KK Downing – Back on stage in historic fashion

November 2020.
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  • KK Downing - KK's Steel Mill - November 2020

The Steel Mill, fronted by KK Downing, has come on leaps and bounds over the last couple of years. It is a superb music venue, full of atmosphere and history, and it is now a major Northern calling point for many bands on their UK tours.

And a packed audience was treated to something unique and wonderful.

The terrific Blaze Bayley opened the evening. Supported by members of Absolva and Iced Earth, Blaze was in top form indeed. His solo material is great, and finishing with two Maiden songs was the icing on the cake. This bodes very well for next year’s Burr Fest.

David Ellefson needs little introduction too. A founding member of Megadeth, Ellefson is crossing Europe promoting his solo album and new book. Mixing Megadeth classics with his solo material, it was a heavy set which was beautifully received.

But the night was about the re-emergence of The Heavy Metal Legend KK Downing.

Fourteen Tracks followed. From the opener, Riding On The Wind, through Beyond The Realms Of Death and Burn In Hell, to the explosive Before The Dawn, it was incredible how good the five-piece sounded. Tight as hell, the band totally smashed it. KK was on top explosive form, Ripper spectacular, Les beautifully solid, Ellefson thundering and AJ was a delight to hear.

Same again, please….?

Along with my photos, this was reviewed by MetalTalk – you can read their review here.

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A spectacular and historic evening saw KK Downing, Tim 'Ripper' Owens, and Les Binks joined by Megadeths David Ellefson and Hostiles AJ Millls at the excellent Steel Mill in Wolverhampton. I was privileged to be there for MetalTalk.