Mick Michaels is the guitarist and founder of the Philadelphia-based New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal band Corners of Sanctuary (COS). Mick is an old school player with influences such as Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing, Ace Frehley and Criss Oliva. Mick likes to keep things simple and believes less is more when it comes to his guitar style. With Corners of Sanctuary, Mick is set on reviving the classic Metal sound. COS currently tours nationally and has performed with many notable bands including Saxon, Stryper, U.D.O., Butcher Babies, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Grim Reaper, Anvil, Britny Fox, Damon Johnson andSaving Abel among others. Corners of Sanctuary’s last full-length album, “Metal Machine,” released on Metalizer Records in 2015. The band is currently supporting their latest EP, “Cut Your Losses,” and is now in the studio working on their next album, “The Galloping Hordes,” which is slated to release in late 2017. For more information on Mick and Corners of Sanctuary visit www.cornersofsanctuary.com.
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– Mick Michaels May 2017