Medieval Steel

Heavy Metal band from Memphis, Tennessee (USA)

In 1984, Bobby Franklin (vocals), John Ruth (guitar), Chuck Jones (guitar), Jeff Boydston (bass) and Bill Jones (drums) recorder their self-titled EP. Nowadays, "Medieval Steel" EP is a legendary release, mentioned as a great influence by many Heavy Metal bands.

After that, and with the same line-up, Medieval Steel dominated the stages from Memphis to New York, but after a while, when they were dealing with Megaforce Records, the band changed the name to Fire Choir and followed a different music direction. Even if there were recording sessions, nothing was official released and Bobby Franklin left Fire Choir to reform again Medieval Steel with Scott Jones on guitars. Songs like "Eyes Of Fire", "To Kill A King" and "Tears In The Rain", were composed that time (1985). During 1986, the band part ways with Megaforce because the development stage was very slow. After that, the line-up changed and Steve Crocker became the new bassist and Chris Cook the new drummer. With this line-up, the band stayed together until 1992 when they dissolved. All that time they kept playing live but the beginning of the 90s was a very difficult period for Heavy Metal bands in United States and Medieval Steel separate Ways.

In 2004 (20 years after the debut EP) while the band found about their underground status overseas, decided to move on again. "The Dungeon Tapes" CD was released by the band in 2005 and consists of the 1984 EP plus "Tears In The Rain" and "Lost In The City" from a demo session recorded in 1987 and new recordings of the songs "To Kill A King", "Ghost From The Battlefield", "Eyes Of Fire" from 2004. After that, silence. Until the end of 2011, when Bobby Franklin reformed Medieval Steel and plans for a new record and live shows in 2013 are on the way...


Medieval Steel Discography Tracks


Medieval Steel - Dark Castle album art Medieval Steel Dark Castle (Album) Empire Records (26) US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Medieval Steel - Medieval Steel album art Medieval Steel Medieval Steel (EP) Sur Records (2) US 1984 Sell This Version


Medieval Steel - The Dungeon Tapes album art Medieval Steel The Dungeon Tapes (Comp) Medieval Steel Music US 2005 Sell This Version
Medieval Steel - The Anthology Of Steel album art Medieval Steel The Anthology Of Steel (Comp) No Remorse Records (4) Greece 2012 Sell This Version