STRYPER and KIX – Arcada Theatre, IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

STRYPER and KIX – Arcada Theatre, IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

Stryper and Kix rocked the Arcada Theatre in IL to a sold out crowd! Kix played the whole album Blow My Fuse in order!  This was quite a treat for die hard fans. http://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/gmedia/g/zE6LG Stryper played all the hits, as well as a handful of new songs such as “Revelation”, “Sorry” and more! Howie Simon was filling in for Oz Fox in Stryper, who has been sidelined with a heath scare but should be back…

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GRAND ROCKTEMBER VI – End of Summer – Festival Review

GRAND ROCKTEMBER VI – End of Summer – Festival Review

“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” – George R.R. Martin For the past five years, thousands of aging metal heads have spent their last days of summer in Hinckley, MN for the annual Grand Rocktember Festival. With bands featured in the pages of Circus Magazine and Hit Parader between 1982-1990 filling the stage over two days.  For the sixth year the folks at Grand Casino decided to add a third day.  Who…

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STRYPER – God Damn Evil (Album Review)

STRYPER – God Damn Evil (Album Review)

I am not a religious fanatic.  I am not a devil worshipper (although I have partaken in many of his sanctioned activities).  I’ve been deemed a gift from heaven (never mind that the person was very drunk). I’ve been called the Anti-Christ (which may be a bit more accurate, but I had just terminated that person’s employment). You could easily hear me singing at the top of my lungs (in my car… in the key…

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New Noize – Current Rock News & Discussion Ep315

New Noize – Current Rock News & Discussion Ep315

All the rock news that’s fit to spit this week is covered with New Noize! 2018 is off to a roaring start with tons of stories coming from the rock world as well as some incredible releases. We’re happy to dish it up and serve you our opinions. Judas Priest is possibly the top story in the rock/metal community right now. Sadly, Glenn Tipton recently announced a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease; forcing him to sit…

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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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My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Be sure to check out the Decibel Geek website contributor’s collective compilation of the top albums: Best of 2017 Article As 2017 quickly approaches its conclusion, I find it appropriate to reflect on almost 150 new releases of music that I have discovered over the course of the year. Admittedly, my favorites tend to be from the Melodic Rock and Symphonic Metal genres. Regardless, I am proud to present my Top Ten for 2017. To…

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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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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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