Michael Sweet Says Bands Who Won’t Record New Music Should Get Out

Michael Sweet Says Bands Who Won’t Record New Music Should Get Out

Speaking with Bakko on the Cobras & Fire Podcast, Michael Sweet shared his thoughts on recording new music even as sales dwindle.  Stating: “I will pay to play.  And what I mean by that is if it ever gets to a point where I can’t get a record deal or there’s no money from a label, I will pay to record my own album.  When I hear bands, big bands mind you, that talk about…

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Six Songs Perry Richardson Thinks You Should Hear – Ep304

Six Songs Perry Richardson Thinks You Should Hear – Ep304

Stryper bassist Perry Richardson returns to Decibel Geek this week to discuss his new gig and spin some great songs. In this episode, you’ll hear details on the circumstances that led to Perry landing the gig as well as future plans for the band. Additionally, Perry spins Six Songs that have a personal meaning to him. The stories that go along with his choices are, as expected, entertaining. Perry Richardson   In this Six Songs…

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Stryper Taps Perry Richardson for Bass Duties

Stryper Taps Perry Richardson for Bass Duties

Former Firehouse bassist Perry Richardson has joined Stryper as their new bassist. Richardson replaces original Stryper bassist Tim Gaines who was recently released from the group. Stryper has been on a roll of well-received recent albums including 2013’s No More Hell to Pay and 2015’s Fallen. The band is set to enter the studio in November for a planned Spring 2018 release on Frontiers Records. The now-untitled album will be the first to feature Richardson…

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MICHAEL SWEET: The voice of STRYPER (Concert Review)

MICHAEL SWEET: The voice of STRYPER (Concert Review)

Michael Sweet – Solo acoustic tour Goldfield Trading Post 9/30/2017 Sacramento, CA While Stryper is on a bit of a hiatus, the energetic Michael Sweet never stops.  This man can’t stand still for a minute.  Whether it’s continually touring or releasing new music yearly under the monikers of Stryper, Michael Sweet, Sweet & Lynch, etc. etc. etc., obviously Sweet doesn’t believe in the statement that “Rock is dead!” Although I’ve seen 300+ shows in my…

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Listen to New Sweet & Lynch Song “Bridge of Broken Lies”

Listen to New Sweet & Lynch Song “Bridge of Broken Lies”

The song “Bridge Of Broken Lies” from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, ACE FREHLEY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — can be streamed below. The track is taken from SWEET & LYNCH’s second album, Unified, which will be released on November 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. Unified track listing:…

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Tim Gaines To Stryper Members. “Get A Clue Dumbsh–tz!”

Tim Gaines To Stryper Members. “Get A Clue Dumbsh–tz!”

The tension in Stryper leading up to Tim Gaines’ eventual firing/departure was tighter than Oz Fox’s spandex budget.  It had been rumored for some time that Gaines had been on the way out with the bands singer confirming it earlier this week and then Tim himself going on a now deleted tirade on his Facebook page where he confirmed it and said this. “My recent demise within the Stryper camp came about because I actually…

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The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

Hello, and welcome to Decibel Geek. For the uninitiated, we are a hard rock/heavy metal website and weekly podcast. Decibel Geek began as a weekly podcast presented by hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro and has grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photograph galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our writing team encompasses some…

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Top Ten Albums of 2016 – Craig Terdich

My top albums are simply the albums that I found myself going back to listen to over and over again. My taste may not be for everyone, but that’s what is great about the music we love. You never know when something is going to catch your ear. I look to Decibel Geek to help me find new bands. So here goes from 10-1 10 – Sixx: A.M. – Prayers for the Damned   When I…

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Metal Mama’s Top 10 Albums of 2016

Wow! What a year for music! It was my privilege to become a part of the Decibel Geek family in 2016 and I have enjoyed every moment of it. From major label releases to independent and crowd funded projects, hard rock and heavy metal bands had a variety to share with us. There were so many outstanding albums this year, in fact, that choosing a top ten list was a monumental task. There were several…

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MICHAEL SWEET- One Sided War (Album Review)

MICHAEL SWEET- One Sided War (Album Review)

Is there a harder working musician than Michael Sweet these days? Maybe there is, but I am hard-pressed to think of anybody that is. After all in a little less than three years he has recorded, or produced, or played on no less than seven albums. Being what I consider a quadruple threat, he is a great singer, guitar player, songwriter, and producer. His ability to put out dependable, great quality music is inspiring.  He…

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