Vanexa

Vanexa

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Vanexa were one of the first Italian heavy metal band, born in Savona in 1978 and disbanded in 1995; their self-titled LP was consecrated by the national press as the first italian heavy metal album.
Reformed in 2009.
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Vanexa Discography Tracks

Albums

Vanexa Vanexa (Album) Disco In Italy 1982 Sell This Version
Vanexa Back From The Ruins (Album) Minotauro Italy 1988 Sell This Version
M9402 Vanexa Against The Sun(CD, Album) Minotauro M9402 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
MGP-078 Vanexa Metal City Live(CD) My Graveyard Productions MGP-078 Italy 2011 Sell This Version
Vanexa Too Heavy Too Fly (Album) Punishment 18 Records Italy 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

Vanexa 1979/1980 (Comp) Jolly Roger Records (2) Italy 2010 Sell This Version

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September 24, 2010
I Vanexa sono stati una delle prime band heavy metal italiane, il loro LP omonimo è stato consacrato dalla stampa nazionale come il primo album heavy metal italiano.

Nati a Savona nel 1978, il loro sound tipicamente anglo-sassone ebbe riscontri anche all'estero dove furono citati da parecchie riviste specializzate come fautori della nuova ondata di heavy metal band fine anni '70 primi anni 80. Inoltre parteciparono come headliner al primo festival heavy metal italiano tenutosi a Certaldo in provincia di Firenze il 21 maggio 1983. Nella loro carriera hanno partecipato anche a varie compilation metal tra le quali Mountain of Metal, uscita negli Stati Uniti, con il brano "Hanged Man" e Metallo Italia con il brano "It's Over". Nel 2007 sono stati ristampati su Cd il loro primo album omonimo con 3 bonus tracks inedite e il loro secondo album "Back From The Ruins" con 5 bonus tracks live tratte da un concerto del 1984.

Dopo aver suonato heavy metal dal 1978 al 1995 i VANEXA, essendo privi di stimoli musicali, si sciolsero, ma l'amicizia tra i componenti della band non fu mai compromessa da questa svolta. A differenza di Roberto “Rob Tyrant” Tiranti, che intraprese la sua brillante carriera, gli altri membri decisero di non partecipare più in prima persona alla scena HM come musicisti. Sergio Pagnacco e Silvano Bottari formarono la band di Heavy Psych “404 Not Found”. Marco Spinelli, lo storico singer, è attivo nei locali in giro per l'Italia con la sua band Danger Zone mentre il chitarrista Roberto Merlone si è dedicato interamente alla sua passione: la moto.

ENGLISH VERSION
Vanexa were one of the first Italian heavy metal band, their self-titled LP was consecrated by the national press
as the first italian heavy metal album.
Born in Savona in 1978, their sound was typically Anglo-Saxon evidence abroad where they were cited by several magazines as proponents of the new wave of heavy metal
band from late '70s early '80s. They also participated as a headliner at the first heavy metal festival held in Certaldo Italian in Florence May 21, 1983. In their careers have
also participated in various compilations including metal of Metal Mountain, exit the United States, with the song "Hanged Man" and Metal Italy with the song "It's Over".
In 2007 a CD reissue of their eponymous debut album with 3 bonus tracks and unreleased second album "Back From The Ruins" with 5 bonus tracks taken from a live concert of 1984 was released
in 2010 is out "1979-80" a compilation of early material ( totally sung in italian) released on vynil and cd supports.

We needed a new fresh band with a new fresh sound. VANEXA spearheaded what was termed 'the new wave of heavy metal'. They were a more than welcome addition of the italian hard rock/metal scene. Yet, this debut offering offers more energy and speed than actual accomplishment. In 1983 VANEXA released their self-titled debut album, starting what would become a legendary career for the band. They were one of many promising bands in the New Wave of Heavy Metal movement at the time. Following the success of Vanexa, the band released released their second album Back From The Ruins in 1988. The album featured fan-favourites "Midnight Wolves", "Creation", "Hanged Man". This new album contained many tracks that had been written prior to the release of the debut album, but were considered surplus. With songs already shaped on the road well in advance, only two new tracks were written for the album; Hanged Man and Creation. The band adopted a different approach for their 1994 studio album, titled Against The Sun. This was not a concept album, though it was themed loosely around the idea of social problems. It featured, for the first time in the band's history, synthesized Keyboards and guitars sounds to add textures and layers to the sound. Though considered different from the norm of Vanexa sounds, it a good response across the world, especially for new incredible voice of Roberto TIRANTI. The VANEXA lyrics contains literature quotes about famous books/movies or social problems fusioned in great heavy metal sound.


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Line Up
Roberto Tiranti - Voice
Silvano Bottari - Drum
Sergio Pagnacco - Bass
Artan Selishta - Guitar
Alex Graziano - Guitar

Discography
VANEXA - Durium/DiscoIn - 1983
BACK FROM THE RUINS - Minotauro Records - 1988
METALLO ITALIA - Reflex Records - 1986
MOUNTAIN OF METAL - 1992 - Mountain Records
AGAINST THE SUN - 1994 - Minotauro Records
SAMPLER - 1994 - Lucretia Records International
TRIBU' TO MOSTAR - 1995 - Arte Musica Records
VANEXA - 1999 - Minotauro Records
BACK FROM THE RUINS - 2001 - Minotauro Records - CD with 5 Bonus tracks
VANEXA - 2004 - Markuee Records - CD with 3 bonus tracks
BACK FROM THE RUINS - 2006 - Markuee Records - CD with 5 Bonus Tracks
1979/1980 - 2009 - Jolly Rogers Records

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