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Post by deathisgain on Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:36 pm

MICHAEL SWEET Wants To Start Composing Next STRYPER Album This Month 
STRYPER will enter the studio this fall to begin work on in its new album for an early 2018 release. Frontman Michael Sweet told Good Company in a new interview about the band's planned follow-up to 2015's "Fallen" (see video below): "We're gonna start recording a new album in October — we start pre-production — and we'll probably be done by before Christmastime, at the latest just after Christmas. It will come out — if I had to guess — probably around April."
Asked if he feels any pressure having to come up with an album's worth of material in such a short period of time, Sweet said: "I do, but I don't [start writing well ahead of time], actually. I procrastinate a lot. So if I'm traveling and I'm busy doing other things, I'll put off [until] two, three weeks before the album writing the album. I've done that on the last three albums — 'No More Hell To Pay' [2013], 'Fallen' and [2016 solo disc] 'One Sided War'. Those were all written just a few weeks before recording. It's not the way I like to do things, it's not the way things should be done, but I seem to be — for whatever reason — in that mindset. And hopefully for this new STRYPER album, I can break that. I wanna start writing in July, 'cause I'm gonna have some time to do that, and try to come up with a good number of ideas long before we start recording them."
STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox recently revealed that Tim Gaines was going through a divorce, forcing the band to take a hiatus and possibly consider a future without the bassist. "As far as I know, [Tim is] looking like he's on his way to making all of that stuff in his life correct and fixed, and then we'll see where he stands after he's all done with that, and I know he wants to keep touring," Fox told The Vinyl Mishappenings.
Michael told the WSOU radio station that STRYPER has "no plans of stopping," despite the latest setback. He explained: "I mean, we had considered it and thought, well, maybe we should, but then we realized, well, that's just fair to us, that's not fair to the fans. So we're gonna continue on for sure."
Sweet also said that it was "probable" that STRYPER would carry on without Gaines, explaining that "if we were to disband or dissolve or stop, it really wouldn't be fair to the fans, it wouldn't be fair to the other guys, and it's important to keep that in mind as well."
Gaines is no longer listed as a member of STRYPER on the band's official web site.
"Fallen" entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 43 with first-week sales of just over 10,000 units — nearly all from pure album sales. The set followed the No. 35-peaking "No More Hell To Pay", which was released in 2013.
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Post by Andreas89 on Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:50 pm

Good. Judging by their last two albums (the only ones I know of them), they were on a roll. Would be a shame not to make good use of that.
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Post by alldatndensum on Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:46 pm

With or without Tim, I'd take some new Stryper!
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Post by New Creation on Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:49 pm

Bring on the Stryper!
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Post by timekeeper on Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:33 pm

New Creation wrote:Bring on the Stryper!
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Post by sentient 6 on Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:55 pm

Unless Tim is one of the main song writers, his absence shouldn't effect too much.
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Post by messiaen77 on Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:00 am

sentient 6 wrote:Unless Tim is one of the main song writers, his absence shouldn't effect too much.
Yep.  There have been at least two albums where Tim was absent or at least not super-involved.
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Post by New Creation on Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:04 pm

LOL - Stryper asked for fans to come up with names for the next album. Bad grammar and sarcasm notwithstanding, some of these are just plain terrible.

Not of this world
His pain your gain
The devil invented the romper.
Heaven sent
STRYPER : IN THE TIME'S OF WAR
Pass the plate...
Weapons of are warfare
Sonic Salvation
Abraham rocks Jesus lives
By stripes we are saved
Resucita el corazón.
Bread good.....fire bad.....
Pray Away The Devil
Love on the Offense
Immanent Defeat
Soldiers Against The Hell.
Burning Lucifers wings
Ladders to fire
Mercy On The Damned
By His Strypes
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Post by Hardcore Christian on Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:47 pm

I couldnt bear to look through the comment section, after I saw the top 3 or 4 replies

Thanks Adam, now I got to see all the cringyness lol!
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Post by Erasmus on Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:46 pm

Yes there were many many shockers in that list. The best suggestion was to go self titled IMO.

I can only imagine what goes through Michael Sweet's mind when he reads replies to his posts. It goes to prove the point that God likes to save the simple folk to confound the wise. I include myself in that statement.
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Post by timekeeper on Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:45 pm

New Creation wrote:LOL - Stryper asked for fans to come up with names for the next album. Bad grammar and sarcasm notwithstanding, some of these are just plain terrible.

Not of this world
His pain your gain
The devil invented the romper.
Heaven sent
STRYPER : IN THE TIME'S OF WAR
Pass the plate...
Weapons of are warfare
Sonic Salvation
Abraham rocks Jesus lives
By stripes we are saved
Resucita el corazón.
Bread good.....fire bad.....
Pray Away The Devil
Love on the Offense
Immanent Defeat
Soldiers Against The Hell.
Burning Lucifers wings
Ladders to fire
Mercy On The Damned
By His Strypes
Yep, they are all pretty bad.
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Post by Burner on Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:47 pm

Presumably it's been put on the backburner, since it hasn't been mentioned in about a year or so, but Sweet's also writing material for a collaboration album with Joel Hoekstra, as well another one with George Lynch (This one may or may not be finished now) for later this year.

Guy's got one hell of a work ethic, doesn't he?

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Post by Staybrite on Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:00 pm

Burner wrote:Presumably it's been put on the backburner, since it hasn't been mentioned in about a year or so, but Sweet's also writing material for a collaboration album with Joel Hoekstra, as well another one with George Lynch (This one may or may not be finished now) for later this year.

Guy's got one hell of a work ethic, doesn't he?

He's actually been posting updates on the forthcoming Sweet Lynch second album.  I believe the recording for it is pretty much wrapped up.
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