Stryper Rocks Wisconsin Dells

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Some 37+ years after emerging from the southern California nightclub scene, STRYPER is still recording, touring and performing for their loyal fans worldwide. With original members Michael Sweet (lead vocals, guitar), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar) joined by seasoned bassist Perry Richardson, the band delivers their strongest music to date.

The Final Battle

The band whose members wear yellow and black is hitting the road this spring in support of last October’s release, The Final Battle. The album, the group’s 13th studio album, is full of the band’s trademark melodies, virtuoso playing and air tight rhythms. It also addresses a few of the world’s darker events and issues such as the war in Afghanistan and the growing divide between Christians and other religious groups.

The tour is set to begin March 30 in New Bedford, Massachusetts and run through June 7 in Tempe, Arizona. Frontman Michael Sweet says that the band is excited about the upcoming shows. The band is currently working on a new studio album as well. Originally formed in Orange County, California as Roxx Regime in 1983, the group quickly found success and became one of the first overtly Christian metal bands to break through to the mainstream. The band consists of original members Michael Sweet (lead vocals and guitar), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar). The group has been together since its inception and remains dedicated to their message and mission.

Even The Devil Believes

It may be a bold statement to say, but Stryper still has the power to rock like few bands from the ’80s that came before them. The band’s sound has been able to evolve over the years, with piercing guitar solos and an indomitable voice from Michael Sweet. Some may think that with a lead vocalist approaching 60, the voice could possibly be showing some signs of wear, but it’s actually gotten better with time and a little more experience.

Opening track Blood From Above is a classic Stryper metal song with heavy riffs and guitar harmony. The more melodic Make Love Great Again is a ballad that has the power to move and a vocal harmony intro that’s reminiscent of the early work from Firehouse. New bass guitarist Perry Richardson adds a whole lot of meat to the music and it’s a testament to the fact that this band hasn’t lost anything in all these years.

Countdown To The End

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I Salute You

In a time where the bands that make up the classic metal genre have been on the decline, Stryper is the exception. The sextet of Michael Sweet (vocals), his brother Robert Sweet (drums), Oz Fox (guitar) and new bassist Perry Richardson (former Firehouse member) still bring their message to the masses while keeping their music fresh, heavy laden with intoxicating riffs, and their air tight musicianship intact.

With songs like the bluesy Glenn Hughes vibe of Honestly and the orchestrated union of horn section and band in the climactic build of Chambers, Stryper have proven once again that they are masters at creating grand gestures of post rock. This record is a warm “welcome back” to their long-time fans and a resounding “nice to meet you!” to those that have yet to discover them.

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