Steeler were an American band formed by lead singer/guitar player Ron Keel. The band's lineup consisted of Rik Fox on bass, Mark Edwards on drums, and the first ever appearance of Yngwie J. Malmsteen on U.S. vinyl. Malmsteen later went on to call the group banal, claiming he only agreed to appear in order to be on vinyl. He was called in late in the recording process, giving him little time to contribute to much of the music. A three minute intro solo to "Hot on Your Heels" was one of the few instances on the album that Malmsteen shows his unique brand of playing on the album. Steeler have recorded and released one studio album. It was released on Shrapnel Records in 1983, and has become one of their best selling releases. The album has become an underground classic, and is cited as the beginning of Malmsteen's long and prosperous career.