There are two bands called STEELER: American and German. Most popular was German Steeler, but by order:STEELER GENRES
Steeler was an early 1980 heavy metal band. They started with members Ron Keel on vocals and guitar, Michael Dunigan on lead guitar, Tim Morrison on bass and Bobby Eva on drums. They released a 45rpm vinyl single (Cold Day in Hell)
After a while Bobby Eva left the band and was replaced by Mark Edwards.
After that Michael Dunigan and Tim Morrison left the band and were replaced by Rik Fox (bass) and an 18 year old guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen. This line-up released the Steeler's first album (Steeler).
The final line-up:
Ron Keel - vocals and guitar
Kurt Jaymes - lead guitar
Greg Chaisson - bass
Bobby Marks - drums
This line-up didn't release albums or singles.
After a long time Keel produced compilation album with songs from the single, live show bootlegs, album and unreleased tracks. This album released in 2005 (Metal Generation: The Steeler Anthology)
German Steeler was founded in 1981. In this band played famous guitarist Axel Rudi Pell. Group has issued 4 albums, after that happily disbanded.
STEELER LYRICAL THEMES
Sex, love, dark themes...
Germany (Wattenscheid/Nordrhein-Westfalen), formed in 1981
STEELER CURRENT RECORD LABEL
SPV / Steamhammer
STEELER CURRENT LINE-UP
Peter Burtz - Vocals (Avenger (Ger))
Vito Spacek - Guitars
Thomas Eder - Guitars (X-Mas Project)
Roland Hag - Bass (Axe Victims)
Franco G. Zuccaroli - Drums (Velvet Viper)
STEELER PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Udo Retzlaff - Vocals (1981)
Karl Holthaus - Vocals (1982)
Axel Rudi Pell - Guitars (1981-1988) (Tom Angelripper, X-Mas Project, Roland Grapow (Guest))
Volker Krawczak - Bass (Axel Rudi Pell) (1981-1986)
Hervé Rossi - Bass (Anthracite (Fra)) (1986)
Gero Drnek - Bass (1986)
Volker Jökel - Drums (1981-1983)
Jan Yildiral - Drums (Avenger (Ger), Darxon) (1984-1988)