Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to introduce Chilean vocalist James Robledo to the international stage for the release of his debut solo album, Wanted Man, which is out on 17th September.
Of its title track and first single, Robledo states that “Wanted Man is about freedom. You are the wanted man because you are who you are and the world is yours. In reality, no one can catch a free person. Across the mountains, all over the earth, you are always free, despite what you are told. This tireless chase should not take you away from being who you really are, so follow the path of being the Wanted Man.”
Wanted Man is produced and written by Alessandro Del Vecchio. In regard to the album’s musical style, Robledo adds that “Alessandro and I discussed making a record that could show off the melodic qualities of my voice, but also something deep, anthemic and that kicked ass! It has influences varying from Helloween to Masterplan to Edguy, albeit aiming for a modern hybrid of that sort of sound.”
Robledo was initially signed to Frontiers as part of the melodic metal band Sinner’s Blood, whose 2020 debut album The Mirror Star impressed those who heard its stunning take on melodic metal. The instrumentation and songwriting were superb and Robledo‘s voice was equally impressive. Eager to explore further avenues with the singer to get him wider recognition, the label suggested a solo album, with Wanted Man becoming an ideal showcase for his soulful vocal abilities.
Robledo comes from a family of musicians who have played a prominent role in the history of Chilean music. As a youngster in 2004 he joined the group Alternancia, who won the national TV show Talento Crudo Festival four years later. In 2011, he was invited to be part of Banda Argentina Thabu, with whom he released two albums, before leaving in 2016 to participate in the popular TV show The Voice Chile 2, where his outstanding performances earned him rave notices.
Joining the group Renegade in 2017, he recorded an album that featured a duet with compatriot Ronnie Romero (Lords Of Black, Sunstorm, Rainbow), following which he signed to the Frontiers label as front man of Sinner’s Blood, which also features the renowned producer, songwriter and musician Nasson (Chaos Magic).
It is now Robledo‘s turn to shine as a solo artist with Wanted Man. As well as writing and producing its contents, Del Vecchio plays keyboards and bass, with Francesco Marras (Tygers Of Pan Tang) on guitar duty and André Hilgers (Rage, Silent Force, Bonfire) on drums.
Wanted Man track list
- Heart’s The Only Enemy
- Wanted Man
- Dreams Deceive
- Hate Like You
- Shelter From Pain
- Alone Again
- Higher Scope
- The Good Will Rise
- The Holy Book
- Where Eagles Dare To Fly
James Robledo – vocals
Alessandro Del Vecchio – bass, keyboards
Francesco Marras – guitars
André Hilgers – drums