|Posted on July 19, 2018 at 10:10 PM|
The Yellow and Black Attack returns to Australia for the first time since 2010!
The veteran rockers will hit Australian shores in August for a national tour in support of their latest album God Damn Evil playing a selection of tracks from the new album and all time classics. This promises to be a tour not to miss.
The members of STRYPER have proven themselves as metal stalwarts, leaving an indelible mark on the genre with each new release. With such hits as “Calling On You,” “Free,” “Honestly,” and “Always There For You,” STRYPER’s album sales now exceed over 10 million worldwide. Add to that one of the most successful Christian rock albums ever, 1986’s multi-platinum To Hell With The Devil, and the unique distinction of being the first band in history to notch two songs in MTV’s Top 10 with “Free” and “Honestly.”
Since returning from a 12-year hiatus in 2003, STRYPER has managed to release new music on a regular basis. Their last 4 studio albums: Murder By Pride (73), No More Hell To Pay (35), Fallen (44) & God Damn Evil (77) all crashed on to the U.S. Billboard Charts!
Their latest album God Damn Evil sees the band offering up their heaviest release yet and immediately shows you that Michael Sweet and company have zero intentions of mellowing with age. The next two tracks, “Sorry” and “Lost”, are classic STRYPER anthems, but with a modern heaviness and edge that carries the band’s sound into the 21st century and beyond. “You Don’t Even Know Me” and “The Valley” are excellent follow-ups to the glorious title track, with the latter being a true example of how heavy doesn’t have to equate to “fast”. Later, “Can’t Live Without Your Love” showcases that Sweet can still write great ballads. While only time will tell, pound for pound, this very well and truly might be STRYPER’s best album yet.
The line-up still features three of the original members, including singer songwriter Michael Sweet, his brother and drummer Robert Sweet, and guitarist Oz Fox. Recently, the group welcomed iconic bassist Perry Richardson (formerly of Firehouse), who will be joining them on tour. “We’re excited about the next season ofStryper,” says Sweet. “We have the best fans in the world and the band is at the top of its game musically and spiritually. We look forward to seeing everyone on the road.”
Aug 17 Max Watts, Melbourne
Aug 18 Max Watts, Sydney
Aug 19 The Gov, Adelaide
Aug 21 The Triffid, Brisbane
For ticket information visit Oztix.com.au