Interview by Robert Cavuoto
Stryper will release their long-awaited new album, The Final Battle, this October.
The band continues their established trend of making sonically powerful music with an edge while growing heavier. If the two new singles, “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” and “Rise to the Call,” are any indication of what the rest of the album sounds like, the band will have a blockbuster on their hands. The two songs are aggressive mid-tempo songs with thought-provoking spiritual lyrics. They include their trademark melodies, virtuoso playing, and air-tight rhythms.
The yellow and black attack consists of Michael Sweet [lead vocals/guitars], Oz Fox [guitars], Perry Richardson [bass], and Robert Sweet [drums].
It’s always a pleasure to speak with Michael Sweet. In my latest interview with Michael, he provides us with a candid update on his eye issues, the aspects of The Final Battle that has him excited, how he established his distinctive guitar tone, an introspective look at his side band, Iconic, and working with the talented musicians on their debut album, Second Skin. Check out our in-depth conversation, and remember that for more interviews, please follow My Global Mind on Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, and subscribe to their YouTube channel.
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Stryper Tour Dates:
AUGUST 20, 2022 MONSTERS ON THE MOUNTAIN GATLINBURG, TN
SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 THE TOKEN LOUNGE
SEPTEMBER 9, 2022 THE VAULT
SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 THE KING OF CLUBS
SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 BOGART’S
SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 EAGLES THEATRE
SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 THE MUSIC FACTORY
SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 CRYSTAL GRAND MUSIC THEATRE WISCONSIN DELLS, WI
SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 VIXEN THEATER
SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 TEMPLELIVE
SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 THE HAUTE SPOT
SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 TREES
SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 RISE ROOFTOP
OCTOBER 1, 2022 “ROCK ‘N BOOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL” PARK MERCEDES, TX
OCTOBER 8, 2022 PEPPERS CLUB
OCTOBER 10, 2022 TEATRO JORGE ELIECER GAITAN BOGOTA, COLUMBIA
OCT 29 -NOV 3, 2022 THE KISS KRUISE XI LOS ANGELES TO CABO SAN LUCAS & ENSENADA, MEXICO
NOVEMBER 4, 2022 WHISKY A GO GO
JANUARY 17 – 21, 2023 ROKISLAND FEST 2023 KEY WEST, FL
APRIL 29 – MAY 4, 2023 MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE PORT CANAVERAL/PUERTO PLATA/LABADEE