Stryper will release the first single from their forthcoming album on Friday, June 26. Stryper frontman Michael Sweet described the song in an Instagram post as “metal,” “powerful,” “relevant” and “life changing.” He added: “It is most definitely one of the best tracks we’ve ever recorded and it couldn’t come at a better time.”
Stryper‘s new album will be released in late 2020 via Frontiers Music. Most of the recording sessions for the disc took place at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts with engineer Danny Bernini.
Among tracks set to appear on the LP is ‘For God And Rock & Roll‘
This past September, Sweet told The Metal Voice about the musical direction of Stryper‘s follow-up to 2018’s “God Damn Evil”: “It’s gonna be aligned with the last album, but taking it a step further. We’re gonna do some things where people are gonna hear it and go, ‘You’ve gotta be kidding me,’ that’s gonna surprise and shock people in a really good way. It’s gonna be a metal album — it’s not gonna be a pop album or pop-rock or glam metal and all these silly terms. It’s gonna be a metal album. And we’re gonna really pull some things out of the hat, man, and try to blow people’s minds.”
Stryper is founded in 1983. The group’s name comes from Isaiah 53:5, which states: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
Stryper‘s albums include “To Hell With The Devil”, “Soldiers Under Command”, “The Yellow and Black Attack”, “In God We Trust”, “Against The Law”, “No More Hell To Pay”, “Fallen” and the band’s latest effort, “God Damn Evil” which has been released on April 20 via Frontiers Music Srl. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, it is Stryper‘s most powerful album to date,
Our review of “God Damn Evil” can be found here.
Sweet‘s tenth solo album, “Ten”, whas been released in October via Rat Pak Records in North America and Frontiers Music in Europe.