Dec 022018
 

Stryper frontman Michael Sweet has confirmed that he is working on material for his next solo album. The follow-up to 2016’s “One Sided War” will arrive in 2019 via Rat Pak Records.

Sweet wrote on his Facebook page:

Writing songs has always been part of my DNA. Once I get into that mode the flood gates open. I spent the past few days working on some ideas and so far I have 11 that I like. Now I need to weed through them and arrange them and program drum grooves to make em’ feel right. Joel Hoekstra and I are co-writing 2 songs together so I’m waiting to hear what he comes up with and that will make 13 tracks total (12 for US, one bonus track for overseas). Continue reading »

Dec 302017
 

Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada’s The Metal Voice spoke with Stryper front man Michael Sweet. Sweet spoke about the New Stryper album, a new song that will feature Death Metal growls, new bassist Perry Richardson‘s faith and the shooting of the upcoming Stryper Documentary. Listen to the chat in the video below.

Stryper will return to SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts on January 10 to begin mixing its new album for a tentative April release via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2015’s “Fallen”, which will be mastered on January 15, will mark 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 earlier this year.

In a new post on Stryper‘s Facebook page, guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet writes: “Some people like heavy, some people like semi-heavy, some people like not so heavy. We’ve done it all over the years — really heavy to really light. Continue reading »

Dec 012017
 

Stryper frontman Michael Sweet will release his first ever solo DVD, “Sole: Songs And Stories From A Life In Music” on December 12th. Check out the trailer below and pre-order your copy now.

Playing time 102 Minutes – Featuring:

* A Solo Acoustic Performace from his 2017 Tour! (See Track List Below)
* A Brand New Interview!
* Never Before Seen Archive Footage!

Sweet‘s seventh solo album, “One Sided War”, was released in August 2016 via Rat Pak Records. Backing Michael on the record were Whitesnake guitarist Joel HoekstraEvanescence drummer Will Hunt, bassist John O’Boyle and East Coast shred-master Ethan Brosh. Continue reading »

Nov 252017
 

Stryper frontman Michael Sweet will release his first ever solo DVD, “Sole: Songs And Stories From A Life In Music” on December 12th. Pre-order your copy now:

Playing time 102 Minutes – Featuring:

* A Solo Acoustic Performace from his 2017 Tour! (See Track List Below)
* A Brand New Interview!
* Never Before Seen Archive Footage!

Sweet‘s seventh solo album, “One Sided War”, was released in August 2016 via Rat Pak Records. Backing Michael on the record were Whitesnake guitarist Joel HoekstraEvanescence drummer Will Hunt, bassist John O’Boyle and East Coast shred-master Ethan Brosh. Continue reading »

Nov 222017
 

Stryper frontman Michael Sweet will release a new solo DVD, “Sole: Songs And Stories From A Life In Music”, in December. The set was filmed on June 2 at the Narrows Center For The Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts and will be made available at Sweet‘s official web site.

Sweet‘s seventh solo album, “One Sided War”, was released in August 2016 via Rat Pak Records. Backing Michael on the record were Whitesnake guitarist Joel HoekstraEvanescence drummer Will Hunt, bassist John O’Boyle and East Coast shred-master Ethan Brosh.

Sweet told Screamer Magazine last year that “One Sided War” turned out to be “the heaviest album I’ve ever done. A lot of times, Stryper fans expect heavy and when Stryper doesn’t do it, that’s really a big issue. But when I don’t do it, it’s not as big an issue because fans typically expect a lighter side of Michael Sweet when I do solo albums, and they say that all the time. Continue reading »