Debut album Steel Heartbeat out now
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. Our latest single is an Irish traditional music version of “Body and Mind”, a song which originally appeared on Steel Heartbeat.
2023 will see the release of a bunch of new material and a music video.
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