Saints Trade: Signs with Art Of Melody Music….

Press release:

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce the signing of Italian melodic rockers Saints Trade, for the release of their brand new studio album “Time To Be Heroes”.

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Saints Trade project was born in Bologna in 2009 with a great will to play music and a sheer passion for glorious Hard Rock bands. Soon, the band started composing its own material and performing live around Italy. After some line-up changes throughout the years, the band got the great opportunity to play at Fleetwoodstock Festival (Fleetwood, UK) in November 2011, as opening act for famous British hard-rockers Ten. The enthusiastic response of the audience to the songs gave Saints Trade an encouragement to enter the studio in April 2012 and record “A Matter Of Dreams”, their first mini-album produced by Roberto Priori (Danger Zone, Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes, Alchemy, Michele Luppi) at his Pri Studio. In early 2013, Saints Trade presented the official video for the song “Face In The Mirror” and opened for British rockers Jettblack in Bologna. Once again, the positive audience response gave the guys a good reason to re-enter the studio. Saints Trade and Roberto Priori got to team up in June 2014, giving birth to Saints Trade’s first full-length album called “Robbed In Paradise”. The album features various special guests – Roberto Priori himself, the talented keyboard player Pier Mazzini (Danger Zone, Perfect View) and the virtuoso Tommy Denander (Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper, Robin Beck, House Of Lords). In November, the signing for the Italian label Logic Il Logic Records set forth a new chapter of Saints Trade‘s career. In 2017, the band started writing some new stuff. In March 2019 Saints Trade, now a three piece formed by Santi Libra (vocals), Claus (guitar) and Andrea Sangermano (bass), joined Roberto Priori in his studio once again to record their new album “Time To Be Heroes”, expected for a late year release by Art of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group. Now the band is ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Further details about tracklist, cover artwork, official release date and first single “Higher” will follow shortly.

 

Web/Social Links:

www.facebook.com/saintstrade

www.saintstrade.com

www.facebook.com/artofmelodymusic 

www.burningmindsgroup.com/art-of-melody-music

www.instagram.com/burning_minds_music_group

MARYAN: NEW DEAL & DEBUT ALBUM coming up….

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Maryan is the new exciting addition to the female AOR scene.

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are proud to announce the signing of female rock vocalist, Maryan, for the recording and release of her debut album. Hailing from Italy, Maryan took her first steps into the rock/metal scene fronting various bands, and was noticed by vocalist and producer Davide “Dave Rox” BarbieriDave immediately brought her to the attention of Burning Minds Music Group‘s A&R and producer, Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti. Blown away by her vocal talent, Zorro approached her with the proposal of a professional collaboration.

Zorro says: “Being a big fan of female-fronted AOR, myself, I’ve searched for years to find a new female AOR sensation. Maryan represents exactly what I always imagined, and I’m sure she is going to make some significant waves in the melodic rock scene with her outstanding talent“.

Maryan adds: “This moment mean so much to me. On one hand, it marked the arrival of a long, inner search, where I finally understood the place music has in my life. My friend and teacher, Davide Barbieri, plays an essential role. He introduced me to the Burning Minds‘ family, and he knows how to get the best out of my voice. Here, I’m finding passionate artists who are in love with the beauty of sound. I’m thoroughly enjoying my collaboration with Pierpaolo Monti, both from a musical and a human point of view. This signing is the beginning of something truly exciting for me. With Dave and Zorro’s experience and care in the production, I’m sure we’ll be able to create something really explosive“.

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Maryan will be backed by established musicians for the recording of her debut album. It will feature also noteworthy songwriting contributions from the likes of Niclas Olsson (Sapphire Eyes, Alyson Avenue), Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri (Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes, Charming Grace), Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti (Shining Line, Raintimes, Charming Grace), Gianluca Firmo (Room Experience, Firmo), Alessandro Broggi (Airbound), Marcello Spera Andrew Trabelsi (Alchemy), Lorenzo Nava (Streetlore), the Mindfeels‘ crew and more. British novelist Peter Darley will also be providing his talent in the lyrics’ department.

The album will be recorded under the supervision of producers Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti & Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri, while mixing and mastering duties will be handled by renowned sound engineer, Roberto Priori (Danger Zone, Raintimes, Wheels Of Fire). The first official single, “Like A Dragonfly“, will be released worldwide in the forthcoming weeks.

 

Web/Social Links:

www.facebook.com/maryanofficialpage

www.facebook.com/artofmelodymusic 

www.burningmindsgroup.com/art-of-melody-music

www.instagram.com/burning_minds_music_group

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“.

Tracklist:

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)

Line-up:

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

Web/Social Links:

www.facebook.com/wheelsoffireband

www.wheels-of-fire.com

www.instagram.com/wheels_of_fire_official

www.facebook.com/artofmelodymusic 

www.burningmindsgroup.com/art-of-melody-music

www.instagram.com/burning_minds_music_group

WHEELS OF FIRE – New deal & New album…

Art Of Melody Music Burning Minds Music Group are proud to announce the signing of Italian melodic hard-rockers, Wheels Of Fire, for the release of their brand new album, “Begin Again“. 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  Burrn! magazine), 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.

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Begin Again” also introduces new keyboard player, Federico De Biase, into the band, and represents a big step forward in the quality of the songwriting provided by the original combo, Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri (Vocals) and Stefano Zeni (Guitar). The new album also includes experienced contributors, Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti (Raintimes, Shining Line, Charming Grace) and Gianluca Firmo (Room Experience, Firmo). The album 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 ZoneRaintimesI.F.O.R.). The CD booklet features introductive liner notes written by seasoned Italian music writer Marco Aimasso (from Metal.it), while CD graphics have been marvelously designed once again by Aeglos Art (Airbound, Raintimes, Michael Kratz, Firmo). More info about the tracklist, release date, and special guests appearances will follow in the forthcoming weeks.

Line-up:

Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri: Vocals
Stefano Zeni: Guitars
Federico De Biase: Keyboards
Marcello Suzzani: Bass
Fabrizio Uccellini: Drums & Percussion

Web/Social links:

https://www.facebook.com/wheelsoffireband

https://www.burningmindsgroup.com/art-of-melody-music

http://www.facebook.com/artofmelodymusic 

ROOM EXPERIENCE – New Deal & New album in early 2019….

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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

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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

Special guests:
Sven Larsson (Street Talk, Raintimes): Guitar
Iván Gonzalez (91 Suite, Raintimes, Secret): Guitar
Matteo Serra (Charming Grace, Sovversivo): Guitar
Lorenzo Foddai (Airbound): Guitar

Web/Social links:

http://www.roomexperienceofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/roomexperienceofficial
http://www.burningmindsgroup.com/art-of-melody-music
https://www.facebook.com/artofmelodymusic

DION BAYMAN – New album details released…

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TRACKLIST
01. Ready For The Real Thing
02. Rise And Fall
03. Better Days
04. The Best Times Of My Life
05. Leap Of Faith
06. Fallin’ For You
07. Pieces
08. Out Of Mind Out Of Sight
09. Cold
10. If I Could

Dion Bayman: All Vocals & Instruments

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce all the details of “Better Days”, new official studio album by Aussie melodic rocker Dion Bayman, scheduled for release on September 21st 2018. The ten tracks of “Better Days” show the unquestionable skills of Dion Bayman in capturing the essence of a catchy and up-to-date FM sound, built on high quality songwriting reminiscent to the likes of late 90’s Bon Jovi, Richard Marx & Bryan Adams.

Dion says: “With each new release my goal is to make it better than the last in every aspect. I think I’ve grown as a songwriter, and production wise it’s the best sounding album I’ve produced. I am extremely proud of this record”.

Fans of classic melodic rock melodies but with a modern twist will love “Better Days”, especially thanks to the infectious choruses included within the whole tracklist of the album. Also, to offer a pleasant experience to the fans on the visual side as well, CD graphics have been designed by Aeglos Art (Airbound, Raintimes, Michael Kratz, Firmo, Room Experience, Charming Grace), while the CD booklet features introductive liner notes written by Antonio AORLAND, official speaker and director of AORLAND Radio Show in Spain. The album is available in physical format in two different formats: Standard CD Edition, and Ltd. Personalized Edition. This one, created by Outward Styles and available exclusively at Burning Minds Music Group’s official shop, Rock Temple, will come with handcrafted slipcase and personalized printed card filled with handwritten name of the buyer, printed number of the copy and signature of Art Of Melody Music’s label manager Stefano Gottardi, which certifies the originality and exclusivity of the product. A very special edition available in a strictly limited quantity of 50 copies, dedicated to all the great collectors out there.

 

Michael Kratz – Second single clip released…

Art Of Melody Music Burning Minds Music Group are proud to present the official video for “This Town Is Lost Without You“, second single taken from Michael Kratz‘s new studio album “Live Your Life“. The song features international legends Steve Lukather (Toto) and David Garfield (CherRobin Beck) as very special guests on guitar and keyboards respectively. The digital cover artwork has been created by Aeglos Art (AirboundRaintimesRoom ExperienceCharming Grace).

Michael says: This Town Is Lost Without You” was the first new song I wrote for “Live Your Life“. Almost by co-incident I met David Garfield in Copenhagen and I asked him to join me on this track. I also asked him if he could call Steve Lukather and ask him to join us as well. I wasn’t really sure he was going to call him, but only a few days later David called me to let me know that he and Luke would do the session a few weeks later. That was a very good day. For the video I asked both my kids if they would appear in it. They accepted. That was an even better day! So it’s a very special song for me!

“Live Your Life” has been released on March 3, 2018 via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group in Europe, and April 13, 2018 via AnderStein Music in Japan.

Stream “This Town Is Lost Without You” now!

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“Live Your Life” purchase/streaming links (Special Ltd. Personalized Edition available exclusively @ Rock Temple):

www.burningmindsgroup.com/art-of-melody-music/buy/85

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“This Town Is Lost Without You” line-up:

Michael Kratz: Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitar

Kasper Viinberg: Drums, Bass, Guitars, Backing Vocals, Percussion, Programming

Steve Lukather: Guitar

David Garfield: Keyboards, Hammond, Piano

Ole Viinberg: Backing Vocals

Kenneth Bremer: Cowbell

Web/Social links:

http://michaelkratz.net

http://www.facebook.com/michaelkratz.net

https://www.burningmindsgroup.com/art-of-melody-music

http://www.facebook.com/artofmelodymusic

A MELODIC ROCK NIGHT 2: INFO & DETAILS UNVEILED…

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Melodicrock.it, in collaboration with Burning Minds Music Group & Rock Temple, the new italian mail order dedicated to all the rock / metal music fans, is  proud to announce the second official edition of A Melodic Rock Night! Organized by popular demand after the success of the first edition, “A Melodic Rock Night 2” will take place @ Dedolor Music Headquarters – Rovellasca (CO – ITALY). Italian melodic rock artists will represent once again the real event of the show, with three acts from the first edition of the festival (Hungryheart, Soul Seller & Wheels Of Fire) ready to offer a special acoustic set balanced on some of the best tracks taken from their discographies. Talking instead about the electric side of the show, we are proud to announce that veteran italian hard-rockers Danger Zone will perform presenting a setlist of songs taken from all their studio albums, including the last critical acclaimed “Closer To Heaven”.As per tradition “A Melodic Rock Night” will offer once again an exclusive event, so we are glad to present the first italian gig of danish artist Michael Kratz (recently signed by Art Of Melody Music), who will play songs taken from his forthcoming new album “Live Your Life”, a wonderful piece of art of classic AOR / Westcoast music, with legendary guest musicians involved in the line-up of the album (all details will be unveiled shortly). Michael Kratz will be expertly backed, for this special night, by italian newcomers Mindfeels, who recently proved their unquestionable skills thanks to their debut album “XXenty” (Art Of Melody Music), which they will present on-stage with two selected tracks performed during the show. But it’s not all folks! The second edition of “A Melodic Rock Night” will coincide with the official release party of Michael Kratz‘s new album “Live Your Life”, that will be available for purchasing exclusively at the venue one week before of the official release date. News, updates and info concerning tickets, running orders and more will follow shortly. Stay tuned for very welcome updates regarding exclusive rewards and special discounts for all the tickets owners! We would like to thank our official partners Sound Trek Distributions, Tanzan Music, Rock Of Ages radio show @ Radio City Trieste, Linea Rock radio show @ Radio Lombardia, Roxx Zone, Hardsounds.it, Moviedel Productions, PriStudio, W Studio Design, Atomic Stuff Studio & Atomic Stuff Promotion for the precious collaboration!

 

Michael Kratz – New deal and new album on the way….

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group  announced the signing of Danish Westcoast artist, Michael Kratz, for the European release of his brand new album, “Live Your Life”. Michael has had a long and rewarding career in the music business, especially in his home country. Having achieved multiple gold releases as the drummer of mainstream pop act, Kandis, his fanbase grew, thanks to his remarkable skills as a musician, which enables him to play any style of rock music. However, it is in the AOR/Westcoast fields that Michael found his passion burning once again. He decided to take on the demanding role of main vocalist in a brand new step in his artistic career. Inspired by the roots of his favorite music, he has perfectly expressed his most personal and artistic side with this new album. 
“Live Your Life” will become a true classic for all AOR & Westcoast fans worldwide, thanks to an overall outstanding quality and passion. These key elements of Michael’s nature have opened doors for important collaborations with legendary musicians all over the world and “Live Your Life” is enhanced by guest appearances from some of the most acclaimed international music legends. A European release is expected for March 2018 via Art of Melody Music/Burning Minds Music Group. A dedicated Japanese release is set for April on AnderStein Music.

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Mindfeels – Debut album out in November/ New Deal….

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Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are proud to announce the signing of italian AORsters Mindfeels for the release of their debut album “XXenty”. Born with the name of Dejanira back in 1994, Mindfeels were originally the trio of Italo Graziana (Soul Seller – Drums), Roberto Barazzotto (Bass) and Luca Carlomagno (Guitars / Keyboards / Violin). From the beginning, Mindfeels showed their love of American AOR/Westcoast legends, Toto, and built a set list of Toto cover songs for live, instrumental performances. Later, Dejanira joined forces with female singer Raffaella Miani, who fronted the band for the recording of their first, unreleased album, which they self produced. A few years later, new frontman Davide Gilardino, replaced Raffaella on vocals. The band was completed with the addition of Gloria Strippolion backing vocals, and Christian Rossetti on keyboards. This new line-up (with the exception of Gloria Strippoli) began recording the second unreleased album “XXenty”, a title chosen in celebration of their more than two decades of music together. The new line-up prompted a new moniker – and Mindfeels was born. They chose the name to represent their infinite love of Toto, led by guitar maestro Steve Lukather, and in particular, their timeless album “Mindfields”. In 2017, Mindfeels signed with new label, Art Of Melody Music, for the European release of “XXenty”(scheduled for November 17th), and also with AnderStein Music for a dedicated Japanese release later in December. The cd version will feature liner notes written by Kenneth Bremer, editor in chief of renowned westcoast music website Blue Desert, while the first single, “Soul Has Gone Away”, will be launched with an official video in October.

Mindfeels

– MINDFEELS IS:
Davide Gilardino (Lead & Backing Vocals)
Luca Carlomagno (Guitars, Keyboards & Violin)
Roberto Barazzotto (Bass)
Italo Graziana (Drums)

– Special Guest
Christian Rossetti (Keyboards)

WEB / SOCIAL:
https://www.facebook.com/Mindfeelsmusic/
https://www.facebook.com/artofmelodymusic/
http://mindfeelsmusic.com/
http://www.burningmindsgroup.com/art-of-melody-music/