Band name comes from the legendary fighter plane
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire
Spitfire was the first Greek band reviewed by Kerrang Magazine. They got 3/5 which was perhaps the best praise that a Greek band got from Kerrang. The journalist started his review with "A Greek heavy metal band?? It is like trying to find a virgin in the tour bus of Mötley Crüe..."

Spitfire was also the only Greek metal band to sign a contract with EMI Records and to release their first LP, "First Attack". Spitfire have supported Iron Maiden (1995 & 1996), Scorpions, Saxon (1986), WASP and more on tour.