Sin City Presents Magazine November 2016 Volume 3 Issue 11 - Page 30




Written by Leah Burlington

Stryper: “To Hell With the Devil” 30th Anniversay Tour: Las Vegas- Vinyl 10-21-16

The mighty Stryper is on a major tour of the USA, bringing their 30th Anniversary of the “To Hell with the Devil” album along with the “Yellow & Black Attack” costumes they still fit in mind you, to their die-hard fans. This group of talented musicians, not only bring their love of Christ to the masses to this day, but they also sound amazing doing it! I couldn’t wait to see this show as I had never seen them back in 1986, so this was a real treat for me. I have become a huge fan over the years of not only their older music, but their brand new albums, “No More Hell to Pay”, and “Fallen.” This band has really grown beautifully with age, like a fine wine and they look and sound just as amazing as they did 30 years ago. They are still comprised of all original members, Michael Sweet, (vocals, guitars) Robert Sweet, (drums) Oz Fox, (guitars, back-round vocals)

Tim Gaines, (bass-back-round vocals) and Michael Sweet can still belt out all his high notes with perfection.

Stryper were all set to play the club called Vinyl inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas. Packed to the rafters, the fans crowded the stage all decked out in Stryper t-shirts bearing THWTD colors and ready to rock!! I never have seen so much yellow in my life!

The stage was colored with yellow and black for this monumental tour, backlit with purple and blue ambient light. Smoke filled the air and the sounds of the beginning of THWTD, “Abyss” came flowing into our ears. You could feel the energy of the crowd getting thick with anticipation as the Yellow and Black Attack came out to rock us with “To Hell With the Devil!” I was shooting so I was grinning with glee watching God’s greatest rock hero’s tear up the stage! Sometimes it’s hard to shoot a band when you are so excited and love them so much. They played the entire album to perfection and rocked us heart and soul and praised the lord as they played. the rest of the