|Origin United Kingdom|
Genres Doom metal
|Name Shaun Steels|
Instruments Drums, bass guitar
|Born 22 August 1970 (age 45) (1970-08-22) |
Associated acts My Dying Bride, Anathema, Vestige of Virtue, Severed Heaven
Music groups My Dying Bride (1998 – 2006), Anathema (1997 – 1998), Solstice
Albums Anti‑Diluvian Chronicles, The Dreadful Hours, The Voice of the Wretched, Alternative 4, 34788%Complete
Similar People Andrew Craighan, Hamish Glencross, Martin Powell, Aaron Stainthorpe, Shaun MacGowan
Shaun 'Winter' Taylor- Steels (born Shaun Steels, 22 August 1970) is a British heavy metal drummer and bassist.
Taylor-Steels replaced Bill Law in My Dying Bride, and once was a member of Anathema. Like many other metal musicians, he has a pseudonym and adopted the stage name 'Winter'.
Shortly before the release of the 2006 album A Line of Deathless Kings, Shaun announced his permanent departure from My Dying Bride due to health concerns.
In the band's official statement concerning his departure, Shaun is quoted as saying, "I would just like to salute MDB for the good times and wish them all well in the future, I feel I am not ready to fulfill the duties in a manner befitting MDB at this time and have decided to stand down. I am sad to be leaving but at this time I feel it is for the greater good of the band".
Shaun also recorded drums with the Norwegian metal band Vestige of Virtue alongside Kjetil Ottersen and Frode Forsmo.
Shaun returned to My Dying Bride as a studio drummer for their 2012 album A Map of All Our Failures. In May 2013, shaun also replaced Hayley Morgan in Yorkshire black metal band Severed Heaven. After 2 years with the band he left and joined Darkher.
He recorded 'realms' and played live with the band from 2015 to 2017. In 2016 shaun recorded a live session with Darkher at the famous Maida Vale recording studios in london for bbc radio 1.
In 2017 he rejoined My dying bride as a full time member.