From hard edged rock to soulful melodies, this album has it all Michael J Miller By: Mark St. John Outstanding! Phenomenal! Mind-blowing! This is without a doubt the hottest release I have had the pleasure to review all year! This self titled album contains eleven tracks of sonic Armageddon that will devastate even the most hardheaded of headbangers. What about Miller's guitar style you say? Imagine Tony MacAlpine, Rhandy Rhoads, and Joe Satriani in one package. Yes he's that good! Killer tracks include 'Ascension', 'Mountain Boogie','Round We Go', and 'The Dark'. MJM, Canada's own best kept secret is fronted by Michael J. Miller, previously from Toronto's 'Rapid Tears', (Chameleon Records, Canada) and 'Adrenalin' (Long Island Records, Germany). MJM's songwriting is driven by Michael's virtuoso guitar playing Stand up and bang your heads rock-metal lovers, MJM has taken the stage! MJM are the initials of the band's front man and driving creative force, Michael J. Miller - a musician known by fans for being an original rock-metal artist and definite crowd pleaser. Miller knew he was destined to be a musician from a young age. His initial clue was being able to arrange songs for multiple instruments at the age of 12. In his hometown of Goderich, Ont., he started his first band, Touch. Although the members were only in high school, they opened for notable bands such as Lighthouse and Goddo. The climb to success continued for Miller when he moved to Toronto at 18. Within a year his band Rapid Tears was prominent on the Toronto music scene. The first Rapid Tears album, 'Honestly,' featured 'Head Bang', a finalist in Q107.1's Rock Wars competition, beating out usual favourites Thin Lizzy, 10cc and Streetheart (later Loverboy) 'Cry for Mercy' was Rapid Tears' second album. It was featured on CityTv's 'The New Music,' which aired countless times across Canada. Rapid Tears was the focus of the show's Metal Meltdown Week. After the split of Rapid Tears, Miller wrote numerous solo songs, went to college to learn the science of sound recording and began working as a music teacher. Miller has been teaching music enthusiasts of all ages for 17 years. He is the Canadian representative for the prestigious Registry of Guitar Tutors program from Thames Valley University in England. 'I get a great feeling when I see I've been able to expand music awareness,' Miller said of teaching. 'But giving up on my own music is not an option!' Thus, Miller brought together the band Adrenalin, who signed with the German record label Long Island Records. Adrenalin promptly released the album 'Dedicated' in 1995. It was distributed and sold in more than 30 countries worldwide. However, Miller hadn't quite found that perfect mix for a band in Adrenalin. It didn't take him long to find the solution.