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New Song Premiere: STRYPER's 'Lost'

STRYPER's new song "Lost" can be streamed 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 sound that earned the ...

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STRYPER Frontman On 'Keyboard Warriors': 'Half Of The Clowns That Make Comments About Me Wouldn't Dare Say It To My Face'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet spoke to Rock Confidential about the negative effects of social media, particularly as it relates to bullying, name calling, and sometimes a complete lack of respect for others. "People are easily offended by honesty," he said. "There's a fine line between honesty and hatred. Some people go online if ...

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Former TOURNIQUET Vocalist Returns With New Solo Project

Bay Area vocalist Luke Easter, who was TOURNIQUET's lead singer from from 1993 to late 2015, has announced a new solo endeavor. As part of the band TOURNIQUET, he co-wrote a number of songs, released 10 CDs, four home videos/DVDs, and played numerous shows internationally. This is his first solo project, and it is slated ...

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MICHAEL SWEET: 'Controversy Follows STRYPER'

Bay Ragni of Totally Driven Radio recently conducted an interview with STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether STRYPER is always "one of controversy": Michael: "[Laughs] Well, controversy follows STRYPER, we don't follow it. It's just kind of par for the ...

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Video Premiere: STRYPER's 'Sorry'

STRYPER's video for the song "Sorry" 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 sound that ...

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Norwegian Singer ISSA: Making Of 'Run With The Pack' Album

Norwegian singer Issa (full name: Isabell Oversveen) will release her new album, "Run With The Pack", on April 20 via Frontiers Music Srl. A five-minute video about the making of the disc can be seen below. "Run With the Pack" is Issa's fifth studio album, another quality outing of classic melodic rock/AOR with huge vocals, ...

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PAUL STANLEY Weighs In On NFL Players Taking A Knee

Paul Stanley has commented on the NFL players' protest of racial injustice in the wake of the backlash from President Donald Trump. The KISS frontman discussed the athletes kneeling in protest during the national anthem while speaking to the Los Angeles radio station 95.5 KLOS earlier today (Thursday, February 22). Asked for his opinion on ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says Next SWEET & LYNCH Album Will Be A Conceptual Effort

During a recent interview with SiriusXM's Eddie Trunk, George Lynch talked about his plans for the upcoming third album from SWEET & LYNCH, his collaboration with guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER. "Michael is a Christian, and I'm of a different persuasion, and when we do records together, we always have those discussions," the legendary axeman ...

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Listen To STRYPER's Heavy New Song 'Take It To The Cross'

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 Srl. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, it is STRYPER's most powerful album to date, doubling down ...

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MR. BIG Drummer PAT TORPEY Dies At 64

Pat Torpey, drummer and founding member of MR. BIG, passed away Wednesday, February 7 at the age of 64 from complications of Parkinson's disease. His family, bandmates and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Services are pending. MR. BIG bassist Billy Sheehan said: "Pat Torpey has been my closest friend in music for ...

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STRYPER's OZ FOX On TIM GAINES's Exit: 'I'm Really Bummed Out That It Ended Up The Way It Did'

STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox was interviewed on the newly launched "The Liquid Conversations" podcast hosted by Aaron Nordstrom of GEMINI SYNDROME and Boston radio veteran Shawn SixX. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABERMOUTH.NET). On whether STRYPER's Christian faith and believing in ...

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH Featured In 'The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal': Part One Of Doc Series Due In January

Throughout history, the San Francisco Bay Area has long been deemed as the epicenter for thrash metal, whereas Los Angeles has invariably been considered the stomping ground for glam and hair metal. True, San Francisco has birthed many exceptional thrash bands since the early '80s, but the fact remains — Los Angeles is the rightful ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Finds 'Ridiculous, Cliché Comments' On BLABBERMOUTH.NET 'Sad' And 'Pathetic'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet was recently interviewed by "Totally Driven Radio", the weekly radio podcast hosted by Bay Ragni, Nick Wilkinson and Jimmy Jannetty. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if the drama surrounding bassist Tim Gaines's recent departure from STRYPER affected other aspects of his life outside the band, Sweet said: ...

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STRYPER Is Almost Done Recording New Album

STRYPER finished recording all the basic tracks for its new album (everything except lead vocals and lead guitar solos) a few days ago. According to frontman Michael Sweet, "it went much faster than expected and it sounds absolutely killer! We were all just having fun making music again with a new spirit and attitude. It ...

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Members Of SLIPKNOT, KORN, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, POISON, Others React To Passing Of MALCOLM YOUNG

Members of SLIPKNOT, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, WHITESNAKE, POISON, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, STRYPER, KORN, OVERKILL, KREATOR, SEPULTURA and VOLBEAT are among the rock musicians and scores of other artists who reacted on social media to the passing of Malcolm Young. The 64-year-old guitarist and co-founder of the legendary Australian hard rock band AC/DC had been suffering ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: 'Retribution' Video Released

The official video for the song "Retribution" from Jeff Scott Soto can be seen below. The track is the title cut of his new album, which was released on November 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. Co-written and produced together with Jeff Scott Soto alumni Howie Simon, "Retribution" is Jeff's sixth proper solo studio album in ...

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MICHAEL SWEET Says STRYPER Originally Wanted LYNCH MOB's SEAN MCNABB As TIM GAINES's Replacement

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet spoke to ListenIowa about the band's latest addition, former FIREHOUSE bassist Perry Richardson. Perry joined the band as the replacement for STRYPER's longtime bassist Tim Gaines, who was fired from the group earlier this year. Regarding how STRYPER hooked up with Richardson, Michael said: "Our co-manager mentioned [Perry]. We ...

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