westcoast AOR

Michael Kratz releases new single “My Guitar”

Hypnotized Records, in collaboration with Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group, is glad to announce the digital release of “My Guitar”, new official single by Danish westcoast artist, Michael Kratz. The song represents the first studio collaboration by Michael himself & legendary American axeman Bruce Gaitsch (Richard Marx, Madonna, Peter Cetera, Chicago, Elton John, Joe Cocker, Lionville), who also appears as co-writer of the track together with Cormac Neeson.

State Of Salazar

Hi Marcus, glad to talk to you again. The new album “Superhero” is fascinating as well.
 
M: Well thank you, that’s very kind of you.
 
 
Well, it’s been almost 4 years since your debut. What happened in the meantime and why did it take you so long to release your sophomore album?
 

State Of Salazar - Superhero

State Of Salazar made their breakthrough with the release of their debut “All the Way”, back in 2014. After that, it’s been about 4 years since we heard some new stuff from the band… and as the lead singer Marcus Nygren told me (read more here), there were reasons out of their hands that kept them away for such a long period.
 

Michael Kratz releases lyric video for “If This is Christmas”

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group, in collaboration with Hypnotized Records, are glad to announce the digital release of “If This is Christmas”, second single taken from the special 3CD digipack combo titled “Live Your LIVE”, new official release by Danish westcoast artist Michael Kratz.

“If This is Christmas” is one of the three exclusive bonus tracks included in the third disc of this special digipack combo, the reissue of rare Michael’s debut album “Cross That Line”.

Michael Kratz release lyric video for new single “Evil Rumours”

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group, in collaboration with Hypnotized Records, are glad to announce the digital release of “Evil Rumours”, first single taken from the special 3CD digipack combo titled “Live Your Live”, new official release by Danish westcoast artist Michael Kratz.

“Evil Rumours” is one of the three exclusive bonus tracks included in the third disc of this special digipack combo, the reissue of rare Michael’s debut album “Cross that Line”.

Check out the lyric video below.

Michael Kratz to release first live album “Live Your Live” on December 7th 2018

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce a new deal with Danish westcoast master Michael Kratz, for the release of a special 3CDs digipack combo titled “Live Your Live”.

This gorgeous package contains the first official live recording from the artist, plus the awaited remastered reissue of his hard to find first album “Cross That Line”, now available with three exclusive bonus tracks.

Recorded live in Denmark in 2017 / 2018, and filmed for TV by DK4, “Live Your Live” shares the magic captured by a talented band of established professionals, expertly led by Michael's charismatic presence and unmistakable voice.

Michael Kratz releases music video for new single “This Town is Lost Without You”

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are proud to present the official video for “This Town is Lost Without You”, second single taken from Michael Kratz's new studio album “Live Your Life”.

The song features international legends Steve Lukather (Toto) and David Garfield (Cher, Robin Beck) as very special guests on guitar and keyboards respectively. The digital cover artwork has been created by Aeglos Art (Airbound, Raintimes, Room Experience, Charming Grace).

Watch the video for “This Town is Lost Without You” below.

Michael Kratz to release new studio album “Live Your Life” on March 3rd 2018

Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce the release date for “Live Your Life”, new studio album by danish AOR / Westcocoast artist Michael Kratz, scheduled for release on March 3rd, 2018, via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group in Europe, and April 2018 via AnderStein Music in Japan.

Michael has had a long and rewarding career in the music business, especially in his home country. Having achieved multiple gold releases as the drummer of mainstream pop act, Kandis, his fanbase grew, thanks to his remarkable skills as a musician, which enables him to play any style of rock music.