Steel Inferno is a heavy and speed metal band from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Steel Inferno was formed in 2012 and has since its formation released three full length albums - “Aesthetics of Decay” in 2016 (Inferno Records/Deadbangers Productions), “…And the Earth Stood Still” in 2020 (Deadbangers Productions) and
“Evil Reign” in 2022 (From the Vaults)
The third album “Evil Reign” was crafted after joining forces with new frontman and singer Chris Rostoff in the spring of 2020, just before the world shut down. After signing with From the Vaults in the end of 2021, the band entered Angioni Studios in early 2022 and the result is an album that takes the band in a slightly different direction.
If the band’s early material was akin to European metal, like Accept and Judas Priest, it is now closer to some of the earliest US power metal bands, like Helstar, Jag Panzer and maybe even close to Fates Warning at some points - all mixed
with our ground influence in the pre-thrash metal bands, like Agent Steel, Savage Grace and early Slayer and Metallica.
Steel Inferno have played shows with bands like Witch Cross, Burning Witches, Tyranex, Cauldron, Ranger, Altar of Oblivion, Iron Fire and at festivals like Muskelrock in Sweden, Metal Meltdown in Germany and Tornvang, Heavy Agger and Metal
Magic in Denmark.
Steel Inferno released a single version of the new song Succubus, in 2021, which you can find on the Compilation Album Heavy Metal Rock Vol. 1,
also released through
From the Vaults in march of 2022.
Steel Inferno Members
Steel Inferno Biography
Steel Inferno was originally founded in 2012 by guitarist and main songwriter Lars Lyndorff when his and drummer Krzysztof Baran's old band Ukrudt had disbanded. Lars' musical passion for rock was ignited as a kid by Queen and Europe,
fueled by Metallica and exploded with death metal and later hardcore/punk. Krzysztof spent his youth as a part of the post-communist punk underground scene in Poland. The duo found common ground in hardcore with a crusty edge - gradually
turning into an urge to play no-nonsense speed/heavy metal combined with the energy, power and simplicity from punk and hardcore.
The first member to be recruited was bassist Thierry Zubritovsky who had been hanging around the studio for a long time. Thierry brings four decades of hard rock experience to the band - he stole his first records with Kiss, Van Halen
and AC/DC in 1979 and moved from France to Denmark because of Pretty Maids.
When singer Karen Collatz replied to an ad on a music site the first incarnation of Steel Inferno was born. In a largely male oriented metal world - a female fronted heavy metal band added a pinch of new energy and gave the band a sound
like no other band at the current scene. Patrick Mantzouridis was added as a second guitarist to the line-up and in early 2014 the first show was played and a cassette was released - followed up by a 7 inch later that year.
The debut album 'Aesthetics of Decay' was released on CD in 2016 through Infernö Records and on MC in 2016 and LP in 2017 through Deadbangers Productions. The album brought the band to festivals in Denmark, Sweden and Germany.
Shortly before the release of the debut album guitarist Patrick was replaced by Jens Andersen - a guitarist who like many others got interested in playing guitar after listening to Metallica and later found influences in bands like Judas
Priest, Slayer, Death and Iron Maiden. On Steel Inferno's sophomore album '...And the Earth Stood Still' these influences can be heard on the massive and impressive guitar solo work.
Once again the band teamed up with local Copenhagen metal merchant Deadbangers Productions for the release of the album in 2020.
In early 2020 singer Karen was replaced by Chris Rostoff. Chris not only adds a youthful energy to the band and stage but also adds a vocally different touch with inspiration from Agent Steel, Liege Lord, Overkill and Baloff-era Exodus.
Steel Inferno now has a new album out - Evil Reign - released october 21st. 2022