Every once in a while we (Roxx Records) get really lucky and find that GEM of a classic Christian rock or metal album that never got its just rewards. Such is the case with our latest release coming to you by way of a long lost classic album from an artist simply entitled Michael with their only album ever released entitled “The Battle Rages On”. This extremely rare and very good Christian hard rock album from Michael was only ever released on cassette tape. A South Amherst, Ohio based band, this was their only officially released album that originally came out in 1995 on a small defunct indie label called R.A.G.E. Records and in very limited quantities.
Michael featured Shane Freeman (Jake Banshee) on vocals who was the former vocalist of Stutz. Also featuring the keyboard talents of Todd Waites (Who would go on to play in Apologetix) Mike Slone on bass guitar and Dennis Raymond on drums. With solid operatic vocals and shredding guitars this album is reminiscent of bands like Stryper and Holy Soldier.