Dec 182020
 

Stryper frontman Michael Sweet has recorded an acoustic cover of the Stryper song, ‘Passion’, which appeared on the band’s 2005 comeback album, “Reborn.” Speaking with V13 about the re-recording, he said “‘Passion’ has always been one of my favorite songs. It’s powerful yet simple and its message is so timely right now. I wanted to release a brand new version of this song hoping that it will shine brightly in a darkened world. I pray that it speaks to you during these troubled times.”

The video can be watched below:

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Stryper – “Even The Devil Believes”

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Oct 282020
 

Stryper the American Christian metal band from Orange County, California has been around since about 1983, disbanded in 1993 and came back stronger than ever in 2003. Not many bands have lasted the journey as they have, at the level they have. Also Michael Sweet is still after 37 years one of the best vocalist the metal scene, Christian or otherwise has ever had. He still has the chops to deliver with precision, and has not become some beer belly has been wash up trying to kindle a flame that just does not want to ignite.

Well Stryper’s latest offering, “Even The Devil Believes” off Frontier records comes forth like a flaming sword, and one’s got to believe the devil is paying attention to these guys as they have come back stronger than ever in 2020. Some would call them, “God’s favourite Heavy metal band”. With the longevity of their career that sentiment might just be true. They have managed to stay off the naysayers and build a reliable fan base, and have certainly made their mark in the heavy metal scene as a whole.

Stryper come at it as strong as they ever have on “Even The Devil Believes”, and the album hits hard, loud and fast, three elements crucial to a great rock n roll album. The melodies are bigger than ever, Michaels’ vocals a weapon of metal music’s finest, and the instantly recognizable twin guitar solos still ignite goose bumps for fans as their metal footprint continues to expand. The album gets a lot of its strength through the clean production quality, and placement of the individual tracks. It all comes together quite cohesively as a package, covering any monotony there is in the album. I like the more heavier tone of the album as well, and I feel that aids their sound in given it that modern edge.

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Oct 232020
 

Stryper guitarist Oz Fox was hospitalized on Thursday (October 22) after suffering a major seizure. Oz took to social media to share the photo below, along with the caption: “After having a major seizure tonight, I’m doing better. I appreciate your prayers.”

Fox‘s wife, Annie Lobért, shared the photo below via Twitter, stating: “Tonight my heart almost stopped. The love of my life @SirOzFox had a massive seizure. It was one of THE most terrifying moments of my life with him. But all of you prayed! We will pull through no matter what hell is coming against us. You better believe it….we have JESUS!”

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Oct 102020
 

The official music video for ‘Divider‘, the new single from legendary hard rockers Stryper, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s latest album, “Even The Devil Believes”, which was released on September 4 via Frontiers Music.

Stryper comments: “We are so amazed at the response of our first video, ‘Do Unto Others’.

“We are very blessed to have been able to not only shoot one video but to also shoot a second video for ‘Divider’.

“This song has received an incredible amount of positive comments from fans worldwide. And to top it off, we recorded a group of fans on the choruses. They nailed it!!

“We’re very happy to bring you yet another incredible video (despite the obstacles and difficulties of trying to do so) and we hope you like what you see/hear. Please help us spread the word and take this one to the top. Here is ‘Divider’!”

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Sep 042020
 

The official music video for ‘Do Unto Others’, the new single from legendary hard rockers Stryper, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s brand new album, “Even The Devil Believes”, which is being released today (Friday, September 4) via Frontiers Music.

Filled with the band’s signature riffs, harmony-laden melodies and positive themes, the 11-track project is Stryper‘s first studio album with Perry Richardson (Firehouse) on bass and background vocals.

“We’re incredibly happy to write a new chapter in the book of Stryper,” says vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet, who has served as the band’s primary songwriter since its inception in 1983. “This album was recorded during the pandemic, and I believe the message pertains to the times we are living in so perfectly. It’s a recording of hope and inspiration and a light in the darkest of times.”

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