STEELWINGS – “Back” – Melodic Hard Rock / Heavy Metal from Sweden

Sliptrick Records
22 February 2019

STEELWINGS hail from Sweden and play classic hard rock/heavy metal with roots firmly from the 80’s. The new album “Back” shows the band in uncompromising mood and undiminished with age.

“Back” is mostly about having a good time but there are also songs with a bit deeper lyrical ideas. With this in mind, STEELWINGS tried to create songs with slightly different approaches to make a more tonally interesting album. At the time of making the new record, the group didn’t have a record deal and recorded in their own studio. Because of different commitments within the band, “Back” took some time to finish.

“Back” was released worldwide in February 2019 via Sliptrick Records.
The band also have plans for a red vinyl special edition of the album and you can find out more about that by visiting their website at

With many good reviews it’s obvious that “Back” is a record that has its own sound and songs that sticks out in a good rocking way.

Steelwings hail from Sweden and play classic hard rock/heavy metal with roots firmly from the 80’s. They were formed in 1982 and were part of the FWOSHM (First Wave Of Swedish Heavy Metal) being very active throughout the 80’s and at the beginning of the 90’s. The band played a lot of gigs during this time and much of their material was recorded and released in different forms. This was the time before the Internet, so the music was spread by tape-trading. In 1983 the band went to England and recorded two songs for Ebony Records and the song Live Your Life is featured on their Metal Plated compilation album. Today these recordings, and other past material, are available to listen on Spotify. They also appeared on the charity record Swedish Metal Aid, together with other Swedish heavy rockbands such as Europe, Treat and Heavy Load. In 1989, the band’s last album before their hiatus, Steelwings, was released both as LP and CD on the Air Music Scandinavia label.

Tommy Söderström – vocal
Gert-Inge Gustafsson – guitar
Michael Lindman – guitar
Peter Fredriksson – bass
Marcus Fritiofsson – drums

Country: Sweden
Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Heavy Metal