SKANNERS - THE BEGINNING
Skanners is a Heavy Metal band formed in Bolzano in 1982. This group of young artists was the first band to play Heavy Metal music in Bolzano and after their first demotape they immediately gained a good reputation.
In 1986 their first LP titled Dirty Armada, distributed by CGD m.m. from Milan, was officially released. This was soon followed by many concerts in Italy, Austria and Germany where Skanners won widespread public approval and critical acclaim, becoming pioneers in the New Wave of Italian heavy metal.
After their second album Picture of War, released in 1988, Skanners became popular and started playing as opening acts for legends of heavy metal such as Girlschool, Motorhead, Halloween, Saxon, Manowar, Dio, Twisted Sister and many other.
In 1995 the band released their third album The Magic Square. Thanks to this album Skanners became the Special Guest in the 1996 Italian Tour of the legendary band Deep Purple. On this occasion Skanners not only showed their great talent, but also proved to be highly professional.
In order to celebrate this achievement and their 15th birthday the band decided to organise a couple of concerts in October 1997 in Bolzano, and then they released their first live album titled Skanners Live on limited edition.
In 2002 Skanners recorded their fourth album Flagellum Dei produced and distributed in the whole of Europe by the record label Underground Symphony. In 2005 in Italy the metal music of the 80’s enjoyed a revival and Skanners’ new record label My Graveyard Productions released their first two memorable albums Dirty Armada and Pictures of War again.