Sergio Michel enters 2018 with the release of a new album, "Tropical Depression". Previous releases like "Sorrowful Psalms: Uplifting 'Depressing' Music" are also re-issued in 2018 along with re-recordings of album "Cry Out" & breakthrough single "Hey Eyes". He also has been awarded his own signature series Flying V shaped guitar & bass by Inyen Vina; to be mass produced starting in 2018. As a recording artist, Sergio's 2013 release "Marry Me, Cindy" went viral with single 'I Close My Eyes'; reaching over 188,000 viral plays & also verified as trending twice. It's 2nd single 'Bow Down', verified as trending ten times. As an actor Sergio will appear as the principal antagonist on the big screen in 2019 in a yet to be disclosed major motion picture trilogy, and has already appeared as a principal on several top rated dramatic series, like #1 rated Corazon Valiente. As a celebrity, in 2016, Sergio Michel ranked as the #22 most famous American of Hispanic heritage according to Famous Fix; while Top-On-Social calculated Sergio Michel as the #4 most searched for musician on Facebook! Also of note, Klout rated Sergio Michel's Twitter handle in the Top 12% of influential users. No surprise, Sergio gained the #1 spot on the charts for Metal in the Miami market on ReverbNation in November 2014 & held it into 2017, before transitioning his home market to Hollywood, CA; immediately claiming the #1 spot there and holding it in 2018 as well. He also holds official product endorsements with multiple top musical instrument manufacturing brands including Floyd Rose, Osiamo/Pickboy, Railhammer Pickups & Kam Industries; Thimble Slide and of course, Inyen Vina who makes his signature series; appearing on behalf of sponsors regularly as an artist of interest at The NAMM Show.