MICHAEL SWEET - "STRYPER Is Here To Inspire And Encourage The World Through The Power Of Rock / Metal Music"
January 15, 2014, 6 years ago
Rock Overdose has issued a new interview conducted with MICHAEL SWEET, frontman for Christian metal act STRYPER. An excerpt follows:
Q: Which are the Stryper characteristics today? Why should someone listen to your music?
A: "We strive to produce and perform great music and a positive message. Stryper is here to inspire and encourage the world through the power of rock/metal music, We’re just as relevant as we were 30 years ago."
Q: From the very beginning up until now, you have continued following a specific ideology in your lyrics regarding Christianity, despite the various reactions, a fact that made you in the end a truly respected band. What gave you strength to continue and overcome the difficulties? What is your secret for being alive after all these years?
A: "Staying true to our faith and beliefs and staying focused on the task at hand. We hold each other accountable and support one another through the good times and the bad times."
Read the full interview at this location.
Michael Sweet will release his new solo album, I'm Not Your Suicide, in May. Completed two years ago, Sweet shares his thoughts on finally getting this material out there:"It's an opportunity for me to express myself in new ways, and experiment a little more musically. As a writer, I respect all styles of music and although hard rock/metal is where I lay my head, it's cool to be able try different things and reach outside the box. Stryper has a particular style and sound and it's important that we don't venture too far away from that."