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ELEKTRADRIVE / Bio

Elektradrive is a significant band in the history of Italian Hard Rock. Born in 1983 with the actual name, Elektradrive came back in '09 with a brand new album after 25 years from their first release.

Elektradrive great last album is “Living 4”, masterpiece that took the band three years of hard work for the writing and recording process. “Living 4” is a mature concept album of modern-classy-AOR with committed lyrics about environment, water scarcity and general concerns on the state of our planet.

Elektradrive debut single “Let it survive” was released on 1984 by Smoko Records. Immediately after Elektradrive were featured, in the same year on the compilation “HM Eruption” with the song “Lord of the rings”, and in the compilation “Metallo Italia” with “Winner” the year after. In 1985 the band produces a videoclip for “Winner”.
Elektradrive's debut full lenght album, “Over the space” in released in 1986 with Discotto Records followed by a three months national tour.

The most famous and widely appreciated LP by Elektradrive, “Due” sees the light in 1989 with Minotauro. “Due” receives an excellent feedback from the international press, including a rate of 5 K on Kerrang! Magazine. In the same year Elektradrive play with Manowar at Palasport Torino. An intensive international tour follows. In 1990 Elektradrive play some live shows in the USA.

Elektradrive's third LP is “Big City” and gets released by Dracma Records in 1993. “Big City” is reviewed by many as album of the month. In 1994 “Due” and “Big City” are distributed in Japan by EMI/Toshiba and in Europe by Long Island Records.
After almost ten years of silence, in 2004, Elektradrive start writing songs for a new album: “Living 4” is finally out with Valery Records (original line-up). The album gain very rave reviews from all the critics.

A tour of many dates all around Italy starts, meanwhile the album gain very good reviews from all European magazines, and Maiden's singer Bruce Dickinson, talks about the band in his BBC radio show, as "a bunch of veterans from Torino, playing first class melodic hard rock".

In 2010 the band works with director Ludovico Galletti, to produce their first official video, on "Dirty war of bloody angels" from Living 4 album; the result is stunning and it's one of the most original video clip in italian hard/heavy rock history.

In 2012 Dracma Records re-issue Big City, remastered with two bonus tracks, called "XX Anniversary"; also in the same year is out the second album "Due" remastered called "24 Years Carat Gold", for Electromantic Music.

General Info

Band Members
Elio Maugeri - lead vocals/gtr, Simone Falovo - lead guitar, Stefano Turolla - Bass, Alex Jorio - Drums
Artist Name
ELEKTRADRIVE
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/elektradrive
Active Since
03/83
Genres
Rock / Melodic Hard Rock / AOR

Contact Info

Location
Torino, TO, IT

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