SWEET & LYNCH is a brand new band centered around the talents of guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER and iconic guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, ex DOKKEN) along with bassist James Lomenzo (ex MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (ex WHITESNAKE). They will release their debut album,Only to Rise, on January 27th via Frontiers Music.
"SWEET & LYNCH was born as the brainchild of Serafino Perugino, President of Frontiers Music", recalls Sweet. "He asked me to basically sing on this record and then I suggested producing it and co-wrote the songs with George", continues the singer. Brian Tichy and James Lomenzo were then called in to complete the lineup. Now a complete a band, plans are being formulated to rehearse and book a tour to play the music included on this amazing debut album "Only to Rise" to the fans in a live setting.
"It's an incredible combination of classic 70's and 80's", tells Michael Sweet. "You will hear some flavors of Journey, Bad Company, Dokken, Van Halen and Stryper. James and Brian are amazing musicians. They tore it up. The drums and bass are just as impressive as the guitars. Everybody really delivered... The musicianship level on this is top notch. It sounds as if we were all in the studio playing together and we were not. Basically, George wrote some riffs about a minute to a minute and a half long. I wrote lyrics and melodies then arranged them. Then Brian and James came out and tracked the drums and bass, as well as some rhythm stuff. We then sent it back to George to add the guitars."
The music video for the song "Dying Rose" premiered yesterday at GuitarWorld.com. The performance video, showing Michael Sweet and George Lynch playing the song together, was shot in a warehouse in Los Angeles and directed by Devin DeHaven, known for his work with Rick Ross, Whitesnake, Kiss and R. Kelly to name a few. The video can be seen here: http://youtu.be/YSbQgAntZZ4.
The group previously released a video for "The Wish," which can be seen here:http://youtu.be/jmmolV-B7xE, and a lyric video for the 9/11 inspired track "September," which can be seen here: http://youtu.be/i5G5uzrYWXw. An EPK featuring Michael and George discussing this new project can be seen here: http://youtu.be/BPYIoe0fTqI.
Sweet & Lynch recently launched a pre-order for the new album via PledgeMusic. The pre-order features various bundle packages for fans and is live at:http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/sweetlynch. The album is also available via Amazon at http://geni.us/SweetLynchAMZ. Fans who pre-order the album via iTunes athttp://geni.us/SweetLynchiTunes will receive instant downloads of the songs "Dying Rose," "The Wish" and "September" with their order.