‘Stryper’ In The Hot Tub – Video Update from ‘Spirithouse Studio’


stryper_2015 (300)Legendary hard rockers Stryper entered SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts earlier last month to begin recording their new album, “Fallen”, for a late 2015 release via Frontiers Records. In a new update Michael Sweet says::

‘Hey there everyone. Hope you’re doing well and staying warm and healthy this winter! We’ve been busy in the studio for the past month recording an all new Stryper album and we absolutely cannot wait for you to hear the new material. If you want to take a look at life in the studio with Stryper check out a little video Oz put together.’

The video can be seen below.

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.’

Asked if there are still any religious references in the new Stryper lyrics, Sweet told Canadian journalist Mitch Lafon: ‘Absolutely. Some of the words themselves are actually taken from the Bible, so that’s still there. The lyrics are definitely on the bold and powerful side. They’re not like the lyrics of old.’

‘A lot of our lyrics, I read back through the lyrics, and at times I’m a little embarrassed because they were just so repetitive and shallow at times — just real simplistic ‘Rock, rock rock. Jesus, Jesus.’ These lyrics are definitely a lot deeper. I’m pulling from the Bible at times.’

He continued: ‘There’s a song about God creating the heavens and the earth. It’s called ‘Let There Be Light’. And it’s about in the beginning, and it’s taken right from Genesis. There’s a song about the Devil; it’s called ‘Fallen’. It just talks about how when the Devil, when he was Lucifer, an archangel in heaven, when he walked, he was the angel of music, and when he walked, there was music. It tells the story in that song of, basically, about how he’s fallen, and why, and how. It’s a real powerful song.’

‘I’ve got a song called ‘Big Screen Lies’ that’s about how the film industry portrays Christians as complete buffoons one million percent of the time. And that’s just not the case. It is sometimes, but those buffoon Christians don’t represent all of us.’

The new album will be the follow-up to “No More Hell to Pay” which was released on November 1st 2013  in Europe and November 5th 2013 in North America via Frontiers Records. The effort was made available in two formats — standard CD and deluxe digipak featuring exclusive video content. Produced by Stryper guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet himself, the set features some of Stryper‘s strongest and heaviest material ever.

To read our review for “No More Hell To Pay” click here.

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