L.A. GUNS' Tracii Guns and STRYPER's Michael Sweet are collaborating on a new metal project called SUNBOMB. The band, which apparently also features L.A. GUNS drummer Shane Fitzgibbon, is currently recording its debut album for a tentative late 2019 release via Frontiers Music Srl.
Tracii broke the news of the project's existence earlier today, writing in a tweet: "So , I'm in the middle of making the metal record I would have made when I was 17 years old . The band is called SUNBOMB . I really want to thank @michaelhsweet for making this a reality and of course @FrontiersMusic1 we are on instagram @sun_bomb"
A short time later, Sweet responded to Tracii's tweet, writing: "I'm excited to be a part of it Tracii. Who would have thought when we were young that we’d be working together. Thank you for trusting me with the vocal duties SUNBOMB is gonna be Bomb."
In a 2016 interview with "One On One With Mitch Lafon", Sweet said that pursuing other projects is very important to him because it allows him to dig deeper into his creative soul and personal expression.
"I love doing solo stuff, because it's a side of me that I get to… Even if the song sounds similar to STRYPER, it's still a different side of me that I get to express," he said. "I have all different sides… Like, I wanna do an acoustic album some day, I wanna do maybe a symphonic… I wanna do maybe a worship album some day. I mean, there's all this stuff that I'd like to do that I can't necessarily do within the realm of STRYPER."
L.A. GUNS will release a new album, "The Devil You Know", on March 29 via Frontiers Music Srl.
Sweet is working on a new solo album, "Ten", due later in the year via Rat Pak Records.