Sacred Steel

BiografieFor more than fifteen years SACRED STEEL have been offering the metalhead a deadly trend-free alternative to blown-up trigger drums, cheesy keyboards and boring cliché sounds which are hyped to be „the next big thing in metal“ year after year. Already with their debut album „Reborn In Steel“ (first ever German band being signed to Metal Blade Records in 1997) the band followed their path, never forgot their roots and emerged their sound.

The 2nd album „Wargods Of Metal“ was recorded in 1998 with legendary producer Bill Metoyer (a.o. Slayer, Omen, Sacred Reich) and enjoys a cult status with the metal fans since then.

In the year 2000, releasing their third strike “Bloodlust” the band proved its ability to write more matured songs and combining them in an epical concept story.

In addition the band acclaimed a high number of fans by intensive touring through all of Europe, playing with bands like Nevermore, Wardog, Lefay, Destiny’s End, Nocturnal Rites, Children of Bodom and Primal Fear and appearing on Festivals as Wacken, Bang Your Head or Summer Breeze.

The opener and title track of the following album “Slaughter Prophecy” (2002), a brutal metal slasher, could only have one meaning: a clear and definite statement against a wimpy power metal genre with many bands getting lost in orchestral keyboard sounds, boring melody hooks, programmed computer drums and happy metal. Where other bands wimped out the sledgehammer still reigned at the SACRED STEEL camp. They weren’t even afraid to include death metal elements in their sound following some of their faves as Morbid Angel or Death. The result was an ultra-heavy dark and raw piece of hate being released with great success by their new label Massacre Records.

They followed this path, although a little more melodic on album no. 5 “Iron Blessings”, which was released in 2004 and got the best reviews in the bands history.

After five studio albums it was time to catch the raw intensity of the SACRED STEEL live shows. The Live DVD/double-CD “Live Blessings” shows a raw, authentic beer and sweat driven show in their hometown Ludwigsburg. This was one of the last gigs of the old line up, which has not been changed on all albums so far.

In 2006 Bassist Jens changed to the guitar and new members Jonas Khalil as new guitarist and Kai Schindelar on bass could be added within a short time. The first result of this new line up, “Hammer of Destruction”, was released 2006 and is screaming to be worshipped. Following a vinyl-sound intro the infernal title track hammers down everything. The massive and organic sound was done by German producer-legend Harris Johns, who recorded a lot of the bands favourites like Saint Vitus, Voivod, Kreator, early Helloween or Tankard and is known for his authentic 80’s sound. The high-speed smasher “Maniacs of Speed” was chosen for the band’s first ever video clip.

In 2009 ”Carnage Victory” finally found its way to the battlefields of the metal community and was supported by another massive live offensive bringing the band for the first time to countries like Croatia, Serbia or Slovenia and back to important Festivals like Rock Hard Festival or Bang Your Head, Swordbrothers, Thrash Assault or Summer Breeze.

After that the respectable fanbase of SACRED STEEL had to wait for more than three long years but finally the band joined forces with Cruz Del Sur Music to release their 8th studio album “The Bloodshed Summoning” in 2013. Recorded in Poland and produced by the band together with Bart Gabriel this latest work offers everything that old or new SACRED STEEL fans desire: heavy riffs and aggressive but catchy metal hymns. Quelle: - Reborn In Steel

1998 - Wargods Of Metal

2000 - Bloodlust

2002 - Slaughter Prophecy

2003 - Metal Forever Vol. 1 (Split)

2004 - Open Wide The Gate (Single)

2004 - Iron Blessings

2006 - Pounding Inferno (EP)

2006 - Live Blessings

2006 - Hammer Of Destruction

2009 - Carnage Victory

2013 - The Bloodshed Summoning



Donnerstag 04.11.2004
Ein echtes Original der deutschen Hartwurst - Szene ist Gerrit P. Mutz, der nicht nur als fanatischer Platten, - und Raritäten - Sammler bekannt ist, sondern auch als Frontmann der vermutlich besten "deutschen US Metal - Band" SACRED STEEL.


Carnage Victory - Cover
SACRED STEEL zählen ja bereits zum alten Eisen in der hiesigen True Metal Szene – wobei das Eisen noch immer heiß geschmiedet wird wie das nunmehr siebte Studioalbum der Recken um Frontsir
Hammer Of Destruction - Cover
Eine der Deutschen Szeneikonen des True Metal legen nach fünf Studioalben und einer Live-DVD mit "Hammer Of Destruction" ihr neustes Werk vor.
Iron Blessings - Cover
Kaum eine Band (und dabei besonders der Gesang von Gerrit P.
The Bloodshed Summoning - Cover
Man kann zu den Ludwigsburgern stehen wie man will, aber SACRED STEEL zeigen seit über 15 Jahren nicht nur jeglichen Trends den Mittelfinger, sondern haben auch die große „True Metal“-Well