Shaun Steels

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Shaun Steels
Born (1970-08-22) 22 August 1970 (age 51)
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Doom metal
Instruments Drums, bass guitar
Associated acts My Dying Bride, Anathema, Vestige of Virtue, Severed Heaven

Shaun Steels (born Shaun Taylor-Steels, 22 August 1970) is a British heavy metal drummer and bassist.

Steels replaced Bill Law in My Dying Bride, and once was a member of Anathema. Like many other metal musicians, Steels has a pseudonym and adopted the stage name 'Winter'.

Shortly before the release of the 2006 album A Line of Deathless Kings, Steels announced his permanent departure from My Dying Bride due to health concerns.[1]

In the band's official statement concerning his departure, Steels is quoted as saying, "I would just like to salute MDB for the good times and wish them all well in the future, I feel I am not ready to fulfill the duties in a manner befitting MDB at this time and have decided to stand down. I am sad to be leaving but at this time I feel it is for the greater good of the band".[2]

Steels now plays drums for the Norwegian metal band Vestige of Virtue alongside Kjetil Ottersen and Frode Forsmo.[3]

Steels returned to My Dying Bride as a studio drummer for their 2012 album A Map of All Our Failures. In May 2013, Steels also replaced Hayley Morgan in Yorkshire black metal band Severed Heaven.[4] His first gig with Severed Heaven was on 31 August 2013.


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