - Antwerp, Belgium - De Rots
22 - Eindhoven, Holland - Dynamo Café
23 - Berlin, Germany - Kopi
24 - Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chmelnice
26 - Uster, Switzerland - Rock City
27 - Ghent, Belgium - The Frontline
28 - Amsterdam, Holland - The Cave supprt Jinx
29 - Leeuwarden, Holland - Mukkes
30 - Tilburg, Holland - Little Devil More...

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Steel Prophet Confirmed For LA's Gates Of Metal

STEEL PROPHET are the latest confirmations for the 2004 edition of LA's Gates Of Metal Festival which is slated for June 6th, 2004 at the Ibiza Theater in Whittier, CA.

Headlined by PRIMAL FEAR (their first southern California performance), other acts on the bill include AGENT STEEL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, DREAMS OF DAMNATION, INTO ETERNITY, PROTOTYPE, RESISTANCE, SCARRED, WATCH THEM DIE.

More bands will be announced soon.

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