Nanowar Of Steel Bio
Uinona Raider - Drums
Mohammed Abdul - Guitars, Choirs
Potowotominimak - Vocals, Orals
Gatto Panceri 666 - Bass, Choirs
Mister Baffo - Vocals, Stage Dance
Heavy/Power Metal/Hard Rock
Nanowar Of Steel are a parody-fun-gay-metal band from Rome, Italy. They are definitely NOT a Manowar-tribute band, or a metal-cover band, as some erroneusy think. Formed in 2003, their first demo Triumph Of True Metal Of Steel featured classic metal songs “revisited” like Master Of Pizza (Metallica's Master Of Puppets) and Emerald Fork (Rhapsody's Emerald Sword) as well as own songs with parodic and nonsense lyrics. With this work the band starts to be known all around the world's underground metal scene, the initial 1000 copies printed are sold-out in a year and several reprints of this work follow.
In 2005 they release their first self-produced full length album Other Bands Play, Nanowar Gay! which besides taking numberous Best Album awards (from the magazine DarkCity, the webzines DarkSide.ru and MetalStorm among the others) allows the band to perform several gigs all around Italy and eventually join the Z7 Metal Dayz Festival (summer 2006) in Pratteln (Switzerland) , sharing the stage with world-known metal acts as In Extremo, Nevermore, Blaze, Dark Funeral, Jon Oliva and more.
In 2007 they release a double album entitled Made In Naples containing the whole Z7 live performance recordings and a second cd with previously unreleased songs and new versions of the elder ones. In May and October of the same year they also perform their first two European tours, headlining tens of gigs in Italy, Spain (taking part in the Martohell Festival), France, Austria, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Germany, Switzerland (where they headline the True As Steel Festival in Bülach), Bulgaria, Greece, Holland and Belgium.
During 2008 they start the recordings of their second full-length CD, which take place in the well-known Temple Of Noise Studios in Rome. Between December 2008 and January 2009 they leave for their Christmas With NanowaR tour, playing in France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Croatia.
In 2009, during the recordings of the new albums, more european gigs take place, and in April NanowaR play again in France (Nancy and Paris) and then headline the De Velinx festival in Tongeren (Belgium). In May they leave for another Tour in the south-eastern european region, called Goalkeeper of the Seven Keys Part 4 Tour, playing in Budapest, Sofia (where the show is sold-out) and other cities in Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Austria. During summer 2009 Nanowar headline the Italian Never Give Up festival in Cagliari and take part to the worldwide famous HellFest festival in Clisson (France) playing on the Metal Corner stage.
Most of the years 2009 and 2010 are devoted to the recordings of ther new album; in March 2010 they finally release their first videoclip (directed by Xaria Byron) featuring the new song NanowaR. The whole work is finished in June, and in September Into Gay Pride Ride is finally out.