ALBERTO SONZOGNI‘s debut album ‘September Man’ will be released on February 12th. The Italian musician has brought all his musical influences into this record and by blending different style of music, from AOR to country, he has given to every song its own character and nuances.
The second single taken from the album, entitled ‘Scary World’, is an example of Sonzogni’s variegated composition skills. This track has a strong prog and melodic hard rock vibe, the powerful sound matches the lyrics about this scary world we are living today, where things are getting worse mostly because of human behaviors.
The eight minutes of the song are supported by the energetic performance of the musicians, the hammond organ played by Sonzogni and the electric guitars recorded by Daniele Finazzi and Dale Sanders, special guest for lead guitar parts, stand out with their sharp riffs and solos. Another guest is singer Alessandro Stucchi that alternates with Alberto as lead vocal.
Alberto Sonzogni about ‘Scary World’: ” This song is an analysis of the outside world, with his constant and more frequent tragic events experienced by humanity (natural disasters, wars, poverty and pandemics). The singer expresses his fragility: he don’t want to ignore the situation, but he’s feeling overwhelmed by it.Despite this, he knows there’s a tiny spark of hope in people with his same sensitivity, who cares about the future of this world”.
After three years of hard work, Italian musician Alberto Sonzogni has crafted ten songs for his debut album ‘September Man’, set to be released on February 12th 2021.
The sound of the record has been highly driven by Sonzogni’s listenings of artists like Toto, Joe Bonamassa, Eagles and many more. The result is a unique blend of melodic rock and aor, influenced by country and blues as well.
Alberto’s country and southern rock influences are highlighted in his new single ‘A little bit older’, the first one taken form the record.
The track features singer Carmen Giammona as special guest on lead vocals and is now available on all the digital platforms.
It’s the September man, the Italian keyboard player Alberto Sonzogni that, after three years of hard work , has selected 10 tracks to be included in his upcoming debut album.
‘September Man’ ‘s sound has been driven by Sonzogni’s listenings of artists like Toto, Eagles, Joe Bonamassa and many more. The result is a unique blend of melodic rock and aor, influenced by country and blues on some tracks, that the album offers to the listeners.
During recordings Alberto has been supported by his fellow musicians Gessica Pirola – vocals; Daniele Finazzi – guitars; Nicolò Gullotto – bass e Stefano Guidi – drums. On the record many special guests appear that have already collaborated with Sonzogni on their respective albums, like Dale Sanders and The Black Phoenix (Simone Pirola).
The record is set to be released on February 12th via Freemood – Feelmaker record label, available on both CD and digital.
Sonzogni about the making of September Man: “As many debut records, this has started as a joke, I was writing small chords loops and melodies when I realized I had so much material to be able to record a full album.All this songs are born when I was listening artists like Trace Adkins, Toto, Kid Rock, Kiefer Sutherland, Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Bonamassa and many more. Every listening experience had an impact on me and I was focused on learning by these artist’s musical ideas. This is where the ispiration begun to flow to write my own songs, without mimicking these artists, but trying to be 100% me”.
Italian Power/Progressive/Symphonic act ELEVENTH HOUR has released a new official video for the song “Sleeping In My Dreams”, featuring Alessandro Del Vecchio and Susanna Carboni on vocals and Alberto Sonzogni on piano. Watch the video below.
ELEVENTH HOUR was born in 2014 out of guitarist Aldo Turini‘s need to express some musical ideas that have been kept in a drawer for years. Aldo arranged all the songs and wrote the orchestral parts with Giuseppe Carella, whose background was so distant from Symphonic Metal that the final result was very peculiar and musically challenging. In November 2014 the band’s line-up had finally been confirmed and included Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Revolution Saints, Edge Of Forever) on vocals, who also co-wrote most of the songs with Aldo and Giuseppe, Luca Mazzucconi (N.F.D, Lahannya) on drums, GianMaria “Black Jin” Godani on bass and Alberto Sonzogni (The Black Phoenix, Timesword) on keyboards. Drums, bass and acoustic guitars were recorded in Parma at Real Sound Studios, electric guitars at Michele Quaini’s O.U.T. Side Studio and vocals (including soprano Susanna Carboni for ‘Sleeping In My Dreams’ and ‘Here Alone’) at Alessandro Del Vecchio‘s Ivorytears Music Works Studios. Alessandro Del Vecchio, a renowed producer for some iconic international musicians, mixed and mastered the album, perfectly balancing it between the powerful approach of the band as a whole and the melodic and cinematographic orchestral flavor of the compositions.
ELEVENTH HOUR are:
Alessandro Del Vecchio – Vocals
Aldo Turini – Guitars
Alberto Sonzogni – keyboards
Black Jin – Electric and fretless Bass
Luca Mazzucconi – Drums