May 292013
 

StryperSecondLegendary hardrockers Stryper has set “No More Hell To Pay” as the title of its new studio album, due this fall via Frontiers Records. The album contains 11 brand new songs and one cover ‘Jesus Is Just Alright’. the tracklist can be viewed below.

‘The band comments: We could not be more excited to release this record later this year with Frontiers Records! Release date coming soon…….’,

Regarding the musical direction of Stryper‘s new material, the band’s guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet told Screamer Magazine: “The song ‘God’, which is on ‘The Covering’; if you took that song along with ‘Bleeding From Inside Out’ and ‘Blackened’ [from ‘Second Coming’],and you put it on the same album, that’s a pretty good indication of where we are going and where we are at right now. But at the same time this album is all its own.”

He added: “Every song has a hooky guitar riff. Everything is in minor keys, so it’s a little darker sounding and a little tougher. It’s definitely our heaviest record and I think people will be pleasantly surprised.

“The people who do like the poppier side of Stryper, like ‘Calling On You’ and ‘Holding On’, this record isn’t going to really give them that. There are a lot of vocal hooks and melodies going on, but it’s a little darker, and a little edgier. To reference, there is less songs like ‘Calling On You’ and more songs like ‘To Hell With The Devil’. It’s more in that vein than the poppier vein.”

Frontiers Records in January announced the signing of Stryper to a multi-album deal. The first CD to be made available the agreement was a collection of re-recorded versions of the band’s classic songs, released in North America on March 26. Entitled “Second Coming” and produced by Michael Sweet, the album contains a total of 16 cuts — two from “The Yellow And Black Attack”, six from “Soldiers Under Command”, six from “To Hell With The Devil”, as well as two new tracks, “Bleeding From Inside Out” and “Blackened”.

You can find our “Second Coming” album review at this location.

“No More Hell To Pay” Tracklist:
Revelation – (New)
No More Hell To Pay – (New)
Saved By Love – (New)
Jesus Is Just Alright – (Cover)
The One – (New)
Legacy – (New)
Marching Into Battle – (New)
Te Amo – (New)
Sticks & Stones – (New)
Water Into Wine – (New)
Sympathy – (New)
Renewed – (New)

Upcoming ‘Stryper’ Shows:
06/28/13 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
06/29/13 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
07/12/13 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom w/ Mike Tramp of White Lion
07/13/13 New York, NY B.B. Kings w/ Mike Tramp of White Lion
07/14/13 Poughkeepsie, NY Chance Theater
07/17/13 Luzerne, PA Brews Brothers West Concert Hall NEW
07/19/13 Toronto, ON The Rockpile
07/20/13 Chesterfield, MI Diesel Concert Lounge
08/09/13 Bolingbrook, IL Tailgaters
08/10/13 West Allis, WI Wisconsin State Fair w/ Vince Neil

Michael Sweet and Oz Fox [special acoustic set]
07/16/13 Teaneck, NJ Mexicali Live
08/14/13 Hollywood, CA Whiskey A Go Go w/ Mike Tramp of White Lion
08/15/13 San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House w/ Mike Tramp of White Lion
08/16/13 Las Vegas, NV Club Madrid @ Sunset Station w/ Mike Tramp of White Lion
10/20/13 North Platte, NE Sculley’s Shooters/Skull Fest NEW

Weblinks: Website / Facebook / Twitter

Video below for: “Blackened”

Related articles:
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‘Stryper’ More Fan-Filmed Video From Anaheim Show, Pre-Order ‘Second Coming’ Now, New Tour Dates [Feb. 2013]
‘Michael Sweet’ Says “I’m Almost 50 Yet I Feel Like I’ve Lived The Life Of A Man Who Is Almost 90″ [Feb. 2013]
‘Dave Mustaine’ Says ‘Michael Sweet’ And I ‘Believe In The Same Jesus’ [Feb. 2013]
‘Stryper’s’ ‘Michael Sweet’ Says Next Studio Album Will Be ‘Really, Really Great’ [March 2013]
 New Interview With ‘Stryper’s’ ‘Michael Sweet’, New ‘Stryper’ Dates [March 2013]
Stryper – Second Coming [Album review]
‘Stryper’ First-Week Sales Revealed For ‘Second Coming’, New Tour Dates Announced [April 2013]
‘Michael Sweet’ On Re-Recording Classic Songs: ‘We Have, In Many Ways, Outdone The Originals’ [April 2013]
‘Stryper’ Recording Cover Version Of ‘Jesus Is Just Alright’ For Next Album, New Tour Dates Announced [April 2013]
‘Stryper’ New Album Title Revealed ‘No More Hell To Pay’, New Tour Dates Announced [May 2013]
‘Stryper’ To Begin Mixing New Album Tomorrow [May 2013]
New Audio Interview With ‘Michael Sweet’, New Shows Announced [May 2013]

 

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