STUKA SQUADRON is an award-winning Heavy Metal act whose 'Tales of the Ost' (2011) album garnered considerable critical praise and excellent album sales.
The band was founded in 2008 by former members of Centurion's Ghost and Raising Cain (among others) and toured extensively around the release of their debut album. There was a brief hiatus when some band members formed IRON KNIGHTS for the 'New Sound of War' album (2012), which was originally released as a 'Stuka Squadron' album. However the original members then reformed the band in 2014. STUKA SQUADRON has been heavily featured in the music press (Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer Magazine etc) almost always in an extremely positive light.
STUKA SQUADRON portrays vampire warriors who have fought on innumerable battlefields and enjoyed adventures across the world, pitting them against adversaries both mortal and immortal. The name celebrates the band's most recent wartime incarnation, but - as the song relates, STUKA SQUADRON's bloody bootprints echo through the pages of history....
STUKA SQUADRON has been compared to the likes of IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST. The lyrics of STUKA SQUADRON reflect themes related to WAR, THE OCCULT, the tales of H P LOVECRAFT and the trials and tribulations of vampirism - particularly based on the band's own internal conflicts, feuds, squabbles and in-jokes.
The band have finally completed work on the long-awaited follow-up to 'Tales of the Ost', the 'Zeppelin' which is set for release shortly.
SQUADRONEERS, LEGIONNAIRES, DENIZENS OF THE SUBTERRANIA. ARISE!
YOUR TIME HAS FINALLY, FINALLY COME.....
CAPTAIN STRANGE - VOCALS
CAPTAIN STRANGE OF BLOODWORTH HIL
CAPTAIN STRANGE returns to us from decades of secret missions in THE OCCIDENT where he worked against such foes as The Wily Pathan, and his ARCH-NEMESIS, KHALI and the remnants of THE THUGEE CULT.
Vocally he is best compared to ROB HALFORD / RIPPER OWENS and on the new album has also contributed lyrics. He previously featured in such acts WINTER'S EDGE and SPINNING DEATH MACHINE.
He joined STUKA SQUADRON in 2019 (immediately before Covid so we couldn't do anything for ages) and will debut on the forthcoming STUKA SQUADRON album 'ZEPPELIN'.
COUNT AXIS - LEAD GUITAR
COUNT AXIS returns to STUKA SQUADRON following a stint in the band in 2009-10. THE ITALIAN NEMESIS - played on some tracks on the TALES OF THE OST album - in particular soloing on the award winning (did we mention that?) ON THE VOLGA BRIDGE.
Since originally departing STUKA SQUADRON he has largely been imprisoned in a mysterious realm known only as SLIPPER MANOR. He returns to the fray thirsty for BLOOD and METAL GLORY.
In addition to STUKA SQUADRON, COUNT AXIS plays in FALLEN ANGELS covers band and has created a number of his own solo albums.
LORD PYRE - BASS GUITAR
GRAHAM LORD PYRE
LORD PYRE was one of the key commanders of THE STUKA SQUADRON with JAMES DUKE FANG who has since returned to The Occident. LORD PYRE continues the battle as THE BASS WARRIOR and CHIEF WORDSMITH in STUKA SQUADRON.
As various newspapers have related LORD PYRE wrote parts of some of the tracks on the 'Tales of the Ost' album under fire in Iraq. He is also a doctor of history. Popular anecdotes include a stinging defeat to BRUCE DICKINSON of IRON MAIDEN on the fencing piste.
He remains ever vigilant for the return of the various enemies of THE SQUADRON - werewolves, Russians, Russian werewolves, Rasputin, thieving record labels, maniac drummers, Fleet Street Reporters, long-legged but short-trousered Labour MPs (ginger ones), people from Brighton, ties. Also Zabulon. Particularly Zabulon* **.
*'Zabulon' was the name given to an early guitarist in Stuka Squadron who relentlessly self-sabotaged due to a predilection for the bottle.
** Although when we had a chance encounter with Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden fame, the only band member The Great Man recognised was ... Zabulon.
And to all the all the other idiot vampires out there... come out, come out wherever you are...