Reaching The World, One Song At A Time™

Progressive, powerful and passionate:
the music of SWEET CRYSTAL
 is universal in its appeal and eternal in its message.

The musicians that make up SWEET CRYSTAL - Marq Andrew Speck on lead vocals and keys, Bill Blatter on guitars and vocals, Steve Wieser on drums  - are on the front line of the Christian rock music scene, holding high the message of the cross.
Welcome to the world of 5 Carat Rock:  sweet, very sweet indeed!


And in other very Sweet news…


"If you have NOT heard Sweet Crystal EPIC new EP "5 Carat Rock" YOU are missing out brothers and sisters!
I have been taken away to a place where many rock and rollers won't go...
Who says Christians can't play ROCK!"
~ Tom Slick    Radio Rock 92.6 The Blitz

"This band keeps faithful to their origins - with an updated production - so if classy Pomp
with a light progressive touch is your thing, "5 Carat Rock" fulfills your musical desires.
You have here strong guitar tones & solos, lovely keyboard melodies (lots)
plus solid arrangements and dynamic vocal performances, all with a bright and up-to-date production."
~ Kristiansen Leif       AOR Universe


This, our 5th release (thus the name), is our most powerful and poignant to date - which is saying a lot. Recorded and mixed by uber-producer/engineer Chuck Alkazian at Pearl Studios in Canton, MI and mastered by renowned mastering engineer Scott Hull of Masterdisk, "5 Carat Rock" starts bold out of the gate with "Even Now" complete with chanting monks (ask us what they are chanting), synth melodies and Bill's signature guitar sound.

"Come As We Are" seems destined to become a praise-and-worship standard (a first for Sweet Crystal) featuring the vocals of longtime backup singers Amy Susan Heard and Gail Engling.

"Jericho" is short and very sweet - a quick journey in more progressive music styling that compares the walls we build in our lives to those of that proverbial ill-fated city of the Old Testament.

"Can't Turn Back" is a re-visualizing of the story of our everyday modern world and the people we all come in contact with.

"When He Returns" is a 'Crystalized' version of a Bob Dylan classic southern gospel song, covered as only Sweet Crystal can.

"Nothing Here (For You To Fear)" is a remixed, remastered re-release from the movie "War Flowers" sound tract, made even sweeter by the skills of Alkazian and Hull.

"Home Sweet Home" - yup...the perennial power balled of the 70's Motley Crew returns with an even sweeter spin. Recognize the intro?

Finally, something of very historic and personal value: "Sgt Penney 1945 (Live)" is an amazing interview from one of Sweet Crystal's biggest supporters, broadcast live from the Pacific front back to a Detroit radio station, highlighting and archiving one soldier's story. Amazing and humbling.

This is "5 Carat Rock" - this is who we are and what we believe. Come, go with us...again.

Marq, Bill and Steve 2016


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Sweet Crystal @ Michigan Fest For Vets 2016 in Westland, MI

Michigan Fest For Vets 2016, Westland, MI, United States

This is why Sweet Crystal still plays: supporting all vets and warriors every chance we get. This 2 day event is our annual highlight for all live shows and this year should be extra sweet as we bring along some very talented friends to share the stage with us. Full event details at or
Join us Saturday as hit the stage but plan on making it a 2 day salute to all things that make America sweet!

Sweet Crystal @ Area 51 Music Hall in Eastpointe, MI

Area 51 Music Hall, Eastpointe, MI, United States

"Save The Venue / Save The World". Sweet crystal is honored to play this amazing event - time for everyone to step up and support the amazing youth ministry of the ETO (Eastside Teen Outreach). The amount of good, the number of blessings this ministry does is beyond description...and now they can use your help in keeping the doors open. This family-friendly event features 9 great faith-filled bands and you know that's exactly what this city, this country needs. Oh it's definitely on over here! Free but we are looking for some very sweet donations at the door!

Sweet Crystal @ The Token Lounge in Westland, MI

The Token Lounge, Westland, MI, United States

Once again we are thrilled to be part of the return of Detroit's "Glory Years Of Rock" as we open for our good friends and stellar rock legend Mariner. Where we all started and where we all continue to do what we do best - keep the spirit of Detroit rock alive and very very well. Stay tuned for more information here or at because you know it will be on!

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