In the middle of 2014, George Lynch and Oni Logan convened in the studio to create the newest Lynch Mob album, “REBEL” – their second for Frontiers Music Srl.
On the album, veteran musicians Jeff Pilson on bass and (ex Dokken and Dio , currently with Foreigner) on bass and Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Slash etc.) on drums, this Lynch Mob rhythm section provides a solid core foundation behind a wall of sound that Lynch and Logan’s playing and songwriting has become known for. On the new album, Logan expands his lyrical scope beyond matters of the heart and mind to his views on social and economic injustice in songs like “Dirty Money”, “Kingdom Of Slaves” and “Sanctuary”.
Chris “the Wizard” Collier is once again guiding the Lynch Mob recording process from pre-production, engineering, mixing and mastering and kept the natural tones of the instruments and vocal sound true to how they were recorded. According to “the Wizard”: “this was a very easy album to mix as all tones and instrument placements were excellent already.”
Lynch and Logan are very excited to be releasing this new recording through Frontiers and are ready to hit the road to support the album in the States as well as in Europe.
Rounding out the current live version of the band are Jimmy D’Anda on drums (Bulletboys) and Sean Mcnabb on bass (Dokken, Burning Rain etc.) both of whom have been members of Lynch Mob on the past.
Two singles will be made into videos: One, “Testify”, with its massive vintage mutron octave divider riff that hits you straight to the core, and the other, “Automatic Fix” with a heavy triplet pace hypnotic riff and Logan’s awesome vocal approach with a high octane chorus hook. Both will be sure to please any LM fan.
Legendary guitarist George Lynch’s long awaited “Shadow Train” project finally comes to light in this all new 18 track deluxe edition two CD set! George’s stellar guitar work, along with vocalist Gregg Analla, bassist Gabe Rosales, keyboardist Donnie Dickman and drummer Jimmy D’Anda, create honest, soulful and meaningful rock, blues and hard rock based music, that makes this release a must have for all GL fans! Songs on this disc are also featured in George’s forthcoming movie “Shadow Nation”, a thought provoking documentary that explores the trials and tribulations that face Native American Indians in our world today. About the release George says, “I’ve spent over 4 decades of my life pursuing elusive musical aspirations. But for even longer than that, I’ve cared, studied and thought deeply about the human condition and how we interact with each other and the world around us. Fusing these 2 aspirations into one has been a challenge for me throughout my creative life. This is my attempt at bonding the music and the message into one cohesive whole”. Track listing: Disc 1: Vulture, Currency of Lies, Power and Resistance, Now It’s Dark, Vulture (Slight Return), I Am Weapon, Ghost, White Clay, Fight No More Disc 2: Believe, Blinded, Fallen, Glitter, Prayer Mechanism, Sioux Wake Up, Trail of Tears, Under A Crooked Sky, World on Fire.
Sweet & Lynch-Only to Rise
Michael Sweet and George Lynch team up for new supergroup Sweet & Lynch
Two of hard rock’s most notable figures have partnered up for a new project. Iconic vocalist /guitarist Michael Sweet of Stryper and legendary guitarist George Lynch of Lynch Mob/Dokken have teamed up to form a new supergroup Sweet & Lynch. Joining them on this new musical adventure is bassist James Lomenzo and drummer Brian Tichy.
“When I was approached to help put together an all-star lineup, instantly I thought of George Lynch,” explains Michael Sweet. “George is one of the most talented guitarists out there and a ‘bucket list’ player for me. George wrote riffs/basic ideas and I wrote melodies, lyrics and arranged and completed the songs. I knew that we would compliment each other’s style. When you add the amazing rhythm section of Brian Tichy and James Lomenzo, you just can’t go wrong with this line-up. It really is a special project and I’m honored to be a part of it!”
From the opening notes of “The Wish” to the drum solo finish on the album-closer “Only To Rise,” it is evident that this musical partnership between Michael Sweet’s unmistakable voice and George Lynch’s signature guitar tone has yielded incredible results. Songs “Like A Dying Rose,” “Me Without You” and “Strength In Numbers” showcase the diversity that permeates throughout the entire album. Sweet & Lynch released 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. Only To Rise was produced by Michael Sweet who also produced the last Stryper album, No More Hell To Pay, which received massive fan praise and critical acclaim alike.