This Friday’s Guest DJ: VANEXA

Vanexa (2016 Lineup)

VANEXA was one of the first Italian heavy metal bands. Their self-titled LP was hailed by the national Italy 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 movement from the late ’70s through the early ’80s.

A lot has happened to VANEXA in 44 years since the band first formed including several demo tapes, vinyl LPs, and several full-length albums. Back in 2015 landed on their third vocalist in Ranfa “Andrea” Ranfagni. 2021 saw the band release their fifth full-length album in Last In Black!

This Friday vocalist Andrea Ranfagni and guitarist Pier Gonella will introduce and each play 5 of their favorite tracks on the show. After the show we’ll play some music from their last album, Last In black.

The Friday Guest DJ Hour Show airs at the following times:
15:00 and 21:00 Central Europe
9:00 am and 3:00 pm US East Coast
6:00 am and 12:00 pm US West Coast

Find ways to tune in here.

While you wait check out the video for “Paradox” which is from their 2016 album Too Heavy to Fly and also check them out on Facebook:


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