Welcome to Shaft of Steel’s official website

Shaft of Steel are a melodic metal band influenced by acts such as Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Rush, Queensrÿche, Edguy, Whitesnake, Gamma Ray and Def Leppard. We combine these influences with our love of classic and contemporary AOR to create something that we believe is truly unique.

We have just finished working on our debut EP with the legend that is Dennis Ward (of Pink Cream 69/Unisonic/Place Vendome fame), which also comes with artwork by Felipe Machado Franco, designer for the likes of Blind Guardian, Iced Earth and Rhapsody of Fire.

What the press are saying

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  • “This is, quite possibly, one of the best things I’ve heard this year. They are a six-piece outfit from London and have just released a four-track EP. They combine elements of AOR, Prog and Metal and sound like Serpentine crossed with the Quest, whilst Stryper watch from the wings. Their vocalist has elements of Tony Mills and Michael Sweet to his sound, and the whole thing has been mastered by Dennis Ward. Band of the month, for sure.”Rob Evans, AOR Underground