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 »

Oct 122018
 

Brazilian progressive metallers Krig checked in with the following: “We have gathered some covers we’ve recorded and made it available for you at our bandcamp, soon in the streaming services”.

Tracklist: 1. Tribute (Krig), 2. Soldiers Under Command (Stryper), 3. Heroes (Bride), 4. Nonpoint (Believer), 5. Here Comes The Bride (Bride), 6. Grind Planetarium (Mortification), 7. Walls of Separation (Living Sacrifice ), 8. Foolish Evildoers IV (Krig). Continue reading »

Sep 112018
 

Fan-filmed video footage of Stryper‘s September 8 performance at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois can be seen below.

This has been a challenging summer for Oz and his bandmates. On August 11th, Oz suffered a medical emergency while performing with a side project in Las Vegas. An on-stage seizure led to the discovery of some previously unknown “spots” on the brain. Oz has been released from the hospital, although additional testing and treatment will be necessary. However, he should be released to work this fall while his medical team decides the best course of action moving forward. You can view Stryper‘s original statement here Continue reading »

Sep 042018
 

Guitarist Oz Fox intends to return to the road for most of the dates this fall, after suffering an on-stage medical emergency in August. Oz remains under doctor’s care, and additional testing and treatment will be necessary. However, he should be released to work this fall while his medical team decides the best course of action moving forward.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 — After heavy touring for the first part of 2018, Stryper will return to the road this fall for the second half of their God Damn Evil World Tour. And there is good news for Stryper fans… guitarist Oz Fox intends to return to the road for most of the dates this fall.

This has been a challenging summer for Oz and his bandmates. On August 11th, Oz suffered a medical emergency while performing with a side project in Las Vegas. An on-stage seizure led to the discovery of some previously unknown “spots” on the brain. Oz has been released from the hospital, although additional testing and treatment will be necessary. However, he should be released to work this fall while his medical team decides the best course of action moving forward. You can view Stryper‘s original statement here Continue reading »

Sep 022018
 

Fan-filmed video footage of Stryper‘s Sydney Show at Max Watts in Sydney (Aug. 18) can be watched below.

The band is touring without its guitarist Oz Fox, who was forced to stay home after collapsing onstage during a Las Vegas performance. Doctors who have been treating him have found two tumors in his head — one by his ear and the other in the back of his brain.

Oz‘s wife, Annie Lobért, wrote in a Facebook post that he “cannot drive, fly or work for three months because of the potential seizures.” Furthermore, Stryper has had to cancel its Japanese shows because Oz cannot perform due to his medical condition. Continue reading »