In February SERGEANT STEEL release a new single, called "Black Wings Comin'". It's the official anthem of the "Black Wings Linz" ice-hockey club (winner of Austrian hockey-championships 2003 & 2012). The group plays support-shows for legendary rock bands DEEP PURPLE and THE SWEET. SERGEANT STEEL reach the final of the Planet Festival Tour 2013.
SERGEANT STEEL meet legendary producer/mixer Michael Wagener (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Janet Jackson, Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, etc.) in Nashville/Tennessee, USA. Wagener mixes and masters their second album within three weeks. The band promotes the trip by video-blog entries, studio-diary (german), a farewell live show & an exclusive music-video ("A song for America: 'Heaven Misses An Angel' ").
Sergeant Steel at WireWorld studio - standing l.t.r.: Ronny, Shani Gandhi (studio assistant), Chuck, Kevin, Ben, Jack, Michael Wagener - crouching: Phil
SERGEANT STEEL signs record deal with Refused Records. „Lovers & Maniacs“ is officially released world- wide on June 3rd 2011. The band starts recording their second album.
2010/ present - photo by Heli Mayr
SERGEANT STEEL release „LOVERS & MANIACS“ successfully on their own. The album is celebrated by international music press such as METAL HAMMER Germany ("Demo of the month", Issue 10/2010), ROCK HARD Germany, HEAVY Germany, SLEAZE ROXX USA, and many more. Ronny Roxx succeeds Cosy Coxx on bass guitar. Cosy leaves the band in a friendly way due to personal reasons.
2009/ 2010 - photo by Pantora-Arts
Keyboard/ piano player Ben Bateman joins SERGEANT STEEL. Debut album „LOVERS & MANIACS“, produced & mixed by Jack Power, is sent to the United States Of America. The record is mastered by Beau Hill in Los Angeles.
Phil and Chuck Boom get in touch at a concert. They talk about their common past in miscellaneous bands & projects. Chuck admits that he wants to go in a musically heavier direction again, after years in the field of jazz and pop music. After a meeting at Jack’s apartment SERGEANT STEEL finally make up a foursome. At the same time Cosy gets in contact with his cousin Kenny King. With a distinctive interest in Queen he seizes to opportunity to join SERGEANT STEEL. The band plays their first live show in August.
2008 - photo by Kim Bauer
Jack Power, Phil Vanderkill and Cosy Coxx found SERGEANT STEEL. First demo tracks appear on Myspace. The triumvirate starts to look for a drummer and a second guitar player.