Michael Wagener (born April 25th, 1951) is a music producer, mixer and engineer from Wuppertal, Germany, best known for his work with many top hard rock and heavy metal bands in
the late 1980s. Wagener's works have been sold over ninety-four million times worldwide. He has produced or mixed platinum selling albums by Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Skid Row,
Janet Jackson, Queen, Moetley Crue, W.A.S.P., Accept, Great White, Stryper, Poison, Alice
Cooper, Extreme, Megadeth, Dokken and White Lion. Wagener resides and works in Nashville, Tennessee/USA. Michael mixed & mastered two full-length
releases for Sergeant Steel: Men On A Mission (2013) and Riders Of The Worm (2015).
Michael on "Riders Of The Worm" (2015):
"'Riders Of The Worm' is an excellent piece of music by Sergeant Steel. The boys play nothing but high-quality rock music. As usual songs and performance are both great. It's a real pleasure to be a part of this album. Well done, Crazies!"
Beau Hill is an American record producer who is best known for his work with Alice Cooper, Kix, Winger, Warrant, Europe, Bob Dylan and Ratt. He did the mastering on Sergeant Steel's debut album Lovers & Maniacs in 2010.
Beau on "Lovers & Maniacs" (2010):
"This records really kicks ass!"
Kane Roberts (born January 16th, 1962) is an American heavy metal guitarist. He played on Alice Cooper's successful albums Constrictor (1986) and Raise Your Fist and
Yell (1987). He co-wrote nearly every track from those albums. Roberts’ solo single Does Anybody
Really Fall in Love Anymore? peaked at #38 on Billboard's Hot 100 charts in 1991. It was written by
Desmond Child, Jon Bon
Jovi, Richie Sambora and Diane Warren. Kane plays a guitar solo on the Sergeant
Steel song Silver Spoon.
Kane on Sergeant Steel:
"The search is always on for those artists who are mad enough to put everything they've got into their music. Sergeant Steel kicks off a hot array of striking band performances and songs that gets you believing you've found just that...that rare combination of madness and skills only found in legit hard rock! Had a total blast playing on their 'Silver Spoon' track! Check it out!"
Terry Martinson - Sleaze Roxx (USA) on "Riders Of The Worm"
"No BS Sergeant Steel and their epic 80's anthemic release Riders of the Worm are ALL a fanboy needs to sum up the AOR/hard rock genre. Pure bliss baby. "
"Sergeant Steel's Rider of the Worm is the soundtrack that Rock of Ages should have used to describe the era. "
"Mark Slaughter appears on this record cause he knows, yep he was there and knows what's quality. "
Peter Grahn - Sleaze Nation (BEL) on "Riders Of The Worm"
"As the year is coming to an end and it will be time to sum up this year´s releases I will count this as one of the top 5 albums of the year."
George 'Snaki' Lane - BeRock Radio MiniZine (USA) on "Riders Of The Worm"
Rating: 10 out of 10 points
"In summary, what we have in our hands is an excellent piece of melodic hard rock work!"
Thanos Aggelakis - Grande Rock e-zine (GRE) on "Riders Of The Worm"
"Sergeant Steel is the genuine brainchild of the L.A. 80s hard rock scene."
"If you fancy hard rock music of the 80s, then look no further… Sergeant Steel will drive you crazy!"
Juha Harjula - Melodic.net (SWE) on "Men On A Mission"
"They deliver an well produced and bombastic album filled with strong melodies, big hooklines and powerful choruses."
Stone Solani - Metal Odyssey (USA) on "Lovers & Maniacs"
"Any fan of 1980’s Hard Rock and/or mainstream Heavy Metal should take a liking to Sergeant Steel."