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Thursday, July 21, 2016
NEWS: FAITHSEDGE - 'Faith And Chris' official video
Release: 24 June 2016
Check out melodic metal band Faithsedge's new video and learn more about the band below.
OFFICIAL: Faithsedge is returning with ‘Restoration’, their third and most melodic release to date. Fronted by mastermind singer / songwriter Giancarlo Floridia, the band returns with a stellar line-up featuring Stryper bass player Tim Gaines, Ace Frehley / Mr .Big drummer Matt Starr and former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso. Both Keys and production have been handled by mega producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline/ Revolution Saints).
The approach is very melodic with an old school feel: 80's style hooks, big drums, slamming bass, epic keys and big production. At the same time the album keeps a current up to date feel with lyric content of today’s world mixed with a competitive metal feel. Giancarlo's songwriting approach mixed with each members experience and skills takes the album to new heights .
With different supergroups that come and go, Faithsedge is more than just that, the band members worked together as a tight team and the result and chemistry show in the end result . The album will be released on Scarlet Records in Europe and North America and on Spiritual Beast in Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
OFFICIAL: Faithsedge was started in 2011 in Southern California by singer / songwriter Giancarlo Floridia. Giancarlo has worked with multi platinum artist / producers as Juan Croucier (Ratt), Mike Talanca (David Bowie/Foreigner), Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Vai /Alice Cooper) and now has released back to back Faithsedge albums with praise among the melodic rock /metal fanbase. Giancarlo has been featured in multiple online interviews around the world and magazines promoting the past few years for the Faithsedge debut (2011) and follow up to that “The Answer of Insanity” (2014). With the return of the band, Giancarlo has recruited some serious hard rock powerhouses to take his vision of melodic rock / metal music to the next level with Faithsedge – Restoration.
Taking over production and full time keyboards on the new album is Alessandro Del Vecchio who has become one of the hottest producers in the hard rock genre not only in Europe but also worldwide. Alessandro is also the mastermind of producing, writing and playing keyboards for Hardline, Revolution Saints, Rated X (Joe Lynn Turner) and songwriting for other artist. The new album is presented with Alessandro’s production as an up to date feel but still keeping the large booming arena rock sound of the past. The results can be heard on the new album.
Returning on lead guitar is former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso who has toured the world with Dokken sharing the stage and touring with The Scorpions, Whitesnake, Ratt, and many others. Alex De Rosso also has multiple studio works recording guitars for artist like Joseph Williams (Toto), Kelly Hansen (Foreigner) and Pamela Moore also known as Sister Mary from Queensryche’s opus concept album Operation: Mindcrime. Alex continues to write and perform in Italy and also does production and songwriting at his studio “The Cube”.
New to the Faithsedge line up is Stryper bass player Tim Gaines. Tim has multiple gold and platinum credits under his belt and the success of Stryper continuing for over 30 years. The Stryper fan base is strong as ever, releasing recent Billboard charting albums as “No More Hell To Pay” and the newly released “Fallen”. Tim’s punch and arena rock style fits in perfectly to the Faithsedge style as can be heard on the record. Tim has played bass live for artists such as Richard Marx, Bryan Duncan’s Nehosoul and his own band with Stryper guitarist Oz Fox called Sin Dizzy.
Also new to the Faithsedge lineup is drummer Matt Starr. Matt has done numerous tours and recordings for KISS guitar legend Ace Frehley and performed on Ace Frehley’s billboard charting at # 9 album “Space Invader” album which Matt also contributed to the vocal work alongside his drumming skills. Matt plays with the melodic rock giants Mr.Big which he has toured the world with over the past few years. He also plays with his band Burning Rain with former Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich. Matt’s thunderous drumming aligned with Tim Gaines bass playing is taking the Faithsedge sound to the next level.
Faithsedge – Restoration keeps an old school melodic approach mixed with a hard edge that can also be competitive with today’s market of metal bands. The band also plans on doing a follow up album within the next few years to keep the name and sound going strong.
FAITHSEDGE - 'Faith And Chris' official video