BLACK STEAM was formed in Linkoping (Sweden) during the fall of 2017. The inspiration is taken from classic heavy metal bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept and more, but also from ”younger” bands like Ghost, Sabaton, Battle Beast and more.. This combination of guitar-based hard metal with a clear melody through the songs gives Black Steam a unique sound of their own. The lyrics are primarily inspired by the connection between life and death in various forms, but also for the love of heavy metal music.
2017 - Black Steam is formed in September by Stefan, Wilhelm and Jan, while Oscar and Hans joins the band in October.
2018 - The band trying to find their sound while creating new songs. On the 21st of April they do their first gig arranged by "Liveklubben" at "Palatset" in their hometown. Beside doing more gigs they also releases four digital singles on all digital platforms. The first song, Tomorrow I'm Gone, was released on the 30 March followed by Metal Guardians on 13 April, Call For Eternity on 27 July and finally Midnight Obsession on 30 November. At the end of the year they started to work on material for an EP to be released in 2019.
2019 - More gigs in the area around Linkoping on both "L'Orient" and "Palace" but also in the town of Motala on "Bomber Bar". Besides the gigs a lot of work with the EP. Alongside the studio work, they also made a video in collaboration with a high school on the song Pain, which is one of the tracks from the EP which was released on September 20. The 4-track EP, consisted of Pain, To Your Grave, Soul Reaper and Motherland.
2020 - Started out with a gig at "Platens Bar" in Linkoping. Right after, the Covid19 virus stroke the world... but that wasn't all.. Oscar Rask announced that he wanted to leave the band. In April the band recruited Uffe Tillman (Crossing Eternity) as new drummer. The band immediately started rehearsal for coming gigs and new recordings. But sadly, right after the summer, Janne had bad feelings in his hands and was told by doctors that he probably had to quit playing guitar due to arthritis in his fingers. Therefor Jesper Johansson (former guitarist Morifade, Dawn Of Silence and Sadauk) was recruited as new guitarist.
2021 - ?
Black Steam lineup:
Stefan Borg - Lead vocal
Wilhelm Glanz - Guitar
Jan Högström - Guitar
Hans Liljebladh - Bass
Ulf Tillman - Drums