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STRYPER: More Tour Dates Announced

Legendary Christian rock band STRYPER have announced more dates for their first-ever reunion tour, the band's first nationwide performance junket in more than 12 years. The tour, which will coincide with the quartet's 20th anniversary, is slated to kick off October 3 in Springfield, Virginia. The tour will run across the United States, playing approximately ...

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STRYPER Announce First Batch Of Tour Dates

Legendary Christian rock band STRYPER have announced the first batch of dates for their first-ever reunion tour, the band's first nationwide performance junket in more than 12 years. The tour, which will coincide with the quartet's 20th anniversary, is slated to kick off October 3 in Springfield, Virginia. The tour will run across the United ...

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7 HOURS LATER To Open For STRYPER On The West Coast

Cincinnati-based 7 HOURS LATER have been chosen as the opening act for the West Coast leg of the STRYPER 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour in support of their new CD, "7: The Best Of Stryper", on Hollywood Records. Longtime friend of 7 HOURS LATER guitarist Lynn Edward Glezen, STRYPER's own Robert Sweet lent his talent to ...

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STRYPER To Kick Off Reunion Tour In Early October

Legendary Christian rock band STRYPER have announced plans to embark on their first-ever reunion tour this fall to celebrate the quartet's 20th anniversary. The band's first nationwide performance junket in more than 12 years is slated to kick off in the Northeast in early October. The tour will run across the United States, playing approximately ...

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STRYPER To Embark On Reunion Tour

Classic Christian heavy metal band STRYPER are reportedly planning a reunion tour of about 25 shows beginning in August. Exact cities and venues are expected to be announced within the next two weeks. STRYPER released a "greatest hits" collection, "7: The Best Of Stryper", in March through Hollywood Records. Included in the package were two ...

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STRYPER Frontman To Sell New Two-Song CD

Two songs recently recorded by STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet, entitled "Miles Away" and "Strong", are being made available for purchase via the singer's official web site, www.michaelsweet.com. As previously reported, Sweet will be performing at the MARS HILL record-release party on Friday, May 30 at J.R.s in Cranston, Rhode Island. Michael will be ...

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STRYPER Frontman To Perform At MARS HILL Record-Release Party

STRYPER vocalist Michael Sweet will be performing at the MARS HILL record-release party on Friday, May 30 at J.R.s in Cranston, Rhode Island. Massachusetts-based MARS HILL have just released "Sink or Swim", an album which Michael produced, played a little guitar and helped out with backing vocals on. As part of the party, Michael will ...

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STRYPER Pay Tribute To Persian Gulf War Heroes In 'Believe'

Back in 1991, during the Persian Gulf War, STRYPER vocalist Michael Sweet wrote the song "Believe", which gave his feelings voice about the events unfolding in the Middle East. Stated Michael: "It's not just about what was going on in Kuwait and Iraq, though that was how the song started. It's about all the men ...

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STRYPER Finalize Track Listing For 'Best Of' Collection

STRYPER have announced the track listing for their upcoming "greatest hits" collection, "7: The Best Of Stryper", due on March 25 through Hollywood Records. It is as follows: 01. Something (new track) 02. For You (new track) 03. Shining Star 04. Lady 05. All For One 06. In God We Trust 07. Always There For ...

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Ex-STRYPER Bassist: God Is Good!

Former STRYPER bassist Tim Gaines has posted the following update via his official web site: "This really has been an exciting month for us and a wonderful beginning to a new year 2003. On New Years morning, my wife took me to the airport and there I met [ex-STRYPER guitarist] Oz [Fox]. We departed for ...

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KONKHRA: Not Christian Enough!

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have posted the following update via their official web site: "Happy new year. We are ready to film the video for 'Warmonger' [off the upcoming 'Reality Check' CD]. The song is about a German soldier freezing to death, and since it's cold as fuck and there's snow, we'll be filming it ...

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Ex-STRYPER Drummer Lines Up BLISSED Dates

BLISSED, featuring former STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet, have lined up the following dates during January: Jan. 10 – Bakersfield, CA @ Station316 Jan. 11 – Hayward, CA @ the Hangout Jan. 12 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction Feb. 07– Arlington, TX @ Dreamworld Feb. 08 – Canton, TX @ RevelationRoom Feb. 09 - San ...

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STRYPER To Record New Material For Upcoming Collection

STRYPER are set to record two new studio tracks for inclusion on a new "Best Of Stryper" album, due in the spring via Hollywood Records. All four original members — Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet, Oz Fox, and Tim Gaines — will be partaking in the recording sessions in January — the first time the original ...

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BLISSED Complete Work On Debut CD

BLISSED, featuring former STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet, have completed work on their debut album, which they are planning on making available soon via music stores, online retailers and through the group's official web site. In the meantime, a four-song sampler is now available via www.blessed.biz in a limited-edition run of 444 numbered and ...

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Former STRYPER Bassist Issues Call For Band Reunion

Ex-STRYPER bassist Tim Gaines wants nothing more than to reunite with his former bandmates. "I miss being together with the [rest of the STRYPER] guys," the bassist admitted on his official web site. "I think what I miss the most about being a part of STRYPER was how God's presence was always there. I miss ...

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THY MAJESTIE Complete Work On "Hastings 1066"

Italy's THY MAJESTIE have completed work on their brand new CD, entitled Hastings 1066. Included on the album as a bonus track is a cover of the STRYPER song "In God We Trust". No release date has yet been announced for the CD, which is due to be mastered shortly at Helsinki, Finland's Finnvox Studios. ...

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Former STRYPER Drummer Gets BLISSED

Former STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet has teamed up with David Pearson and Trevor Barr from the group STATIC (not to be confused with STATIC-X) to form a brand new project called BLISSED. According to Sweet, it's been quite a while since I've felt this good about a group effort musically, and this feels great. If ...

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DAVE ELLEFSON: I Would Be Honored If METALLICA Asked Me To Join

Former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson recently agreed to answer in the written form several questions submitted to him by BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding MEGADETH's break-up and the bassist's future plans. Here are our questions and his reponses: Question: When did it first become apparent to you that MEGADETH's career was coming to an end? Dave Ellefson: On ...

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TUFF's Rachelle To Guest On SHAMELESS CD!

TUFF frontman Stevie Rachelle will be contributing vocal tracks to the new SHAMELESS CD, which is set to be recorded in January. Like the Munich, Germany-based group's previous two releases, the upcoming album will feature various musicians as guests. Among the people that had appeared on the group's earlier recordings are the likes of Bruce ...

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Archive News May 07, 2001

Currently holed up in a North Californian rehearsal space working on new material for the group's forthcoming studio album, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has posted the following studio update in the band-exclusive area of the group's official web site:

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'We made this pact to work on one or two ideas every day and not ...

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Archive News Apr 15, 2001

SLAYER appear to have dropped Soundtracks Of The Apocalypse as the working title for their upcoming studio release, which is due out July 3rd through American / Columbia Records. SLAYER are presently mixing the album at a Vancouver studio and plan on having it ready to be mastered by April 20th. In other SLAYER news, ...

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