‘Michael Sweet’ About New ‘Stryper Album “Have 8 Now. It’s Riffy, Heavy and Dark. Title track Too”


Stryper frontman Michael Sweet have checked in with the following:

“Started writing & arranging songs for the new Stryper album Tuesday of this week. Have 8 now. It’s riffy, heavy and dark. Title track too”.

Stryper‘s ninth and latest album, “Fallen”, has been released on October 16th. 2015, the album entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 43 with first-week sales of just over 10,000 units — nearly all from pure album sales.

Sweet‘s seventh solo album, “One Sided War”, which is released on August  26 via Rat Pak Records. Backing Michael on the record are Whitesnake guitarist Joel HoekstraEvanescence drummer Will Hunt, bassist John O’Boyle and East Coast shred-master Ethan Brosh.

Our review of “One Sided War” can be found here.

Sweet is best known as the singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer for legendary hardrock pioneers Stryper, who have sold over ten million albums worldwide. In addition to StryperSweet has had a successful solo career, and he served as the guitarist and co-vocalist for the legendary classic rock band Boston from 2007 to 2011. The future remains bright for a man who has endured heartbreaking tribulations throughout his life and career, including the 2009 passing of his wife of more than 22 years, Kyle. In 2010, Sweet remarried to Lisa Champagne-Sweet, a woman he describes as “a Godsend and the one who fits perfectly by my side.” Sweet continues to record and tour with Stryper, as well as touring and recording as a solo artist.

Our review of Stryper’s album “Fallen” can be found here.

The current line -up consists of: Michael Sweet (guitar, vocals), Oz Fox (guitar) and Robert Sweet (drums),  ? (bass).

His other band, Sweet & Lynch, which features Michael Sweet (Stryper) and Lynch Mob/Dokken guitarist George Lynch – will release their sophomore album. “Unified,” on November 10th. through Frontiers Records. (EPK Here)

Michael Sweet solo acoustic show:

Dec 14, 2017 – The Spire Center for Performing Arts, Plymouth MA
Feb 11, 2018 – Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018, Miami, FL
Feb 12, 2018 – Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018, Miami, FL
Feb 13, 2018 – Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018, Miami, FL
Feb 14, 2018 – Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018, Miami, FL
Feb 15, 2018 – Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018, Miami, FL
Feb 16, 2018 – Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018, Miami, FL

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Video for ‘Pride’ (2015)

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