Aug 142018
 

Stryper guitarist Oz Fox will undergo a brain biopsy after he reportedly fell down during a concert last weekend.

Fox suffered a seizure while performing with Sin City Sinners Saturday night (August 11) at Harrah’s in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was immediately transported to a local hospital, where medical personnel ran extensive tests to determine the cause of the seizure.

Earlier today, Oz‘s wife, Annie Lobért, revealed that a spinal tap found “no infection,” but that “Oz needs a procedure for biopsies on his brain.”

Despite the troubling news, Lobért assured fans: “We trust God no matter what. This is how we fight our battles — it may look like we’re surrounded but God is surrounding us.

Oz says he just wants to get home and play his guitar — get better and get back on stage.” Continue reading »

Aug 132018
 

News began circulating this morning that Stryper‘s Oz Fox suffered a medical emergency on stage in Las Vegas overnight. In order to provide accurate information and dispel any rumors, the band has issued an official statement:

Our dear friend and lead-guitarist Oz Fox fell ill Saturday night (Aug. 11th) while performing in Las Vegas with a side project (Sin City Sinners) that he sometimes plays in when not touring with Stryper. Oz suffered a seizure causing a fall on stage. After performing an MRI, doctors discovered an area of concern near his brain which they are now running a biopsy on. The doctors have instructed him not to drive or fly for 90 days. No additional information is available at this time. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and we will communicate additional information as it becomes available. Continue reading »

Stryper – “God Damn Evil”

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Jun 162018
 

Reader, you’re going to laugh out loud. This is the first time I’m listening to anything Stryper. You might be wondering what island I’ve been living on and all I can say sometimes it takes long for a ship to arrive on the horizon.

“God Damn Evil” has proved to be a contentious album title, but Michael Sweet says that it comes as an earnest request to God when the band reflects on what is happening in the world. “Take It To The Cross” roars, and I get the feeling that it was fun to record. The enthusiasm is palpable, and Michael’s high register is from another world! As I continue to listen to “God Damn Evil” I get a “new wave of British heavy metal” (NWOBHM) vibe, as personified by Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon. There’s the lyrics that are sung, as opposed to growled, the melodic guitar solos and the choir of voices on the choruses. Sure, that’s not all that makes it sound traditional. Continue reading »

May 052018
 

The official lyric video for Stryper‘s new song “Lost” can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s latest album, “God Damn Evil”, which was released on April 20 via Frontiers Music Srl. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, it is Stryper‘s most powerful album to date, doubling down on the hard rock/heavy metal sound that earned the group a worldwide fan base.

“God Damn Evil” debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Christian Album Sales, #2 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums, #3 on Billboard’s Top Current Hard Music Albums, #5 on Billboard’s Top Independent Current Albums, #7 on Billboard’s Top Current Rock Albums, #12 on Billboard’s Top Current Physical Albums, #14 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums, #21 on Billboard’s Top Current Digital Albums and #77 on Billboard Top 200. In addition, “God Damn Evil” soared to #1 on the iTunes and Amazon Hard Rock charts immediately upon release.

“In today’s music world it’s miraculous for a band like Stryper to even chart at all,” says frontman Michael Sweet. “We’re absolutely thrilled that we’re still making our best music to date and climbing the charts 34 years later. We love what we do and we’re so blessed to do it. We’re grateful for so much support!” Continue reading »

May 022018
 

Stryper continues to dominate the hard rock/heavy metal scene with the their critically-acclaimed tenth studio album, “God Damn Evil” (Frontiers Music srl). Released on April 20, the album debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Christian Album Sales, #2 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums, #3 on Billboard’s Top Current Hard Music Albums, #5 on Billboard’s Top Independent Current Albums, #7 on Billboard’s Top Current Rock Albums, #12 on Billboard’s Top Current Physical Albums, #14 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums, #21 on Billboard’s Top Current Digital Albums and #77 on Billboard Top 200. In addition, “God Damn Evil” soared to #1 on the iTunes and Amazon Hard Rock charts immediately upon release.

“In today’s music world it’s miraculous for a band like Stryper to even chart at all,” says frontman Michael Sweet. “We’re absolutely thrilled that we’re still making our best music to date and climbing the charts 34 years later. We love what we do and we’re so blessed to do it. We’re grateful for so much support!” Continue reading »