How Did Steve “Cast Iron” Smith Die? Punk Band Red Alert Vocalist Cause of Death Explained

Music artist Steve “Cast Iron” Smith xpassed away on November 30,2022.

How Did Steve “Cast Iron” Smith Die?

Steve “Cast Iron” Smith, who was a part of RED ALERT band passed away last night (November 30, 2022).

The RED ALERT official page shared the devastating news on Facebook.

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to let everyone know that Steve Castiron Smith passed away last night.

Steve Smith Cause of Death

According to RED ALERT official page, Steve Smith had a blood illness that had kept him in the hospital for the previous six weeks and caused his entire system to shut down.

He was put into a coma and never came out of it.

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Who was Steve Smith?

The original lineup of Red Alert Band included Steve “Cast Iron” Smith (vocals).

Red Alert is an English punk/oi! band that was founded in May 1979 in Sunderland, England. The group contributed to various anthologies, such as Punk And Disorderly (Abstract Records, 1981) and Carry On Oi!, and issued five EPs and a studio album (Secret Records, 1981).

The UK Indie Chart’s Top 30 list included three of the band’s albums. Red Alert disbanded in 1984, returned five years later, and has been travelling and releasing music ever since.

Band History

The original Red Alert lineup, which consisted of Steve “Cast Iron” Smith on vocals, Tony Van Frater on guitar, Gaz Stuart on bass, and Dona on drums, made their stage debut at a carnival in Sunderland in the summer of 1979, largely covering Clash and UK Subs songs.

Their first demo was turned into their debut album, a self-financed four-track EP called Third And Final that was only printed in 250 copies and then sold at shows.

With the addition of new drummer Gary “Mitch” Mitchell, the group recorded two songs for the Carry On Oi! compilation, of which only one, “SPG,” was featured. The band also made their second demo in Britain.

The band was signed a week after Gary Bushell recommended they send their material to No Future Records.


Red Alert issued their debut LP We’ve Got The Power, two 7-inch EPs (In Britain, Take No Prisoners), a single (“City Invasion”), and a six-track 12-inch EP (There’s A Guitar Burning) over two years, all with new drummer Les ‘Nobby’ Cobb.

In 1984, Matty Forster took over for Cobb. This adjustment had little success; exhausted and disillusioned, the band disbanded; their final performance was a fundraiser for the miners’ strike. Tony and Matty went on tour with Red London for a while.

All four of Red Alert’s founding members began reuniting in 1989, this time in a Sunderland Kazbah club that had recently opened.


After performing with Red London and Attila the Stockbroker at the beginning of 1990, the reformed band was encouraged by their enthusiastic response and chose to continue, except Gaz, who was replaced by Tom Spencer.

After touring with Red London in Western Europe, the group recorded their second album, Blood, Sweat ‘N’ Beers, which was distributed by Nightmare Records in Germany.

The band added Red London bassist Gaz Stoker to the lineup. 1993 saw the release of Beyond The Cut (Nightmare/Knockout).

The band toured the United States, published the Super Yobs album, split with The Templars, and added new drummer John Forster (Matty’s brother) later. When they got back, they put out a double 7-inch EP set called “Street Survivors” and “Drinkin’ With Red Alert.”

New drummer Ian Syborn joined the group in August 1994, and together they recorded the Breakin’ All The Rules CD for Dojo Records in 1995–1996. Lainey came back shortly after the album’s release, this time as the bassist.

In 1999, this lineup recorded Wearside, which Plastic Head Records released to coincide with the Captain Oi! Records album Red Alert – The Rarities, which featured 20 previously unreleased songs.

Excess All Areas, Red Alert’s most recent studio album, was released in 2005.

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