Steel Attack: Carpe DiEnd-2008.

Steel Attack is a power metal band from Sala, Sweden formed in 1995.

Stefan Westerberg and Dennis Vestman formed Mayer’s Eve in 1995. The band changed their name to Steel Attack in 1997 due to many coming and going members.

The band started out with the style of European power metal bands, with lyrical content about epic battles, dragons and swords mixed with high-pitched vocals. Albums from that time is Where Mankind Fails (1999), Fall into Madness (2001) and the album Predator of the Empire (2003). However, with a change of vocalist in 2003 (Ronny Hemlin), the band and the 2004 album Enslaved got a new “direction,” both musically and lyrically. Their old power metal sound was re-wrought to be more aggressive, and the standard lyrical content of most power metal bands (dragons, swords, etc.) was no longer used. Ronny brought more mystical, mature, religion-related lyrics, in order to fit the band’s new heavier sound.

With the 2006 release Diabolic Symphony, the band developed further to include more progressive metal elements. Diabolic Symphony is their most diverse album to date. New to the album was the use of keyboards, which helped to take a big step forward in creating a bigger, epic sound.

During 2007 three members decided to leave the band, Anden Andersson, Tony Elfving and Johan Jalonen. Since then, all three positions have been replaced, namely Johan Löfgren (bass), Peter Morén (drums) and Simon Johansson (guitars).

This new line-up of the band recorded their new album “Carpe DiEnd” during end of 2007/beginning of 2008 and the album was released February 22, 2008 by Massacre Records.

In the beginning of 2009 guitarist Simon Johansson quit the band because of his personal reasons, his replacement was the returning guitarist Johan Jalonen Penn.

On November 23, Steel Attack parted ways with Hemlin, Löfgren, and Morén for reasons beyond their control.

On November 29, the original line up got back to where it all started with from the albums Where Mankind Fails and Fall into Madness.


Mighty Sword of SteelDemo1998 
Where Mankind FailsFull-length1999
Fall into MadnessFull-length2001
Predator of the EmpireFull-length2003
Diabolic SymphonyFull-length2006
Carpe DiEndFull-length2008
Andreas de Vera
Drums (1997-1999, 2000-2001, 2009-present)
See also: ex-Backdoors, ex-Kapten Haubitz, ex-Nightfall
Dennis Vestman
Guitars (1997-2003, 2009-present)
See also: ex-Soulskinner, Grand Design, ex-Carnal Forge, ex-Mayer’s Eve
Steve Steel
Vocals, Bass (1997-2001, 2009-present)
See also: LeechSkineater, ex-In Thy Dreams, ex-Asperity, ex-Carnal Forge, ex-Wasteland Skills, ex-World Below, ex-Kryptillusion, ex-Mayer’s Eve
John Allan Forssén
Guitars (lead) (1998-present)
See also: ex-Avenue, ex-J&J, ex-Mono Noya, ex-Paragraph, ex-Source

Past Members:

Michael BohlinGuitars (1997-1998)
See also: ex-Brejn Dedd, ex-Pain (live), ex-8th Sin, ex-Attention
Roger RawDrums (1999-2000)
See also: ex-Wombbath
Patrick SpäthBass (2001-2003)
See also: ex-Soulskinner, ex-Gang Bang, ex-Spanking Nurses
Dick JohnsonVocals (2001-2003)
See also: ex-Pandora, ex-Slice of Lemon
Mike StarkDrums (2002-2005)
See also: Stormburner, ex-Into Desolation, ex-Sadauk, ex-Starblind, ex-Rocka Rollas (live)
Anden AnderssonBass (2003-2007)
Johan Jalonen PennGuitars (2004-2007, 2009)
See also: ex-Asperity, ex-Blackworld
Ronny HemlinVocals (2004-2009)
See also: InmoriaLack of FaithTad Morose, ex-Arcana Major, ex-Planet Storm
Tony ElfvingDrums (2005-2007)
See also: Lack of Faith, ex-Arcana Major, ex-Conspiracy
Johan LöfgrenBass (2007-2009)
See also: Lack of FaithTad Morose
Peter MorénDrums (2007-2009)
See also: InmoriaTad Morose, ex-Sacred Heart
Simon JohanssonGuitars (2007-2009)
See also: Memory GardenWolfSoilwork (live), Bibleblack, ex-Dion Fortune, ex-Fifth Reason, Nu Jävlar!, ex-Satariel, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Crystal Caravan, ex-Firegod

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