Feb 052018
 

Stryper has set “God Damn Evil” as the title of its new album, due on April 20 via Frontiers Music. The disc was recorded at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts. The follow-up to 2015’s “Fallen” marks Stryper‘s first effort since the addition of former Firehouse bassist Perry RichardsonPerry joined the band as the replacement for Stryper‘s longtime bassist Tim Gaines, who was fired from the group last year.

Stryper guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet stated about “God Damn Evil”: “I can tell you this: if you kind of take the best of a handful of Stryper albums and you kind of roll it up into a big, old fat burrito, that’s what you’re gonna get with this album. On a couple of songs, you’re gonna hear qualities of “Against The Law”, you’re gonna hear qualities of “Fallen”, you’re gonna hear qualities of “No More Hell To Pay” — and even “To Hell With The Devil” and “Soldiers [Under Command]”. You’re gonna get the best of all those worlds in one world. Continue reading »

Sweet & Lynch – “Unified”

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Jan 042018
 

Two years after their debut album, 80’s metal icons George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) and Michael Sweet (Stryper) are back together as Sweet & Lynch and releasing Unified, the follow up to Only to Rise.

Sweet & Lynch released their debut album Only to Rise in 2015 to a good response from critics.  As if a band with Michael Sweet and George Lynch isn’t enough their band also includes past members from bands like Whitesnake, White Lion,  and Megadeth.  James Lomenzo on bass has been with the likes of Megadeth, White Lion, and Black Label Society, and Brian Tichy on drums lists Whitesnake on his resume.

Just like they did on Only to Rise, Sweet & Lynch open up the album with a track that has everything one would expect from the band.  A lone guitar starts things out with a fast riff, to be joined by the rest of the band and a trademark high scream from Michael Sweet.  Pounding drums, a blistering solo, great harmonies in the backing vocals, and some more trademark screams from Michael Sweet fill out the rest of the song.  Production is great, as expected and overall the album has a bit more or a raw feeling to it than Only to Rise, but still is exceptionally clean and very well mixed, highlighting Sweet’s voice and George’s guitar. Continue reading »

Oct 312017
 

The sixth EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for “Unified”, the sophomore album from Sweet & Lynch, featuring Stryper vocalist Michael Sweet and Lynch Mob/Dokken guitarist George Lynch –  is available below. “Unified,” will be released on November 10th. through Frontiers Records.

In this video, In this official news broadcast, Brian Tichy interviews James Lomenzo ‘s Bass, Wynn!

Sweet & Lynch is centred around the talents of guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of veteran hardrock band Stryper (ex-Boston) and iconic guitarist George Lynch (Lynch Mob, KXM, ex-Dokken) along with bassist James Lomenzo (ex-Megadeth, White Lion, Black Label Society) and drummer Brian Tichy (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake). In addition to his vocal and guitar work, Michael Sweet handled all of the production duties on “Unified.” Continue reading »

Oct 272017
 

The fifth EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for “Unified”, the sophomore album from Sweet & Lynch, featuring Stryper vocalist Michael Sweet and Lynch Mob/Dokken guitarist George Lynch –  is available below. “Unified,” will be released on November 10th. through Frontiers Records.

In this video, Michael Sweet, Paul McNamaraJames Lomenzo, Brian Tichy & Danny Bernini of Spirithouse discussing the sound!

Sweet & Lynch is centred around the talents of guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of veteran hardrock band Stryper (ex-Boston) and iconic guitarist George Lynch (Lynch Mob, KXM, ex-Dokken) along with bassist James Lomenzo (ex-Megadeth, White Lion, Black Label Society) and drummer Brian Tichy (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake). In addition to his vocal and guitar work, Michael Sweet handled all of the production duties on “Unified.” Continue reading »

Oct 232017
 

The fourth EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for “Unified”, the sophomore album from Sweet & Lynch, featuring Stryper vocalist Michael Sweet and Lynch Mob/Dokken guitarist George Lynch –  is available below. “Unified,” will be released on November 10th. through Frontiers Records.

In this video, Michael Sweet discussing what it’s like to wear the producer’s hat for “Unified”… Check the video below.

Sweet & Lynch is centred around the talents of guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of veteran hardrock band Stryper (ex-Boston) and iconic guitarist George Lynch (Lynch Mob, KXM, ex-Dokken) along with bassist James Lomenzo (ex-Megadeth, White Lion, Black Label Society) and drummer Brian Tichy (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake). In addition to his vocal and guitar work, Michael Sweet handled all of the production duties on “Unified.” Continue reading »