Feb 092018
 

The visualizer video for the song ‘Take It To The Cross’ from Stryper can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album, “God Damn Evil”, which will be released on April 20 via Frontiers Music. 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.

‘Take It To The Cross’ is our answer to many fans asking us to do something a little heavier and even bordering on thrash,” said Michael. “The verses are heavy with a vocal and lyric delivery that’s bold and relevant yet the chorus kicks in with a fast, thrashy vibe. We brought in Matt Blanchard (Act Of Defiance, Shadows Fall) to handle the vocal growl on the choruses and the end vamp. This song is 100 percent high octane.” Continue reading »

Feb 052018
 

Stryper has set “God Damn Evil” as the title of its new album, due on April 20 via Frontiers Music. The disc was recorded at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts. The follow-up to 2015’s “Fallen” marks 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 last year.

Stryper guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet stated about “God Damn Evil”: “I can tell you this: if you kind of take the best of a handful of Stryper albums and you kind of roll it up into a big, old fat burrito, that’s what you’re gonna get with this album. On a couple of songs, you’re gonna hear qualities of “Against The Law”, you’re gonna hear qualities of “Fallen”, you’re gonna hear qualities of “No More Hell To Pay” — and even “To Hell With The Devil” and “Soldiers [Under Command]”. You’re gonna get the best of all those worlds in one world. 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 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 »