Metal Detector is an Italian heavy metal band formed in Genoa in 2006. The project was born when a drummer (Mike Vader), a guitarist (Tyrael )and a bass player (Herr Faust, aka Sir Goblin), coming from another Metal band which had split shortly before, made a new combo with a singer (Black Wolf). Shortly after a guitar player (Cesare “Stud” De Troìa) joined the band.

After having written some material together, Metal Detector released a self-produced 3 track miniCD “West Of Heaven” in 2007.

They performed a lot of concerts (the most important one at Genoa’s Palasport, where also great band as Iron Maiden, The Beatles, Kiss and Europe played in the past); they also took part to some music contests, always getting good positions.

Between 2011 and 2012 they released their self-produced debut-album Metal Demon, containing 9 songs taken from their own production. During the recording sessions, Cesare left the band: Metal Detector decided to remain as a four-pieces.

Between 2012 and 2013 the band is involved in some live shows in a lot of clubs, barely named “the METAL DEMON tour 2012-2013”, often with Dave the Brave as live guitarist. The “tour” ended with the “Crown Of Steel release party” a metal festival supporting the Italian power Metal band Shadows Of Steel releasing their long awaited 2013 record.

In 2014 they joined the bill of 261 METAL FESTIVAL, head-lined by Vision Divine, Italian prog-power metal band with Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth) and Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, Angra, Kamelot).

During the same year they also took part to Tales of Northern Swords: a Tribute to Heavy Load, a tribute-album to the Swedish band Heavy Load, pioneers of Heavy Metal between the ‘70s and the ‘80s. In this record, Metal Detector performed the songs Roar Of The North and Run With The Devil.

Finally Dave the Brave officially joins the band on 2015: Metal Detector turn on five piece again improving their live wall of sound and their song-writing horizons. On july, the band releases on its new song Warrior from Hell, first song recorded by the new line-up.

Metal Detector play an eighties Heavy Metal power and epic oriented, with prog, speed and thrash elements. Lyrics are inspired by mythology, movies, graphic novels, personal experiences or authors’ imagination, mainly by Mike Vader and Black Wolf.


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