Gianluca Firmo (FIRMO /Room Experience) made his first apparence worldwide as the mastermind of Room Experience’s back in 2015.
2018 is the year of Gianluca Firmo’s start to a new solo journey under the name FIRMO. The album is called “Rehab” and set for release in October 19th via Street Symphonies Records.
His solo work offers fresh melodies and wellcrafted lyrics which will stick in your mind and make you sing along once you’ve heard it.
A no fillers record goes from the uptempos and full of energy such “A place for judgement day” / “Heart of Stone” / “No prisoniers” / “Rehab” / to a soft alternative “Unbreakable” and finally to midtempo/slow tracks “Cowboys once, Cowboys forever” / “Until forever comes” / “Everything” / “Didn’t wanna care” keeping the listener sticked to every note and every word coming out of the player.
I could write much more about this album, but you better discover yourself the rest.
One thing is sure, Gianluca FIRMO deliver a modern melodic rock record which will be on the players for a longtime in the years to come.
AMRS APPROVED : 9.25 / 10
01. A Place For Judgement Day
02. Heart Of Stone
03. Shadows And Lights
04. Maybe Forever
05. No Prisoners
06. Didn’t Wanna Care
08. Don’t Dare To Call It Love
09. Cowboys Once, Cowboys Forever
11. Until Forever Comes
Gianluca Firmo: Lead & Backing Vocals, Keyboards
Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri (Raintimes, Room Experience, Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace): Backing Vocals
Mattia “Noise Maker” Tedesco (Vasco Rossi, Gianluca Grignani, Candies For Breakfast): Guitars
Nicola Iazzi (Hardline, Candies For Breakfast): Bass
Daniele Valseriati (Tragodia): Drums & Percussion
Paul Laine (The Defiants, Danger Danger): Backing Vocals
Mario Percudani (Hungryehart, Hardline): Guitars
Stefano Zeni (Wheels Of Fire, Room Experience): Guitars
Carlo Poddighe: Guitars
Pier Mazzini (Danger Zone): Keyboards
Andrea Cinelli: Piano
Alessandro Moro: Sax
Czech Melodic Rock band Black Tiger set to release their debut album on October 12th.
The self-titled debut album of Black Tiger was recorded at Tanzan Music Studio during the year 2017 and is set to be released on October 12th via Freemood, record label of Tanzan Music Group. The is produced by Mario Percudani (Hungryheart, Hardline) and offers a mix of AOR and melodic Hard Rock with the emphasis on strong melodies, big choruses, rich guitars, interesting arrangements, and clear and powerful sound.
10 original songs features the guest appearance of well known names in the melodic rock world as Dan Reed (Dan Reed Network), Mario Percudani and Josh Zighetti (Hungryheart) and Giulio Garghentini.
Black Tiger was formed in 2010 being the only representative of AOR genre in its home country.
The band released three independent EP´s: „All Over Night” EP (2010), „Road To Rock” (2013) and „Songs From Abyss” (2015); the last two featuring Dan Reed from Dan Reed Network as a guest. The records of the band received positive reviews in prestigious magazines, e.g. in “Powerplay” and “Classic Rock Presents AOR”.
Black Tiger performed in various clubs and festivals in the Czech Republic as well as in Germany, Poland and Slovakia and the band shared the stages with some great artists from the melodic rock scene like House of Lords, Dan Reed, Pretty Maids, Mike Tramp, Little Caesar,Hungryheart and Michael Schenker.
01 DON’T LEAVE ME
02 LIFE IS A GAME
03 SOLITARY MAN
04 SHE’S A LIAR
05 AGAINST THE GRAIN
06 REASON TO LIVE
07 WHO IS TO BLAME
08 SILENT CRY
09 NEVER TOO LATE
10 OPEN YOUR EYES
Jan Trbusek: lead vocals
Jiri Doelzel: guitars, keyboards
Lubos Ferbas: bass
Petr Konecny: drums
Mario Percudani: guitars, backing vocals, strings
Dan Reed: backing vocals
Josh Zighetti: backing vocals
Giulio Garghentini: backing vocals
Alessandro Moro: saxophone
Edoardo Giovanelli: strings arrangement
Produced by Mario Percudani
Recorded at Tanzan Music Studio
Mixed and mastered by Mario Percudani and Daniele
Publishing: Tanzan Music Ed. Musicali s.r.l. (SUISA –
Switzerland) Copyright ©2018 Tanzan Music
Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce the signing of International melodic rock project, Room Experience, for the release of their brand new studio album, “Another Time And Place”. Room Experience is the brainchild of Italian keyboardist and songwriter, Gianluca Firmo. Their debut album hit the melodic rock headlines back in 2015, featuring a professional team of musicians led by the production duo, Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri, and Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti. Fronted by rockstar vocalist David Readman (Pink Cream 69, ex-Voodoo Circle, ex-Almanac), the self-titled debut album received acclaim from fans and critics, hitting several specialized media charts and top lists all around the world. In 2017, the same pro team (which includes mighty axeman Steve De Biasi on guitar) reunited to start work on the second album, with the addition of Simon Dredo (De Rosso, Laroxx) as their new bass player.
“Another Time And Place” is expected for release in early 2019 in Europe via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group, with a dedicated Japanese edition following later on AnderStein Music. Welcome special guests in this new chapter are Sven Larsson (Street Talk, Raintimes), Iván Gonzalez (91 Suite, Raintimes, Secret), Matteo Serra (Charming Grace, Sovversivo) and Lorenzo Foddai (Airbound), while mix and mastering duties will be handled again by renowned international producer Alessandro Del Vecchio. Tracklist info, release date, and cover artwork will follow in the forthcoming weeks.
VIDEO PREVIEW: https://youtu.be/Edn-1eTe2Xk
Room Experience is:
David Readman: Lead & Backing Vocals
Gianluca Firmo: Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri: Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Steve De Biasi: Guitars
Simon Dredo: Bass
Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti: Drums & Percussion
Sven Larsson (Street Talk, Raintimes): Guitar
Iván Gonzalez (91 Suite, Raintimes, Secret): Guitar
Matteo Serra (Charming Grace, Sovversivo): Guitar
Lorenzo Foddai (Airbound): Guitar