1981 – present (36 years)
Long Island, New York, United States
- David DeFeis (1981 – present)
- Edward Pursino (1985 – present)
- Frank Gilchriest (1995 – 2015)
- Jack Starr (1981 – 1984)
- Joe O'Reilly (1981 – 1992)
Virgin Steele is a heavy metal band from New York, founded in 1981.
They play what they call "barbaric-romantic" metal, which is very symphonic and contains many elements from classical music. Band-leader David DeFeis describes the music as "From a whisper to a scream, barbaric, romantic, bombastic, yet subtle, grandiose, yet earthy. A call, a shout, an invocation to Freedom and the continual awakening to the awareness that every moment of life is lived to its fullest potential. It is a force, a sacred quest which drives Virgin Steele on."
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