Sep 232020
 

Michael Sweet, the frontman of Stryper, is currently promoting his band’s new album, “Even The Devil Believes,” During a recent interview with Steve Harrison of ARfm’s The Unchained Rock Show, Sweet confirmed that he will start work on a new recording project at the beginning of 2021 with Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra and the singer from Inglorious, Nathan James.

During the in-depth interview, which can be heard below, Michael told Steve, “After the first of the New Year, I start a new project with Nathan James and Joel Hoekstra… we are doing like a Whitesnake throwback kind of album and then I’m doing a new Sweet And Lynch album right after that.”

Michael went on further to explain how the idea for the project came about, “Well, I’ve become dear friends with Nathan and I love his voice; and I was asked to work with him by Frontiers and it worked out where we are doing something. I’m going to be playing guitar and singing a few songs, a duet with him and I’m co-producing and co-writing and it’s going to be really cool… he is fantastic, I love him, great guy, great heart, great vocalist, he is one of my favourites, I can’t wait to work with him.”

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Aug 262020
 

Stryper will release their new album, “Even The Devil Believes”, on September 4 via Frontiers Music. The 11-track project is Stryper‘s first studio album with Perry Richardson (Firehouse) on bass and background vocals.

Sweet, who also produced the new album, told “Fox 17 Rock And Review” about the effort (see video below): “This album, I kept saying, ‘It’s a metal album. It’s a metal album,’ and it is. It’s for sure a hundred percent metal album. But at the same time, we really wanted to incorporate more melodies and bring back a little bit more of the melodic side of the band as well as the edgy side of the band. So, these are metal songs, but with lots of melodies and vocal parts going on.”

Sweet went on to say that his next year is “pretty booked solid” despite the fact that live concerts are still mostly prohibited, with no end in sight.

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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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