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Ex-Megadeth Guitarist Mike Albert Releases Amazing New Solo Project 'Crime Of Passion'

01-29-2014 | Music Releases

Guitar hero Mike Albert, known for his blazing guitar work with BIG 4 iconic metal band MEGADETH, as well as FRANK ZAPPA & EL CHICANO, releases his greatest work of his career with the album 'CRIME OF PASSION'. A solo project with a great backing band, Mike alternates between blazing instrumental tracks that show off his guitar pyrotechnics & great rock anthems with soaring vocals.

Southern California based, Albert is known in guitar circles as a consummate player and innovator on the six strings. Just off an appearance as the giant NAMM SHOW in Anaheim California, where he was praised for his legendary playing & exceptional new album. There is a major release party planned for Hollywood, the old stomping grounds of his playing in the legendary band MEGADETH.

Led by the single & video to the song 'Drive' (, the raging guitar heroics sets the pace for the frenetic energy of the acclaimed 'CRIME OF PASSION' album. "Molten tone, and the magic of early MEGADETH," states Recolver/Guitar World/VH-1's Martin Popoff, "really ferocious playing, I greatly look forward to the album!" Available on iTUNES at:

Released on the upstart MAXIMIZED label, based in L.A. & led by 40 year industry icon Jay Warsinske (METALLICA, GUNS 'n EOSES, SLAYER, MEGADETH, AC/DC) the album is released as the MIKE ALBERT PROJECT. Along with great metal/hard rock releases by KREEP (featuring ex-members of WHITE ZOMBIE), NEVERMIND ETERNITY, Japanese hard rock masters SUPE (pronounced 'Shoop') & their classic album '2ND PLACE TO NONE'. MAXIMIZED is odd to a high voltage explosive start. With their brand of motorcycle jackets/vests/T-Shirts emblazoned with the 'MXMZD' patch on the back, MAXIMIZED is the new home to the best in HARD ROCK & METAL releases, video, tours & merchandise; headquartered in the Rock Capital of the World - L.A., that birthed METALLICA, VAN HALEN, SLAYER, MEGADETH, MOTLEY CRUE,FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GUNS 'n ROSES & rock icons from the 60s, 70s, 80s to today! All marketing & promotion for MAXIMIZED is handled by the mighty METAL POWERED promo team & the industry leading INDIEPOWER network.

For interviews & press on MIKE ALBERT & MAXIMIZED contact MXMZD HQ at 818-505-0669 or email

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