Fil Di Ferro is an Italian Heavy Metal band, active since the 80s
The band is considered, along with Vanadium, Strana Officina, Death SS and Bulldozer, a forerunner of italian Heavy Metal.
Original founders are Michele De Rosa (drums) and Bruno Gallo Balma (bass).The initial lineup was completed by: Leonardo Fiore (vocals) and Danilo Ghiglieri (guitar), replaced in 1985 by Sergio Zara (vocals) and Claudio De Vecchi(guitar)
In 1986 was released “Hurricanes” produced by Beppe Crovella (Arti e Mestieri) and published by ‘Discotto Records’
Michele De Rosa and Bruno Gallo Balma were also among the founders of the biker group Hurricanes MC.
In 1987 The song “Hurricanes” was produced by Pete Hinton (Saxon) for the compilation “Italian Rock Invasion”. The same year Miki Fiorito joined the band, replacing Claudio De Vecchi on guitar
The band signed with the label ‘Dischi Noi’ and played live at the legendary Hammersmith Odeon in London
The second album ‘Fil Di Ferro’ was released in 1988. It was recorded in UK (Foley, Cornwall), under the supervision of Guy Bedmed (Rock Stewart,Motorhead, E.L.&P., Yes)
The band was guested at several tv shows in Italy, UK and Russia (with the guitar hero Victor Zinchuk)
In 1990 the band, at the pinnacle of success, toured Europe and played at the Lamone Open Air Festival, along with Saxon, Krokus, Strana Officina, Vengeance and many more
Sergio Zara quits the band in 1991. The song “Give Me Your Hand” was recorded with Elisabetta Marina Di Giorgio on vocals.
1992: “Rock Rock Rock” is released. Special guests are: Victor Zinchuk and Roberta Bacciolo (Funky Lips).
2005 “It Will Be Passion”.
2012 “It’s Always Time”.
2017: the first two albums: “Hurricanes” and “Fil di Ferro” are reissued by Jolly Roger Records.
2019: “Wolfblood” is released on October,31st