Alphataurus is one of those legendary RPI (Rock Progressivo Italiano) bands who are obscure in the annals of general progressive rock, but much appreciated by Italian prog fanatics who venture beyond the more well-known groups. Not much is known about this group from Milan who sprang on to the scene with a great album self-titled "Alphataurus", considered by many as a masterpiece of the 70's Italian scene. A second album was partially recorded before vanishing in typical RPI fashion. This album was released by Mellow in the '90s as part of their archival projects.
Drummer Giorgio Santandrea went on to work briefly in Crystals, and Pietro Pellegrini collaborated with both Riccardo Zappa and Premiata Forneria Marconi.