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Raintimes Announces Debut Album, Issues New Single

Frontiers Music Srl announces the release of Raintimes' debut album: a new melodic rock project featuring two young and talented Italian musicians, Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti (Charming Grace, Shining Line) and Davide Barbieri (Wheels of Fire, Charming Grace) together with the awesome singer Michael Shotton (Von Groove). The lineup on the album is completed by Sven Larsson, Andrea Gipponi, and Ivan Gonzalez. The album will be out on December 1st, 2017 and promises to be an absolute delight for all AOR lovers out there! Pre-order the album at this location.

Check out the video for first single, “Forever Gone” which can be seen in the player below. Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti says: "Forever Gone" is a very special song that I begun writing during the sessions of my Shining Line debut. I continued writing the song with the idea of making an album in the style of “The Storm”, so I asked Dave to add a few parts to complete its structure, and recorded the first demo the same day. We were very excited with the final result! Raintimes is the album that I really wanted to use as a sort of tribute to my love and admiration for “The Storm.” I have played to death their two albums (especially “Eye of the Storm”). Their tempos, steeped in pure melodic class, are the perfect crossroad between AOR and Melodic Rock. The choice of Shotton as frontman was based not only on my love for his talents, but because I wanted to give a strong personality to the album and make the music more personal and original.”

A few demos were sent to Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino, who enjoyed what he heard and gave the talented guys from Northern Italy an opportunity to showcase their talent to a wider audience.

Fun fact for all the melodic rock aficionados out there: the duo of Monti and Barbieri (together with Dave Zublena) actually penned the song “Love Gets Through” from the First Signal "One Step Over the Line" released on Frontiers Music Srl in June 2016. More...

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