1982 this very young Band from Bolzano (Italy) was formed.
1984 The Band sign a deal with the major Label CGD M.Milano.
1986 the first album DIRTY ARMADA. Their concerts in Italy and Austria received
numerous positive reactions from audience and critics.
1988 with their second album “PICTURES OF WAR” the Skanners reached the peak of popularity by playing as Special Guest for Motörhead – Twisted Sister- R.J. Dio Helloween – Saxon- Girlschool and many others. The Band showed their talent and willingness to emerge.
1995 new deal with the Label Liederszene Southtyrol that produced their third album “THE MAGIC SQUARE” distribuited by the Self Records.
The Band gave a series of spectacular concerts as special Guest for Deep Purple all over Italy, where the audience could see the Band’s Magic Show and listen to their amazing music!
1997 was the year of the 15° Anniversary of the Band, so they decided to give the fans a live album “SKANNERS LIVE” with songs of each of their three albums – including two no-edit songs always produced by Liederszene Southtyrol and distribuited by White & Black Italy.
2001 the band signed a new deal for two releases with the Italian Label UNDERGROUND SYMPHONY.
2002 the new album “FLAGELLUM DEI” was out in Europe and the Band played it all around the world!
2006 was the year of the come back of the fabulous 80’tees… and the SKANNERS’s new label the MYGRAVEYARDPRODUCTIONS produced the reissue of the 2 hystorical albums DIRTY ARMADA and PICTURES OF WAR!!!
2008 the new album titled “THE SERIAL HEALER” always produced by the MYGRAVEYARDPRODUCTIONS is out in Europe !
2012/13 Skanners promoted the new album “FACTORY OF STEEL” around Europe!!!
2013 BOOK/DVD Biography “EINS ZWEI DREI METAL PARTY” was published and produced by CRAC edizioni and RIFF Records!!!
2015 CD/DVD Live “EINS ZWEI DREI METAL PARTY” was produced by SKANNERS and RIFF METAL DEPARTMENT Records!!!
The band decided to dedicate his eighth album entirely to their former guitarist and founding member, Max Quinzio, who died in February 2014.
After the release of their new CD Live + DVD album, “Eins, zwei, drei, Metal Party” the band promoted its work with numerous shows and festivals throughout Italy and Germany, sharing the stage with world famous bands like IN FLAMES at the Rock im Ring Festival IT, SAVAGE in Rome, DARK FUNERAL and VADER at in Flammen Open Air in Germany.
Between 2015 and 2016 after many live concerts they emerged as support band of METAL CHURCH in August 10th at Phenomenum . Novara IT
2018 the band recorded the new album “TEMPTATION” at the SKY STUDIO in Munich (DE), mixed and mastered at the ALPHA OMEGA STUDIOS in Como IT..
2019 The band released the new album “TEMPTATION” Distributed on April 26th in Europe via Self Distribuzione Milano and Code 7 /Plastic Head UK for ALPHA Omega Records.
In summer 2019 the band starts the“Temptation tour” sharing the stage with ANTHRAX, GRIM REAPER and DORO PESCH (Russian tour), and playing in numerous Festivals.
BAND WEBSITE: www.skanners.it
BAND FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/skannersitaly
LABEL WEBSITE : www.musicforthemassesrecords.com
Label: Music for the Masses Records