NEM#78: Tara Lynch’s Unflinchingly Honest Metal Debut

Tara LynchTara has been building her heavy metal guitar skills for many years, but has only recently gone public with this venture, building a huge following through social media and now releasing Evil Enough, an album of her original, autobiographical songs featuring A-list L.A. musicians Like Vinny Appiece (Dio/Black Sabbath), Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen), and Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne), all of whom she happens to be personal friends with.

We discuss “Antidote” and “Banished from My Kingdom,” and close with “Unbreakable.” Opening music: “Gui-Tara Rises.” You’ll also hear Tony MacAlpine’s keyboard solo from “Enigmatic.” Hear more at

Here’s the video for “Antidote,” featuring the main musicians who played on the album. Here’s one of her quick “writing session” videos that we talk about, the sharing of which garnered many of her fans.

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