The first in a series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Stryper frontman Michael Sweet‘s tenth solo album, aptly titled “Ten”, can be seen below. The follow-up to 2016’s “One Sided War” is scheduled for release on October 11 via Rat Pak Records in North America and Frontiers Music in Europe.
“Ten” features an all-star guest lineup that includes Jeff Loomis of Arch Enemy, Todd La Torre of Queensryche, Andy James, Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns, Rich Ward of Fozzy, Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake, Gus G. of Firewind, Howie Simon, Ethan Brosh, Marzi Montazeri of Exhorder, Will Hunt of Evanescence , John O’Boyle, Mike Kerr and Ian Raposa of Firstbourne and more.
On the subject of guest musicians, Michael comments: “There is a different player appearing on every song. It started out where I was just going to have a couple of guest appearances on it, then I decided that it would be really interesting to bring in different players for every song. I started putting names out there and reaching out to people, and they started agreeing to do it. And then I had guys reaching out to me.”