Vanexa were one of the first Italian heavy metal bands, 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 bands 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.