Metal Mike Premieres New Song, "This Is War"

Check out a new song -- "This Is War" -- by Halford guitarist, Guitar World columnist and blogger Metal Mike.

"This Is War" is the title track from Mike's new digital EP, which was released today, August 14 (Buy it here). Consider This Is War a sampling of Mike's upcoming solo album, The Metalworker.

"I have teamed up with underground vocal siren Carlos Zema, formerly of Texas power metallers Outworld, for this full-on metal aasault," Mike told us. The complete band lineup is:

  • Metal Mike – Guitars (Halford)
  • Carlos Zema – Vocals (Outworld)
  • Mike LePond – Bass (Symphony X)
  • Kevin Talley – Drums (Daath, Six Feet Under, Hate Eternal)

This Is War EP track listing:

01. This Is War
02. Hell No!
03. M Is For Metal
04. Tonight We Ride

For more about Metal Mike, check out his official website and his Facebook page.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.