Listen to the new single called “The Distance” from ROOM EXPERIENCE out of their second album “ANOTHER TIME AND SPACE” set for release on MAY 22d on Art of Melody Music/Burning Minds Music Group.
2018 is coming to an end and here’s the YEAR’s TOP 20 as it was seen by
AmadeuS Melodic Rock Show host 🙂
Happy Holidays everyone!
Keep it MELODIC!
– Lino “AmadeuS” R. –
1- Jerome Mazza – Outlaw Son
2- Nitrate – Real World
3- Universe Infinity – Rock is Alive
4- Mass – When 2 Worlds Collide
5- Heartwind – Higher and Higher
6- Hank Erix – Nothing But Trouble
7- White Widdow – Victory
8- Bonfire – Temple of Lies
9- Creye – ST
10- King Company – Queen of Hearts
11- Kissin’ Dynamite – Ecstasy
12- Maverick – Cold star dancer
13- Sapphire Eyes – Breath of Ages
14- Tony Mitchell – Beggars Gold
15- Michael Schinkel’s Eternal Flame – Smoke on the mountain
16- TEN – Illuminati
17- Signal Red – Under the Radar
18- Midnite City – There goes the Neighbourhood
19- Johan Kihlberg’s Impera – Age of Discovery
20- Firmo – Rehab
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
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
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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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).
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’s the first time that I’m 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’s far from being perfect, it sure is my perfect rehab from being put in any frame. And as today I couldn’t be happier than this”.
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).
Recordings are actually taking place at the Atomic Stuff Recording Studio (Isorella, Italy) under the technical supervision of Oscar Burato, with production duties handled by Gianluca himself.
Gianluca says: “Many of the songs I wrote (and I write) can’t be included in Room Experience albums, because not all the shades of melodic rock fit that kind of record. Beside that, I love singing, but my voice is not made for very high notes. Considering all this, I thought to pick some of my songs from those I love the most, and try to make a straight and forward melodic rock record, but less oriented in style.”
The tracks of the album will be all mixed by Oscar Burato, while mastering will be completed by renowned sound engineer Roberto Priori (Danger Zone, Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes).
A release date announcement is expected in early 2018.
Brand new edition #64 of AmadeuS Melodic Rock Show brings NEW MUSIC from :
CRY OF DAWN,BROTHER FIRETRIBE, SAECRED SPIRIT, TYKETTO, SPLIT NIXON, KILLIT, PARIS,Expedition Delta, PEO, DIMINO & ROOM EXPERIENCE!
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Room Experience’s debut album released last year from Melodic Rock Records is set to be re-released as Japanese Edition featuring 4 bonus tracks from Anderstein Music on July 13th!
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