Hard rock and metal bands from Italy are something I can count on one hand. I’m sure that there are lots of them, but I hardly know of any at all. Metal guitarist Tommy Vitaly, a shredder with a love for heavy and power metal hails from Italy and so does gothic metal band Lacuna Coil. And if I have got my information right, Rhapsody (today they’re called Rhapsody Of Fire) are also Italian. But that’s about it. Now, it’s a little strange as the Italian metal audience has gained a reputation for being wild, loud, crazy and very passionate and many are the bands that really loves touring there just because of that. I know that many Swedish melodic hard rock bands, for instance, tours in such countries as Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey just because they know that they always draw a big crowd there and that the crowds usually are really great. So why don’t we get more bands from those countries then? I have no clue, but maybe that will change in the near future. That’s why it was really cool to see a link to download a promotion copy pf a new Italian metal band in my inbox a while back.