WHEELS OF FIRE & FRIENDS: Together with music against #coronavirus

Atomic Stuff Promotion is proud to support a commendable initiative, put in place by artists that are part of the Burning Minds Music Group family. A huge call for hope and recourse in our country during this hard time; this project has been put into action by musicians in the way they know best: Music.

We Will Rise” is a song that came to life by Malu Scandroglio and Stefano Zeni, in which they took initiative in writing the lyrics and music. The tune is an anthem calling for hope and belief in supporting our beloved nation, Italy; with a great desire to be able to flip this situation around 360. The song was written in English so that it could reach as many people as possible across our nation and those who live outside our peninsula. It has been performed by an almost complete Wheels Of Fire, with Stefano Zeni on guitar, Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri on vocals, Federico De Biase on keyboard, Fabrizio Uccellini on drums and special guest Stefano “Skool” Scola (Hungryheart, Dream Company) on bass.

We Will Rise” is a clear example that home recording at a distance can achieve great results with praiseworthy quality; especially when done by professionals of the music sector. The brilliant work of mixing and mastering was done, not by chance, by none other than Roberto Priori.

The official videoclip of the song, produced by Moviedel Productions, will have Italian subtitles throughout. The end of the video is reinforced by the presence of fans and friends, which have filmed themselves for a fantastic finale performance, showing community and support, which are necessary for our country to rise and start new again as soon as possible.

SteelCity – Sign with Perris Records!

Perris Records and SteelCity announce March 20th, 2020 as the
worldwide release date for the group’s new studio album, ‘Mach II’.

Band leader and guitarist Mike Floros states “While searching for a new record label to call our home, SteelCity was diligent in its quest. Our goal was to find someone with a worldwide distribution network, a strong belief in our music, and the dedication to share it with as many people as humanly possible. One name was on the lips of everyone we spoke with and that was Perris Records. We’re truly excited to call Perris home and look forward to a fantastic relationship.”

Video announcement by Mike Flores & Jason Cornwell at NAMM: https://youtu.be/2j0te76s_q0

Perris Records President Tom Mathers adds:  “Mike contacted me about releasing “Mach II” and after hearing the music, I thought it was a perfect fit for Perris. This is a perfect followup to their last release ‘Fortress’. Fans will be blown away by the songs and quality of the recording for this melodic hard rock Masterpiece”

On January 2nd the band released this lyric video for ‘Hearts On Fire’, the
first single from ‘Mach II’ available here:

Collateral -Video released – Debut album and UK Tour dates announced….

UK rockers COLLATERAL have released a video called “Mr. BIG SHOT” out of their debut self titled album set for release on FEB. 21st 2020.

The album can be preordered HERE.

 

The release of the album will be followed by a UK Tour as Special guests to Jared James Nichols.

2020 UK Tour dates – Special guests to Jared James Nichols.

25.2 – The Robin, Bilston

26.2 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

27.2 – Yardbirds, Grimsby

28.2 – Think Tank, Newcastle

29.2 – G2, Glasgow

1.3 – Crawfurd Arms, Milton Keynes

27.3 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

28.3 – The Dome, London

29.3 – Bristol Exchange, Bristol

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

Wheels of Fire – New single clip released…

Check out the third single “For You”  from Wheels of Fire released as Lyric Video out of their new album “Begin Again” OUT NOW.

 

Begin Again” has been mixed and mastered by Roberto Priori, with CD graphics designed by Aeglos Art (Firmo, Raintimes, Michael Kratz, Dion Bayman, Alchemy), who included in them a charming photo shoot provided by Shoot To Kill. The CD booklet also features introductory liner notes written by Marco Aimasso (Metal.it).

Album 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

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

STATION – First single from the upcoming album out now…..

Melodic Rockers STATION have released the first single “A Matter of  Time” out of their upcoming album called “Stained Glass” set for release on November 1st.

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1. A Matter of Time
2. Emily
3. Never Enough
4. I See You Everywhere
5. Angel
6. Nothin’ But Love
7. Still Here
8. Burning Out Fast
9. I Need You Red
10. Stained Glass
11. All You Need Is A Heartbeat
Produced by STATION
All songs engineered by Emi Asta, Chris Lane, Anthony Lopardo, and Ray Marte, except for “Never Enough” and “All You Need Is A Heartbeat,” engineered by Ayad Al Adhamy and Joel Witenberg
Mixed by Emi Asta
Mastered by Ray Marte at Westfall Recording Company
Recorded at Bluebird Studios, Westfall Recording Company, Tone House Studios and Diamond City Studio

Art Direction: Crista Hartis
Photography: Tesha Lane and Steven Lane
Art Concept: Patrick Kearney and Chris Lane

VANDALLUS – ‘Outbreak’ Album Details Revealed, Out In December….

US Hard Rock / Metal band, VANDALLUS, will release their third powerhouse album ‘Outbreak‘ on December 12th, 2019 digital, CD and vinyl via Mercinary Records. It’s all about classic dynamic recordings with a real live drummer, no pitch shifting, and no crushed or fake elements.

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Tracklist:

1. Barricade
2. Not Alone
3. Heartbreak Eyes
4. Outbreak
5. Bang The City Down
6. Shotgun Lady
7. Indecision
8. Cold Hearted
9. Ready To Ride
10. Vandallus (Tape EP Bonus)

The album was produced by CrazyV & Vanik. Recorded at Mercinary Studios (Avon, OH). Mixed and mastered by CrazyV. Production asisstant Noah C. Buchanan.

VANDALLUS is:

CrazyV – Vocals (Eternal LegacyEGO)
Vanik – Guitars (MidnightBreakerManimalsEternal LegacyVanik)
Tim-Ay  – Bass (WretchEternal LegacyDestructor)
SteveD – Drums (Vindicator)

Outbreak studio musicans:

Jesse Stown – Drums (Vindicator)

VANDALLUS from Cleveland Ohio, USA feature two thirds of the mighty Midnight in their line-up. VANDALLUS is Jason’s baby “aka CrazyV”, Midnight boss Jamie Walters also wrote a few songs to kickstart the debut album “On The High Side (2016)” via High Roller Records. The idea came about of making an album in the vein of late 1970s/early 1980s hard rock. Being that there was a significant amount of underground buzz about the music, it had become a functioning band.

The sound of “On The High Side” is a very direct and sort of old school sound, according to Jason, that’s exactly how it was originally planned: “The main vibe with this band is all about capturing an era that won’t be forgotten, just straight forward old school hard rock without the bs. I had the debut album mastered by Arnie Acosta (Santa Monica Mastering) whom worked on many of the classic productions of that time. The follow-up album “Bad Disease” was recorded live in the studio and released in 2018, and now here comes the 3rd powerhouse “Outbreak” ready to be unleashed upon the world. “I’m all about classic dynamic recordings with a real live drummer, no pitch shifting, and no crushed or fake elements.

VANDALLUS are very much motivated to play live as often as they can. Generally, we like to stick to more festival-type shows because we like to put on a full out energetic performance without cutting any corners. The 80’s is an era that I’m truly inspired by, and through the music we’re trying to get the upcoming generations to be as inspired as I am. Our goal is to get the younger kids to see the energy and vibe, and experience what the classic shows were all about.

www.vandallus.com
http://www.facebook.com/vandallus

 

WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND – New album out….NOW!

American Rock ‘n Roll band, WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND, have released their first full-length album in over 39-years, ‘Love My Ride‘ on July 19, 2019 via Heaven And Hell Records. A limited CD version is available worldwide and a vinyl release is set to follow.

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Track List:

1. Love My Ride
2. Mirage
3. You Gotta Pay
4. Light Em’ Up
5. Cold Springs Hill
6. Talking Me Down
7. Shadow Child
8. Thousand Hail Marys
9. Son of a Ram
10. Whiskey & Angels
11. Homemade Satellite
12. Times Comin’

 

It’s true often recording musicians will fall in love with their ‘first take’. Matney was no different. These were his babies. Some of the songs had been around since the early ’90s and Matney had performed them with a little local trio at small local clubs, county fairs, gas stations (that’s another story) etc.. They were tried and true, but fresh off the tour with the guys Matney knew there was a certain quality live that was missing with the recordings, so under the advice of Jeremy Golden Matney made plans to record in Nashville at Jay’s place. Jay Vernelli was a friend of Matney who had produced a blues album for him some years earlier. Jay is also known for producing albums for such artist as Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and several other well-known artists.

Rather than start from scratch in the studio again Matney decided to keep his original instrument tracks and replace only those drum tracks. It was Jay who suggested Wayne Killius as a drummer for the new project. Wayne has several gold records and has recorded hits with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Big And Rich etc. Through late fall and much of the winter, Matney made several trips to Nashville and spent more than several hours in the studio with Wayne and Ethan Barrette from Addiction Studiosgetting the drum tracks where they wanted them. Over the last few months, the band has found itself doing some critical listening and undertaking the expensive, and time-consuming task of mixing and mastering.

WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND featuring guitarist/singer Mike Matney, bassist Daryl “Rambo” Gibson and drummer Joby Barker will soon be heading out on a tour (yet to be named) that is scheduled to kick off on August 10th in Montana on the “Rockin’ the River Festival” alongside artists such as Zakk Wylde, Cheap Trick, Dokken, Warrant, Lou Graham, Asia and more.

White Boy and the Average Rat Band is:

Mike Matney – Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals
Daryl “Rambo” Gibson – Bass Guitar
Joby Barker – Drums
Wayne Killius – Drums (Studio Drummer – Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Big And Rich)

White Boy and the Average Rat Band‘s first album was released in 1980 and is highly sought after by collectors worldwide. As recently as 2018 it has sold for as high as $800 a copy. The band has developed an underground cult-like following of die hard fans and music critics. In the fall of 2018 the band was signed to heavy metal label Heaven and Hell Records. The band has since embarked on the “Back In The Rat Race Tour” playing iconic venues across the United States including dates in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, and The World Famous Whisky A- Go-Go in Hollywood, CA.

www.facebook.com/WhiteBoyAndTheAverageRatBand

HARD ROCK HELL announce HRH ROAD TRIP XI – IBIZA 2020!

HARD ROCK HELL announce HRH ROAD TRIP XI – IBIZA 2020, which is being held on 6th to 13th May 2020. The line up includes: SKINDREDTED POLEY (Danger Danger), REEFJOE LYNN TURNERJOHN COGHLAN’S QUOLA GUNSJIZZY PEARL’SLOVE/HATETEN YEARS AFTERWAYWARD SONSSEETHING AKIRAMASSIVEMIDNITE CITY, and more to be announed!

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Bands – Bikes – Beers – Boats – Brotherhood: The 5 cornerstones of HRH Road Trips– the ultimate rock’n’roll holiday.

Held annually on the world-famous holiday island of Ibiza, the HRH RoadTrip has grown from its humble beginnings 10 years ago to become one of rock and metals most celebrated events.

The event attracts world famous rock and metal artists – such as HawkwindWhitesnake’s Bernie MarsdenMotorhead’s Phil CampbellReefRainbow’s Joe Lynn TurnerSkindredGirlschoolLA Guns and The Quireboys – to play and soak up the sun and unique atmosphere of the Spanish leg of Hard Rock Hell.

Over 4000 rock fans attended this year’s event making it the biggest yet – and next year is shaping up to be even bigger and better.

Doesn’t matter if it’s lazing by the pool with banging tunes in the background, making shapes on the most famous dancefloors in the world such as Eden or taking in the spectacular sunsets on the beach … there’s something for everyone.

HRH Magazine’s Adam Kennedy had this to say about this year’s event “With the unpredictable nature of British summertime weather, a five-day hard rock festival located on the Balearic Island of Ibiza doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. You can leave those wellies at home, put your tent away, and comfortably enjoy the diverse bill of entertainment on display without worrying about having to dredge through muddy fields or being washed away by the rain.

As the White Isle awakens from its annual winter hibernation, flocks of revellers will arrive at the party capital of the world as HRH takes over San Antonio’s hotels, bars, and legendary night spots. The event itself once again offers a comprehensive bill of both established and emerging talent whilst encompassing acts that represent many of HRH festival’s different brands. There will also be the chance to take part in Ibiza traditions such as the customary HRH bike ride, pool and boat parties, or take the opportunity to experience the island’s world-famous sunsets with an early evening boat trip.

When Axl Rose penned the lyrics to Paradise City, he could well have been thinking about a location not too dissimilar to San Antonio. At the heart of Ibiza’s Rock n Roll paradise is one of the island’s most beloved super clubs “Eden”. Every year HRH Road Trip will take-over the famed night club and its many different rooms for the duration of the event. Nestled away between San Antonio Bay and the world-famous nightlife of San Antonio town, the 5,000 capacity club is the perfect spot to host an event such as HRH RTX.

Described by one festival punter as being like ‘Download with a pool’ HRH RTX entails several music filled days and plenty of sun, sea and San Miguel plus of course a healthy mix of rock, blues, metal, stoner and prog that will keep the party going until the wee hours during four music-filled club nights.”

HRH Road Trip XI is being held on 6th to 13th May 2020.  For all the details and packages visit www.hrhroadtrip.com or call 044+ 207 193 1164.