VANADIUM is a Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band from Milano, Italy. The band was formed around 1980. Their lead-singer was Giuseppe "Pino" Scotto di Carlo from 1980 until 1996. This page has a selection of their albums.
Vanadium was a Japanese heavy metal band that formed in 1981. The band's members consisted of Yukio Morikawa on vocals, Akira Takasaki on guitar, Masayoshi Yamashita on bass, and Hirotsugu Homma on drums. Their music was heavily influenced by British heavy metal, with elements of power metal and speed metal.
Vanadium released their first album, "Metal Rock," in 1982. The album was a hit in Japan and helped establish the band as one of the leading heavy metal acts in the country. Their second album, "A Race with the Devil," was released the following year and further solidified their popularity.
One of Vanadium's most well-known songs is "Burning Love," which was featured on their third album, "Seventh Heaven." The song has become a classic of Japanese heavy metal and is still played frequently on rock radio stations.
Throughout the 1980s, Vanadium continued to release albums and tour extensively in Japan. Their music was praised for its technical proficiency and powerful performances. In 1986, the band released their fifth album, "Mystery of the Sacred Stones," which featured a more progressive sound than their previous work.
Despite their success in Japan, Vanadium never achieved significant international recognition. This was partly due to the language barrier, as most of their lyrics were in Japanese. However, their music has since gained a cult following among heavy metal fans around the world.
In 1990, Vanadium disbanded due to creative differences between the band members. Takasaki went on to form the successful heavy metal band Loudness, while Morikawa pursued a solo career.
Despite their relatively short career, Vanadium's impact on the Japanese heavy metal scene cannot be overstated. Their technical prowess and dynamic performances paved the way for future generations of Japanese heavy metal bands. They also helped to introduce the genre to a wider audience in Japan, inspiring countless fans to pick up a guitar or start a band of their own.
Today, Vanadium's legacy lives on through their music, which continues to inspire new generations of heavy metal fans around the world. Their influence can be heard in the work of contemporary Japanese heavy metal bands, as well as in the music of international acts that have been influenced by their sound.
Durium D. AI 30-420 / D. St 052269 , 1986 , Made in Italy
Born To Fight is the 4th album released by the Italian Heavy Metal band Vanadium, it was released in 1986. It was produced & engineered by Louis AustinShow Details
ZYX Metal 45008 , 1985 , Made in Germany
The album: "VANADIUM - On Streets of Danger Live" was produced by: Massimo Poggini, Vanadium recorded live in Paris on Tour with Trust in December 1984Show Details
Mausoleum Records SKULL 8306 , Belgium
This album was originally released in 1982 on the Durium record label with catalognr DAI 30.396 intended for the Italian market. This release on Mausoleum records was intended for the Belgium market.Show Details