Members from Hungryheart, Hardline, Room Experience, Soul Seller and many others under the name of I.F.O.R. recording the Melodic Rock Anthem ‘We Still Rock’.
It’s not that unusual, in the past and present music scene, that artists and musicians unite themselves together for celebrating something special, and this is exactly what unexpectedly happened over the last months in the north of Italy, where some of the most appreciated names of the national melodic rock scene proudly united their forces under the moniker of “I.F.O.R” (aka Italian Forces Of Rock). The opportunity in this case came for a multitude of factors: tributing Melodicrock.it (the leading website in Italy for this kind of music) for its never-ending and precious support to the melodic rock world, honoring the infinite love of many artists for the fascinating melodic hard-rock and AOR music, and most of all praising the fundamental support of every single fan of this amazing art, ’cause fans and supporters represent with no doubts the real and unquestionable motor of this tiny but passionate scene around the globe. Music biz tried non-stop, along the years, to silence big drums, loud guitars and powerful vocals, and caging them in order to exile the ancient power of rock music: but I.F.O.R. symbolize the umpteenth proof that nothing, and nobody, will ever be able to stop the voices and killing the dreams of all the amazing rock lovers all over the world. “We Still Rock”, do you?
Music: Dave Zublena / Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri / Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti
Lyrics: Gianluca Firmo / Dave Zublena / Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti
Vocals: Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri / Alessandro Del Vecchio / Josh Zighetti / Franco Campanella / Dario Grillo / Bruno Kraler / Luke Marsilio / Marco Sivo / Gianluca Firmo / Mario Percudani
Guitars: Mario Percudani / Dave Zublena / Steve De Biasi / Roberto Priori / Stefano Zeni / Nicoletta Tona
Keybords: Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri
Bass: Stefania Sarre / Anna Portalupi / Amos Monti
Drums: Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti
Produced by: Davide “Dave Rox” Barbieri & Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti
Mixed by: Alessandro Del Vecchio at Ivory Tears Music Works
Mastered by: Roberto Priori at Studio Priori
Cover Art: Antonella Astori
Photos: Barbara HeArt
Video By Gianluca Firmo
‘We Still Rock’ kicks off with a melodic guitar solo from Mario Percudani, his warm vocals soon follow, chased by the higher pitched vocals from Alessandro and massive harmonies during the chorus.
Sweden is well known for the amount and quality of its AOR and melodic rock bands. But Italy can be seen as the sunny runner-up if you ask me. Bands like Hungryheart, Liverani, Markonee, Midnite Sun, Michele Luppi, Perfect View, Shining Line, Room Experience, Lionville,… keyboard player, producer, singer and songwriter Alassandro Del Vecchio, Serafino and his label Frontiers have their base in Italy….
This catchy song with its many short ‘guitar explosions’ is simply irresistible for melodic rock lovers. Watch the awesome ‘Star Wars’ intro…