Matteo Piacenti, founder/main composer/lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the band, formed Steelawake in January 2017, wanting to explore new ideas he had come up with over the previous few years, and to pursue his passion for songwriting and live music. Over the next few months the line-up of the band was completed and as the four members of the group started sharing their ideas, their music grew into a deep and strong sound that fits into the modern rock genre with traces of nu metal, punk rock and classic rock.
The style of Steelawake is mostly hard and heavy, yet their songs often include a soft and melodic vibe as well. The powerful and rough lead male vocals fit well with his female counterpoint’s voice, which is cleaner and a bit more on the pop side. Their main influences are bands like Three Days Grace, Skillet, Papa Roach, Seether, Paramore and Flyleaf. Steelawake’s songs are deep and personal, as they talk about struggles in life, loss and heartbreaks. All themes that everyone can relate to. Their lyrics express emotions and feelings in a passionate and strong way, which reflect the spirit and soul of the lead singer, who draws inspiration from his darker periods.
Steelawake release their first single and accompanying video via Sliptrick Records on June 1st. The track Dragging You Inside is the first taster from their forthcoming full-length album, the self-titled Steelawake, to be released later in the year.
Dragging You Inside (SI) | Released June 1st, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Steelawake | Released TBA on Sliptrick Records
Matteo Piacenti – Vocals/Guitar | Daline Diwald – Vocals/Guitar | Stefano Guandalini – Bass/Backing vocals | Piero Impalli – Drums