2018’s TOP 20 Melodic Rock Releases …and not only! (by Lino “AmadeuS” R.)

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2018 is coming to an end and here’s the YEAR’s TOP 20 as it was seen by
AmadeuS Melodic Rock Show host ūüôā
Happy Holidays everyone!
Keep it MELODIC!

     CHEERS EVERYONE

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† –¬† Lino “AmadeuS” R.¬† –

1- Jerome Mazza – Outlaw Son

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2- Nitrate – Real World

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3- Universe Infinity – Rock is Alive

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4- Mass – When 2 Worlds Collide

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5- Heartwind – Higher and Higher

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6- Hank Erix – Nothing But Trouble

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7- White Widdow – Victory

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8- Bonfire – Temple of Lies

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9- Creye – ST

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10- King Company – Queen of Hearts

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11- Kissin’ Dynamite – Ecstasy

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12- Maverick – Cold star dancer

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13- Sapphire Eyes – Breath of Ages

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14- Tony Mitchell – Beggars Gold

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15- Michael Schinkel’s Eternal Flame – Smoke on the mountain

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16- TEN – Illuminati

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17- Signal Red – Under the Radar

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18- Midnite City – There goes the Neighbourhood

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19- Johan Kihlberg’s Impera – Age of Discovery

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20- Firmo – Rehab

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FIRMO – Rehab (Review) – 9.25/10

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

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TRACKLIST
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
07. Unbreakable
08. Don’t Dare To Call It Love
09. Cowboys Once, Cowboys Forever
10. Rehab
11. Until Forever Comes
12. Everything

FIRMO IS:
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

SPECIAL GUESTS:
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

 

FIRMO – First single & official lyric video OUT NOW….

Street Symphonies Records & Burning Minds Music Group are glad to announce the release of “Rehab”, first single taken from S/T solo debut by Italian singer/songwriter Gianluca Firmo. The album is scheduled for release on October 19, 2018 via Street Symphonies Records / Burning Minds Music Group in Europe, while a dedicated Japanese release is expected later in November via AnderStein Music.

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FIRMO: SOLO ALBUM DETAILS UNVEILED

Street Symphonies Records¬†&¬†Burning Minds Music Group¬† announced all the details of¬†“Rehab“, first official solo album by Italian singer/songwriter¬†Gianluca Firmo. After the critical and fans’ acclaim received with the release of¬†Room Experience¬†in 2015 (fronted by rockstar vocalist¬†David Readman),¬†Gianluca¬†was invited by the¬†Street Symphonies‘ label team to express himself also as singer in a dedicated solo release, in order to show another side of his musical personality. With a finalized line-up of skilled and talented musicians, recruited appositely for backing¬†Gianluca¬†in this solo adventure, recordings started last year @¬†Atomic Stuff Studio¬†(Isorella – Italy), under the technical supervision of sound engineer¬†Oscar Burato¬†(Airbound,¬†Orphan Skin Diseases). The result is shown in twelve charming melodic rock songs, where¬†Gianluca¬†finally had the chance to share his personal singing style coached by the skills and experience of vocal producer¬†Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri¬†(Raintimes, Room Experience, Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace).

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Gianluca¬†says:¬†“Beside the fact that it allows me to sing my own songs, this record for me is both a test and an achievement. A test because It‚Äôs the first time that I‚Äôm in charge for everything concerning the production of a record. And it is an achievement because I had the chance to work shoulder to shoulder in the studio with some amazing musicians, but also the luck to find a label that allowed me (and supported me) to work with no artistic boundaries and even make some unusual choices to follow my different musical influences and tastes. I feel the result is very personal and though it‚Äôs far from being perfect, it sure is my perfect rehab from being put in any frame. And as today I couldn‚Äôt be happier than this”.

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Tracklist:
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
07. Unbreakable
08. Don’t Dare To Call It Love
09. Cowboys Once, Cowboys Forever
10. Rehab
11. Until Forever Comes
12. Everything

Firmo‘s debut¬†“Rehab” is set for release on¬†October 19, 2018¬†via¬†Street Symphonies Records¬†/¬†Burning Minds Music Group¬†in Europe, while a dedicated Japanese release is expected later in¬†November¬†via¬†AnderStein Music.¬†Mastering duties have been handled by renowned studio engineer¬†Roberto Priori¬†(Danger Zone, Raintimes, Wheels Of Fire) @¬†PriStudio¬†(Bologna – Italy). CD graphics have been designed instead by¬†Aeglos Art¬†(Airbound, Raintimes, Michael Kratz, Room Experience, Charming Grace), while the CD booklet features introductive liner notes written by renowned rock journalist¬†Paul Woodward¬†(Fireworks Magazine).

Line-up:
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
Special Guests:
Paul Laine (The Defiants, Danger Danger): Backing Vocals
Mario Percudani (Hungryheart, Hardline): Guitars
Stefano Zeni (Wheels Of Fire, Room Experience): Guitars
Carlo Poddighe: Guitars
Pier Mazzini (Danger Zone): Keyboards
Andrea Cinelli: Piano
Alessandro Moro: Sax