Origin: Livorno, Italy
Genres: Traditional Metal

Strana Officina  


Strana Officina was one of a few Italian bands to surface in the early eighties, with a debut EP in 1984 and a couple other releases later in the decade. Sadly, two core members of the band, brothers Fabio and Roberto Cappanera, were killed in a car crash in 1993, which of course was a serious blow to the group. However, in what must be one of the more uplifting stories in metal, the sons of the two men (Dario, son of Fabio, and Rolando, son of Roberto) eventually joined with original members Enzo Mascolo and Daniele Ancillotti, and the band was back in action in honor of the two fathers, the sons even playing the same instruments as their dads did. A new album, consisting of old songs all re-recorded, was released in 2007, under the title The Faith.

Current Members

Daniele Ancilloti

vocals

Dario Cappanera

guitars

Enzo Mascolo

bass

Rolando Cappanera

drums

Former Members/Guests

Fabio Cappanera

guitars RIP: July 23, 1993, killed in a car accident

Marcello Masi

guitars

Roberto Cappanera

drums RIP: July 23, 1993, killed in a car accident


Discography



(EP) Strana Officina 
1984 Minotauro
  1. Viaggio in Inghilterra
  2. Autostrada Dei Sogni
  3. Luna Nera
  4. Piccolo Uccello Bianco
  • Daniele Ancilloti
  • Fabio Cappanera
  • Marcello Masi
  • Enzo Mascolo
  • Roberto Cappanera




(EP) The Ritual 
1987 LM
  1. The Ritual
  2. Gamblin' Man
  3. Unknown Soldier
  4. Metal Brigade
  • Daniele Ancilloti
  • Fabio Cappanera
  • Marcello Masi
  • Enzo Mascolo
  • Roberto Cappanera




Rock & Roll Prisoners 
1989 Metal Masters
  1. King Troll
  2. War Games
  3. The Kiss Of Death
  4. Black Moon
  5. Rock'n'Roll Prisoner
  6. Brunin' Wings
  7. Falling Star
  8. Don't Cry
  • Daniele Ancilloti
  • Fabio Cappanera
  • Marcello Masi
  • Enzo Mascolo
  • Roberto Cappanera




Una Vita Per Il Rock  COMPILATION
1994
  1. Viaggio in Inghilterra
  2. Autostrada dei sogni
  3. Luna nera
  4. Piccolo uccello bianco
  5. The ritual
  6. Gamblin' man
  7. Unknown soldier
  8. Metal brigade
  9. King troll
  10. War games
  11. The kiss of death
  12. Black moon
  13. Rock & Roll prisoner
  14. Falling star
  15. Don't cry




The Faith 
2007
  1. King troll
  2. Metal brigade
  3. The ritual
  4. Rock'n'roll prisoners
  5. Falling star
  6. Gamblin man
  7. Black moon
  8. War games
  9. Don't cry
  10. The kiss of death
  11. Burning wings
  12. Unknown soldier
  13. Profumo di puttana
  14. Autostrada dei sogni
  15. Officina
  • Daniele Ancilloti
  • Dario Cappanera
  • Enzo Mascolo
  • Rolando Cappanera

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



La Storia 1979-1989  COMPILATION
2008
4-LP boxed set includes their first three releases and a fourth album of unreleased tracks.




Rising To The Call 
2010
  1. In Rock We Trust
  2. Boogeyman
  3. Pyramid
  4. Nightflyer
  5. Beat the Hammer
  6. Gone Tomorrow
  7. Life: When Is Gone!
  8. Media Messiah
  9. Amore e Fuoco
  10. Non Sei Normale
  • Daniele Ancilloti
  • Dario Cappanera
  • Enzo Mascolo
  • Rolando Cappanera


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