After 20 years of silence, reactivated NYC underground thrashers Coldsteel have returned with a new record, America Idle, out today via Stormspell Records. Conceptually, America Idle expresses current societal anxiety and proclaims an anthem to rouse the unbreakable spirit of America.
The five-song EP is an aggressive display of muscular trash metal flavoured with engaging melodies and pit-enticing riffs, which sees this veteran act roaring their way into today's metal scene. America Idle is available as a digital download through iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby and other online music retailers. The CD version and 12" Vinyl LP (Limited to 1,000 units) will be available through Stormspell Records and CD Baby. A 12" Vinyl Picture Disc (Limited to 200 units) will also be available exclusively through the band’s official site.
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Coldsteel was founded in 1986 by Dom Mincieli of metal quartet Kronin. They began life performing cover hits from such popular metal acts as: Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth and Overkill. The band quickly gained respect, essentially filling a void in the local scene. Coldsteel’s initial line-up included Dom Mincieli (Drums), Sam Ferrara (Guitars), Joe Catanese (Guitars), and Greg Hock (Bass/Lead Vocals). Despite their popular local and burgeoning European appeal, Coldsteel nonetheless disbanded in 1993 – a year after releasing their debut album, Freakboy - due to irreconcilable creative differences.