Sinlung /
21 September 2012

US Band To Rock Nagaland

Kohima, Sep 21 : Come Saturday, Kohima will be rocked by world famous Christian heavy metal band Stryper, from Orange County, California, US.

It will perform in Dimapur on Sunday.

This will be its first international concert in India.

The four-member band, a household name in Nagaland, will belt out their latest songs and collection of greatest hits like To Hell With The Devil, Honestly and Calling On You.

Michael Sweet tweeted that they were coming to India with certain amount of excitement. "God bless and see you," he tweeted.

Tickets are being sold like hot cakes for the Kohima and Dimapur shows at Indira Gandhi Stadium and Dimapur District Sports Complex.

The turnout in Kohima is expected to be huge as tickets are almost sold out, according to organiser Chakhroma Spor-ts Association. The tickets are pegged at Rs 1,000 and Rs 500.

The band members have already left for India from Washington DC, according to sources. The concert will also feature local bands Mengu Suokhrie and his group, Clueless Attention and Candence.

Stryper, originally known as Roxx Regime, was formed by brothers Michael and Robert Sweet and guitarist Oz Fox in 1984. Stryper stands for "Salvation Through Redemption Yielding Peace, Encouragement and Righteousness".

The Isaiah 53:5 under their logo is the Bible verse that states "by His stripes we are healed".

The band released its debut mini-album, The Yellow And Black Attack in 1984. Its first full-length release, Soldiers Under Command, sold over half a million units worldwide in the eighties, and stayed on Billboard's Top 200 album chart for over 40 weeks.

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