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 make a video in collaboration with a high school about the song Pain, which is one of the tracks from the EP coming.
The 4-track EP, which consists of Pain, To Your Grave, Soul Reaper and Motherland will be released both in CD format and on all digital platforms on September 20. The band has now begun to make new songs that are scheduled to be released on a full size album in 2020. They also shooting a video on Motherland to be released on YouTube later in 2019.
Black Steam lineup:
Stefan Borg - Lead vocal
Wilhelm Glanz - Guitar
Jan Högström - Guitar
Hans Liljebladh - Bass
Oscar Rask - Drums