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Melissa Burnos

I had chance to catch up with the one and only, Melissa Burnos recently to discuss her upcoming new album and much more!


How’s progress on your album going? 

The album is coming along well. It’s near complete. We’re really excited about the tunes!

What’s it like to work with Alter Bridge producer Michael (Elvis) Baskette? 

Working with Michael ” Elvis” Baskette is fantastic. He is very talented and he, his team and we all work really well together. We’ve gotten some great sounds and we can’t wait for everyone to hear!

How did it come about to work with Eric Friedman and Garrett Whitlock?

I was introduced to Eric Friedman and Garrett Whitlock through mutual friends and people I was working with in the biz. They came on board and we gel really well together.

 Is this the main line up for BURNOS or are the guys going to just feature on this album?

This is the main lineup. We just did a killer show at The Viper Room on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California and rocked it! We had a blast and were really well-received.

 How would you describe your sound? 

Our sound is heavy rock with melodic vocals and poignant lyrics.

What music did you listening to while growing up?

I found Led Zeppelin as a child while everyone was into Stone Temple Pilots and Nirvana. I listened to a bit of everything. Heavy blues riffs always turned me on.

 How are you finding the response to Octane? 

The response to Octane is great! We can’t wait to release the rest of the album, especially since we have received such positive feedback from the single. I really love seeing fans connect with our music.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

That’s difficult to say. We set goals and put all our efforts into achieving them. My passion is to write and perform great tunes that will rock and resonate with people, and I will keep doing so.

Who’s your inspiration?

My inspiration is my family who raised me in a musically saturated home and some of my favorite legendary bands, Led Zeppelin, Heart, Alice in Chains, and Tool.

Are you planning on bringing BURNOS to Europe?  

We sure are! We plan on bringing BURNOS everywhere the fans demand it!!!

Check Octane out now via Itunes.

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Twitter: @melissaburnos


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