Z Records has announced the signing of Los Angeles-based melodic rockers
STEELE. The band's self-titled debut, which was originally released in 1996 via the now-defunct Alfa Brunette label in Japan, will be re-released under the new title "Tricks Up My Sleeve" with two bonus tracks on May 3.

After much searching, Z Records finally located band leader Jeff Steele and a deal was inked during late January of this year. Z Records head honcho Mark Alger explained: "During 1996, Z's sister company was working for Kip Winger and a friend at the label he was signed to gave me a copy of STEELE's debut to listen to. Driving back from London to Liverpool, I thought, 'Wow, why isn't this out over here?' 15 years on, Z Records will now unleash this fantastic album on the general public."

Lead guitarist and band leader Jeff Steele added a few words: "I'm really stoked and happy that Mark managed to hunt me down and that these songs are going to get a second chance. Even better, this time 'Steele' will be available to the whole world!

"Z Records knows this kind of music and knows the people who love it, so I'm really honored to be part of this.

"I hope all you rockers out there will check out 'Steele' — my friends and I put a lot of love and hard work into it, and I believe you'll find it worthy."


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