Stryper Completes Mixing New Album

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Apr 302020
 

Stryper have completed mixing their new album for a late 2020 release via Frontiers Music.

On Friday (April 24), Stryper frontman Michael Sweet took to his social media to write: “I could not be happier to be able to say that the new @stryper album is officially mixed! It sounds killer! Big, fat, bold and spicy – wait till you hear it! Thank you @dannyb413 for making it happen and now it goes onto @alexsaltz to be taken to another level. I already have 5 favorites that are on repeat. I’m pretty sure they’ll be yours as well. Coming soon to a system near you – The Y&B Attack is alive and well #heavymetalmusic #guitarlove #musicproducer #loudandproud”

Most of the recording sessions for Stryper‘s new disc took place at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts with engineer Danny Bernini.

Among tracks set to appear on the LP is ‘For God And Rock & Roll‘.

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Mar 292020
 

The latest Kingdom Of Rock Podcast features Stryper frontman Michael Sweet and former Guitar Player magazine editor Michael Molenda in an in-depth discussion regarding the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and how it has affected the entertainment industry.

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Feb 202020
 

Stryper frontman Michael Sweet and former TNT singer Tony Harnell will join forces for the “Tour 1987” in May.

Sweet said: “I’m excited to officially announce that I’m going on tour this spring, full-band electric, with my good friend Tony Harnell, and special guest Moriah Formica! Our first round of dates are listed below. More dates to come….”

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Dec 272019
 

Stryper have updates their 2020 tour schedule, which now includes a free show in Uncasville, CT in May and an appearance at the annual M3 Festival. Check out the complete schedule below.

Stryper frontman Michael Sweet has begun writing songs for the band’s next studio album. The follow-up to “God Damn Evil” is expected in summer 2020.

Says Sweet: “I started writing for the new Stryper album on Monday. I have 7 songs so far. I guess I’m on a roll. Some people have said that I should spend more time. Why? Most of the songs from our biggest selling albums were written in less than an hour.

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Michael Sweet “Ten”

 Posted by on December 6, 2019 at 23:20  No Responses »
Dec 062019
 

Stryper frontman, Michael Sweet, released Ten – his tenth solo studio album, on 11 October.

Do yourself a favour and head over to Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives here and scroll his biography. So many releases, and with such consistency spanning a professional music making career of 35+ years. That is amazing!

I wonder what freedom he sought when he commented in a 2016 interview with The Aquarian Weekly about why he enjoyed making solo records: “it’s an opportunity to free myself up a little bit more… and try some things that Stryper may not be able to try.” In a recent interview with Mark of The Rockpit, Australia, Sweet said that each song on the new album was written with a different guitarist in mind. If you look at the track list, you’ll notice that “Better Part Of Me” features Jeff Loomis of Arch Enemy (and technical death metal supergroup, Conquering Dystopia) for instance. The risk then might be that each new guitarist’s unique style would result in divergent contributions to the album. As a songwriter, Sweet was able to unify the differing creative impulses into a cohesive whole. I agree with him when he says that “they all work and flow perfectly well together”. You can read the full interview here.

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