May 042013
 

Michael+Sweet+michaelsweet2Guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of legendary hard rockers Stryper has signed a deal to make a record early next year with legendary guitarist George Lynch [T&N, Dokken, Lynch Mob], bassist James Lomenzo [Megadeth, White Lion, Black Label Society] and Brian Tichy [S.U.N., Whitesnake]. He writes on Stryper‘s Facebook page: “I’m excited! And you?”

Sweet in December confirmed that he will hit the road later this year with T&N [formerly Tooth and Nail], the new project featuring current and former members of Dokken [George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown], in support of that band’s recently released debut album, “Slave To The Empire”, and upcoming follow-up effort. He wrote in an online posting: “It should be a blast and a lot of fun singing those classic Dokken tunes.” He added: “And to ease your mind, I WILL NOT be leaving Stryper, just having some side fun with George, Jeff and Mick when this actually takes place.”

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Frontiers Records in January announced the signing of Stryper to a multi-album deal. The first CD to be made available the agreement was a collection of re-recorded versions of the band’s classic songs, released in North America on March 26. Entitled “Second Coming” and produced by Michael Sweet, the album contains a total of 16 cuts — two from “The Yellow And Black Attack”, six from “Soldiers Under Command”, six from “To Hell With The Devil”, as well as two new tracks, “Bleeding From Inside Out” and “Blackened”.

SecondComing

You can find our album review at this location.

Stryper 2013 Tour Dates
06/28/13 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
06/29/13 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
07/12/13 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom w/ Mike Tramp of White Lion**
07/13/13 New York, NY B.B. Kings w/ Mike Tramp of White Lion**
07/14/13 Poughkeepsie, NY Chance Theater**
07/19/13 Toronto, ON The Rockpile
07/20/13 Chesterfield, MI Diesel Concert Lounge**
08/09/13 Bolingbrook, IL Tailgaters
08/10/13 West Allis, WI Wisconsin State Fair w/ Vince Neil**

Michael Sweet and Oz Fox (special acoustic set)
07/16/13 Teaneck, NJ Mexicali Live**
08/14/13 Hollywood, CA Whiskey A Go Go w/ Mike Tramp of White Lion**
08/15/13 San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House w/ Mike Tramp of White Lion**
08/16/13 Las Vegas, NV Club Madrid @ Sunset Station w/ Mike Tramp of White Lion
** On Sale Now!

Band members:
Michael Sweet- Lead Vocals / Guitar
Robert Sweet- Drums
Oz Fox- Guitar / Vocals
Timothy Gaines- Bass/Vocals

Weblinks: Website / Facebook / Twitter

Related articles:
 ‘Stryper’ To Begin Recording All-New Album Of Original Material In April [Jan. 2013]
‘Stryper’ More Fan-Filmed Video From Anaheim Show, Pre-Order ‘Second Coming’ Now, New Tour Dates [Feb. 2013]
‘Michael Sweet’ Says “I’m Almost 50 Yet I Feel Like I’ve Lived The Life Of A Man Who Is Almost 90″ [Feb. 2013]
‘Dave Mustaine’ Says ‘Michael Sweet’ And I ‘Believe In The Same Jesus’ [Feb. 2013]
‘Stryper’s’ ‘Michael Sweet’ Says Next Studio Album Will Be ‘Really, Really Great’ [March 2013]
 New Interview With ‘Stryper’s’ ‘Michael Sweet’, New ‘Stryper’ Dates [March 2013]
Stryper – Second Coming [Album review]
‘Stryper’ First-Week Sales Revealed For ‘Second Coming’, New Tour Dates Announced [April 2013]
‘Michael Sweet’ On Re-Recording Classic Songs: ‘We Have, In Many Ways, Outdone The Originals’ [April 2013]
 ‘Stryper’ Recording Cover Version Of ‘Jesus Is Just Alright’ For Next Album, New Tour Dates Announced [April 2013]

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