Reformed ’80s metallers AGENT STEEL, featuring original vocalist John Cyriis, will perform at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany at the end of April and at the Metalheadz Open Air festival on June 1 in Oberndorf am Lech, Germany.
According to a press release, Cyriis and his new bandmates “are ready to deliver a speed metal supernova to those who choose to attend this mighty day of metal glory. The new AGENT STEEL band will deliver a neck-breaking set of quilted gems from the three classic AGENT STEEL albums as well as a performance bonus of four new songs, hand-picked from the all-new forthcoming AGENT STEEL album titled ‘8 Lights Protocol’, tentatively scheduled for a September 2019 release on a soon-to-be-announced record label.”
AGENT STEEL is one of the lost legendary speed metal bands, and were formed in Los Angeles, California in 1984. They released two classic full-length albums and one EP with Cyriis on vocals — “Skeptics Apocalypse” (1985), “Mad Locust Rising” EP (1985) and “Unstoppable Force” (1987) — before disbanding in 1988. Cyriis’s high-pitched vocals and lyrical topics of UFOs, alien abductions and differential anthropology were unique signature trademarks not often heard in heavy metal songwriting at the time.