Selected discography of Vanadium ( Heavy metal, italy )

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's 80s LP Discography: Pioneering Japanese Heavy Metal with Technical Proficiency and Dynamic Performances"

VANADIUM Band Information:

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. 

VANADIUM - Born to Fight 12" LP

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Durium D. AI 30-420 / D. St 052269 , 1986 , Made in Italy

Vanadium's "Born To Fight," a seminal 1986 Italian Heavy Metal album, unfolds a sonic saga of power and precision. Produced by Louis Austin, renowned for his work with Deep Purple and Def Leppard, and guided by Vincenzo "Gegè" Reitano, the album's original Italian pressing on 12" Vinyl LP Album stands as a collector's treasure. A timeless blend of heavy riffs and anthemic choruses, "Born To Fight" resonates as a testament to Vanadium's enduring musical legacy.

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VANADIUM - On Streets Of Danger Live 12" LP

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ZYX Metal 45008  , 1985 , Made in Germany

Vanadium, the Italian heavy metal force, carved its legacy with the electrifying "On Streets of Danger Live." Recorded during their 1984 Paris tour, the album captures the raw energy and intensity that defined the band's live performances. Producer Massimo Poggini ensured the essence of Vanadium's magic was preserved, leaving listeners with a timeless sonic journey through the streets of danger and the golden era of European heavy metal.

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VANADIUM - Metal Rock 12" Vinyl LP Record

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Mausoleum Records SKULL 8306 , Belgium

"Vanadium's 'Metal Rock' album, a 1982 masterpiece, encapsulates the essence of Italian heavy metal. Released on Durium for the Italian market and Mausoleum Records for Belgium, it marks a cross-cultural musical odyssey. With potent sound and distinctive style, the LP remains a pivotal artifact in the global metal movement. Experience a timeless fusion of power and artistry."

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