SWEET & LYNCH, the musical union of guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER and legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB),will release its third album, “Heart & Sacrifice”, on May 19 via Frontiers Music Srl
The combination of Sweet’s powerful, high-octane vocals and Lynch’s immediately recognizable guitar heroics once again prove to be an unbeatable combination sure to please the hard rock faithful. The first single from the album, “You’ll Never Be Alone“, is out today.
Alessandro Del Vecchio, who co-produced this release with Sweet, plays bass on the album, while Jelly Cardarelli (LALU) plays drums.
The STRYPER frontman says: “I’m very pleased with the outcome of the new SWEET & LYNCH album, ‘Heart & Sacrifice‘. It’s diverse, complex and flows beautifully. Every song has something to say in its own unique way. George has always been one of my favorite players and it’s an honor to work with him again. It’s also an absolute pleasure working with Alessandro. We’re able to bring all our own contributions and contribute to create an amazing set of songs and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Get ready for ‘Heart & Sacrifice‘!”
SWEET & LYNCH, which has yet to play a single concert, first emerged with its debut album, “Only To Rise“, in 2015. The album cracked the Billboard 200 and came in at No. 6 on the Top Hard Rock Albums, No. 17 on Independent Albums, No. 18 on Top Rock Albums, and No. 4 on Christian Albums charts.
SWEET & LYNCH‘s sophomore album, “Unified“, followed in 2017, landing at No. 53 on Top Current Albums, No. 13 on Top Current Rock Albums, and No. 8 on Record Label Independent Current Albums. While plans for a third album were always on the table, the project went on a slight hiatus while the guys concentrated on their other musical endeavors. 2022 proved to be the year where the creative juices for the band began to flow again and work on what would ultimately become “Heart & Sacrifice” began.
SWEET & LYNCH “Heart & Sacrifice” track listing:
- Heart & Sacrifice
- Where I Have To Go
- Leave It All Behind
- You’ll Never Be Alone
- After All Is Said And Done
- Give Up The Night
- Will It Ever Change
- It’s Time To Believe
- Every Day
- It Rains Again
- World Full Of Lies
“Heart & Sacrifice” recording lineup:
Michael Sweet – lead vocals, guitars
George Lynch – lead guitars
Alessandro Del Vecchio – bass
Jelly Cardarelli – drums
Produced by: Michael Sweet and Alessandro Del Vecchio
Executive producer/A&R: Serafino Perugino