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STRYPER Frontman Reveals Guest Musicians For New Solo Album

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has commenced recording his next solo album. The follow-up to 2016's "One Sided War" will arrive this summer via Rat Pak Records. Among the guest musicians who will appear on Sweet's new disc are QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre, guitarists Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE), Marzi ...

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Why STRYPER Hasn't Opened For Any Bigger Rock Bands On Tour

Michael Sweet says that STRYPER hasn't toured with many bigger bands because the openly Christian group hasn't been able to secure support slots with any musically compatible artists. "We're asked all the time, 'Why don't you open for other bands?'" the STRYPER frontman wrote on his Facebook page earlier today. "Well, we've submitted our name ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA's CHRIS CAFFERY Is 'Really Bothered' By National Anthem Protests During NFL Games

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery says his solo song "Upon The Knee" is inspired by the recent U.S. national anthem protests. NFL players started protesting police brutality in 2016 by taking a knee during the anthem, setting off a flurry of debate across the country. While the issue has subsided considerably during the 2018 NFL ...

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STRYPER To Record New Studio Album In 2019

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has told Sleaze Roxx in a new interview that the band will record a new studio album in 2019. The guitarist/vocalist is also planning on issuing the follow-up to his 2016 solo album, "One Sided War". Other releases in the works include another collection of cover songs from bands ...

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Inside Metal: The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal 2 - Various

Bob Nalbandian is a walking compendium of American metal, particularly conversant of the scene cultivated within his California habitat in the 1980s. His "Inside Metal" documentary series has become a go-to source on the subject of West Coast-birthed heavy metal. His recent work focuses upon the dawn of thrash from the Los Angeles and Bay ...

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TOURNIQUET: Lyric Video For 'Sinister Scherzo' Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, CHRIS POLAND

U.S. thrash/heavy metal veterans TOURNIQUET have released a lyric video for the single "Sinister Scherzo". The track, which features guest appearances by former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and ex-MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland, is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Gazing At Medusa", which is due mid-October via TOURNIQUET's own label, ...

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STRYPER's OZ FOX To Undergo Brain Biopsy

STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox will undergo a brain biopsy after he reportedly fell down during a concert last weekend. Fox suffered a seizure while performing with SIN CITY SINNERS Saturday night (August 11) at Harrah's in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was immediately transported to a local hospital, where medical personnel ran extensive tests to determine ...

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STRYPER Frontman: OZ FOX Is 'Family And A Brother To Me'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet says that the band got guitarist Oz Fox's blessing to go ahead with its Australian tour later this month. Fox suffered a seizure while performing with SIN CITY SINNERS Saturday night (August 11) at Harrah's in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be unable to join his bandmates on the trek. In ...

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STRYPER Guitarist OZ FOX Hospitalized In Las Vegas

STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox has been hospitalized after reportedly "falling down" during his guest appearance at SIN CITY SINNERS concert Saturday night (August 11) at Harrah's in Las Vegas, Nevada. The news of Oz's illness was broken by SIN CITY SINNERS' Jason Green, who wrote on his Facebook page: "If you believe in a higher ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: 'I've Always Come From The Mindset That Slow And Fast Has Nothing To Do With Heavy'

Mark Strigl and Mitch Lafon of the "Mark & Mitch Show" conducted an interview with STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet at this year's M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the heavy nature of the band's recently ...

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TOURNIQUET's 'Gazing At Medusa' Title Track Features Guest Appearances By DEEN CASTRONOVO And CHRIS POLAND

Christian metallers TOURNIQUET have just released the title track, cover art and lyric video to their upcoming full-length album, "Gazing At Medusa", set for a summer 2018 release on the band's own label, Pathogenic Records. The song features guest appearances by Deen Castronovo (JOURNEY) on lead vocals and Chris Poland (MEGADETH) on lead guitar. "It ...

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Watch STRYPER Perform At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of STRYPER's May 5 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below (clips uploaded by YouTube user Jim Powers). STRYPER's latest album, "God Damn Evil", was released on April 20 via Frontiers Music Srl. Asked by All That Shreds what ...

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Erase Me - UNDEROATH

Sometimes a Christian band finds itself lost, or in the case of UNDEROATH 2018, it just lost Christ. If you're old enough, remember when STRYPER ditched the yellow and black spandex and strapped full-on leather and chin gristle for 1990's ill-fated album "Against the Law"? Some figured it a gambit, others a momentary pact with ...

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STRYPER: 'Lost' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for STRYPER's new song "Lost" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "God Damn Evil", which was released on April 20 via Frontiers Music Srl. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, it is STRYPER's most powerful album to date, doubling down on the hard rock/heavy metal ...

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STRYPER Plays First Concert With New Bassist PERRY RICHARDSON (Video)

STRYPER played its first show with new bassist Perry Richardson (ex-FIREHOUSE) Saturday night (April 28) at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet stated about the gig: "Although we had a few technical difficulties, it was an amazing night!! The people ...

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STRYPER Releases 'The Valley' Video

STRYPER's music video for the song "The Valley" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "God Damn Evil", which will be released on April 20 via Frontiers Music Srl. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, it is STRYPER's most powerful album to date, doubling down on the hard rock/heavy metal ...

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