“Well You Gotta Reach High, and Leave Your Fingerprints on the Sky”
The Steel Soldiers
THE STEEL SOLDIERS, a five piece rock act hailing from San Antonio, TX are best known for their ability to meld elements of rock, pop, and metal into their own unique and delicate balance between power and finesse. Driven from their signature guitars, which are a combination of RJ Huston’s crunchy, rhythmic riffs plus Mike McDonald’s lush, melodic leads and solos, they’re complemented by the foundation of John Whitaker’s solid, driving bass lines and Chris Phillips’ ever-dynamic drums. Adding in singer Supe Steele’s clean and soaring melodies, his lyrics inspire, comfort, and challenge their dedicated listeners.
Recently releasing their long-awaited (EP) studio debut: STARBURN CHRONICLES, VOL. I (Produced by the illustrious Clifton Miles of Dead Room Recording Studio), captures the band's aforementioned uniquely delicate balance between power and finesse. Opening with the real-world amalgamation "Chaos", an eerie stage is set before the driving track "Stand Down", a song originally written as a tribute to the Boston Marathon bombing victims and their families, comes crashing in for your first true introduction to the band. “Y.N.F.A.” (a.k.a. You're Not Fooling Anyone), a dedication to failed relationships and the tendency to go back to try them again, follows with a yin-yang effect between the acoustic and percussive verses and the heavy guitar-laden choruses. The soaring "StarBurn" rounds out the EP with its anthemic call to action on pursuing your dreams, inspired by the many fans and their stories which the band has encountered throughout the years.
The band is currently preparing to go back into the studio to record StarBurn Chronicles Vol. II, the follow-up to the first “chapter” in the series, and is playing select shows in Central and South Texas. The new material promises to build upon Vol. I and deliver more of the intensity, inspiration, and good times that THE STEEL SOLDIERS are known for.
THE STEEL SOLDIERS have had the honor to share the stage with some amazing National and Touring bands including: Nita Strauss, Saliva, LA Guns, Great White, Burn Halo, Diamond Lane, 20 Shades, Artifus, Cage 9, and The Sammus Theory.