Kingdom Extreme recently conducted an interview with guitarist Oz Fox of Christian hard rockers STRYPER. Oz talks about the band's new album, "Murder By Pride", and its 25th anniversary tour; his involvement with BLOODGOOD, GUARDIAN, and SIN DIZZY; his recent wedding ceremony and the special music provided by STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet; and he offers his thoughts on the history of the Christian music industry and STRYPER's place in it.The entire chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. STRYPER bassist Timothy Gaines is posting regular updates from the band's 25th-anniversary tour exclusively at StryperForum.com. You can check out the blog at this location. Bassist Tracy Ferrie is not performing on the U.S. leg of the STRYPER tour. Instead, original bassist Gaines is the sole bass player. What was originally planned to be a two-set performance has now turned into one full 90-minute concert consisting of all the greatest hits and new STRYPER material. The band is wearing new yellow-and-black outfits designed by the original outfit designer. All original members — Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet, Oz Fox, and Tim Gaines — are performing on the 25th anniversary U.S. tour. "Murder By Pride", the new album from STRYPER, sold 5,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 73 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Murder By Pride" was released in Europe on August 28 via Frontiers Records. The CD was made available in the U.S. on July 21 through Big 3 Records. STRYPER kicked off its 25th-anniversary tour on September 11 at the House Of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts. Quality video footage of the performance can be viewed at this location. One of the clips is available below. 25 years ago (1984), STRYPER broke onto the scene with its debut EP, "Yellow And Black Attack", and has since gone on to sell 8 million records worldwide and tour the world spreading an inspirational message through their branded sound of rock songs, heavy guitars, and pristine harmony vocals. Oz Fox interviewed by Kingdom Extreme (click on player below to launch audio):
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