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MICHAEL SWEET Goes Country With "Radio" Video

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Friday, August 26, 2016 @ 1:02 PM


Featuring WHITESNAKE's Joel Hoekstra

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STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet returns with his most intense solo release to date. One Sided War is Michael’s seventh studio solo album and is out now via Rat Pak Records. A new video for the song “Radio” has been released and you can watch it now on KNAC.COM right HERE.

Michael’s solo band is comprised of WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra, EVANESCENCE drummer Will Hunt, bassist John O’Boyle and East Coast shred-master Ethan Brosh. The new album showcases a full plate of hard rock and classic metal riffs that Michael Sweet has come to be known for throughout his illustrious musical career.

“Musically it’s my heaviest solo album. It’s not thrash metal but there are definitely some songs on there that will pop out at you. There are some songs that have a bit of the IRON MAIDEN/DIO feel to them, as well as some songs that have a little bit of a VAN HALEN influence to them. It’s a very guitar-oriented, hard rock/metal album with lots of melodies and hooks,” explains Michael Sweet.

The fast and furious opener “Bizarre” ignites the album’s pace with its lightning fast riffage, soaring vocals and blazing guitar solos. Tracks like “Can’t Take This Life”, “One Sided War”, "Golden Age", “I Am” and “Comfort Zone” keep the metal fires ablaze, while tracks like “Radio”, “One Way” and bring the hard rock vibe to the forefront.

One Sided War features only one ballad, “Who Am I?”“Can’t Take This Life”, a duet with Michael and 16 year old up-and-coming female vocalist Moriah Formica.

The CD was tracked at Spirithouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts.

One Sided War tracklisting:

  • “Bizarre”
  • “One Sided War”
  • “Can't Take This Life”
  • “Radio”
  • “Golden Age”
  • “Only You”
  • “I Am”
  • “Who Am I”
  • “You Make Me Wanna”
  • “Comfort Zone”
  • “One Way Up”
  • “Can't Take This Life” (bonus track featuring Moriah Formica)


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