Wheels Of Fire: details of “Begin Again” unveiled…

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce all the details of “Begin Again“, new official studio album by Italian melodic hard-rockers, Wheels Of Fire. After two successful releases, that received great feedback from fans and critics all around the world (the debut album “Hollywood Rocks” reached #42 on the charts of renowned Japanese magazine, Burrn!), Wheels Of Fire are now back on the scene with what is going to be their strongest release so far, showcasing the noteworthy skills of a band at the top of its form. The new album includes experienced contributors, Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti (Raintimes, Shining Line, Charming Grace) and Gianluca Firmo (Room Experience, Firmo), and offers an excellent mix of perfectly-balanced elements between the arena melodies unleashed in “Hollywood Rocks“, and the prominent guitar work of “Up For Anything“, featuring a bombastic and up-to-date sound thanks to the great mix and mastering work by Roberto Priori (Danger Zone, Raintimes, I.F.O.R., Alchemy).

Frontman Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri quotes: “Seven years have passed since the release of our second studio album, “Up For Anything“. Seven long years where we never stopped writing new music, rehearsing together, playing live and believing in this band. This meant for us evolving both as artists and human beings, and this is something that inspired us to moving forward and creating this third official chapter. “Begin Again” represents a promising new beginning in our artistic career, that has been developed staying loyal to the sound and the style we all love: the great melodic rock music. I’m very proud of this work, and I can’t really wait to share it to all the fans and friends around the world“.

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Begin Again” is scheduled for release on June 7, 2019 via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group. A special personalized edition has been created by Outward Styles in a very limited quantity of 50 copies, and is available exclusively on the label’s online shop, Rock Temple. CD graphics have been designed by Aeglos Art (Airbound, Raintimes, Michael Kratz, Alchemy, Firmo), while the CD booklet features introductory liner notes written by Marco Aimasso (Metal.it). The release will be celebrated with an exclusive live event on June 8, 2019 @ Dedolor Music Headquarter (Rovellasca – CO / ITALY), during the second awaited edition of the “Rock Temple Festival“.


01. Scratch That Bitch

02. Lift Me Up

03. Tonight Belongs To You

04. Done For The Day

05. For You

06. Keep Me Close

07. Heart Of Stone

08. You’ll Never Be Lonely Again

09. Another Step In The Dark

10. Call My Name

11. Can’t Stand It

12. Wheels Of Fire (European Bonus Track)


Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri: Vocals

Stefano Zeni: Guitars

Federico De Biase: Keyboards

Marcello Suzzani: Bass

Fabrizio Uccellini: Drums

Special guests:

Gianluca Ferro: Guitar Solo

Ivan Ciccarelli: Percussion

Susanna Pellegrini: Backing Vocals

Maryan: Backing Vocals

Marcello Spera: Backing Vocals

Matteo Liberati: Backing Vocals

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Dark Horizon’s members join new symphonic metal band Clockwork….

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Clockwork is the name of a new project founded by keyboardist and composer Lorenzo Masiero, which features two members from the symphonic metal band Dark Horizon, as the guitar player and producer Daniele Mandelli (Tragodia, Forgotten Tomb, Adramelch, ecc.) and the drummer Gianluca Capelli.

Clockwork isn’t only a symphonic metal group, behind this moniker there’s a true metal opera created by Masiero, which is also a book writer. It’s his own book entitled ‘Clockwork’ (Albatros Publishing Group – Il filo) that inspired the story for this music concept, composed of eight musician with two female and two male vocals.

Clockwork will debut on May 7th with their first single and videoclip ‘Closer’, released by Freemood – Heavy Load (Tanzan Music group).

The track will be part of the Underground Symphony 25th year anniversary celebrative compilation of the italian metal record label, to be released by the end of 2019.


Clockwork are:


Lorenzo Masiero: keyboard

Daniele Mandelli: Guitar

Gianluca Capelli: Drum

Luigi Riccio: Bass

Francesca Trevisan: Vocal

Rossella Moscatello: Vocal

Paolo Taurino: Vocal

Fabio Brunetti: Vocal



NTH ASCENSION – New Album in May….

UK progressive rock band, NTH ASCENSION, featuring TEN keyboarder Darrel Treece-Birch in their ranks, have announced the release of their third album ‘Stranger Than Fiction‘ on May 31st 2019 via Metatronic Records. The album contains 8 tracks including a further three instalments from the ongoing Clanaan Chronicles storyline which began on their debut release.

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NTH ASCENSION has returned to their regular album artist Oliver Pengilley to paint the stunning new artwork. The renowned UK artist made his cover art debut with NTH ASCENSION’s first release ‘Ascension of Kings’ in 2014, and was followed by their sophomore release ‘In Fine Initium’ in 2016. The powerful seascape contains Pengilley’s trademark imagery and pulls the viewer deep into ocean waves.

Track listing:

1. The Opening
2. True Identity
3. Fire In The Sky
4. Reconciled
5. The Gathering (Clanaan pt7)
6. Journeys End (Clanaan pt8)
7. Lament (Clanaan pt9)
8. Sound To Light

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The album was engineered by Darrel Treece-Birch & Martin Walker. Mixed and Mastered by Eric Gillette (Neal Morse Band), EKG Studios, USA.

Writing in NTH ASCENSION is very collaborative. Initial ‘bare bones’ of songs are brought into a rehearsal setting and the band enhances the song from there. Once the song is fleshed out and expanded upon it is then ready for playing live or indeed recording. All members of the band bring ideas to the table and in some cases a reinvention of older ideas from the various incarnations of previous bands, eg Vision is a song written originally in 1991 by Darrel Treece-Birch, at which time it was 8 minutes long and not 18 minutes as it finally ended up.

Influence wise each band member sites many artists as ‘having an influence’. Such as, MarillionGenesisYesSensational Alex Harvey BandRushDream TheaterPink Floyd to name a few. But the band resolutely stands by, that the music that is created is not designed or to order but is organic and natural.


Michael Alan Taylor – Vocals
Darrel Treece-Birch – Keyboards (TEN)
Craig Walker – Drums & Percussion
Gavin Walker – Bass Guitar
Martin Walker – Electric & Acoustic Guitars