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.
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 IS:
Davide Gilardino (Lead & Backing Vocals)
Luca Carlomagno (Guitars, Keyboards & Violin)
Roberto Barazzotto (Bass)
Italo Graziana (Drums)
– Special Guest
Christian Rossetti (Keyboards)
Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce the release date for the self-titled album by italian melodic rockers Airbound, scheduled for release on September 15, 2017 via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group in Europe, and in October via AnderStein Musicin Japan.
Airbound represents their love of classic AOR and melodic rock music, shown through ten splendid tracks influenced by the likes of Journey and Survivor, but updated with a more contemporary and personal sound. To ensure brilliant studio performances and also an international dimension to their debut, Airbound involved in it as special guests the likes of Sven Larsson (Street Talk, Raintimes, Room Experience), Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri (Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes, Charming Grace, Room Experience), Mario Percudani (Hungryheart, Shining Line, Ted Poley, Axe) & Josh Zighetti (Hungryheart, Charming Grace), who brought their experience and technical skills in order to perfectly complete a smart and focused melodic rock album.
The video of the first single “Till The End” is now finally available on Youtube:
The debut album has been produced by the band itself with the support of sound engineer Oscar Burato, who also mixed and mastered all the tracks in his Atomic Stuff Studio located in Isorella (BS – Italy). All graphics (including the alternative japanese cover artwork) have been designed by Aeglos Art (Viana, Charming Grace, Room Experience, Raintimes), and cd booklet features liner notes by Denis Abello, editor in chief of leading italian rock website Melodicrock.it.
“Airbound” also represents the welcome return on the scene of singer Tomás Borgogna, already known in the underground melodic rock circles for his frontman role in Borgogna‘s “Something To Lean On”, released back in 2010 by Steelheart Records. Airbound‘s first studio effort promises to appeal to classic melodic rock lovers, with brilliant melodies, winning hooks, pompous keyboards, and solid production. Their skilled musicianship brings a return to the great melodic rock sound of the golden years with style, panache, and indomitable passion.
Tomás Borgogna: Lead & Backing Vocals
Lorenzo Foddai: Guitar & Backing Vocals
Angelo Sasso: Bass & Backing Vocals
Alessandro Broggi: Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Riccardo Zappa: Drums & Percussion
Album Track List:
01. Have A Good Time
02. The Sun Tomorrow
03. Till The End
04. You Live & You Learn
05. Don’t Fade Away
08. Wasted World
09. She’s A Girl
10. Seven Seas
11. Till The End (Cinematic Version – Japanese Bonus Track)