‘Stryper’ “Fallen” Limited Vinyl Edition Announced, Pre-Order Your Copy Now


stryperpromo2015band_638Ulterium Records are proud to announce the release of a limited 2LP gatefold vinyl edition of the upcoming Stryper album “Fallen”. A deal was inked with Frontiers Records and the release dates are set to November 13th for Europe and December 4th for North America. The edition is strictly limited to 1554 copies worldwide. 389 copies comes with white discs and 1165 copies with standard black discs.

“Fallen”, the new album from legendary hardrock  Stryper, will be released worldwide on Friday, October 16 vi’a Frontier Records. The CD was tracked at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts and will include a cover version of the Black Sabbath classic ‘After Forever’.

The cover artwork for “Fallen”, which also can be seen below, was designed by Stanis Decker, who worked with Stryper on 2013’s “No More Hell To Pay”. Stryper frontman Michael Sweet says: ‘We sent Stanis the concept about Lucifer being cast out of heaven and he sent us this amazing illustration, capturing the original idea perfectly. We’re excited to be able to finally show all of you!’

Regarding the musical direction of the new Stryper material, Sweet said: ‘It’s gonna be… I don’t wanna scare any fans away or anything, but it’s gonna be the heaviest album we’ve done. Not in the sense that it’s gonna be thrash metal or anything like that. It’s definitely got a little bit of a darker vibe to it lyrically and musically. Some of the songs are tuned down — not like the modern dropped B stuff; I’m talking like the E dropped to D, ‘Unchained’ Van Halen kind of stuff. And it’s just got a heavy sound to it. And I think when people hear it, in a good way, they’re gonna go, ‘That’s Stryper? What?’ I think they’re gonna be shocked.’

He added: “The album was written and arranged very quickly (9-10 days, actually). This by no means reflects on the quality of the album. It’s some of our best material to date and so far those who have heard it have said the very same. Chris Jericho [Fozzy singer and WWE wrestling superstar] texted me and said that ‘Yahweh’ may be the best song since reuniting.

“There are songs on this album that coincide with sitting down and reading the bible.

“The music is heavy and the lyrics are bold and powerful, some taken right from scriptures.

“Sonically, I think this is our best-sounding album to date! Everything is crystal clear. The highs are crisp and the lows are tight and punchy.”


Track listing

Side A
01. Yahweh
02. Fallen
03. Pride

Side B
01. Big Screen Lies
02. Heaven
03. Love You Like I Do

Side C
01. All Over Again
02. After Forever
03. Til I Get What I Need

Side D
01. Let There Be Light
02. The Calling
03. King Of Kings

“Fallen” is available for pre-order at the Ulterium Records Store and from the band at the links below:

Ulterium Records Store
Stryper Store

Upcoming Shows:
Sept. 12 – House of Blues, Anaheim, CA, US

Audio below: ‘Fallen’

Audio below: ‘Yahweh’

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