Meet Steel Rhino, a new hard rock group that fits both hard rock and heavy metal that you want to take note of. Their debut single “Boom Boom” is a banger!!
This is a new solo project founded by Swedish drummer Mikael Rosengren (Dirty Passion, Revolverlution, Bai Bang). This came together to bring back the celebration in the genre with that heavy arena feel full of anthems and good times. With his experience from playing with other bands for nearly 15 years while touring in Europe, North America, and playing at the biggest festivals like Wacken Open Air, Mikael felt it was time to write and make the music he wanted and put his own sound into the world.
The whole concept was to create and play a heavier rock n’ roll sound leaning into metal with the attitude in the music that makes people bang their heads, put their hands in the air, and just let loose. It started with an idea, a heavy drum track, a catchy guitar riff and a heavy bass line to fill up the cracks, but needed the perfect vocals to round it out.
For this project, Rosengren wrote the music and former Dirty Passions band mate Chris L. Svensson added the lyrics. To bring the music to life, Herbie Langhans (Firewind, Avantasia, SinBreed, Radiant) was sought out for vocals and agreed to be featured not only on the debut single, but the entire album. When it came to production, Rosengren tapped friend and fellow musician Filip Vilhelmsson as the hired gun for both the guitar and bass recording.
Steel Rhino is set to release their debut single “Boom Boom” through Swedish label GMR Music on April 16th. They will follow this single with a full length self titled album “Steel Rhino” that’s jam packed with a ton of heavy rockin’ music in late summer. So hold on tight and brace yourselves from some great vibes of the glorious age of 80’s hard rock and heavy metal sound by way of Steel Rhino. This is an album that’s going to rev your engines!