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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Speaks Out On New Songs, Future Plans

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has posted the following update via his official web site ( "I always feel the need to apologize to all of you when I'm not able to keep up with the site as often as planned. My sincere apologies. If I could I would write e new newsletter every da...
January 23, 2003

KONKHRA: Not Christian Enough!

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have posted the following update via their official web site: "Happy new year. We are ready to film the video for 'Warmonger' [off the upcoming 'Reality Check' CD]. The song is about a German soldier freezing to death, and since it's cold as fuck and there's snow, we...
January 10, 2003

Ex-STRYPER Drummer Lines Up BLISSED Dates

BLISSED, featuring former STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet, have lined up the following dates during January: Jan. 10 – Bakersfield, CA @ Station316 Jan. 11 – Hayward, CA @ the Hangout Jan. 12 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction Feb. 07– Arlington, TX @ Dreamworld Feb. 08 – Canton, TX @ RevelationRoom Feb. 0...
December 31, 2002

STRYPER's TIM GAINES: 'God Is Doing Great Things In These Last Days'

STRYPER's plans to record two new studio tracks for inclusion on a new "Best Of Stryper" album, due in the spring via Hollywood Records, may lead to the band releasing a full-length album of new material, according to bassist Tim Gaines. "In case you have not heard the GREAT news, STRYPER will reuni...
December 8, 2002

STRYPER To Record New Material For Upcoming Collection

STRYPER are set to record two new studio tracks for inclusion on a new "Best Of Stryper" album, due in the spring via Hollywood Records. All four original members — Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet, Oz Fox, and Tim Gaines — will be partaking in the recording sessions in January — the first time the origi...
December 3, 2002

Ex-STRYPER Bassist On Possible Reunion: God Will Lead The Way

Ex-STRYPER bassist Tim Gaines believes that God will make the ultimate decision as to whether a reunion of the group will ever take place. "So you wonder about STRYPER," Gaines writes in a brand new posting on his official web site. "Will they ever get back together? I say STRYPER served its purpose...
October 27, 2002

BLISSED Complete Work On Debut CD

BLISSED, featuring former STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet, have completed work on their debut album, which they are planning on making available soon via music stores, online retailers and through the group's official web site. In the meantime, a four-song sampler is now available via i...
October 16, 2002

Former STRYPER Bassist Issues Call For Band Reunion

Ex-STRYPER bassist Tim Gaines wants nothing more than to reunite with his former bandmates. "I miss being together with the [rest of the STRYPER] guys," the bassist admitted on his official web site. "I think what I miss the most about being a part of STRYPER was how God's presence was always there....
August 30, 2002

BARREN CROSS, Ex-STRYPER Drummer To Appear At California Festival

Fans of STRYPER and the Christian metal scene will be happy to hear former Enigma/Capitol Recording artists BARREN CROSS will be playing a one-time reunion show (their first live appearance in over eight years) in Southern California this August at a festival called Extreme Mardi Gras. Also schedule...
June 5, 2002

THY MAJESTIE Complete Work On "Hastings 1066"

Italy's THY MAJESTIE have completed work on their brand new CD, entitled Hastings 1066. Included on the album as a bonus track is a cover of the STRYPER song "In God We Trust". No release date has yet been announced for the CD, which is due to be mastered shortly at Helsinki, Finland's Finnvox Studi...
May 3, 2002

Former STRYPER Drummer Gets BLISSED

Former STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet has teamed up with David Pearson and Trevor Barr from the group STATIC (not to be confused with STATIC-X) to form a brand new project called BLISSED. According to Sweet, it's been quite a while since I've felt this good about a group effort musically, and this fee...
April 24, 2002

DAVE ELLEFSON: I Would Be Honored If METALLICA Asked Me To Join

Former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson recently agreed to answer in the written form several questions submitted to him by BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding MEGADETH's break-up and the bassist's future plans. Here are our questions and his reponses: Question: When did it first become apparent to you that ME...
April 17, 2002

TUFF's Rachelle To Guest On SHAMELESS CD!

TUFF frontman Stevie Rachelle will be contributing vocal tracks to the new SHAMELESS CD, which is set to be recorded in January. Like the Munich, Germany-based group's previous two releases, the upcoming album will feature various musicians as guests. Among the people that had appeared on the group'...
December 25, 2001

Archive News May 07, 2001

Currently holed up in a North Californian rehearsal space working on new material for the group's forthcoming studio album, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has posted the following studio update in the band-exclusive area of the group's official web site: ... 'We made this pact to work on one or two i...
May 7, 2001

Archive News Apr 15, 2001

SLAYER appear to have dropped Soundtracks Of The Apocalypse as the working title for their upcoming studio release, which is due out July 3rd through American / Columbia Records. SLAYER are presently mixing the album at a Vancouver studio and plan on having it ready to be mastered by April 20th. In...
April 15, 2001