1984: Dinos Kostakis, George Velentzas, Thanos Kremidas, Kostas Kiriakidis and Elias Logginidis work on their own material; they do it mostly for fun rather than for any specific plan. Some appearances and concerts is the best they can hope, then.
1985: The story goes on much the same with the difference that the band has made itself known appearing in metal clubs with a solid set that includes songs like: lead me on, street fighter, lady of the night, back to zero, dead city, quilty dreams, i'm running. During a festival in the American College of Athens in Psichiko, they meet Giannis Koutouvos, working then for the EMI. The first talks for a possible cooperation take place, some appearances in clubs are booked and Giannis takes on to present their new demo to EMI Greece. At the same time, songs from the demo are played on the radio for the first time.
1986: EMI Greece invite the band to get in the studio and record their material. The contract signed is 1+1 with EMI's option for the second album. "What do we care? What is important is us recording our album! And EMI is the best we could hope!" the guys thought.
May 1986: Through EMI the band are invited to open the Saxon concert in Athens. It's the big moment, their first appearance in front of a big audience. "The first thing we cared was not to get booed", says Elias. "Come down to it we played really well, despite the fact that in the first two songs the quitar didn't go through the P.A. Luckily, the people really helped us and when at last the quitar could be heard, things got really hot", Elias remembers. That same summer, July-August 1986 the band was in the studio recording First Attack , with only 50 hours time allotted to them. The good thing was that Sierra was the best recording studio at that time and the bad was that the time was not enough In the end, with 20 extra (freebie) hours the LP was recorded but only half of the songs were mixed! It was little after the recording that fate struck; Singer Dinos Kostakis went into coma after a motorcycle accident. A terrible blow just when the band were making their start. But, they had to go on, they could not give up! In September 1986, just after Dino's terrible accident and before their LP's first release, Spitfire have their first obligation: A concert in Cyprus. Although shaken by Dino's condition, they honour their obligation and do the gig with Cornelius (Douglas) in the vocals. Cornelius was a welcome help but Spitfire needed a new singer. It was difficult to find a voice like Dinos'. At last the band struck some luck in the face of Mikis Singros. Although actually a blues singer, he had no problem singing hard rock provided he liked the songs. Quite easily after only a few rehearsals they were ready to meet their obligations.
In 1989 Elias made an effort to put the band back on stage. The old members had followed separate paths. Costas made the raw silk, Thanasis went back to his family. George became a sound engineer and Mikis went back to solo blues singing. Luckily, there were new people willing to work. Elias made a first contact with Takis Tsamouropoulos an old acquaintance, singer and guitarist in Alien. Together they formed a band of 7 members which unfortunately achieved nothing. After this bass player Fotis Anagnostou ("Wolf") and drummer George Maniatis joined the band. Spitfire make a new beginning with a concert in Cine Maxim; Support group are the Gladiators, it is sold out, a wild gig and 5 tickets from the police for "excessive noise"! The path is once more set...
CONCERTS: Athens, Thessalonika, Kalamata and a season in Bobby's Bar in Glyfada. A thoroughly solid set with songs like the oldies: Street Fighter, Lead Me On, Lady Of The Night etc, and the new ones like: Fool Enough, Danger In The World, What You Want, Kid Of Rock' N' Roll, Tears etc. The people are with them to stay!
In the summer of 1991 Elias finds out that Takis and Fotis are making money working in Rhodes using the band's name without anyone else's knowledge and permission. There is no excuse; Elias furious "sacks" them in an interview in metal hammer. Speedfire-the end. Spitfire don't hold with traitors...
1993 Elias finds new members; the first is the "old" Spitfire member: Thanasis Kremidas in the bass. After Thanasis, the band is joined by George Aspiotis (keyboards and fan of the original Spitfire), a new singer ALEX BALAKAKIS and Lambis Kastanas in the drums. They start rehearsing in George's Splash studio and within a few months they finish their demo in the Praxis studio in Nea Smirni. The demo comprises of new songs like: Set Me Free, Master Of My Heart, Lonely Lie etc.
Dec 1995: Costas Makrikostas takes Makis' place in the bass and the band is called to open Iron Maiden's concert in Peristeri stadium. A landmark-what is there more to say?
The "mobility" continues with Panos and George leaving due to professional obligations. This time Alex returns and brings the guitarist Tasos Gripeos. Meanwhile, Elias reaches an agreement with drummer Mark Cross. They start rehearsing some new material: Why Me, Icarus, Many Lies and the old I'm Ready. They record a demo on Mark's studio and do some appearances in clubs all around Athens and a real hot open concert in Argos; supporting is a local group, the Powerstorm of Kostas Fallieros, a Spitfire fan and Elias' cousin! After that, Mark leaves for Germany to join the Metallium and later on the Helloween.
1999: One last appearance in AN Club with George Karahalios in the drums and then... Nothing! The band goes into "hibernation" until the summer of 2002 when new members arrive and a new chapter begins.