Welcome to the official website of Shaft of Steel

AOR/melodic rock from the UK

Debut album Steel Heartbeat out now

Introducing Shaft of Steel

Not your average AOR band!

 

Shaft of Steel are a melodic hard rock band influenced by a wide range of acts, including Iron Maiden, Peter Gabriel, Def Leppard and Journey. We’ve been compared by journalists to bands such as Work of Art, Care of Night, Serpentine, Miss Behaviour and Shy. We have carved out a unique space for ourselves in the melodic rock scene, blurring the boundaries between melodic metal, AOR and 80s pop music.

We released our debut EP in 2014, which featured the legend that is Dennis Ward (of Pink Cream 69/Unisonic/Place Vendome fame). 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, we have been hard at work preparing a follow-up release for late 2021.

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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