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Genoa, Italy

IANVA’s music represents the pure expression of both Western culture most ambitious projects of the past and the feeling of uneasiness and need for fulfillment of the citizens of the Now.

In the last years IANVA has been giving back to us forgotten words as Passion, Boldness or Dignity through an overwhelming and diverse mixture of sounds from the greatest moments of past eras: from the soundscapes created by Ennio Morricone or Stelvio Cipriani through the very first Italian new wave; from Jacques Brel and Ute Lemper to old British nocturnal ballads; from the eternal sounds of Imperial Italy through figures like Mina , Milva, Dalida, Fabrizio De André or Lucio Battisti, IANVA is the mighty aura of the past cast in the future.

IANVA (prnounced “ya-noo-ah” or “ianua”) is an ensemble from Genoa, Italy that was born as the collision of individuals of the most diverse backgrounds: the vocal part is divided between Mercy (ex member from Malombra, Segno Del Comando and Helden Rune) and Stefania D’Alterio (ex-Wagooba). The rhythm section features Francesco La Rosa (ex member from Malombra) on drums and percussion; the bassist Azoth is a former member of Italy’s top black metal band Spite Extreme Wing; Fabio Gremo (with a strong classical background) and Fabio Carfagna (ex-Malombra) are the guitar section; classical background musicians Giuseppe Spanò and Davide La Rosa complete the band.

On the paths of today, IANVA’s sound can be related to the few bombastic and intense approaches of the neofolk realm (but with a vision focused towards a completely different set of visions and with no hidden ideological agenda).


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  • thefinalnight

    I used to really like Cameratta Mediolanense, but then I discovered IANVA and they suddenly sat on the throne of my heart pushing CM further and further away time and time again. IANVA is incredible.

    25 Feb 2:07am Reply
  • otrebla86

    Sublime esempio, lo so, è quello che tu dai / ma che seguirlo potrò né ora né mai

    9 Jan 1:28pm Reply
  • Thurible


    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Arkandast

    Люблю слушать итальянские песни. И эта группа не стала исключением. Замечательные истории песен и как их исполняют. Очень круто !

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Permissive19

    Please, more gigs!!!!

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Ragnarok-666

    Апокалиптичный фолк - что это за бред?

    6 Feb 2013 Reply
  • hellqueen89

    IANVA live 30 marzo 2013 @ Garage Club (PD)

    29 Jan 2013 Reply
  • wolfram-r

    I would like to know italian language because of IANVA.

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
  • crackityjones92


    30 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Permissive19

    Best italian band ever. Love your last release! Keep up your good work!

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • galechik91

    Что то как то не впечатлил новый альбум(

    13 Aug 2012 Reply

    Thnx so much guys!

    6 Aug 2012 Reply
  • viniciusabc

    I have no words to describe what I felt listening to 'La mano di Gloria'.

    4 Aug 2012 Reply
  • wolfram-r

    The group that I need listen more.

    24 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Totentraum

    Gallerie delle grazie = one of the most perfect songs that I have heard in my life, so true.

    11 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Digital-Nun

    the most perfect music I've ever heard..

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • versionfiv

    my name is ian and i live in va.

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • lcx0r

    Disobbedisco is brilliant. The melody of Italian language, lyrics, music. I wish IANVA would play live in Poland.

    26 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Invictus_Sol

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    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Oblaka

    Dov’eri tu quel giorno? Puoi dirlo, vuoi? Su un nuovo spartito spalanchi la bocca, Un ciclo è esaurito e sotto a chi tocca.

    9 Nov 2011 Reply
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