Stryper are back to reclaim their throne in the hard rock/heavy metal world with the release of their 8th studio album this week, No More Hell To Pay. The album is being released via Frontiers Records and is available everywhere on November 5th. The original lineupcomprised of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitars), Oz Fox (guitars), Tim Gaines (bass) and Robert Sweet (drums) return with an album of all new material showcasing the musicianship that garnered them a huge fan base in the mainstream world and the Christian market. From the opening lick of the album opener “Revelation” to the signature wail at the end of “Renewed,” it is clear Stryper has returned with some of their heaviest songs and catchiest riffs of their career. The album is available via all digital retailers and can be ordered via iTunes at http://tinyurl.com/StryperiTunes. It is also available in standard CD and a delux digipak featuring exclusive video content via Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/StryperAmazon and all physical retail outlets. No More Hell To Pay was produced by Michael Sweet.
Mainstream media outlets around the globe have embraced Stryper’s latest release as evidence of some of the recent placements that have arisen. Recently, Michael Sweet satdown with FOX News Radio for an in-depth discussion with Vipp Jaswal. The introspective look at the man and his impressive 30-year career can be heard at http://tinyurl.com/FoxNewsStryper. The band is also premiering the video for the song “Sympathy” on USAToday.com. Stryper chose to make the video after a conversation between Michael Sweet and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth who stated he loved the song. That video can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/USATodayPremiere. Noisecreep recently awarded No More Hell To Pay the album of the month for November and Ultimate Classic Rock ispremiering the exclusive stream of Stryper’s cover of the Doobie Brothers classic “Jesus Is Just Alright” today as well.
Stryper, who have become known for their trademark outfits and incredible live shows, will be recording a live CD/DVD this month in Los Angeles. The concert, taking place at the famous Whisky a Go Go on November 16th, will be the band’s first show since the release of No More Hell To Pay and will be documented for future release from the band known for hits such as “Calling On You,” “Free” and the Top 40 hit “Honestly.” Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/whiskytickets .
Stryper is one of the top Christian rock bands of all time. Comprised of the original line-up, Stryper has been rocking since 1984, and is responsible for such ’80s metal classic albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell With The Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, Stryper is the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously with their hits “Free” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990’s, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and Grammy nominated band has sold upwards of 10 million records worldwide.