Welcome to the official website of Shaft of Steel

80s-influenced heavy rock from the UK

Debut album Steel Heartbeat out now

Introducing Shaft of Steel

Not your average melodic rock band!

 

Shaft of Steel are a rock band influenced by a wide range of acts, including Iron Maiden, Peter Gabriel, Work of Art and Journey. We believe we have carved out a unique space for ourselves in the music world, blurring the boundaries between melodic metal, AOR and 80s pop music.

We released our debut EP in 2014, which featured Dennis Ward of Pink Cream 69. This self-titled EP is still available to download and stream on all major digital music services.

Our first full-length album, entitled Steel Heartbeat, was released in February 2020 and it picked up stellar reviews from all the major melodic rock publications and websites. Although 2020 did not pan out as expected, with important touring opportunities lost due to COVID-19, we continued writing new music and released cover versions of Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” and Shakespears Sister’s “Stay” in the years that followed.

2023 will see the release of a bunch of new material and a music video.

For the latest news and tour dates, visit our Facebook page.

Releases

Albums and EPs

Tour dates

Upcoming live shows

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Meet the band

The faces behind the music

ROBERT FENNING

ROBERT FENNING

Lead Vocals

ALEX MARKHAM

ALEX MARKHAM

Guitar & Backing Vocals

DOMINIC SWORDS

DOMINIC SWORDS

Bass & Backing Vocals

ADAM CARRUTHERS

ADAM CARRUTHERS

Guitar

CHRIS SMURTHWAITE

CHRIS SMURTHWAITE

Keyboards

MICHAEL LEVY

MICHAEL LEVY

Drums

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