The Italian 80’s metal scene is one of my favorites of all time. Bands like BLACK HOLE, DARK QUARTERER, DEATH SS, PAUL CHAIN, BULLDOZER, RUN AFTER TO, NECRODEATH, BERSERKS are some of the better bands from that era. I’d like to think that OLD YRON towards the end of the 80’s was an unknown forgotten gem for the time of its release, especially since the tides were changing and this kind of IRON MAIDEN-esque heavy metal was beginning to die out in popularity while new genres started to emerge. I think this release was really unknown to a lot of people considering it was a DIY pressing. Here you will find extremely fast heavy metal, but not Thrash. OLD YRON had a very violent lead guitar layered with shredding riffs and over the top high pitched vocals. Think IRON MAIDEN meets YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, but without going overboard with the guitar shredding. The band has absolutely no demos, rehearsals, or any other music except for this album as far as we know. There were no master tapes so the best option the band wanted to do was to rip the music directly from the original vinyl. The only bonus tracks we could come up with was some dark classical music written by Antonio Ferrari in the early 2000’s. Antonio talks about putting OLD YRON back together, but no one really knows if it’s going to happen or even what it will sound like. So enjoy this for what it is, a lost gem re-mastered the best we could get it.