‘Stryper’ Music Video Released For ‘Sympathy’


stryperpic2013‘Sympathy’, the new video from legendary hard rockers Stryper, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s new album, “No More Hell To Pay”. ‘Sympathy’ is the second music video since 1990/’91 when the band was promoting “Against The Law”.

“No More Hell To Pay” is released in Europe on November 1 and will be released in North America on November 5  via Frontiers Records. The effort is 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.

Regarding the decision to film a video for ‘Sympathy’, Sweet tells Blabbermouth.net: “I sent [Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine] the record and he picked ‘Sympathy’ as his favorite song on the record. We went with his lead [I respect Dave as artist and friend] and wound up making a video for the song.

“The video was filmed in Las Vegas at the same time/day we shot the video for the title track ‘No More Hell To Pay’, as well as a 20-minute documentary, available on the CD/DVD deluxe version of the new album.

“So, indirectly, Dave chose the new Stryper song/video.”

Mustaine previously wrote a blurb/quote for Michael Sweet‘s forthcoming autobiography, “Honestly”, which is expected next year. Dave wrote: “Sometimes you see someone or something and you think you got it all figured out, just to find you were pretty far off base. That’s a sucky feeling. I learned a long time ago not to judge a book by its cover, and as much as I used to think that I am nothing like Michael Sweet, I have come to realize that we both have had a lot of hardships in common; the same trials and tribulations, the same band problems, and some of the same relationship issues. Fortunately for us, we both believe in the same Jesus, and serve the same amazing, loving creator, so it’s no wonder that we would both be standing on the same victorious side of life, once all the smoke clears at the end of the fight. I hope you will enjoy his memoirs and come to a new understanding and a new appreciation of Michael Sweet.

“No More Hell To Pay” includes Stryper‘s cover version of Jesus Is Just Alright’, a gospel song written by Arthur Reid Reynolds.

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


1. Revelation
2. No More Hell To Pay
3. Saved By Love
4. Jesus Is Alright
5. The One
6. Legacy
7. Marching Into Battle
8. Te Amo
9. Sticks & Stones
10. Water Into Wine
11. Sympathy
12. Renewed


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Stryper 2013/2014 Tour Dates

11/16/13 Hollywood, CA Whiskey A Go Go**
11/23/13 Peoria, IL Bradley University Renaissance Coliseum**
01/03/14 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino FREE SHOW!
01/04/14 New York, NY Stage 48**
04/24/14 Etobicoke, ON The RockPile West
04/25/14 Toronto, ON The RockPile East
04/26/14 Akron, NY Braun’s Concert Cove**

Michael Sweet and Oz Fox [special acoustic set]

11/24/13 Richmond, IN The Firehouse**
** On Sale Now!

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Video below ‘Sympathy

Video below “No More Hell To Pay” Samples

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